Four of Swords…
Upright: Contemplation, Meditation, Relaxation, Rest
Reversed: Resentment, Stagnant, Exhaustion, Frustration
The first thing I notice in this version of the Four of Swords is the figure in the artwork reminds me of the chess pieces in Wizard’s Chess from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.
The figure has a steely look of concentration that would be hard to break. He is serious about his rest time. It is important that he gets his recuperation and relaxation time before his next battle (Five of Swords).
We all know how it feels when we don’t get the right amount of rest or alone time to relax our tired bodies. Meditation is important for us to sort out the clutter in our minds. For just like our bodies, our minds need a rest too.
If we don’t take that time out for ourselves and make it a priority, we begin to resent the work we are doing and we get exhausted and frustrated with those around us.
In order to gt the rest we so rightly deserve, we must make it a priority and set boundaries for ourselves. When you need a rest, take it and don’t let anyone make you feel bad for needing time to relax. We need that time to recuperate, so that we can be fully present and alert when we are needed. Make it a priority.
Take time out for yourself today, find some time to relax.