What Does the 4 of Swords Mean?

Take a timeout to relax, regroup & refocus. Relax first though & reconnect with yourself. Life can take us over, our committments often rule. Time for a switch up, and when you’re ready, re-begin anew.

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Tarot Card Meanings for the 4 of Swords

Keywords for the 4 of Swords
Calling a truce; rest; concord; a pact; agreement; synchronicity; order; taking a break; reconsidering your position; recuperating; quiet consideration; attending a retreat or respite care; going into rehab; taking time out; convalescing.
4 of Swords Reversed
Refusal or inability to make a decision; a period of illness; forced exile; banishment; isolation; being unable to rest; insomnia; recovery from illness; slow recovery; healing beginning.
4 of Swords as People
Diplomats; mediators; hospital staff; respite/care staff; the overworked; bed retailer/maker; sleep specialist.

4 of Swords Correspondences

TimingOct 13 – Oct 22. Jupiter in Libra
Numerology4 – Form, completeness, foundations, progress, power, stability
Card Counting Value4 – card number
Yes or NoMaybe


4 of Swords as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Take time out for self-care & mind-body balance.


Someone has been busy! When we see the 4 of Swords, it indicates we have been totally overdoing it and need to take some time out or a day off. As an air card, you can be certain you’ve been overthinking something that’s been on your plate for quite some time. This level of worry, like the 9 of Swords, can impact the body and if we don’t take time to rebalance.

Today you must step back from your worries, this is not a day when you are going to solve your problems so take a day off from them. If you cannot remove yourself from your commitments today then you must find some time to sit quietly. If you meditate, do so. If not, learn to – meditation is a wonderful technique to help settle the mind thereby recharging it ready to face the day and all it contains.

Booking a Reiki session when you see this card is also an excellent step toward self-care. Consider taking a course in Reiki Level I for immediate healing in addition to learning vital tools in mind-body balance.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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