It is not possible to kindle fresh fires from burned-out embers.
– Ruth Sawyer
Although the lady has been bitten by a Vampyre the blood on her dress is not hers. She’s managed to escape to this beautiful garden sanctuary. Note the position of the woman’s body mirrors that of the angelic statue she stops at, their hands meeting in prayer. The statue acts as her Guardian Angel, which in turn represents her connection to the Divine. She takes a breath and quiets her thoughts. Her action parallels the symbolism of the murdered crow, which is the suit’s Totem Animal. This moment of respite will afford the young lady the time she needs to reflect and regroup.
The 4 of Knives (Swords) is Lord of Rest from Strife and is ruled by Jupiter (expansion) in Libra (balance). All the fours represent structure and stability. The suit of Knives (Swords) relate to mental activity, the intellect, rational thinking, and communication; astrologically, they are connected to the Air signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Essence: Stilling turbulent thoughts and clearing our minds. Healing and recuperation. Gathering inner resources. Moment of repose. Sweeping away distractions. Getting our bearings after a time of stress. Allowing our higher self to work on our behalf.