The Four of Swords shows a period of recovery and rest after a time of challenge. This is the time build up your mental strength. Spend time in a calm atmosphere. You need to replenish your strength and spend time in spiritual thinking. You need to rest and relax.
The Four of Swords is a reminder that after every crisis and before every new challenge, there is always a time of contemplation and relaxation. Even the hardest and most resilient people cannot stand constant periods of tension and stress, but short periods of rest let you refresh your concentration, focus and energy, and be ready for the next challenge.
This card is also a sign that you should put down your defenses, stop worrying and take a breath. For the time being there is a truce, not peace, they are not the same thing. This card guarantees that challenges will return as soon as you are ready to face them. So take advantage of this moment of tranquility but do not forget that the battle is not over yet. In a practical sense, the Four of Swords is an indicator that you need to have some time out from your current circumstances. This is a good time to re-evaluate and re-assess your priorities. Create some time and space to reflect on what has worked well, what has not worked well and what you need to change for the future. Pausing for reflection after each major challenge will position you well for success in the future.