The Four of Swords is the card of retreat, rest, re-energizing and escapism. If you have started a program of meditation recently, expect the Four of Swords to appear in your readings. While the card is not an indicator of either health or legal affairs, this card has been linked to hospital stays and incarceration. For such a quiet card, in fact, there sure is a lot going on around the Four of Swords.
- taking a break giving your body time to heal avoiding overexertion finding peace and quiet relaxing body and soul taking life easy
- gaining a better perspective listening for your Inner Voice taking time alone to think standing back from the situation examining your motivations reviewing where you are
- quietly preparing
- consolidating inner resources making sure your base is secure getting ready for the future coming to terms with what is tieing up loose ends stabilizing