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Four of Swords – Rest

iluminati 4 of SwordsIn numerology, the number four represents structure, manifestation, stability and foundation.

Some key words for the four of swords are rest, time-out, meditation, relaxation and standstill.

It looks like due to all of the heartbreak experienced with the three of swords, it’ time to take a rest, meditate and relax!

When the four of swords  appears in a reading, it indicates that it’s time to take  a much-needed rest to still your mind and contemplate your next moves.  However, be advised that once you are rested, you will return to the world to face the normal everyday challenges of life.

When the four of swords appears reversed in a reading, it indicates that the individual’s main focus is on the everyday challenges of  life.  The individual finds it difficult to make time to rest, meditate, relax and  rejuvenate themselves because the person is caught up in certain thinking pattern which keeps that person stuck doing the same things over and over again.

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the four  of swords.   I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit Esselmont.



The Four of Swords

four-of-swords-swords-minor-arcana-rider-waite-tarotThis morning I pulled the four of swords from the tarot card deck.   What a perfectly fitting card for the day! The four of swords indicates a person who retreats to take a much-needed rest which can eventually lead to healing if needed.  However, the four of swords for me indicated that I needed to slow down for the day, relax and meditate. In essence give my self a mental break!  That’s exactly what I did.  I enjoyed the rainy day in my pajamas and watched movies on cable all day.  I believe the last time I did that might have been three years ago!

This card is a reminder that we need to take a moment out of our busy schedules and replenish ourselves mentally.  The four of swords can also symbolize retreating and allowing yourself to recover from whatever ails you.   What this card mean for you!