The 4 of Swords is the card of rest and recuperation. It symbolizes a time of retreat, solitude and quiet introspection to reflect and recover. The Tower reversed can be positive or negative, but either way it’s a card that heralds significant changes. In its negative aspect there could be resistance to changes that will bring freedom or refusal to face the collapse or crumbling of structures in your life. In its positive aspect it represents a breakthrough and liberation from the past. The worst is over and it’s time to pick up the pieces and move forward. The 3 of Wands represents enterprising activity, marshalling your resources and preparing to send out your ships. New ideas and opportunities are tantalizing as well as energizing you. Plans for action are being made and figuring out how to put your plans into motion.
Something momentous has happened or has finally occurred to you. And, life is not going to be the same as it has been. Today, you need time to fully reflect on this important change which is going to result in a withdrawal from your normal activities. And, I sense that the wheels are already turning in your head about how you can turn this change of events to your advantage.