Tarot: 4 of Swords

4 of Swords . . . . .
~ Time out – rest, recuperate, renewal, do not think hard deep thoughts …… stay in pleasure!
~ To call in your awake dream and manifest your desires, sometimes you need to rest. Just think of your nighttime dreams what are you doing, you are resting. Resting creates an opening to dream, to imagine, to create, to come up with a new ideas or experiences that you think are juicy. ~ You do not have to create illness to take a timeout, life is much smoother when you give your self the time out you need regularly.
~ Life can be busy I get that, but it is really only as busy as you make it. You are always at choice, even if it doesn’t feel that way sometimes. (Feel free to swear at me at any time, it will release some tension, just no hexing please!)

I have to remind myself of this from time to time, when I feel overwhelmed by the quantity of things on my ‘To Do’ list. I remind myself that I create my ‘To Do’ list and I choose the speed with which I do it. When I choose to change my belief around what needs to get done, slow down and trust that everything will get done in its own time, hmmmmm strangely everything does, imagine that. Even hearing the words ‘To Do’, creates tension in my body. So I no longer give my list a name, I write down things to remember, and when they get done they get done. I’m looking forward to the day when I am ready to release the list all together. I wonder what that will feel like?
~ Have a nourishing ‘ME’ day.

To Ponder today
~ Where can I give myself more downtime?
~ Do I need extra help in order to do that?
~ What can I let go of to create most space in my life for me?

~ Set your intent to play with this, rather than it being all serious with a pass or fail mentality.  Intuition takes practice.
~ Set your intent to hear the intuitive messages from spirit that you get today from being present with the photo above.
~ Find a quiet place to be present with the photo. (If the kids are running around the room you’re in, forget about it, find another room)
~ Breathe deeply for a few moments, focussing on your breath. This will bring you into a more balanced intuitive state. If your internal dialogue kicks up that’s okay, just notice it and let it pass on through your mind not engaging with it, and focus on your breath again.
~ Notice what attracts you about the photo. As a symbol what does this mean to you and your life walk?
~ Notice any ‘thoughts, images, colours’ that pop up not from your brain, but rather from your gut or elsewhere. (If it’s from your brain that is your ego chatting away, trying to distract you from hearing your intuition.)
~ What do those thoughts, colours, images mean as symbols or otherwise to you specifically and your life?
~ Right them down. Then you have them and can ponder on them any time you want during the day.
~ If nothing comes, do not, I repeat do not beat yourself up, this is playtime remember. Go about your day, something may pop up during the day unexpectedly. If not, no matter, there’s another photo coming tomorrow to play with.  Intuition takes practice.


I have let go of the Mayan Daykeepers as a basis for my posts. I pull a major arcana tarot card every day from the Mayan Xultun Tarot Deck by Peter Balin. Due to honouring copyright I will not be posting a photo of the card but instead I will post a photo of something that resonates as a mirror for that card. It is up to you, to interpret what the photo’s message is for you each day. Let’s play with tarot. See what your intuitive messages are.

Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.

Mayan Daykeeper Imix: The essence of Imix is the beginning of a cycle. The start of one dividing into many & yet still being part of the one. Imix is the one.

Imix often manifests in human reality as the ability
to remain in the present moment without concern for the past and future.
It can be recognized as a clear link to that which lies beyond the mundane.
Imix offers the ability to transcend time
and to refrain from having time oriented desires.

On a Imix day you may want to be less structured.
Make time for yourself that is free from previous commitments and obligations.
This is an opportune day to discover from within
what you truly want and where you truly want to go in your life.
It is a day to acknowledge that which lies beyond time.

People who are born on a Imix day are often dreamers
that lack the desire to succeed in more materialistic accomplishments.
They often come up with new ideas that others bring to manifestation.

This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah

Should you wish to know your Birth Daykeeper, please contact me and send me your Birthday.