Your Chosen Card – Four of Swords Upright Thoth Deck
When upright, the Four of Swords indicates a time of repose, healing, solitude and recuperation. Note the word PAX (Latin for ‘peace’) in the angels halo on the stained glass window. Perhaps you are recovering from illness or need a break from stressful circumstances. In modern technological parlance, you may want to go off the grid for a while and recharge your batteries. After a period of rest and relaxation, you will be able to begin anew. Traditionally this card represents retreating to a meditative environment, such as a remote hermitage in the desert.
Keywords Upright: Rest from strife, time out, solitude, retreat, solace, peace, repose, a break, truce, temporary cessation of hostilities, respite, withdrawal, meditation, recuperation, R&R, convalescence, taking the time to recover from loss or illness, hermitage, oasis, tomb or final resting place, a period of tranquility away from struggle, mental attraction, going off the grid for a while, seeking spiritual guidance.
Timing: 20 Libra30 Libra. Tropical, 13 October22 October. Sidereal, 6 November15 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.
Crowley/Thoth: Truce, rest from strife, convalescence, recovery from illness, refuge from mental chaos, a turn for the better, a time of peace away from struggle.
When Four of Swords is upright 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 upright card reading for Four of Swords using cards from the Thoth 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.
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Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Four of Swords indicates a time of repose, healing, solitude and recuperation. Note the word PAX (Latin for ‘peace’) in the angels halo on the stained glass window. Perhaps you are recovering from illness or need a break from stressful circumstances. In modern technological parlance, you may want to go off the grid for a while and recharge your batteries. After a period of rest and relaxation, you will be able to begin anew. Traditionally this card represents retreating to a meditative environment, such as a remote hermitage in the desert.
Creative Tarot: As you can see, there is much to draw on from the tarot in the artistic process. What interests you in the cards will be something unique: something about you and your interests, or maybe something I miss entirely in this book. But theres no right way and no wrong way to use the cards. There are all sorts of different points of inspiration that come from the deck.
Complete Book of Tarot: Offering professional advice. Tarot readers should stick to reading the cards with the intention of empowering clients to clarify their thinking and make their own well-informed decisions. Tarot consultants should not offer advice about matters requiring professional expertise such as medical treatment, legal matters, financial planning, investment counseling, psychotherapy, etc. Such issues must be taken to an appropriately trained professional. Even if the tarot reader happens also to be a doctor or lawyer, the tarot reader should stick to interpreting the cards in an ethical matter. The act of offering professional advice changes the relationship so that the querent becomes the doctors patient, the lawyers client, and so on; then the tarot reader is subject to the ethical standards of his or her profession.
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