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by: SebaraE on Apr 24, 2019

I'm still learning how to use tarot cards. I have a sort of "beginner-friendly" Rider Waite deck that comes with a guidebook. Anyway, it categorizes the Suit of Swords as corresponding with the element of Air and the Suit of Wands as corresponding with the element of Fire (although my deck uses the word Rods instead of Wands) and the art on the cards strongly reflects this. I think that this is the conventional way they're categorized, and I've read that the two tools and elements are different depending on your tradition, but I feel more comfortable connecting Wands with Air and Swords with Fire in my personal path. I plan on getting another deck in the future when I'm more comfortable with the cards' meanings. Do the meanings of the Suit of Swords and the Suit of Wands become different if you switch their corresponding elements?