Four of Swords

Card No s4


Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit's repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design.

Additional Meaning

A bad card, but if reversed a qualified success may be expected by wise administration of affairs.


Wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament.

Additional Reversed

A certain success following wise administration.

Four of Swords

Card No s4


The effigy of a knight in the attitude of prayer, at full length upon his tomb.



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