Four of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

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Four of Swords Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Peace and quiet. 


Rest. Taking time out.

The end of a conflict.

A place where you can have rest.

A placid and calm nature.

Getting enough sleep.

Finding peace and rejuvenation in a relationship.





Lack of progress.

Four of swords tarot card meanings upright

Four of swords in a general reading

Four of swords tarot card is about rest and rejuvenation, getting enough sleep and taking time out to meditate. This is the card for Time Out, which is sometimes very necessary.

Four of swords in the Vision Quest

In the Suit of Swords, the Seeker is on the quest to still their mind. Their mind was still in two of swords, active in Three of swords (painful thoughts), yet the Seeker is able to still their mind in Four of swords.

Four of swords in a love reading

In a love reading, Four of swords tarot card can indicate a long-term relationship where the couple has grown to be one person instead of two. If the Seeker is single it can mean he/she is at peace with being on their own and prefer it that way.

Four of swords in a career reading

In a career reading, Four of swords tarot card signifies administration work, legal work, and healthcare worker. Four of swords can often mean you will take care of someone in your work, either in a medical setting or as a caring colleague.

Four of swords as feelings

Four of swords as feelings speak of the Seeker feeling balanced and peaceful. They have detached from drama and are seeking a more quiet existence. They have put peace and quiet on top of their priority list.

Four of swords as Personality types

Four of swords as a person indicates someone who is calm. Four of swords people prefer a simple life and avoid busy places and crowds. This is someone who needs peace and quiet to reflect and gather their thoughts. They seek relief from stress and will not function properly without enough sleep. Four of swords people love taking breaks where they day-dream and ponder about life. They love spiritual activities.

Four of swords tarot card meanings reversed

Four of swords tarot card reversed denotes restlessness and burnouts. Four of swords reversed sometimes shows up when people have injuries that prevent them from getting comfortable, or the seeker needs constant stimulation to feel at peace. Four of swords reversed can also denote there is a lack of progress in the seeker life. Procrastination is indicated.

Four of swords reversed as Personality types

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

Four of swords reversed indicates someone who is unable to relax. They long for a good night’s sleep and harmonious relationships. This card reversed can speak of someone who tries to avoid conflict and drama but get dragged into it anyway. It can speak of someone who feels guilty if they rest. They often settle for far less than they deserve, however, there is not enough clarity in their minds to deal with issues appropriately. Therefore they often end up staying where they are, feeling ill at ease.

Four of swords tarot card meanings summary

This card speaks of time to rest and reflect. It speaks of stilling the mind and getting enough sleep. It indicates that the answers you are seeking will be revealed in meditation.

Four Of Swords Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Four of swords:

4 of swords + The Magician: Long-term relationship. 

4 of swords + The Empress: A peaceful home. 

4 of swords + The Hierophant: Doing what is expected. 

4 of swords + The Chariot: A quiet achiever. 

4 of swords + The Hermit: Growing old with someone. 

4 of swords + Justice: Seeking extreme balance. 

4 of swords + Hanged Man: Meditation. Humbleness. 

4 of swords + Death: Restlessness. 

4 of swords + Judgement: Seeing the truth about people. 

4 of swords + Ace of wands: Focusing on a new beginning. 

4 of swords + Four of wands: A community where everyone knows your name. 

4 of swords + Eight of wands: The internet. Telecom. 

4 of swords + Ten of wands: Night shifts. Shift work. 

4 of swords + Ace of cups: Spiritual healing. 

4 of swords + Two of cups: Finding the one. 

4 of swords + Four of cups: Repeating an old pattern. 

4 of swords + Eight of cups: Retreat. 

4 of swords + Knight of cups: A beautiful mind. 

4 of swords + Queen of cups: Nursing. 

4 of swords + Ace of pentacles: Your savings. 

4 of swords + Two of pentacles: A hotel. A reception. 

4 of swords + Five of pentacles: The necessities. 

4 of swords + Eight of pentacles: Admin internship. Computer science. 

4 of swords + Queen of swords: A professor. Study. 

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Swords Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Four of WandsFour of Pentacles, and Four of Cups. 

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