Monday, 15 November 2010

The Element of AIR

The element of Air is vital to human survival, without it we would all perish, its aspects are Thinness, Motion and Darkness and its quality is Active. Air is the manifestation of movement, freshness, communication and of the intelligence. Sound is another manifestation of this element. As an element, it is invisible, but its reality can be felt in the air that we breathe in every day.

To connect with the power of this element, find a place with clean air and breathe deeply, touch a feather or inhale the fragrance of a heavily scented flower. Let yourself experience the energy of this element, and reflect that we also possess Air energy within ourselves.

In magickal terms, Air is the power of the mind, the force of intellect, inspiration, imagination. It is ideas, knowledge, dreams and wishes. Air is the element of new life and new possibilities and is essential to spells and rituals of travel, instruction, finding lost items, some types of divination, and freedom. Air aids us in visualization, a vital technique in magick.

Air is a masculine element and governs the magick of the four winds. It is the vital spirit passing through all things, giving life to all things, moving and filling all things.

Direction - East
Colour - Yellow, white, pale blue
Time - Dawn
Season - Spring
Zodiac signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Magickal tool - Wand
Elemental - Sylph
Sense - smell
Places - Mountaintops, wind-swept plains, cloudy skies, high towers, airports, schools, libraries, offices, travel agencies, psychiatrist's offices.
Animals - spiders, birds, winged insects
Symbols - A feather, incense smoke, fragrant flowers.
Crystals - Picture Jasper, Yellow Jasper, Citrine, Blue Calcite
Herbs - frankincense, myrrh, pansy, vervain, lavender
Goddess - Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nut, Urania
God - Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth
Power - To know
Magickal aspects - the mind, all mental, intuitive, psychic work, knowledge abstract learning, intellect, theory

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