Every Tuesday I select one tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life. What messages are here for you?
Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what cards come up.
Today's card is the Four of Swords. I selected it from the new deck my Dad gave me, The Grail Tarot. I love this new deck because it mixes the history of tarot with the mystery of the Holy Grail...and that the cards form a continuous frieze when laid out side by side, creating a connected landscape between the cards.
One of the basics of tarot cards is that they are read as each individual card, but also as part of a cycle. This is where numerology comes into play. The Four of Swords immediately follows the Three of Swords, which is typically three swords piercing through a heart (OUCH!). The Three of Swords symbolizes a heart ache, pain, loss, etc. Anytime I am reading cards, there is a sense of panic at the sight of the Three of Swords.
Why do I mention this here? The Four of Swords follows the feeling of the Three. This is a time of rest and rejuvenation. If you have felt the effects of the Three or are possibly running on all cylinders trying to keep things together, today's card reminds you to rest, relax and take time for renewal. Now is a time of retreat and relief after stress. Out of this will come greater strength and insights as to what is next.
For me, this is a reminder to Try Easy (as my yoga instructor says). My Type A personality can make To Do lists, use my mind, intellect and thoughts (all symbolized by the Swords) to figure things out. Today, for me, this card is a reminder to allow, have faith and take a break!
So why not use the message of today's card and take a well-deserved time out? If you have to justify it, make an official appointment in your calendar. Pencil in your name for a two hour appointment in the next three days and do something that you really enjoy or deserve (take a walk, a nap, visit on the phone with a friend, write in a journal, scrapbook, play the piano, etc.).
I'll make you a deal...I'll do it if you do!
Let me know how it goes.