Element: Air

Sign: 3. decan of Libra

Planet: Jupiter

Tree of Life: Chesed

Light: recovery, contemplation, reevaluation

Shadow: dogma, temporary passivity, surface level peace

Lord of Rest from Strife

The Four of Swords is also known as the Lord of Rest from Strife. This title reflects the necessary rest after the emotional pain from the Three of Swords (Lord of Sorrow).

This tarot card teaches the value of rest and recovery, emphasizing the need for mental peace after challenges.

Joe’s Divine Guidance - Four of Swords in a Tarot Reading



When the Four of Swords appears upright, it signals a time of rest and recovery. It also suggests the need to reevaluate your current situation.

The 4 of Swords warns of restlessness and mental unrest. It suggests a period of anxiety and stress, where you may feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and struggles.

Mystical Symbolism - Four of Swords Thoth

Image of the Four of Swords in the Thoth tarot deck.

The Four Swords: Arranged in a square shape which representing the number four (stability).

Rose: The rose in the center of the swords symbolizes the heart or the soul.

Background: The chaotic yellow lines and shapes in the background symbolize the ever-shifting nature of thoughts

Tree of Life: Chesed and the Four of Swords

The Four of Swords is connected to Chesed on the Tree of Life, which represents the manifestation and settling of thoughts. It means that we have found solutions or completed tasks, bringing a sense of satisfaction.


However, we should be aware that too much stability in our thinking can lead to stagnation. Chesed’s peaceful atmosphere encourages us to explore new ideas and expand our understanding.

Astrology Insights

The Four of Swords is associated with Jupiter in Libra, creating a calming and balanced energy that encourages mental rest and rejuvenation.