Doing nothing is, in fact, doing something in the same way that pausing for the rests in music is a part of playing music.
Whether a knight is upside down or right side, before you go charging in you want to ask yourself if using this energy is going to be helpful or appropriate for a given situation or relationship.
The times when you most feel like distancing yourself from your emotions are the times when you most need to listen to them. Until you process those emotions, those feelings just get in your way.
When the Tower is reversed, it is an indication that we really don’t want to do change despite the fact that the old way of doing things isn’t going to work for us any longer.
Today the Five of Wands is reversed as if to say, “Let’s just stop working against each other and see if we can find some common ground. Ultimately, using our energies at cross purposes is not going to get the job done or impress anyone”.
Pamela Coleman Smith’s drawing in the RWS deck doesn’t do much to illustrate the aspect of choice as much as other cards do, although one can argue that the Garden of Eden setting with the snake coiled around the apple tree depicts the first consequential choice made by humans, so the choice aspect is implied. Other decks are not so subtle about it.
Some things are worth fighting for and other things, not so much. With this card reversed, there’s a chance that the fight might be more trouble than it’s worth.
The Lovers say “I see you. I see all of you. I accept you. I love you for who you are, not who you might be or what your potential is but you, just you.”
The Four of Swords is like an oasis of calm in a suit that presents more challenges than most. It signifies a chance to rest and meditate after a period of struggle and/or in preparation for another one.
The Knight of Cups uses his heart as a compass to guide him to where he is meant to be, knowing that when he finds his true direction it will resonate within him with the clarity of a bell.