53-Four of Swords – Reversed Golden Deck

Your Chosen Card – Four of Swords Reversed Golden Deck

When reversed, the Four of Swords warns of possible rejection or ostracism, which can leave you feeling lonely and abandoned. Sometimes feeling cut off in this way is self-imposed by your choice to withdraw from involvement with others. The meditative isolation so much sought after by hermits may not be the oasis you were expecting.

Keywords Reversed: Exile, ostracism, rejection, banishment, isolation, exclusion, abandonment, loneliness, being stuck in a stressful situation.

Timing: 20 Libra–30 Libra. Tropical, 13 October–22 October. Sidereal, 6 November–15 November.
Astrology: The expansive benefic Jupiter in the third decan of airy Libra, realm of the Waite Knight/Thoth Prince of Cups (Air of Water) and Justice (Libra). Jupiter is linked to the Wheel of Fortune.
Number Symbolism: 4 – structure, stability, order, logic, foundation, manifestation.

Mathers: Solitude, retreat, abandonment, solitary, hermit; (R) economy, precaution, regulation of expenditure.

When Four of Swords is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Four of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Four of Swords is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Four of Swords using cards from the Golden Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: If you enjoy Carolyn Cushing’s Sacred Practices spread described earlier in this chapter, you can journal weekly about the three questions of this layout. Some people find that asking a specific question of the tarot helps them to focus on the particular images in the card and to write more meaningfully about their significance. Others prefer to meditate on a card and record their general insights and impressions. You will need to experiment to see which method works best for your learning style.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: The bad vibrations myth: you must cleanse your cards of negative energies by smudging them (passing each card through the smoke of a burning plant such as white sage or lavender).

Complete Book of Tarot: The notorious occultist Aleister Crowley compared learning the tarot to making a new set of friends. Viewing the cards as living individuals, Crowley suggested methods that enable students to form personal relationships with the entities of the tarot. The view of the individual cards as living beings may seem a bit far-fetched, but it is not so different from the Jungian view that the tarot signifies universal archetypes of the collective unconscious.

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Tarot Triumphs: Since Tarot is a fluid, imaginative medium of divination, it is best used, in my view, to give readings for others. However, when you are first learning to work with the cards, you may need to use yourself for practice. In this case, I suggest picking a question where the issue is a minor one, a matter of harmless interest, or even about a situation completely outside your own affairs. ‘Why is she being so difficult at the moment?’ might pinpoint the passing trouble with a friend who isn’t her usual self. ‘What kind of holiday should I take?’ could give you some useful ideas for your next vacation. You could even have fun trying to figure out who will win the next election.