The Four of Swords shows the effigy of a knight on top of a tomb. He lies beneath a stained glass window. These images are supposed to portray a time of reflection, contemplation and healing – a respite. It is difficult from a modern perspective to immediately discern this from the card without further study of the symbolism. Today’s Journey Tarot shows in the Four of Air, a boxer between rounds. There is nothing he needs to do right now but rest and allow others to tend to his needs. It is today’s perspective of taking time out, gathering strength and accepting healing.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”