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Symbols in the Tarot - Air

Are is probably one of the most mysterious of the four traditional western elements. It is an invisible force that for most of human history we had little to no understanding of. In the Tarot, the suit of swords is often most associated with air dealing with concepts of ideas, plans, thoughts, and challenges. In medieval times the air was often thought to be the carrier of plague and disease that was carried on the wind in foul miasmas.