Lord of Rest from strife – 4 of Swords – Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn title – Lord of Rest from Strife

Divinatory meanings of Four of Swords

Quiet in the presence of real or implied threat; trust that matters will turn out for the best.

MacGregor Mathers

Solitude, Retreat, Abandonment, Solitary, Hermit.

Reversed

Economy, Precaution, Regulation of Expenditure.

Astrological attributions

The third or Cadent decan of Libra is ruled by Jupiter from October 13th-22nd

Magical Image of the Third Face of Libra in Picatrix

In the third face of Libra ascends a violent man holding a bow, and before him a naked man, and also another man holding bread in one hand, and a cup of wine in the other; the signification of these is to shew wicked lusts, singings, sports and gluttony.

Picatrix commentary

The interpretation of Picatrix is entirely at odds with the divinatory meanings. Perhaps the repose of the Four of Swords is merely a device to ignore goings on that appear as we enter Scorpio. Crowley suggests such a thing in The Book of Thoth.

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