The Child of Air shows a little girl flying a yellow kite. This card expresses the excitement and wonder of an awakened mind. It is like learning how to fly. The Child of Air’s thoughts are still immature and like the yellow kite could change direction at any moment, depending on how the wind blows. There are no restrictions to her mind. She is still too young to be hampered by the limitations of doubt and fear that bind more matured minds. The kite represents thought. Its string is the grounding necessary to turn ideas into productive realities. Without the string the kite would not fly. The yellow/green grass signifies the growth that unrestricted thought can accomplish.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”