Four of Swords – Linestrider Tarot Deck
I. Keyword by Four of Swords Linestrider
Introspection, planning, recovery, rest, recovery, solid foundation, solitude, self-care, balance.
II. Meaning of Four of Swords Linestrider
The Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot depicts a period of rest after a long and challenging time. Now is the time to be quiet and stay still. Regain your strength and spend time alone and reflect. Four of Swords wants you to lay down your swords for a moment. Battles will continue in the future but you need to take the time to tune, sharpen and recover. Perhaps now is not the best time to make a decision; After a period of rest, the way forward will become clearer.
This card often shows the need to live apart. Create space to think, dream, and heal while temporarily taking a break from the thoughts and demands of others. This card usually portrays a sleeping warrior in a church. The author drew this figure again as a sleeping lion which is an animal that hunts fiercely and then takes the greatest rest. The flowers blooming around the lion remind us that rest is essential for growth.
III. Four of Swords Linestrider in a Tarot spread
In a Tarot spread, the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot often represents the fortune-teller rather than someone in their life. In its present position, this card shows that it is time to take a break, stop working on certain projects, or put aside grievances or disagreements. In the future position, the deck can show that a calmer period is ahead despite the current turmoil. When combined with Temperance, the card can show that you will need rest and recuperation to bring your life into balance and help you achieve your best. When combined with the Lovers, this card can show a time when you and your spouse will enter the stage of building your own little family, when the relationship will take precedence over all other areas of life and bring you a cozy and secure shelter. However, in a spread about love, this card can also indicate that this is the right time to let the relationship rest when it has turned into a battlefield.
According to the author, Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot usually has a positive connotation, but when it is in the reversed position, it can emphasize that the querent is tired or there is turmoil and stress in their life and they need to pause. You may have insomnia; maybe your energy has been scattered too intensely. No matter how much you do or what demands are placed on you, stressful and erratic energies will not help you achieve your goals. In order for this card to return to its original state, you need to focus on letting go of things that you cannot control and taking more care of yourself, both physically and mentally.
If the Three of Swords Linestrider is sadness and suffering, then the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot is a sense of peace and rest so that you can recover mentally to face the next challenges in the Five of Swords.
In terms of work, this is not the time for rapid business growth. You need to do everything in silence. A careful calculation will help you to respond quickly to arising problems. At work, you should take time to rest and think about your long-term development path. In case you are preparing a new project or plan, the card reminds you to review the plan, the agreement of the people you work with, the financial resources, etc.
In terms of finance, if you are in a difficult financial period, the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot gives positive signals that this period will end quickly in the future. On the other hand, this time you need to calculate and regulate the money source of your businesses, your family, and even yourself. In other cases, you should skillfully refuse money loans during this time because it will be difficult for you to recover in a short time. Besides, this is also not the right time to buy expensive items because they bring unnecessary troubles.
In terms of friends and associates, the card describes the loneliness and defense of a person who has suffered a lot of hurt and loss in friendship. This is the time to rest to restore faith in people as well as avoid discord and gossip. In the matter of colleagues, this is the time when you should avoid participating in small competitions, work quietly and prepare for your further development at work. Be wary of people who seem to be close to you and avoid revealing too much information about the job.
In terms of family and loved ones, the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot describes the situation of disagreement and conflict between siblings in the family, whose root causes have taken place in the past. It can persist for a lifetime. Besides, the card shows that no matter where you are suffering or lost, there is still a family – the spiritual home to return to. According to other conceptions, the card sometimes refers to the matter of graves or the making of a will to divide the inheritance among the family.
If you’re in a relationship, you may feel a little disconnected. It’s important to let your partner know what you’re thinking, but remember that your feelings are your own, they don’t always have to make you feel good. Maybe the two of you just need to be away from each other for a while so each of you can find your own space. Don’t hesitate to do so. And if you’re looking for love, it is not the time to rush. You’re better off finding out in a very specific way exactly what you’re looking for in a relationship. There will come a time when you will meet someone, but maybe not for the time being.
On spiritual matters, the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot shows that you are in need of space. You need time and quiet to really get in touch with your soul and the universal energies that surround us all. Find, capture, and make the most of time for yourself. Your sanity, as well as your soul, are calling you to meet this need.
IV. Message of Four of Swords Linestrider
The cards in the Swords suit often represent experiences of something, but the Four brings a sense of peace and tranquility. Why is this card so different? Because it represents the challenge to calm down! Sometimes resting and doing nothing is the ultimate challenge. Once you get used to exercising, it will be difficult to stop, it’s like a hard habit to break. There is always too much to do, and modern society directs us to be absorbed in things that attract and distract us. As a result, we forget that sometimes we need to stop and calm down.
In a Tarot spread, the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot is often a sign that you need to slow down and take some time off. If you are recovering from an illness, allow yourself time to recuperate. Even if you feel perfectly fine, you can still get sick if you don’t rest.
This card also represents a time to think through things freely without rushing. It’s important to take a step back and have an overview to evaluate everything. This is especially true when you are facing a challenge or a major event. You need some quiet time to prepare to gather strength and focus your energies before facing that challenge. Stopping, calming down, and resting is the only way to bring out the best in ourselves.
Sometimes the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot implies that you are or may be shifting your focus from the outside to the inside. When we are silent, we can easily enter consciousness. For active addicts, rest and quiet are like death to them, but that is certainly not what the card is about. It should be known that silence holds its own values, but people must find and recognize those values themselves.
This is a card with the meaning of taking a break (or needing a break) from everyday life. This can also mean that you or someone in your life may withdraw or regress for a while. This withdrawal does not last forever. The card can sometimes also mean illness, hospitalization, or even more rarely, prison. This is a pretty clear sign of a private space for people.
In general, the Four of Swords Linestrider Tarot usually means that you are in need of your own time and space. Maybe you are spending a little too much time and attention on other people or things. Don’t hesitate to draw boundaries for yourself or say no. Conversely, when others say no to you, respect that. Trying to dominate or go against them in this case means finding trouble for yourself.
V. Corresponding Associations of Four of Swords Linestrider
- Arithmetic: 4, 48, 12, 3;
- Date of birth: 09/07 to 14/07;
- Plant: snapdragon, valerian, German chamomile.
Note: The Author’s drawing of this lovely sleeping lion is a marble sculpture by Rinaldo Rinaldi, commissioned by the 16th Duke of Devonshire for Chatsworth House, England, in 1823