Rider WaiteTarot Reading



Properties of 4 of Swords


Alternate Names: Truce


Keywords / Additional Meanings:

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



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

Divinatory Meaning:

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

Reversed Meaning:

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


Astrological / Elemental Correspondence: Jupiter in Libra