Four of Swords

This tarot card is a call for tranquility. In a reading, this indicates a period of passivity, when we need to silence the noise and let energy waves flow over us. If we can hold ourselves down even in the most volatile situations, we will get our reward in the form of rejuvenation. A period of struggle is implied, but we are blessed with protection and strength. Some introspection will do us good, so we can nourish our souls with meditation, and then align our spiritual needs with our material ones.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.