4 Minor arcana

Blades Serpents pears Stones

4 | Blades

Element - Air

Air is quick, cold and unseen.

Planet - Earth

The earth represents our physical and spiritual being. Earth grounds.

Word - Mechanical

General Aspects of blades:

Blades are a progression of the suit of swords, representing air, an unseen force that acts rapidly. It is a masculine energy that governs thinking sight and sound. This suit is connected to the cold, its representative color is blue and direction is North.

Lessons that blades bring into our life often pertain to our identity. Communication and the intellect are governed by this suit. These can be tough lessons to learn because these cards represent the truth. Their direction is North and represent the fall season. Blades also represent spirit, because spirit is like the breath of life.

A lot of these cards in your reading could mean that you are working hard on defining your identity and changes that maybe taking place. Is there a lot going on in your life? This can represent situations that are going to be happening in the very near future. Are you being guided by a spiritual process? Life is built on change, focusing on letting go of what's excess and letting in the new can make transitions easier.

Positive Aspects:

  • energetic

  • vital

  • intelligent

Negative Aspects:

  • changeable

  • inconsistent

  • distant

4 | Serpents

Element - Fire

Fire is transformative.

Planet - Earth

The earth represents our physical and spiritual being. It grounds.

Word - Transmuting

General Aspects:

Serpents are the progression of the wands, they depict the fire sign. This suit represents inner masculine qualities. It is suit that governs drive and ambition. Serpents represent the movement of energy. Their season is spring and their direction is the south.

Serpents show where you may have significant drive. If you find there are a lot of serpents in your reading then it is possible that there is something big on the horizon possibly a business, or maybe a lot of energy coming your way.

Positive Aspects:

  • driven

  • passionate

  • creative

Negative Aspects:

  • hot headed

  • dramatic

  • rash

4 | pears

Element - water

Water is emotional and intuitive

Planet - Earth

The earth represents our physical and spiritual being. It grounds.

Word - Harmony

General Aspects of Pears:

Pears are the progression of the cups, they depict the water sign, a receptive and subconscious force. These cards are feminine in nature. They represent the relationships and emotional connections we have. This suit is associated with the direction east and the sense of smell.

Receiving these cards could be about the love of pleasure, your gut impressions and feelings. When you are receptive, spirit can let inspiration flow to you, and into the world. If you notice a lot of pears in your reading this could mean a very emotional time, creative time and physic development.

Positive Aspects:

  • caring

  • intuitive

  • creative

Negative Aspects:

  • emotional

  • sensitive

4 | stones

Element - Earth

Earth is dry, stable and bountiful

Planet - Earth

The earth represents our physical and spiritual being. It grounds.

Word - Solid

General Aspects of Stones:

Stones are the progression of the pentacles, they depict the earth sign. Stones have a feminine nature. They represent the physical and material world.

If you notice you have a lot of stones in your reading it could indicate an increase in material possessions or represent that you may be slowly arranging details and getting your affairs in order to create stability.

Positive Aspects:

  • hard working

  • practical

  • stable

Negative Aspects:

  • stubborn

  • cheap

  • dull