Tarot Prince Air, Prince of Swords
Tarot Prince of Air is a character type adept at intellectual pursuits and communication, exhibiting analytical, sharp–witted, and ambitious thinking. These innovative thinkers are always on the cutting edge of technology, and their presence in our lives may indicate the need for us to seek out new educational opportunities or take on new projects to expand our knowledge and bring our ideas to life.
However, when badly aspected, this personality type can exhibit malicious and scheming behavior. With their quick–thinking and agile minds, they are as adept at tearing down as they are at creating. Thus, this card encourages us to be mindful of our words and actions, and to listen to the perspectives of those around us.
The image for this card is taken from the painting “Orpheus Eurydice: Don‘t Look Back,” which depicts the premature looking back of Orpheus at his recently–rescued wife Eurydice from the underworld. As a result of looking back, she vanished for the second time, but now forever.
The message this card conveys is “Don’t look back to retrieve what has been lost, because there lie fleeting images and illusion. Instead, move forward to retrieve what has been lost through the opportunity of new experiences, as our rewards await us in the future.”
Prince of Air rules from 20 degrees Capricorn through 20 degrees of Aquarius.
Original Painting of Orpheus: Don’t look back available from Saatchi Art