The Element of Air

Air is one of the four classical elements, which also includes EarthWater and Fire.  A fifth element, Spirit or Akasha, is also sometimes included – and can represent the five points on the Pentacle.

Air represents the mind and intelligence, knowledge, communication, inspiration, imagination, intuition, illumination, ideas, freedom, clarity, telepathy, psychic powers, dreams and wishes, travel, finding lost things, ability to know & understand, brainstorming, and new beginnings.

Air symbols include the sky, wind, clouds, vibrations, smoke, feathers, plants, trees, flowers.  Types of magic using Air energies include divination, concentration, visualization, wind magick, feather magick, prophecy, and karma work.  Air related rituals include playing a flute or wind instrument, tossing objects in the wind, burning incense & aromatherapy, hanging objects in trees/high places.

GenderMasculine
DirectionEast
Cycle of LifeBirth, Infancy
Moon PhaseNew, Waxing
SeasonSpring
SymbolsSky, wind, clouds, breath, vibrations, smoke, feathers, plants, herbs, trees, flowers
SabbatImbolc, Ostara
WindEurus
GoddessesDanu, Athena, Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania
GodsMercury, Thoth
Spirits/ElementalsSylphs, Zephyrs, Fairies of trees, flowers and winds
Magick toolsCenser, athame, sword, wand
Rule of MagnusTo Know
Zodiac SignsGemini, Libra, Aquarius
PlanetsMercury, Uranus
ChakraHeart
AnimalsDoves, hawk, eagle, foxes, turtle, raven, spider
Trees/PlantsWildflowers, lavender, clover, lemon balm, ash trees, birch, aspen, beech, acacia, almond, hazel, linden, maple, pine
HerbalFrankincence, myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, violet, yarrow, dill, clove
Gems & StonesFluorite, moonstone, turquoise, amethyst, rhodochrosite, silver, topaz, pumice, alexandrite
MetalsTin, copper
InstrumentsFlute, wind instruments
Type of magickDivination, concentration, visualization, wind magick, prophecy, karma work
Ritual ActionPlaying a flute/wind instrument, tossing objects in the wind, burning incense & aromatherapy, hanging objects in trees/high places, discovering lost items, developing psychic abilities

The Wiccan Elements

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