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Four of Air

Four of Air

Today’s card is the Four of Air (Wands), also known as Harmony. In a more traditional tarot deck, the suit of Wands is used to represent the Element of Fire. However, in the Shapeshifter deck, its creators have chosen to use this suit to represent the Element of Air. Air controls matters of the mind, the intellect, learning and analytical thinking, mental health and the psyche. It also rules over dreams, third sight, psychic abilities and astral travel.

The keywords for this card are Prosperity, Harmony, and Romance. This card pictures two swans, one black and one white, uniting in perfect balance on a placid stream which represents the flow of life. The swans, symbolic of intuitive dreams and spiritual guidance, are in perfect balance and harmony; neither the black swan, signifying negative energy, or the white one, signifying positive energy, are dominating the other. By definition, negative and evil do not have the same meaning. All things in the Universe are composed of two halves; both positive and negative energies, without direction and intent, are in themselves, neutral in position, influence, or power over the other. Behind these loving swans is a waterfall. Spiritual guidance and influence constantly pour into the stream of life for each human. It is our ability to perceive these energies and apply them to our intent, that direct them in good or evil ways.

A beautiful bridge can be seen stretching from one bank of the stream to the other, representing the astral bridge that connects the physical and spiritual worlds. Faces representing past lives stare up at them from the banks; these faces act as signposts on the seeker’s journey to discover his or her true inner identity and future destiny. A dove, the emblem of messages from the Gods, soars overhead while along the banks are trees, ivy, poppies, and other flowers. This signifies the seeds of life all around us.

This card hails a time of calm and ease as chaotic and restless energies and events come to a close. Take this opportunity to redirect your life; pay close attention as guidance may come in the form of dreams and hunches. Prosperity and happiness will replace old patterns of melancholy and lack; strive to create balance in your actions so you can ride the tide of good luck. If you are single, romance could also be in your near future.

This card is one of good fortune! Take a chance on hunches and go for what you want to bring positive change into your life!