Four of Swords Upright Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Fear, anxiety, stress, feeling overwhelmed, mental overload, needing solitude, relaxation, rest, peace and quiet, sanctuary, meditation, regrouping, recuperation, hospitalisation, introspection, planning for the future, contemplation, self-protection, spiritual counselling or support.
Life goes forward; there is no going back, just going again. To walk, you don’t fall back. You fall ahead. Take a break and start again. It won’t be the same. (EZM)
In a general context, the Four of Swords represents fear, anxiety and stress. You will be feeling overwhelmed and mentally overloaded when it appears. This Minor Arcana tells you that the issues you are facing are actually not as bad as you believe them to be and there are solutions available.
However, it suggests that you are allowing negativity to set in and becoming so overwhelmed that you cannot see the woods for the trees. This card is more to do with your mental state than any problems you are facing. Relax, regroup and contemplate your situation in a calm rational way. If you leave aside your fears and logically plan for the future, you will find a way forward. The Four of Swords Tarot card also indicates that you are in need of peace and quiet, introspection, rest, relaxation and sanctuary. It is a card of recuperation and hospitalisation. And it signifies having faith or receiving spiritual counselling or support.
General Meaning and Interpretation (Upright)
Love & Relationships (Upright)
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship, the Four of Swords can indicate that you and your partner are taking time out to rest, regroup and reconnect in your relationship. Fear, anxiety and stress have left you and your partner feeling in need of some peace and quiet. One of both of you may have disconnected from the relationship or is seeking solitude as a reaction to the overwhelming pressure you are feeling at the moment. Some quality time away from the stress is needed to help you both to reconnect, remember why you are together, and plan how you are going to deal with stress in the future. If you are single, the Four of Swords can signify that you need some introspection and solitude in order to contemplate what you really want in a partner. Do not allow fear about being single overwhelm you. If you jump into a relationship solely out of fear of being single, it will not work out well for you! The right person will often come into our lives when we’re not looking for them.
Money & Career (Upright)
In a career Tarot reading, the Four of Swords indicates that you are really feeling the pressure in work! Stress and worries are overwhelming you and leading to mental overload. This Minor Arcana card indicates that you are finding it hard to cope and need some rest and relaxation so you can regroup and get yourself back on track. In a financial Tarot spread, the Four of Swords signifies that you have been under financial pressure for quite some time and it’s now at the point where you are so overwhelmed with the pressure that you don’t believe things can change. That is, however, only your perception. It’s not as bad as you think it is! There is always a solution. You need to relax and gather your thoughts. Don’t allow negativity to cloud your thoughts.
In a health Tarot reading, the Four of Swords can indicate that you need rest or recuperation as such, it can be indicative of being hospitalised. This card can indicate that anxiety related illnesses may be exasperated at this time, try to take some time out to relax and reboot.
In a spiritual context, the Four of Swords can indicate that you may be in need of solitude or sanctuary. You need to slow down and listen to your inner wisdom. Meditation would be good for you at this time. You may receive spiritual counselling and support at this time. If you have been going through a tough time, this card tells you to have confidence as you will come through this.
WE&P by: EZorrilla.