Four of Swords (R) - Stress can affect you now - the weight of your responsibilities may be too heavy. Seek advise from your higher self - pull back into solitude and consider the details of your situation calmly. Put your thoughts in order and determine your priorities - suspend action on all issues but "one", ask your unconscious to work on this one issue and then sleep on it. Centering and meditation practices can help you create the objectivity required to see all sides of an issue and from this experience something useful and powerful will emerge. You will soon be back into action again - there will be good opportunities ahead. Always take the time to think things out carefully before you commit yourself to anything.

When you find yourself experiencing opposition or find that it is difficult to get things moving - recognize that it is an indication that there is still "unrest." Make no promises at these times, the situation can rapidly change. Allow yourself to return to life and activity now - emerge from your shell - other people may assist as they perceive and break through the protective walls you have built to protect yourself.

There may be difficulty in this centering process, such as not being able to discern just where your progress to date has brought you or simply indulging in too much introspection/ thinking. Desiring too much mental abundance, mental greed. Intellectual complacency, also insecurity. Do not try to over protect your mind or your ideas for they will wither and disappear as though they never existed. Misuse of order, discipline, authority, control, cleanliness.

Questions to Answer: From what do you need to rest or retreat? Where do you need to focus your energies in order to recuperate your strength? What do you need to do to gain a better perspective and to be fair and just in this situation? What kind of professional assistance would help most?