As you may have noticed already, all the characters in this deck have large, animal heads and small anthropomorphic bodies. And on this Four of Swords we have what looks like a character from the Planet of the Apes. He is lying on a stone plinth in a church, under a red and orange stained-glass window portraying further ape-like creatures. He wears golden armour and lies with closed eyes and hands held as though in prayer.
This card is a beautiful reminder of the need to withdraw and calm our Monkey Mind, allowing serenity in. Whether as respite from the battles already waged or in preparation for those still to come, finding that inner harmony is extremely valuable.
Today, the weather is supposed to be beautifully warm, after a long, hard winter. So, maybe a meditative walk on the Heath is called for :) Or some more Zentangling...
I am grateful for some time to be quiet.