Today’s cards is the Four of Swords from the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. This deck seems to be popping up on several of my favorite blogs and YouTube channels. so I was inspired to pick it up and draw from it myself. This card seems to be a follow-up from my last post about turning inwards and listening to your intuition.
We see a woman adrift in midair with three swords above her head and one held with both hands on her chest. Her head is the center of golden spiraling swirls. Her hair is swaying and the ends are blending in with these swirls. Around her body lotuses are floating in the air as a symbol of spiritual and mental purity; of enlightenment. The sword on her chest has the sigil of an eye, which symbolizes seeing the world with your heart, filled with compassion and love.
Although this card is, like yesterday’s card, also about meditation and listening to the “silent whispers of our heart” it is also about the necessity of retreat. Often, when this card shows up it is an indication we have been running around in our head far too long and got trapped and/or lost in the tangle of our thoughts. As you all know by now, I have a very swordy personality, so whenever I draw a version of this card I feel an relief. It urges me take a few steps back and breath. The Four of Swords is a kind of guardian angel card for me. So today I will try to carve out time to relax and enjoy the silence in and around (if possible) me. Not only because I love it but because I need it!
Lost in my mindscape
List'ning to the whispering
Of a silent heart