Four of Swords
The Four of Swords suggests relaxation and rejuvenation through meditation and rest. As we silently watch over the worn out Knight of this card, we notice that he has his hands joined in prayer. When the Four of Swords appears, rest for you is not simply sitting down for a cup of tea. The rest implied may be for a certain period of time and may not be rushed. The Four of Swords can suggest that you need to heal from a broken relationship or friendship. Take some time to pause and reflect about your current circumstances. Analyze and reevaluate your priorities. Rest will give you clear thinking to make those important decisions.
Four of Swords (Reversed)
The Four of Swords Reversed can represent a need to get out of this antisocial tomb you have created for yourself. When the world is beating you down, there is comfort in the silence of isolation, but that time is over. This card is a sign that it is now time to re-enter life. You will be the first person to agree that the break, even though it may have been hard at times, was exactly what you needed. You now have renewed strength, and a deeper understanding of life. Where relationships and friendships are concerned, the Four of Swords Reversed often brings release from feelings that felt like a prison. This release could be in the form of a better connection.