Have you had times in life where you feel like you have had one thing after another in life? It seems like there are nonstop trials or just one situation after another? Constant stress and tension can break even the toughest of us out there. The Four of Swords is a reminder to take time to rest and relax. Sometimes we need to step back, seclude ourselves a bit, and tend to our own health and sanity.
The Four of Swords is not an indication of trials coming to an end, in fact, it likely indicates that trials and difficulties are certain to continue, but that for right now it’s time to step back and breath. When in the midst of life’s storms it becomes very difficult to keep perspective. Lack of perspective causes us to become lost and many times make our own situations even worse. When this begins it happen it becomes necessary to step back. Find a place of peace and quite to rejuvenate.
During this time of rejuvenation take the time to reflect. What progress have you made in your current situation? Many times this reflection can help you see that you have actually made more progress than you had imagined. This time can also help you see a clearer path forward than you may have realized you had.
Ultimately, at this point in your life the Four of Swords calls you to be honest with yourself. Honesty about your situation is absolutely necessary to moving forward. It also calls for you to be intentional about self-care when things aren’t the greatest in life.
When meditating on this card take an honest look at your life. Are you in need of a retreat? I know it may feel like taking a step back is impossible, but at times like this is it more important than ever! While retreating take stock of where you are and where you are going. You may be surprised to find you’re in a better spot than you had thought! Trials are sure to continue, but you will be more well equipped to deal with them moving forward.