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.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons