4 Of Swords: Yes Or No? (Upright, Reversed & Love Meaning)


When looking at the Swords suit in general, these cards are often associated with some powerful statements. When it comes to the 4 of Swords in specific, this tarot card can provide some interesting and clarifying ‘yes or no’ answers.  

In this article we’ll take a deep dive into the meaning of the 4 of Swords in a ‘yes or no’ reading. We’ll take a look at the meaning of this tarot card in both the upright and reversed position and we’ll find out what this card represents with regards to love! 

4 Of Swords: Yes Or No?

The 4 of Swords means ‘yes’ in most cases. As the 4 of Swords represents a strong sense of relaxation, peace and self-protection, it encourages you to stand still for a moment and take care of yourself. It indicates that after a period of rest and rejuvenation, clarity will reveil itself. 

Even though the 4 of Swords isn’t a tarot card that encourages you to dive straight into your next idea or endeavour, it can still be taken as a very positive sign. The 4 of Swords is all about self-care and rest at this moment in time. It represents implementing a moment of calm before exciting things are able to shake up your life in a good way.

The 4 of Swords in upright position emphasizes the importance of incorporating a sense of tranquillity into your daily life. There are many different and effective ways for this to be done. You could start off your day with a calming meditation and/or start journaling about whatever is on your mind in order to progress your thoughts and feelings. If you’ve got the time and resources, taking a break and going on an actual retreat somewhere beautiful and inspiring will also be greatly beneficial to increase a sense of relaxation in general. 

4 of swords tarot card from the Light Seers tarot deck
The 4 of Swords tarot card from the captivating Light Seer’s Tarot Deck

When we allow ourself to stand still, answers will also come more naturally. When our mind is in a state of calm and clarity, it will be much easier to get into a state of flow and creation. A moment of calm enables us to progress our thoughts and connect to our intuition on a deeper level which will inevitably lead to better choices that will guide us towards our deepest goals and desires. 

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to master before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information.

4 Of Swords Reversed: Yes Or No?

In reversed position, the 4 of Swords means no. It indicates someone is having a difficult time to relax. When the 4 of Swords shows itself in reverse it is a clear indicator to stop being so hard on yourself and start treating yourself as you would advise a friend in the same situation. 

The Four of Swords in reversed position indicates someone is having the belief that the only way to receive the desired results it to work hard at all times. It often represents being out of touch with your intuition or choosing to ignore it. 

It is time to change any limiting beliefs that are hindering you on your path towards success. Remind yourself that relaxing and focusing on self-care is an essential necessity to remain focused and come up with new inspiration and ideas that might even get you closer to your goals much faster. Treat yourself with a more loving attitude and try to listen to what your heart and intuition is telling you. 

4 Of Swords And Love: Yes Or No?

With regards to love, the 4 of Swords most likely means ‘no’. It indicates that you may have been focusing too much of your energy on another person which is likely making you feel a bit drained. If you feel this is the case, take a step back and focus on your own wants and needs for now. 

When it comes to your love life, the 4 of Swords promotes a good sense of self-love. It wants to emphasize the importance of integrating some alone-time into your life on a regular basis in order to really connect with your higher self and take a moment to actually hear what your inner being wants to tell you.

If you’re interested in finding out what type of love & relationship questions are most effective to ask your tarot cards, I’ve created this other article with 61 example questions that will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

Often when on our mind is occupied with another person, it can become quite easy to forget our own personal desires in the meantime. The Four of Swords can be taken as a reminder to lovingly put yourself first, no matter how mesmerizing this other person may appear. 

In Conclusion

When the 4 of Swords is pulled in the upright position, it can generally be interpreted as a ‘yes’ answer to your question. It indicates that after taking some time to relax and focus on self-care, the clarity you’re looking for will eventually reveal itself. 

In reversed position, the 4 of Swords means ‘no’. It represents not being able to recognize when it is time to take a step back and allow yourself to rest for a bit. When the 4 of Swords in reverse presents itself to you, it can be taken as a form of encouragement to improve your self-care routine and grant yourself the permission to slow down. 

When it comes to love, the 4 of Swords means ‘no’ in most cases. It indicates putting someone else on a pedestal while forgetting to make sure whether your own needs are being met. Listen to what your intuition is telling you and act accordingly. 

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