The Element Of Air

The Element Of Air

Two seekers of divine knowledge gaze up into the dark and expansive universe with ultimate concentration as they try to connect with the endless and elusive power of the mind. It is information they seek along with clarity, direction, understanding and the ability to communicate with others. Air is invisible, but we know it is there by the rush of wind on our face and the scents carried on the breezes. Like water, it can be calming or destructive but it is just as necessary as food for our survival. Swords are the last stages of activity before the final manifestation.

This suit is represented by spades in playing cards and by swords, blades or daggers in tarot. Swords are the action part of the equation when the passion of the wands and the nurturing of the water come together and begin to manifest into a tangible reality. With swords, there is also an element of conflict, danger, struggle and strife in that your best laid plans and nurturing might not turn out as you expected and you might have to change your strategy and use your intellect to seek out new directions.

If you have many swords in a reading be ready for tremendous activity and some challenges that will need to be dealt with. In this realm, you can choose from two paths. The first one is to become resentful, frustrated and angry which will certainly block your progress. The second is to use your keen intellect to find a way around the obstacles and “Cut Out” that which does not serve your best interests and become a much wiser and stronger person.

When I see lots of swords in a reading, I always think of the phrase, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger”. You can choose to learn and move on or to keep continually repeating your mistakes. Those with swords energy are strong leaders and communicators and will likely find their answers by analyzing and “talking it out”. In times of danger, it is the fearless warrior energy of the swords that will save the day. But, be careful not to use it’s energy to be manipulative, secretive and domineering towards others as this will likely backfire and come back to haunt you.