Four of Swords
When the Four of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it means you might need to slow down. This is the time to get some rest. For people always on the go, strenuous activity becomes a habit that isn't easy to break. Drawing the Four of Swords card is an ultimate challenge for the person to do nothing! With today's stressful working environments and busy lifestyles, you may have forgotten to stop and be still. This card is a reminder to pause and contemplate. This is the time to think things over, to put things back into their correct perspective. You need time for quiet preparation, time to focus your energy, and time to gather your strength. This is how you can bring out the best in you. This is the time to recognize the benefits of rest and contemplation. You might be completely healthy, but you still need a break. It will help make sure you don't get sick.
When the Four of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean you are finally finding the strength to get through (or out of) something. It can also indicate that you're ready to address stress, anxiety, and other things that worry you. It can also mean taking care of yourself after a long time of not doing so.