The Element of Air
The Element of Air rules the following rituals/areas…
magickal studies, intellectualism, education of one’s self and psychic abilities.
aventurine, mottled jasper (leopardskin), mica, pumice and spene.
These are selected, and in no way, a complete list. New plants are discovered every day, so I’ve simply chosen those most well known, and easily available.
acadia, almond, anise, aspen, banyan, bean, benzoin, bistort, bittersweet, borage, brazil nut, bromeliad, broom, caraway, chicory, citron, clover, dandelion, endive, eyebright, fenugreek, filbert, goldenrod, hazel, hps, lavendar, lemongrass, lemon verbena, lily of the valley, mace, male fern, maple, marjoram, mint, mistletoe, mulberry, palm, papyrus, parsley, pecan, pine, pistachio, rice, sage, star anise and wax plant.
Water is associated with the color yellow, and the directional association is East.
An Easy Air Spell
Stand in an open place atop a hill or mountain, far from tall trees, buildings, and other hills. Hold the appropriate enchanted herbs and stones in your power hand and, facing North, blow a little of them to that direction. Turn East and repeat the spell, then do so to the South. At the West blow all the herbs far from your hand. Visualize your need strongly all the while, stating it in words, if you wish.
Air represents mental activity, thoughts, reason and intellect, memory, knowledge, persuasion, birth and friendship, freedom, clarification and expression. A low Air person seems without any direction and unable to define or visualize any future and can not reason out the alternatives and objectives. A high Air person is at ease in complex situations and can sit and think things through, and can carry through with decisions.
It’s feelings are moist heat, it’s season is Spring, it’s direction is East/Mental, the symbol is the Wand, Athame, or the smoke of the incense. It’s colors are White, Lt Blues, Yellows and Green. Moon phase is the first quarter and it’s time is Dawn.
Different types of Air Magick include Visualizations. An important tool in any magick work, it makes the events happen. For this type, it is important that all the other factors such as color, time, the moon phase, winds, etc. are all in balance. And to have the other tools working such as incense and candle burning, or even the right tea or wine to drink in the background. This is because you need to “fix” or “ground” the images or ideas you are using in your visualization.
As our thoughts are extremely powerful, as are our Words. Words can be put together in such a way as to form spells, or used in channeling your power. Words give rise to our desires and can be released upon the winds for attainment. Created and repeated with intensity and concentration the spoken word is a powerful magick in itself. You do not have to be an accomplished linguist, just a simple sentence will do. It creates an atmosphere of concentrated awareness and strength. Words can be used in moments of stress and fear, and will create the magick itself. It does not have to be said aloud, say them to yourself if need or want be.
Another Air Magick is Mirror Magick. It can help in overcoming inner problems and also help with difficult personal decisions. It uses both the Word and Visualization forms and can also aid in being able to visualize a future event. Sometimes, used as a Scrying Tool, in which you are able to “see” possible future events.