Magickal Air Correspondences
Air is constantly moving and changing. While Air can be still, it’s always all around us, and it shifts with the smallest movement. It’s a masculine element and radiates with Yang energy. This element affects communication – especially in relationships – knowledge, power, and can promote change.
It’s easy to take Air for granted – we don’t really have to do anything to interact with it every moment of the day. Whereas we need to light a candle, use a fountain, or intentionally ground to interact with the other three elements. But it’s a powerful one to help us build bridges with others and create connection between ourselves and others.
Communication & the Air
The Air element encourages communication with others. Air element people (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) tend to be sociable and enjoy connecting with others, but that doesn’t mean that other Zodiac signs aren’t good at communication and socializing. No matter who you are, the Air can support you as you navigate difficult conversations with people you love or develop creative ideas in brainstorming meetings.
Vata & the Air
According to Ayurvedic tradition, we are made of three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We typically have a dominant dosha, and those with a dominant Vata are most aligned with Air. Vata controls motion in the body and helps to stimulate vitality and creativity. Ayurvedic experts teach that when Vata is out of balance, it can cause fear and anxiety. Other signs of an imbalance may include rough/dry skin, feeling restless, waking up exhausted, or joint pain.
(Now’s the time for me to remind you that we’re not doctors here at Inked Goddess Creations, and nothing in this article should be interpreted as medical advice. If you are experiencing anxiety, joint pain, or another of the signs mentioned here, please seek the appropriate medical or psychiatric care.)
How to Ground Air
Of course, there are ways that our Air can become imbalanced that don’t lead to a chronic condition or a situation that needs to be addressed by a medical professional. When we feel anxious, nervous, or even apathetic or bored, it’s a sign that our Air is a little off. The solution? Grounding! Here are some ways to do it:
- Sit down to eat your meals.
- Reduce your caffeine intake.
- Step outside (weather permitting) and stand barefoot on the ground.
- Step away from your phone or computer for a while to reduce stimulation.
- Go work in your garden for a bit.
- Pull a breathing meditation up on YouTube and Zen out for a few minutes.
Basically, if your Air is out of whack, it can be a sign that you need to slow down and disconnect.
Magickal Correspondences for Air
Here’s a comprehensive list of Air correspondences for your magickal practice.
Herbs & Incense:
- Anise (and Star Anise)
- Lily of the Valley
Crystals & Minerals:
- Blue Tourmaline
- Clear Quartz
- Desert Rose
- The Fool
- Swords suit
Resources & Further Reading:
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences, by Sandra Kynes
Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic, by Scott Cunningham