Tarot

The Four of Swords

FourOfSwords

Here is the next installment in my own Tarot design project over on DeviantArt using the Miku Miku Moving program. Please let me know what you think!

Not to worry, I’ll continue to feature the series I started with in the links below.


Today we’re featuring and exploring the Four of Swords, the fourth card of the Sword Suit in the Minor Arcana.

Additional Card Images

So take a look at these four cards on DeviantArt and compare them to the first one I presented. How are they the same? How are they different? What do they say to you?

Take your time. Let them “speak” to your soul and mind.


Themes of the Card

The Four of Swords is the fourth card in the Swords Suit of the Minor Arcana and presents the third challenge of the suit.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • REST
  • CONTEMPLATION
  • QUIET PREPARATION

You can read more about this card in detail on their website here.


What This Card Means to Me

One doesn’t typically think of resting as a challenge, but how often have we heard (or said) something along the lines of, “I’ll rest when I’m dead.” This card serves a reminder that there is a time and place for all things in life. Sometimes we need to rest in order to better prepare ourselves for whatever is coming.

In many ways, I feel the theme of this card is the keystone principle of self care. If we work ourselves to the ground, to the point of collapsing, who are we helping and what purpose are we serving? If we are unable to take care of ourselves, then we are not going to be able to take care of anyone, or anything, else.


The Music Playlist

In the spirit of all this, these are the songs picked out thus far for this card.

My Four of Swords Playlist

Do you have any songs you think should be on this list? Suggest them in the comments!


The Writing Prompt

Now as a writer with everything we’ve gone over with this card what comes to mind? Start writing! Doesn’t matter what it is. Stretch your mind and let The Four of Swords speak to you.

I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!

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