4 of Swords
Tarot Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.
4 of Swords
“Do not overwhelm yourself with tasks. Take time to sit and relax.“
In contrast to the three of swords card, the four of swords card represents a sense of calm. The Knight lies upon a tomb with three swords above him, and the fourth lies beneath him. The hanging swords represent the endured sufferings, and the fourth sword denotes the end of the fight. The woman in the stained glass window symbolizes the feelings of association, love, and warmth.
When you draw the four of swords card in your reading, it urges you to take a rest before embarking on new challenges. You have achieved your first milestone. Now you should recharge yourself for the next phase. It is essential to relax and restore your energy to remain healthy and productive.
Constant tension and stress will eventually drain your energy and may through you off guard. You have emerged victorious through pains and sufferings. But life is not over yet. Some challenges are around the corner, and the four of swords card suggests you take a break to declutter your mind and replenish your strength to strengthen your connection with your higher self.
It is the time to review your progress and reset priorities in life. It is like conducting your post-execution review to see what you have achieved and what changes are required to accomplish the next targets. Taking a break is not only about relaxation. It is about contemplation and reflection to see what you have accomplished after every challenge and determine your future strategy.