We have another of my favorite cards, it’s not a fancy major arcana it’s just a simple four, and believe it or not, it’s part of the scary suit… swords. This card traditionally means to take a well-deserved break. Swords are always about facing challenges so for those of us who love to be active and busy the challenge for you is to slow down and rest!
In the Mythic Tarot, the card depicts Orestes seated in a cross legged position meditatively contemplating four swords that are all pointed away from him. Sometimes in order to gain perspective on a problem we must step back and give it some thought. As a reminder, his story is the one in which he must seek revenge for his father’s murder at the hands of his mother. This indicates the need to rest and prepare before a big task. It is also at the point in the story when Orestes is unaware of the family difficulties. In this way, this card may also indicate “ignorance is bliss”.
This is a great card to pull on a Sunday! Particularly if it’s the Sunday before school starts again! In our modern world we often don’t even take breaks on Sundays. Business is habit forming and it can be really hard to break that habit. Take time out today for R&R. It’s good for the mind, body and spirit. You will be glad you did before hitting the road for the week ahead!
- The Power of Tarot in all of our Lives (thetarotwisdom.wordpress.com)
- Life is about ‘Doing It’ (awakeningtospirit.wordpress.com)
- Tarot 101 (universalstudentsite.wordpress.com)