Air

Masculine
DESCRIPTION- Air is the element of birds on their wings … the element of freedom and spaciousness. Air is light and expanding, therefore difficult to be measured and contained. It represents the world of thoughts, and it is often said of someone who is very thoughtful that he has "his head in the clouds". The ability to reason and synthesize is what raises man above pains and pleasures as it shows him what part these experiences have in the whole process and makes them acceptable. Through air you can have an idea of the direction you want your life to take, and when fire combines with it, there is nothing that can stop you. But a poor air functioning will see you stranded in your own particular world without the breath of vision to carry yourself ahead.
BASIC NATURE- Scientists and magicians may have different views concerning this element, but all agree that it's vital to human survival. Without air, we would perish. Air is the power of movement; of freshening and of intelligence. It's the invisible and yet quite real mixture of gases that we breathe in every day. In magical terms, Air is also the power of the mind: the force of Intellect. Go to a place with clean air and breathe deeply. Touch a feather. Inhale the fragrance of a heavily scented flower. Study an intricately patterned leaf. Experience the wonders of the manifestations of this element. Remember, too, that we possess Air energy within ourselves. Flying, moving, fresh, intelligent, suspending. Sound is a manifestation of this element
ATTRIBUTES- Air is the element of the mind. It is intellect, inspiration, and 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, and finding lost items, some types of divination, and freedom. Air aids us in visualization, a vital technique in magic. Mental powers, visions, physic powers, wisdom, theory, breath, peaks, governs the magic of the four winds, towers, abstract learning, theory, windswept hills, plains, high mountain peaks, wind and breath, creativity of the mind, ideas and ideologies
RITUALS- Travel, Instructions, Study, Freedom, Knowledge, Recovering Lost Items
RITUAL FORMS- Tossing Objects into the Air, Suspending Tools in High Places, Fanning Light Objects, Visualization, Positive Thinking
RITUAL TOOLS- Athame, sword or wand, censer (thurible), censor, bells (also harps), feather, incense smoke, fragrant flowers
TYPE MAGIC- Divination, concentration, visualization, wind magic
TYPE OF ENERGY- Projective
COLORS- Sky blue, white, black, bright yellow, gold, crimson, blue-white, pink, pastels
DIRECTION- East
SENSE- Smell
SEASON- Spring
SIGNS OF ZODIAC- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
TIME OF DAY- Dawn
WIND- Eurus
PLACES- Mountaintops, wind swept plains, cloudy skies, high towers, airports, schools, libraries, offices, travel agencies, psychiatrist's offices.
ANIMALS- Birds, especially eagles and hawks, spider, winged insects
PLANTS- Vervain, yarrow, primrose, violet, myrrh, frankincense
HERBS- Fragrant, as many flowers; pungent, as in culinary herbs such as dill; airy, finely veined, or windswept; generally leaves
TREE- Aspen
STONES OR JEWELS- Topaz, sapphire, lapis lazuli, yellow topaz, amber, clear or smoky quarts, fluorite, rhodochrosite, rose quartz
METALS- Tin, Copper Musical instrument Flute, all wind instruments
INCENSE- Galbanum
POINT IN LIFE- Infancy
ELEMENTAL SPIRITS- Sylphs

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