The element of Air is one of the four elements, the others being Earth, Fire and Water. It should be understood that the Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – are not the same as dirt, oxygen, flames and H20. The Spiritual Elements together make up everything in life (Exemplore).
The element of Air is connected to, amongst others, the mind and intelligence, communication, telepathy, psychic powers, inspiration, imagination, ideas, knowledge, dreams and wishes. In rituals, Air is represented in the forms of tossing objects into the wind, aromatherapy, songs, and hiding things in high places. It rules spells involving travels, instruction, freedom, knowledge, discovering lost items, and can also be used to develop psychic faculties. Air also rules the visualization (Wicca).
Astrological signs: Gemini, Libra & Aquarius
Planets: Jupiter & Mercury
Moon Phase: Waxing
Sabbats: Imbolc & Ostara/Spring Equinox
Chakra: Anahata – Heart Chakra
Yoga: Prana, meaning your breath or life force. Pranayama means breath control, or channeling or controlling your life force. Air is associated with the respiratory organs and tissues, with breathing, speech, the mind and imagination and with the sense of hearing and smell. The yogic pranayama is an exelent way to work with this element in a healing way.
To control the element of Air: Study, learn, and apply your knowledge to life. Practice speaking, help yourself learn to think more carefully about what comes out of your mouth and express yourself more effectively. Don’t allow yourself to give into cynical attitudes. Cultivate wisdom (Exemplore).
The elements are usually invoked during ritual in order to balance the energy in the sacred space or the practitioner herself, but Air may also be invoked independently to lend their energy to spellwork within its sphere of influence or to help the practitioner balance out an excess of earth energy. Air energy supports the generation of new ideas and gathering of information, encouraging cooperation, communication (especially verbal) and friendliness, contracts and agreements, stimulating mental capacity and strengthening the mind, travel and general luck. Air may be represented on an altar by a fan, feather, sword, arrow, incense, fragrant flowers, wand or a spindle. Colors used to represent air include bright pale colors and pastels, especially yellow and blue but also gray (or silver) and violet When creating sacred space or purifying areas, objects or individuals for ritual, air may be employed in the form of smoke or by fanning air over the thing to be purified with a feather or hand fan. A musical instrument, especially a flute or horn may also be used (Witchipedia).