Pretty fitting for a Saturday that the dominant energy coming through this morning is one of taking a break from the action in order to recharge and regain strength!
The crow holds the scales of justice as it rises into the air gracefully. Blindfolded and with a sword to the right, she uses both logic and intuition equally when making a decision because of this - she is respected for her fairness by those who seek a ruling.
In the past position, Justice is linked to a period of your life when you made an important decision - one that you didn't charge into or jump in with faith it would be all okay. This was a time of mulling over the facts of your situation carefully - you took the time to weigh all of your options. There may have been others impacted by this choice and because of this, you needed to ensure that the outcome would be fair for all. Perhaps it was moving your family across the country, or getting a divorce, taking a new job or quitting one that wasn't satisfying - whatever it was you didn't take the process lightly and where you are today can be traced back to this decision.
The Justice card does not indicate whether or not this decision was a good one or a bad - only that it happened as a result of careful consideration.
The crow may appear dead - it's not. It is however exhausted and needs a bit of a break before tackling the next challenge. With three challenges already successfully completed - it is feeling a bit drained and although it would love to jump right into the next challenge in knows that in order to accomplish the final task successfully - it needs to recharge so that it has enough strength to do the job right.
At the center of today's reading is the Four of Swords bringing the message to take a break - allow some down time so that you can recharge your body and mind before your next task. This is essential to prevent burnout.
I am a single mom and trust me I KNOW how hard this can be as we have been programmed since childhood to always be doing something "if you have time to lean you have time to clean..." When we aren't working - we are cleaning the house, or ensuring that our kid's needs are met. Etc...
If it has been forever since you had a moment of silence to yourself - to just veg out on the couch to read a book or draw or do absolutely nothing because you can - the Four of Swords is prescribing some "you-time." This doesn't mean you need to spend the whole day doing nothing - although if you are over-worked and stressed out a whole day may be exactly what you need - a break nonetheless even for 15 minutes will do wonders.
Allowing a little reprieve between tasks will help you clear your head and gain both the mental and physical strength needed to take on the next challenge with the gusto it deserves.
The crows gather together for a celebration - one that marks a significant event. The flowers blooming on top of the wands indicates that although the celebration marks and ending it also opens the door to a new beginning.
Without looking back at my previous posts - I feel like the Four of Wands has been a frequent visitor these days in the future position and I am not complaining at all! This indicates that in the near future something good is going to happen - a surprise that will be better than what you could have imagined. This event will present itself in the near future and will lead to a new beginning one that will be worth celebrating.
Your careful decision making in the past created this path - one that has led to success and the ability to take a short break without losing momentum - if anything it will ensure that your momentum builds. The result of your actions will lead to a time of happy surprises.
The Four of Swords and the Four of Wands both bring an element of stability and point to a time where things are secure and in place.
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ~ Maya Angelou