Music & Tarot – 4 of Swords

Four of Swords (Athames/Arrows)

Most commonly depicted as a person in a prone state and obviously still and silent. Sometimes interpreted as a death or a stasis. This card reflects some who come to rest because they are forced to do so. Some who are in quiet contemplation or are quietly focused.


  • Stillness
  • Mental power
  • Meditation
  • Focus
  • Rest
  • Relaxation
  • Recuperation
  • Solo time
  • Respite
  • Healing
  • Inactivity
  • Reorienting oneself.


The Sound of Silence – Disturbed Cover of Simon and Garfunkel 

The opening lyrics of the song indicate a need for time alone, time in the darkness, to interpret his vision. For me this song really embodies the elements of meditation and mental focus as well as reorienting oneself. The singer knows clarity must come from himself and he wants to share what his intuition/inner voice/inner knowing has revealed to him.

Tell me about your song choice.

Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again.

Simon & Garfunkle (Covered by Disturbed)