Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Fri Feb 13 07:04:32 EST 2015
Four of Swords (Upright)
A hazel-eyed woman in a yellow gown with purple trim stands to one side of the scene. A breeze ruffles the woman’s long brown hair, and mountains can be seen in the background. The feather motif on the trim of her yellow gown indicates the element of air. To her right, three swords are displayed, neatly resting upon a castle wall. The woman looks a bit tired and holds the fourth sword point-down as if she is looking for a place to set it down. In her right hand she holds a few short branches of pussy willow. In the language of flowers the pussy willow symbolizes recovery from illness, and these are a reminder to rest and recover. The ivy growing on the castle walls has the magickal association of healing. Amethysts adorn the woman’s elaborate headpiece, necklace, and belt. This enchanting purple stone promotes restful sleep, healing, and pleasant dreams. This card illustrates that while she is still taking care of herself and presenting her best face by wearing her lovely gown and beautiful jewels, the stress is starting to show. She craves some peace and solitude.
When the Four of Swords is dealt in a reading, it is a sign that you need to take some personal downtime—a retreat or a day off so you can recoup lost energy and find your strength again. The querent may be feeling overwhelmed by demands and stress. They may feel the need to get away and to withdraw from the hectic and daily grind of life. This card symbolizes that you need to allow yourself time to recover from an illness. It may also represent a need to step away from group magick for a bit. You may need to practice solitarily for a time. You will find the solutions to your magickal problems quietly and on your own.
Keywords: Taking some downtime for yourself. Resting and allowing yourself to fully recover from an illness. Recouping lost energy. Working magick as a solitary for a while, and finding your focus.
Reversed: Feeling that you have been banished from a group. Rejection, exhaustion.