Today’s card is the Three of Air (Wands), also known as Partnership. 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 Association, Cooperation, Connection, and Unity. The garden seen in this image is alive with images of shapeshifting beings, some partially hidden by the foliage. The devas of nature and the faery beings live one step away from us in the three-dimensional world; they pass freely between the material, physical world, and the Otherworld or Faery Kingdom. Sometimes, the veil becomes thin and we are able to see glimpses of this world from our own. This shape-shifting couple are part human/part bird and they float freely above the lush garden surrounding them. White poplar trees, representing opposite polarities, their silhouettes like staves standing upright on each side of the card. These two trees frame a magickal scene in which robins, symbols of spring and the morning; they fly in union with each other as white and yellow roses twine up the trees. Morning glories grace the top of the card and a caterpillar, another symbol of spring and the never-ending cycle of life hides in the brush with a spider and butterfly, both of whom make their homes in the thick vegetation. The spider signifies industry, networking, and divine inspiration While the butterfly represents metamorphosis, transformation, and change.
This card asks us to find the virtue and integrity in our associations with ourselves and others in our ordinary life as well as other dimensions. Now is the time to build a sturdy foundation for the dreams and goals you have for yourself. Spring is a time of new beginnings! Learn to unite your body, mind, and spirit so that work in harmony with each other for optimum results. It is possible that you are about to enter into new partnerships, both personal and professional. A card of commerce, trade, and cooperation, this card may point to strengthening established partnerships as well; sharing common interests will help you do all things with a sense of unity, consistency, and congruency. This will allow patterns to flow in new and different ways.
Today, may you find opportunities to make new partnerships and strengthen old ones!