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Element Air

Tarot and Astrology

Ruled by the planets, Mercury, Venus and Uranus, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius make up the Air Signs of the Zodiac. Known for their energy and quick minds, they are the most communicative, intellectual and sociable signs of the zodiac. They can be sharp as a tack, with razor like minds. They can however appear aloof and unemotional at times.

Gemini – Chatty and intellectual but have a tendency to live on their nerves. Easily bored, they are naturally inquisitive and curious. Their dual nature can be problematic, especially in love.  They have excellent communication skills and very witty.

Libra – Diplomatic and romantic. They hate to be alone and love to be appreciated (overly so). They can be very indecisive and too laid back at times. They make great friends but do expect a lot in return.

Aquarius – Independent, aloof/friendly, cool and calm in a crisis. They are intensely private and can appear sometimes appear unapproachable. They are strong humanitarians, but can be emotionally withdrawn. They have a tendency towards eccentricity.

The Air Signs are represented in the Tarot as follows:

Gemini – Knight of Swords (Also the King of Pentacles), The Lovers

Libra – Queen of Swords (Queen of Pentacles), The Empress, Justice

Aquarius – King of Swords, The Star

The Page of Swords can represent any of the Air Signs but if the person is over the age of 22 years then they are bound to be showing signs of immaturity. They may also be feeling young at heart.  The Page can also be a representation of their childhood.

Remember these are just guidelines, and the Air/Sword Court Cards can represent any of the 12 Signs. However the person represented, be they a Taurean, Leo or Cancarian, will be displaying personality traits or aspects of the Air Element/Signs.  Once the profile fits, regardless of the person being a Capricorn or Piscean, they will obviously have a lot of Air in their personality make-up.  This display of Air may be transient or fixed.


The element of Air has an intellectual idealism attached to it of course – and sometimes also a highbrow superiority complex. Regardless, this is the element that is able to achieve a mental sharpness like no other.

When you think about air you immediately realize a few things. Air is invisible, it cannot be enclosed and it is changeable. Air can be a calm balmy breeze or a ferocious wind storm, but either way, there’s a sense of detachment about it along with an ability to cover extensive ground. Again, let’s apply this astrologically...

Breezy traits

Air signs are known for being more detached and cerebral than others. Air signs aren’t overly emotional, which gives them the ability to think logically and to achieve a broad overview of their idea. Air signs also require extensive freedom of movement in order to express their ideas and individuality. You can never contain an Air sign!

The element of Air is detached from the immediate experience of daily life – never quite touching it – but always flowing around it. This detachment gives air its hallmark ability to be objective and to use its gifts to benefit many.

Ironically, although the element of Air has little emotion or sensitivity, it is the most social element. How is this possible? Air has the ability to objectively appreciate anyone or any group’s thoughts whether or not they agree with them.

The downside of Air is that occasionally, if air remains all "in their head" there’s a chance that it can become mentally imbalanced. That’s when you’ll see an eccentric Air side. If Air overvalues intellect it can become difficult to live in our physical world.

Broken down by sign...

Although the three Air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, share many of these traits in common, each will express the element’s qualities in a unique way.

Gemini will manifest the element of Air as an acute ability to instantly notice and communicate about everything in its environment.

Libra will apply the element of Air as a drive to use its intellect in a way that promotes social harmony.

Aquarius will utilize the element of air to achieve the most remarkably detached ability to connect all people and every concept.

Feng ShuiAbout Wind / Air

Wind is neither a classical nor an eastern element, although some people mistakenly believe it is. However, in the classical elements, wind most closely corresponds with the element of air. In feng shui philosophy, the term feng shui translated means wind and water. Wind is the movement of air, and wind itself can help to move chi or energy in a gentle and flexible way.

One of the trigrams found on the feng shui bagua and in the I Ching Book of Changes is the Xùn trigram, which in English is called the wind trigram. It is associated with the element of wood and represents wealth and prosperity.

Materials That Represent Wind

Wind socks, kites, and wind chimes can all represent the wind. You can use any of these to facilitate movement of chi or to help cleans negative chi.

Elements Yoga - Air

The element of air is the only thing you can not see. But air is our connection to life. Our breath testifies to the quality of this connection. Our breathing pattern reflects our mood. You certainly know all the phrases:

"The breath hangs," "The air stays away," "The long breath is missing," and so on.

These phrases do not come from somewhere. However, we can learn to breathe consciously and thereby influence our moods. It takes some practice, but it works.

A yoga practice with the theme of air therefore has a meditative aspect with a focus on the breath.

The element of air is also associated with the heart chakra. A yoga practice in the air is characterized by heart-opening exercises and backbends. This also increases the breathing space.

The air is also the element that mediates between the three others, balancing and bringing them into harmony. Therefore, another focus is on balance exercises.

Breathing meditation

Get into a comfortable cross-legged position. Put both hands on your heart and try to focus only on your breath for a few minutes. Take the quality of your breath and watch it first. Then try to let him get deeper. Try to perceive the effects on your mind and body. Stop focusing on your breath and feel for it.
Heart opening flow

Come in a high lung. The right leg is in front. The arms are stretched upwards. With the inhalation come in a slight back bend, open your heart space. With the exhalation stretch out both arms in front of you and lean forward slightly. With the next inhalation you come back in your back. Repeat a few times and pay attention to a smooth flow. Change the leg.


Cold air from the east
In the east, the sun starts its day's run, so the East stands for the new beginning. Spring, as the beginning of the cycle of the year, as well as the girl and the boy as the beginning of the circle of life, are assigned to this direction. The air and the east correspond to the color white.

In the east, the sun starts its day's run, so the East stands for the new beginning. Spring, as the beginning of the cycle of the year, as well as the girl and the boy as the beginning of the circle of life, are assigned to this direction. The air and the east correspond to the color white.

Air is the element of intelligence, creativity, and beginnings. Largely intangible and without permanent form, air is an active, masculine element, superior to the more material elements of water and earth.

  • Qualities: Warm, Moist
  • Gender: Masculine (active)
  • Elemental: Sylphs (Invisible beings)
  • Golden Dawn Direction: East
  • Golden Dawn Color: Yellow
  • Magical Tool: Wand, sometimes sword, dagger or athame
  • Planets: Jupiter
  • Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
  • Season: Spring
  • Time of Day: Morning, Sunrise

Indian medicine wheel

The seventh stone of the medicine wheel is dedicated to the element of air symbolized by the butterfly. Beings that are influenced by the butterfly are constantly moving like air, unless they are in a transformation phase (metamorphosis). From the butterfly we learn something about transformation and change .. The butterfly is a symbol of joy and the moment. He reminds us that we should not take life too seriously. Butterflies feed on flower nectar. Incidentally, they pollinate the flower, contributing to the spread of further beauty.
The plant totem for the butterfly clan is the bulbous silk plant (Asclepias tuberosa), also called nodular dormouse. The native in North America on roadsides, mountain and hill slopes, with us not hardy, 60 cm high perennial has a bulbous axis and alternate, oblong-lanceolate, rough-haired leaves.
Azurite has a beautiful blue color that varies from light to almost purple. The azurite can also help with transformations, especially when it comes to the mental area. Wearing or meditating with this stone helps to develop the psychic abilities, to improve the inspiration and to increase the energy.
The color that stands for the element air is a translucent pale blue. Kindness, trust, tenderness, love and peace can be evoked or taught through this color.

Air type: the sanguine and intellectual optimist

Characteristics: rosy cheeks, wet eyes, friendly, cheerful, extroverted, bustling, enjoyable, optimistic, cheerful, a good friend, hovers one meter above the ground, food plays little role for him, conversation is more important and the friends
    Foods that are good for this type: millet, chard, rye, blackberry
    Herbs that are good for this type: marshmallow, fumitory, mullein, rose, horsetail, licorice
    Prone to inflammatory diseases, especially kidneys, heart, joints, appendix, scarlet fever


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