With a healthy belief system in place, you may encounter an experience that will have you questioning your progress as you pursue a level of perfection that may not be obtainable. The advice the dogs bring back today is one of taking a break and making time to rest your mind and body.
The Queen of Swords is the energy that is currently with us, and this strong confident presence will help you remember that you don't need to lower your standards to fit in or in an attempt to seek approval. Your standards are high because you have worked hard to get where you are, there is no need to feel ashamed of your progress by pretending or conforming to someone else's tastes.
The Eight of Pentacles comes in as the external influence, and the vibe I get with this card is that you are in the constant pursuit of perfection and although there is something to be said for giving a situation your best effort, you may be coming down a bit hard on yourself. The Queen of Swords will help you stay confident in your beliefs and your truth without conforming to others, however, the Eight of Swords may have you working hard to raise the bar even higher.
The Four of Swords comes in with the advice to take a break and allow for some downtime. Sure there may be lots of activity going on that is calling your attention but let go of that FOMO so that you can take a break and rest your mind and body. You will need the strength later on!