The Four of Swords is the card of rest, relaxation, self-protection, peace, and rejuvenation. This card shows a knight lying down horizontally on a tomb. He is resting with his eyes closed. His hands are held in a prayer position, and he lies underneath a stained glass window, likely in a church. This indicates that he is thinking deeply about spiritual matters.
The Four of Swords reminds us that while there are times where we need to go, go, go, there are also times where we need to press the pause button. Relaxation and self-care are important factors for any successful relationship. The Four of Swords reminds us to take care of ourselves. We can’t give to others what we don’t have.
If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Four of Swords, that means that your relationship is peaceful and tranquil. It is astrologically associated with Jupiter in Libra. Libra is a very non-confrontational sign. It is fair, diplomatic, and just wants to keep the peace. Although the Four of Swords itself is not the most social or communal card, Jupiter and Libra indicate that your partner goes out of their way to be accommodating and civil with your support system. This is a healthy “no drama” kind of relationship.
The Four of Swords as love outcome is a sign of healing. Either you are healing from a past incident in the relationship, or you could find this relationship heals you from previous relationships. Your person could feel very protective of you. Especially if they know the reason why you broke up with your previous partner, and you were the wrong party. Libra is a very justice oriented sign, it insists on fairness. Jupiter expands everything it touches, so your person could be very insistent on the relationship being fair.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Four of Swords as love outcome means you need to be more active if you want the relationship to reach its full potential. The Four of Wands carries a very passive energy. On the bright side, something about this relationship might bring more beauty into your life. Libra energy is very beautiful, symmetric, just generally aesthetically pleasing. If your person has good taste, they’re aesthetics might rub off on you. That being said, the relationship will be anything but shallow: Jupiter rules higher education and philosophy.
If you are in a new relationship, the Four of Swords as love outcome means you need to better prepare yourselves for embarking in this new relationship. The Four of Swords is a card of rest and preparation. Jupiter’s influence might have you having deep discussions about philosophy, systems of belief, and foreign affairs. Libra can give the relationship a “classical” and “artistic” vibe to it. Your person might want to woo you by taking you out to travel to beautiful, luxurious places. You might bond over supporting similar social justice issues.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Four of Swords as love outcome means your relationship is quiet and peaceful. You may find each othersʼ presence healing. You balance each other’s body, mind, and spirit. If you’re spiritual or care about wellness, you may even share a meditation practice or yoga routine together. This relationship would be mainly described as being Zen. Although you appreciate the finer things in life, the two of you never allow material things to take over your relationship.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Four of Swords as love outcome means both of you feel isolated from each other, or from the world. If you are separated by distance, this could mean your person feels distant from you, they wish they could have some quiet, intimate (not necessarily sexual) time with you to themselves. Alternatively, this card could indicate that your person is faithful to you while being apart from you. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, your person is in the process of healing from what they went through with you. They want to be sure, however, that they are acting out of a more higher-minded place. They may be taking time to process how they truly feel, because even if they miss being intimate with you, they don’t want that to be the sole reason they ask for a reconciliation with you.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Four of Swords reversed, that means that your relationship is evolving. With its astrological association to expansive Jupiter in balanced Libra, some form of balance may be restored in your relationship. This is particularly positive for couples separated due to situations outside their control, such as distance or government lockdowns. You might finally be getting out of your shell. It’s never easy to be vulnerable, but that’s what you need to be to make a relationship work. Your person may even inspire you to go out more.
The Four of Swords reversed as love outcome is a sign of recuperation. However, be mindful of not turning into a hermit. Whether you’re isolating with your partner, or you’re not spending enough time with each other. Remember that humans are social animals, we need to interact with other humans, even introverts. If your person likes to say indoors, and you’re more of an outdoorsy person, make sure you communicate this. Libra can be a very people-pleasing energy, and Jupiter can just exacerbate those tendencies.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Four of Swords reversed as love outcome means becoming gradually more open with each other. You and your person may need extra time to get to know each other. Don’t be discouraged if you feel like your relationship is moving very slowly. The lack of movement in your relationship may be caused by the influence of Libran energy in this relationship. This is a very diplomatic energy that tends to fear offending others. Avoid losing your individuality in another person.
If you are in a new relationship, the Four of Swords reversed as love outcome means opening up to each other early on in the relationship. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. Don’t have your guard up, but also maintain some boundaries. Not everybody is comfortable with telling a new partner every single detail of their lives. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t trust your partner, but getting to know somebody gradually is much healthier. Just for the fact that you give each other time to absorb each other’s energies.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Four of Swords reversed as love outcome means healing together through honest heart-to-heart conversations. Perhaps you’ve learned the hard way that openness and transparency are important in a relationship. Although you’ve been in a relationship for quite a long time now, you’re just learning new things about each other recently. It’s almost as if you are catching up with each other. Alternatively, this card indicates you are a very social couple. However, it also warns to not allow outside influences to play too big of a role in your relationship. Privacy is a wonderful thing.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Four of Swords reversed as love outcome means no longer being isolated from each other. If you are separated by distance, drawing this card in the reverse is usually an excellent sign. It indicates you are no longer in separation, and you’re healing together. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, they are almost healed from your break up. They’re hoping that they can rebalance things. This card warns us to not rush into things, and ensure that you’re fully healed before you agree to anything.
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For love readings, the Four of Swords represents rest and relaxation. Sometimes, things can get intense, and we need a timeout. Relaxation and self-care are important to any successful relationship. Take care of yourself, and make sure that you are giving to yourself. We can’t give to others what we don’t have ourselves.
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