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Four of Swords

Four of Swords - Tarot Card Meanings

Keywords:  rest, recovery, meditation, planning, healing, solitude, retreat, contemplation

General meaning:  It’s time to rest.  Put all actions aside and chill out for a minute.  A necessary time out.  A period of quiet to rethink plans.  Contemplation and meditation bring clarity.  Planning the next move carefully.  Silent retreat.  The Four of Swords can indicate dealing with hospitals, rehab, or other places of recovery.  It can also indicate a funeral.  A hideout.

Reversed:  Back to work. Getting back in action or back in the game again.  Moving forward with a plan.  Back in the saddle again.  Restlessness.  An inability to sit still.  Anxiety.  If other cards support it, it can be a forced exile.  Being isolated involuntarily. Quarantine.

Affirmation:  I think before I act.

Theme song: “Relax”  by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Journaling prompt:  Take a day off from your duties and the world wide web and just relax.  Notice how it feels to unplug.  Do you enjoy the quiet – or does it get you antsy?  Journal about your experience.


The cure for inner riot
Is retreating into quiet
Pull away from the fray
Slow it down for just a day
Take the time to think and heal
You’ll find some new ways to deal
It ain’t lazy to take a chill
It’s the only way to keep it real.


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014


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