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Article: Tarot - Four of Swords 
5th-Nov-2006 01:27 pm

Tarot - Four of Swords

Appearance

The effigy of a knight in an attitude of prayer lies at full length upon his tomb.1 Three swords hang over him while the fourth is fastened along the side of the tomb.2

Upright

Retreat, solitude.3 Rest after conflict or illness.4 Repose.5 Banishment, exile.6

Reversed

Renewal of activity.7 Circumspection, economy, precaution.8

References

Gray, Eden. A Complete Guide to the Tarot. Bantam ed. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1972.

---. Mastering the Tarot. New York: Signet, 1973.

---. The Tarot Revealed. New York: Signet, 1969.

Kaplan, Stuart R. The Encyclopedia of Tarot. Vol. 1. New York: U.S. Games Systems, 1978. 327-336.

Waite, Arthur Edward. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Blauvelt, NY: Steinerbooks, 1971.


1 Gray, A Complete Guide 111, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90; Waite 246

2 Gray, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90

3 Gray, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90; Kaplan 333; Waite 246

4 Gray, A Complete Guide 111, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90; Kaplan 333

5 Gray, A Complete Guide 111, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90; Kaplan 333; Waite, 246

6 Gray, A Complete Guide 111, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90; Kaplan 333; Waite, 246

7 Gray, A Complete Guide 111, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90; Kaplan 333

8 Gray, A Complete Guide 111, Mastering the Tarot 42, The Tarot Revealed 90; Kaplan 333

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