Determining a Wind
As you have seen, air magick can be done one of two ways: actually using the element of air through one of the above spells, invoking the correct wind or not, or by simply invoking the powers of all of the winds or one in particular and performing another type of spell.
For spells in which you wish to invoke a wind but aren’t sure which is appropriate, the following spell can be used.
In a fireproof item or area, build a small fire of any type of wood. Or, use some charcoal and light it.
Next, when the fire is blazing brightly or the coals are glowing, throw green branches of trees and shrubs on the fire or coals to create smoke. The smoke should rise steadily from the fire. The fire isn’t important now; only the smoke is.
Watch to see the direction the smoke travels in.
It may immediately move toward a direction, or rise straight up. If the latter occurs, keep watching and it should turn. The direction in which the smoke travels is the appropriate wind for the spell you are considering.
Granted, this is a bit of trouble, but it works. Be sure that the fire is safely extinguished, with sand or water, before leaving the area.
Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic