4 of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – four of knives – upright


4 of swords tarot card meanings upright and reversed

The 4 of swords upright is a passive active card. It indicates a period of retreat and withdraw in order to make things better. For example; it could be that it feels that your partner is not available for you at this moment but this is necessary to heal an aspect of the relationship.

The number 4 is about stability, security, safety and need to keep your life in balance. Read more about tarot & numerology.

  • recovery
  • time to rest
  • having a vacation
  • being passive and taking a rest
  • rest to work on physical health
  • taking time alone to think

4 of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – four of knives – reversed


When reversed the 4 of swords could indicate a period that the querent is not taking rest while it is very important to do so.

It can be that the querent isn’t recovering as fast as he would have liked, but he is recovering. It is important not to rush things.

The 4 of swords reversed appears when it is time for the querent to get up again and withdraw themself from isolation. It is time to re-enter live again and to meet people.

  • rushing things; take more rest
  • an advice to be carefull with your health
  • an illness
  • someone in your environment becomes ill or is ill
  • it is important to take good care of yourself
  • re-entering life again
  • getting out of isolation
  • physical restless nights


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All Major Arcana Tarot Cards

0 – The Fool 1 – The Magician 2 – The High Priestess 3 – The Empress 4 – The Emperor 5 – The Hierophant 6 – The Lovers 7 – The Chariot 8 – Strength 9 – The Hermit 10 – The Wheel of Fortune 11 – Justice 12 – The Hanged Man 13 – Death 14 – Temperance 15 – The Devil 16 – The Tower 17 – The Star 18 – The Moon 19 – The Sun 20 – Judgment 21 – The World

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Suit of Wands:

Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

Suit of Cups:

Ace of Cups 2 of Cups 3 of Cups 4 of Cups 5 of Cups 6 of Cups 7 of Cups 8 of Cups 9 of Cups 10 of Cups Page of Cups Knight of Cups Queen of Cups King of Cups

Suit of Pentacles:

Ace of Pentacles 2 of Pentacles 3 of Pentacles 4 of Pentacles 5 of Pentacles 6 of Pentacles 7 of Pentacles 8 of Pentacles 9 of Pentacles 10 of Pentacles Page of Pentacles Knight of Pentacles Queen of Pentacles King of Pentacles

Suit of Swords:

Ace of Swords 2 of Swords 3 of Swords 4 of Swords 5 of Swords 6 of Swords 7 of Swords 8 of Swords 9 of Swords 10 of Swords Page of Swords Knight of Swords Queen of Swords King of Swords

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