Rider Waite Smith Four of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Four of Swords


Rest is an important and integral part of our lives, and no card expresses this more than the Four of Swords. Here we see how our minds need the time and space to set down our whirling thoughts and  recover. A meditative card, the Four of Swords shows us how taking a mental break helps us rejuvenate and clear space for other, non-rational forms of information.  Like light filtering in through the stained-glass window, this information is abstract, special, and perhaps even spiritual. 


Meditation, self-care, rest, receptivity

Appears As

Practicing mindfulness and meditation, a period of rest, setting aside one's worries and thoughts, retreating before making the next move, seeking respite from the daily world, moments of peace, inner-calm.