When upright, the Four of Swords represents that it’s time to take a break. You’ve recently hit a milestone in your journey towards your ultimate goal, and this is the sign that you need to recharge before setting out on the next jaunt. Even the most driven individuals need to slow down every now and again. If you’ve recently hit a rough patch in a relationship or at work, it’s time to hit pause and recuperate from the blow. It can be a challenge to take a break from work and other people, but there are other things you can do while resting. Assess your progress thus far and focus on where you want to go next. You’ll find that, once you come back from this break, things will be much more manageable.