Four of Swords

Four of Swords

Swords: Action, Ambition, Aggression, Force, Movement, Struggle, Strife


  • Rest 
  • Recovery 
  • Retreat 
  • Sanctuary 

Here we see rest after war or struggle. A temporary retreat or banishment has driven him to seek shelter and relaxation. He is letting go of anxiety and suffering as he accepts spiritual gifts or rewards. There will soon be a change for the better.


  • Restlessness 
  • Excommunication 
  • Disharmony 

A feeling of restlessness. There are delays or disharmony, possibly associated with spiritual gifts, knowledge or understanding. Be cautious of delays or inertia. There could be social unrest.

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