The element of Air is light, it is an active element and is contrary to Earth atmosphere. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, motion and thinness. Scientifically, Nitrogen and oxygen make up about 99 percent of Earth’s air that we breathe.
The element of Air is vital to human survival, without it we would all perish, 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 and out every day. We cannot capture or tame the Air, but we certainly know it’s with us. It can be tempestuous or still, or as gentle as a puff on a birthday candle.
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.
The air element works in conjunction with all other elements to sustain life on this planet. Think about how air works with the others: air fuels fire, moves earth, makes clouds with water. We inhale and exhale air, it cools us off, but it can also be destructive and blow down houses. Without air, we definitely would not survive. Air is whirling, twirling, twisting, freeing. Whipping, swirling, caressing, calling, kissing, clouding, flying. Speak it into existence, whisper it into the wind..
The air signs are:
Gemini: May 21–June 21.
Libra: September 23–October 23.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18.
In magical 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. Air aids us in visualization, a vital technique in magic. This is why “Air signs” are the thinkers, communicators, and doers of the zodiac( due to the nature “air”). They breeze through life, never stopping to catch their breath and their intelligence helps them make decisions easily.
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.
The Air Element corresponds to the Eastern part of creation. It symbolizes a vast network of vital breath, from the winds that brought the Universe into being to the first cry of a newborn baby or first breath of life (Om). Where Earth is “fixed” air is most definitely a mover. It’s also connected to the mind, wisdom, spirits and the soul.
The Element of Air is an excellent representation of spiritual faith. Air reminds us that there is much more to this world than what we can see , and also teaches that we must grow and change as the world does likewise
While nearly any pale colour can represent the Air Element the most common two are Yellow and White.
The Color yellow, symbolizes the season of Spring, which also correlates to the Air Element. For light healers, yellow brings peace into the auric field. Other associations for yellow that carry over to the Air Element includes creativity, intellect, happiness, clarity and perception.
When speaking of the Air Element the vibration of 8 creates change, usually in the areas of finances, career or personal power. It emphasizes balance in various areas of your life and listening carefully to the urgings of Spirit in your life. Wind is not static; it bends and weaves, and when you work with this Element or find it presenting itself in your life, you may find your need for adaptability challenged.
There are many dimensions. It’s time to see what you have not seen, or perhaps what you’re not willing to recognize. You will need an odd combination of control with whimsy and spontaneity. I dare you to run with the wind – see where it takes you.
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