Upright: Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit’s repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design. Additional: A bad card, but if reversed a qualified success may be expected by wise administration of affairs.
Reversed: Wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament. Additional: A certain success following wise administration.
Four of Swords – Tarot Card Description
The effigy of a knight in the attitude of prayer, at full length upon his tomb.