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Four of Swords Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Four of Swords from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

Restraint of physical passions.

Reversed

Death of passion.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enemy defeated.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

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

Reversed

A certain success following wise administration.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Solitude, Retreat, Abandonment, Solitary, Hermit

Reversed

Economy, Precaution, Regulation of Expenditure.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

there is among your circle of acquaintances some one who wishes to be united to you in marriage; consent, and you will not repent it.