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4 of Air (Swords) – Gaian Tarot Card of the Week

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Four-air What do we most need to know for the coming week?

4 of Air 

Love this card, with its message of creating a sacred space for meditation, contemplation, incubation of new ideas.  Protecting those new thoughts or intuitions or creative sparks from scoffers and naysayers, including interior ones.

How will you and I create sacred space this week, each day, to allow the Muse to come on in?

For me – besides my early morning devotions, I’m taking breaks throughout my day to watch my breath, to jot down more items on my gratitude list, and to go outside and stretch . . . and just notice what’s going on in the “neighborhood.”   

I’ve started work on the Gaian Elder of Air, and that too feels like something I want to protect until it’s all done.  

How about you, dear Reader?   

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Julia Guthrie Mon - Jun 29th 2009 9:53 am

    Oh Joanna, this is wonderful! lol The last 2 days I have been seeing black birds feathers everywhere…I even picked one up yesterday because it seemed to be calling to me…only it disapeared when I got home.
    Today a friend did a reading for me & saw me surrounded by Birds!! *grins*
    Then you post this…synchros are so much fun!:) xxxxx

  • Julie Mon - Jun 29th 2009 2:28 pm

    This card is telling me to take my time, to let things incubate and nurture, and the results will come at their own pace. I needed that, today.
    I’m in the process of planning to move out with my boyfriend. The process is not easy, and it’s involving some mental hurdles for both of us. (I will be moving out of my mom’s house for the first time; he will be moving away from his brothers, whom he’s very close to.) While I want him to be excited and raring to go, he isn’t. He’s a man who likes to take his time, really think things over, and come to his conclusions after lots of thought.
    This card is telling me I can’t rush him. I need to nurture the relationship and let it develop and “hatch” in its own time. I need to stay calm and patient. Pecking at the egg in the hopes that it will hatch faster is counterproductive, both for bird eggs and for my boyfriend.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa Hunt Tue - Jun 30th 2009 8:08 am

    What a wonderful concept for Four of Air. A dove has nested over our front door atop a hurricane shutter. I don’t know how she balances up there on the precarious metal edge…through rain and wind. But she seems calm, in control and very much in the moment. In order to nurture life she must sit patiently upon her eggs. Your piece is so reinforcing of the wonders of nature; and how it can serve as a reminder that it’s okay to just take a breath and be content to rest in one’s nest for a while.

  • joanna Thu - Jul 02nd 2009 7:41 am

    Love all of your comments, thank you! Halfway through this week, I find I’m also incubating the new design and content for my revised web design website . . . which is not quite ready to show to the world. I love designing websites . . . it’s just as creative (in a different way) from creating a piece of artwork or jewelry. I feel very blessed today.

  • Susan Sat - Jul 04th 2009 10:15 am

    I have the blue heron fly by me often when I’m at work! This bird always reminds me to go my own way, at my own pace. I’ve also been incubating a short story idea, and this 4 of air card with the egg tells me literally to keep holding it within me, that it’s coming but not to rush it.
    I love all your cards, by the way, and find they illuminate something new each time I look at them.