The Four of Swords and The Hermit
As a Tarot reader, I’ve found the most popular questions people ask are about relationships. While the majority of clients are questioning the status of romantic relationships, there are those who also ask questions concerning the status of friendships and family relationships. Often times, the questioner is so focused on the status of the relationships or trying to fix problems that they’re missing the Universe’s not-so-subtle cue to pull back, retreat, draw within and spend some time focusing on the self. They could be telling you it’s time to move on.
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Beating a Dead Horse
While the expression “beating a dead horse” is brutal, it truly does paint an accurate picture of what a person is doing when they’re trying to fix a broken relationship no matter how badly fractured or potentially unhealthy the situation might be. Denial, anger, emotional pain and grief can make it difficult for a person to move forward when a relationship concludes. However, trying to revive a relationship where the love connection or attraction has ended for at least one party is like trying to resurrect the dead.
A Vicious Cycle
When making an effort to fix a relationship that’s clearly over for one party, the person trying to bring the relationship back to life will only become even more frustrated, saddened and depressed. These negative emotions perpetuate a vicious cycle where one person tries different methods to bring a person back to their lives, or dreams up a means of making the relationship they once had a reality again. Such thoughts can become obsessive and can blind the individual to the clearest way forward.
Getting Over It
It’s easy to tell someone to just “get over it” following a bad breakup or the ending of a long-time friendship or romantic relationship. However, fulfilling that order is another story. It takes a lot of time to mend a broken heart and to restore one’s sense of confidence in order to trust in the world again. Just because it’s time to move on, it doesn’t mean moving on will be easy. The individual is likely to get through the issue—not over it—but there will be no getting through anything until the person is ready to move on and forward.
Tarot Messages Telling You it’s Time
In a Tarot reading, the cards often suggest to the brokenhearted it’s time to move on. The transition into a new life path is one achieved by a period of rest and self-reflection. Two common cards that appear in a reading suggesting it’s time for a period of rest and self-reflection are the Four of Swords and The Hermit. The subtle message of these two cards provides the insight one must adhere to if they are going to move beyond this dark, emotional period.
The Four of Swords
The Four of Swords often suggests that one call a truce, or that the questioner end the fight and take stock of the situation. This card hints that a resting period is needed before moving forward—a time where one can reflect and heal. Taking the time to heal is an important step in loving the self. The Four of Swords is a card depicting a death in a metaphorical sense, as death is merely a transition from one state to another. So when this card appears in a reading, the questioner is at the precipice of change, even if it is not immediately apparent.
The Hermit Points the Way
The Hermit is the seeker of truth discovered by the questioner who enters a period of self-exploration and contemplation. When The Hermit appears in a card reading, the questioner is encouraged to listen to the inner voice above all others, and to return one’s trust to the voice of intuition. The solitude of The Hermit is a welcoming reprieve from emotional risks. It gives the questioner time to turn his or her attentions to the self once more and to engage in a level of self-love that will ultimately help heal the injuries from lost loves and relationships.