Today’s card is the Four of Air from the Dreams of Gaia Tarot. I didn’t have the “sigh” reaction I usually have when I pull the Four of Air/Swords from other decks. This card is obviously not about taking a much needed time out.
The Four of Air in this deck is all about our need for structure and routine. Having a balanced daily routine will give us peace of mind. It is a kind of safety net which helps us to bring order into our daily life. Imagine how stressful our day would be if we had to think about everything we had to do: coffee or tea, bread or oatmeal. Where do I buy my groceries, by card or by bike etc. Routine relieves us from numerous small decisions. But this card is also about examining these routines: How many time wasting, slightly addictive activities have sneaked into them?
Today, it is for me a timely message to really look closely at the way I spend my days. Since about two weeks I have been plagued with a sore neck and a tingling in some fingers of my right hand. This is probable caused by a pinched nerve (again) and it prevents me from doing a lot of things I love: knitting, crochet, writing by hand, painting and drawing, and going to the gym.
Thanks to this card I am fully aware now that some of the gaps in my routine are filled with a lot less productive and creative activities which are mostly internet related. (Yesterday’s Devil?)
So now it is up to me to think of some new routines and ways to spend my time since this neck thing might last a bit longer than I would like.