In the Four of Swords tarot card you can see a knight laying down on what appears to be a coffin. He has his hands positioned in the prayer position. This can be representative of him being exhausted or meditating and in a peaceful state. There is a stained glass window above him with a cross. This can be representative of his hopes and dreams, or seeing the bigger picture out of all the pieces and experiences of life. The 3 swords on the wall can represent what he is fighting in his mind or what he can use to fight. The 1 sword underneath him can represent what he is focused on.
Four of Swords Upright
- Slow down
- A break
- Getting away
Four of Swords Reversed
- Taking action
- Feeling recharged
- Well rested
- Keep going
- Burned out
- Feeling stuck
Questions to ask when pulling the Four of Swords
- Do you see the bigger picture?
- Do you see how all the experiences of life fit together to make a beautiful picture?
- What are you focusing on?
- Are you fighting battles in your mind?
- Can you find peace?
- Are you able to meditate?
- Are you in a relaxed state?
- Do you need to be patient?
- Are you focusing on what is most important to you?
- Do you allow yourself time to rest and recharge?
- Are you too much in your head?
- Are you trying to hard to make something happen?