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Four of Swords

Four of Swords
Four of Swords

The Four of Swords card is the fourth card in the suit of Swords.  This card shows a knight and a tomb and three different swords on the wall.

The Four of Swords can represent getting rid of your problems and learning to be alone in life.


The past with the Four of Swords shows that there is a time in your past that you were obsessed with things in your life.  You kept yourself busy and you stopped yourself from interacting with other people.  It affected who you are now and then you had to deal with a traumatic thing that changed who you were.  You are now recovering from it; it could have been a death you faced or a breakup.


The present with the Four of Swords is a position that leaves you feeling that you don’t want to be around people.  You need space for yourself and that is not a bad thing.  You have to have periods of off time and you are working with a group that you feel is not right for you.  Try to take things alone for a while and you can make a good choice for your life.


The future with the Four of Swords has you thinking about your future.  You will have to consider what you want and make a plan in order to strive to reach your goals.  Your opinions of others are valuable to you, but you can’t let them hold you back.  You have to learn to interpret things yourself and if you are working hard you will reach what you need to in life.


Your job with the Four of Swords shows that you will need to take your job and work alone for a while.  If you can, you need to try to take a vacation from work and there is nothing wrong with taking time away for a little bit of time.  You are not a machine and you don’t have to work like one.  You might need to take a little time and work but not work as hard.  If you have four hours to do a job, it will take you four hours.  Think this through.


Your love with the Four of Swords means that you don’t have time to go looking for love.  You have to focus on yourself and think about other things for a while.  You need to find hobbies that help you meet interesting people.  If you are already in a relationship with someone then take time away from it for a while.  Get away from each other for a while and when you see each other you will both feel better about your life.


Your friendship with the Four of Swords shows that you need to have less friends.  If you are tired from things going on in your life, find something to do besides accepting invites out.  Don’t neglect your friends but take time for yourself over doing other things.


Your finances with the Four of Swords show that you need to take a break.  You need to stop feeling like you have to overspend in some parts of your life.  If you want to buy something big like a car or a house, you will have to think this through a little better.  Don’t play with people who are out to get your money.  Give them time but not much of it.


Your health with the Four of Swords shows that you need to take a break and relax.  Things could be worse than they are but if you are physically sick, don’t hide away.  Tell someone.  You might just be tired, and you need to stop pushing yourself.  Make goals but do not sacrifice your health to reach them.


Your spiritual wellbeing with the Four of Swords shows that you can make connections with other people.  Don’t ignore other people and don’t interpret your own ideas but don’t take their word for what they believe in.  Practice and see if things are right for you.  Be mindful.


The Four of Swords in reverse shows that you can be grounded and see reality in things, but you might have to withdraw for a while.  There has been too much going on in your life and you need to be able to be refreshed.  You will think about all things that are happening and if there has been something traumatic that happened then you need to face it.  Don’t hide away.  If you feel lonely, reach out to someone.


The number four shows that you can be grounded in your life.  The four shows that you have to have prioritize and if you planned something and it didn’t work out, this is not your fault.  Things happen.  You have to learn to understand that things happen and go wrong.  If you have a lot of fours in your reading, it can mean you have a good plan and now you will get rewarded for it.


  • Breaking
  • Wondering
  • Thinking
  • Resting


The element of the Four of Swords card is air.

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