The Air element relates to Swords Minor Arcana, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air corresponds to Yesod on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. The Princes court cards also relate to Air.

In YHVH, the V is Air.


The Holy Ghost – Fool – Knight-Errant. Folly’s doom is ruin

Aleph = The Holy Ghost – Fool – Knight-Errant

Peh = Ruin

Letter Aleph

11. Aleph means an Ox, principally because the shape of the letter suggests the shape of a yoke. There is also a reference to the mildness and patience of Harpocrates: indeed, to his sexual innocence. The function of ploughing is clearly the chief idea involved: herein lies a paradox – to be studied in the last act of Parsifal.

Aleph relates to the element air. It is related to The Fool, and has the value of 1


Ruach means air, also breath and mind, thought being the expression in expansion of the union of Chokmah and Binah in the subconscious. Ruach is also translated Spirit – Latin Spiritus. There must be no confusion between this “Spirit” and that symbolized by the letter Shin. The distinctions are of the utmost importance, and so manifold and subtle that the subject demands a complete essay in itself.

King of Swords – Golden Dawn

King of Swords – Golden Dawn

He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skilful, bit inclined to domineer. Also to overvalue small things, unless well-dignified.

King of Swords – Rider-Waite

King of Swords – Rider-Waite

Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connexions—power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law offices of the crown, and so forth.

Queen of Swords – Golden Dawn

Queen of Swords – Golden Dawn

Intensely perceptive, keen observation, subtle, quick, confident, often perseveringly accurate in superficial things, graceful, fond of dancing and balancing. Ill-dignified, cruel, sly, deceitful, unreliable, though with a good exterior.