The Four of Swords card depicts a scene of a well lit basement of a church where a life size replica of a fallen warrior is seen to be lying in repose on the top of a casket.
In ancient times, the basilicas of Church were used to house the deceased from noble families or of people who achieved something heroic. The life size replica of the warrior has been placed upon his tomb as a tribute to his heroic deeds.
The hands of the soldier are seen to be folded in prayers. That it is a basement of a church is proven by the fact that only the lower frame of the large church window can be seen from here. The beautiful stained glass window portrays a colorful domestic scene.
Across the tomb, by the side of the warrior, a horizontal sword has been displayed. There are three more swords hanging on the wall with their heads pointed downwards. One sword points to the head of the warrior, one to his heart, and the third one to his gut.
Upright Position: This card in a reading signifies a phase of rest and contemplation after accomplishing a challenge and before taking up the next. Traditionally, it implies de-stressing and relaxing by taking a break to rejuvenate the body and mind. It gives one the opportunity to reflect, meditate and come up with better understanding.
Reversed Position: Reversed, the card suggests of a restless phase where the seeker is too impatient to stop and contemplate. It may even indicate recovery either from a bodily injury or a mental trauma.
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