In the symbolic language of a magical practice, air represents communication. Practically, without air we would be unable to produce sound from our throats and therefore we would be unable to speak. Air is also seen as the breath of life and many witches and Pagans believe life begins with the first breath.
In the old days, the ancestors believed air to be an invisible realm supporting the visible. There is echoes of that idea throughout ancient and modern magical practices. Air is deeply connected to the spirit world; indeed, ancient occult lore states spirits move invisibly through the air, with the howling wind signifying spiritual voices.
Symbolically air connects our past with our present. The air that gave life to our ancestors is the very same air that gives us our life now. It connects us with all living, breathing things. We live within it and are dependent on it for our lives. Air is the force that binds us together.
Alchemical Sign of Air
Correspondences for Air
Governs: thought, mental acuity, the arts, communication, verbal expression, knowledge, television, film, radio, writing, speaking, performing, analysis, and learning.
Magical tool: the wand
Colours: Yellow, white and pastels
Elemental beings: fairies
Tarot suit: the wands
Magical stone: quartz crystal
Outward expression: the power to know
Inward expression: the power to wonder
In love and light