Four of Swords
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
The Four of Swords heralds the need for peace and quiet.
It is the recognition that we cannot always be goal-setting or achieving; sometimes we need to step back a little and contemplate how to deal with a particular situation.
Perhaps sometimes we even need to contemplate whether we should be in a particular situation at all!
This card often appears when we have been over-exerting ourselves, thus we may need to slow down or stop altogether and recharge our batteries.
When we quieten our lives enough, we are more likely to hear our inner voice which can advise us on the healthiest path forward.
This may be to rest awhile, regroup our resources or just to learn to enjoy our times of stillness.
This can represent a battle for many of us, as there are so many distractions in life.
Thus we should remember the words: “What profiteth a man who gaineth the world yet loses his soul?”