The Four of Swords stands for rest, contemplation, and quiet preparation. For the querent, the appearance of the Four of Swords is a sign that he needs to slow down. This is the time to get some rest. All the Swords cards represent some form of trials and challenges, and the Four of Swords is no different. It offers you the challenge to remain quiet! For people always on the go, strenuous activity becomes a habit - not easy to break. For such people, drawing the Four of Swords card is an ultimate challenge for them to do nothing!
In today’s stressful working environment and busy lifestyles, the querent may have forgotten to stop and be still. This card is a reminder to pause, and contemplate. He may be completely healthy, but he still needs a break. This ensures that he avoids getting sick.
This is the time to think things over, to get 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.