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Four of Swords

A haloed saint lies asleep in a bed placed in a church alcove. Three swords hang on the wall beside him and one lays at his bedside, as though ready if required. There is a stained glass window and a red shield emblazoned with a gold lion.

My Interpretation: Meditation and seclusion.

Rest and recovery. Take time alone to heal your wounds. This is a time to return to simplicity. Contemplation will bring back a sense of peace.

(Reversed: Stress and pressure may become extreme, or a time of loneliness and isolation may need to be overcome).

Edit notes: Different to v1.0 card as I've added more symbolism to assist readers and made it far more similar to the Rider-Waite card. The main difference between this and the RW card is that the person in bed is a man sleeping instead of a knight on his tomb. I have also added a rampant lion on a shield to symbolise strength through independence, and one of the swords lies beside his bed - ready to hand if needed.

Copyright US Games Systems 2004

Apologies for small size of image, must avoid piracy.

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