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The Four of Swords Reversed: What Does It Mean?

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The Four of Swords reversed represents the need for rest and relaxation regardless of the challenges that come our way.

If you’re being pulled from one side to the next so often, then it’s time for a well-deserved break.

The Four of Swords Reversed

There are so many people that go through life with struggle. Often we think of financial struggles, but there are many other ways to struggle including physically, mentally and emotionally.

The Four of Swords Reversed meaning

Fortunately in the body, mind and soul world, we’re more adapt to such struggles. Pausing and reflecting to nurture ourselves is something necessary to bring peace to our otherwise hectic worlds.

Stress is tough. It’s the very thing that leads to burnouts for many people. That isn’t just due to work either, as parenting, being an athelete or going through hospital visits also leads to stress.

It might be time that you found your own personal space and solitude in the moment.

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Our derived meaning of the Four of Swords reversed is based on the Rider Waite series. We recommend this deck though you may use any that you desire.

psychic reading of The Four of Swords Reversed

We can see a character resting. If rest isn’t experience, the swords may come straight into the worst points of the body. We also see a window which represents all the desires that we ambitiously pursue.

For a long time this character has worked hard and now it’s time for rest. Such rest is well deserved but will only be temporary for there will be more than needs to be done in the coming of time.


Yes! Breathe. Yogis understand this concept very well especially as they typically practice yoga every single day. Our breathe controls our world for the most part.

Find yourself away from the hectic nature of the world for 15 minutes. From here, you’ll want to relax and simply let go of the tightness that is forming itself. Such tightness that you’ve experienced during all these cold months.

Such a demanding life often stops us from partaking in these mini-retreats for the mind, body and soul. We instead seek stimulation from devices which portray a rather exemplified lifestyle on social media.

Take a deep breathe in and exhale all that nonsense! Even the nonsense that you yourself may have said to yourself in times of frustration. It’s time to soothe.

Let it go

Our restless energy cannot stay inside for too long. Have you had any bouts of aggression towards anyone lately? That’s restless energy that needs to be let go into the world.

You probably have a huge amount of tasks to get through and responsibilities to meet. Life hasn’t quite been that fair to you and you’re behind what you set out to accomplish this year.

In times like this, the natural tendency is to work harder. This is a bad idea! Instead, take a moment to pause before this frustration turns into anxiety and lowers your level of motivation.

This is a time to find peace among the suffering. You could climb into bed, enjoy a warm bath, head off to your favourite cafe or simply open up that book you’ve been meaning to read recently.

Go forward

With such energy released, you’ll feel more focused and motivated to reach greater heights. This excess baggage that holds us down is like runnning the entire day on 2 hours sleep.

card final analysis

It’s possible to get through the day, but it’s certainly not fun! Let that tension go and so you can climb stronger, because this journey needs you running at full potential.

You’ve got this and we believe in you!

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