Written during a waning moon in the sign of Pisces on a day ruled by the moon.
|rider waite smith tarot|
The Tarot is persistent with its messages, and will often deliver the same card several times, or you might find yourself faced with the same symbolism or message in dreams or your daily life. This is the quiet synchronicity of the Tarot. The card that is visiting me lately is the four of swords.
While I love the serene nature of this card , it's not a welcomed card if you happen to be interested in action and movement. It is quite clear when the four of swords appears that things are not moving quickly, and that there is a need to take a break, to regroup, to just be. As I've said before, this can be good news to those who have been having a run of difficult and stressful times. It can be a card of physical or emotional healing. The other message, however, which comes when the four of swords is a stand alone card is finding of the self through a period of reduced activity, and a purposeful retreat from the regular and/or expected parts/roles of life. This card promotes reassessment, adjustment, avoidance, retreat, rebirth.
|Deviant Moon Tarot|
A beautiful image of the four of swords is found in the Deviant Moon Tarot. There is a rather sad, yet peaceful serenity to this card. The roses are still alive, making it clear that this is not a card of death or endings, but of rest and retreat, before beginning a new life as the same person, changed.
"The girl in the ground is dreaming again. Her visions illuminate the tomb and keep four roses in bloom. Three swords are plunged into the earth to mark her place of sleep. A fourth sword lies buried beside her." - Deviant Moon Tarot Booklet.