Understanding the Tarot - The Meanings of the Cards
The Suit of Cups

Four of Swords

The time is right to take a rest or vacation. Gathering one's thoughts on a retreat, or just getting away from everything for a bit of peace is required.

Four of Swords Reversed

Knowing that it is time for a respite doesn't mean that it will happen. Culminating the knowledge that a rest is needed will not get you that rest if you ignore the teachings.