Direction – East
Season – Spring
Colors – Yellows & Blues
Astrological Signs – Gemini, Libra & Aquarius
Herbs – Comfrey, Elder, Eyebright, Lavender, Mugwort, Peppermint, Thyme & Wormwood
Crystals – Sapphire, Rock Crystal, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Tourmaline, Topaz, Gold Beryl, Chrysolite, Rhodonite, Blue Chalcedony, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Peridot & Carnelian
Moon – Waxing
“Heed the North wind’s mighty gale:
lock the door and trim the sail.
When the wind comes from the South,
love will kiss you the on the mouth.
When the Moor wind blows from the West,
departed spirits have no rest.
When the wind blows from the East,
expect the new and set the feast. “
Air, the element that gives us breathe and therefor, life. Air is our eastern element that is full of projection energy and is the time of the dawn. So, what does Air Magick look like? In general, it is a magick that is used for intellect, travel, communication, instruction, study, freedom, recovering lost items, divination, visualization and gathering information. It is used in rituals by tossing objects into the air, fanning light objects and positive thinking. There are four primary winds and each wind is used for very specific reasons.
The North Wind is all about change and is ruled by the god Boreas. There is no change more profound than that of death. This wind is normally assigned the color black and belongs to the dark time of midnight. It is a cold, dry wind and it is an excellent energy if you wish to rid yourself of anything such as a bad habit, negative energy, or anything else that you can use a strong energy for.
The East Wind is the wind of freshness, renewed life, strength, power and intellect. It is ruled by the god of Euros. This wind involves new beginnings, unlike the North Wind who deals with death, and creation. The color of this wind is white, fresh beginnings, and spells that would do best with the East Wind are those for dramatic change, improvements.
The South Wind is fiery hot and is ruled by the god Notus. This wind rules noon and is the color of yellow. Spells that utilize this wind have an extra jolt and passion. This is a wind that needs to be used with caution because of its strength. This isn’t a wind you want to use just for a tiny extra umph, there are other things you can use safely without it being blown back in your face horribly.
The West Wind is cool and moist and ruled by Zephyrus. It is a fertile and loving force. It is the color of blue and rules over the twilight. This wind is excellent for water magick, love, healing and fertility spells. This wind is also good for cleansing rituals and pure religion rituals as well.
When you are usings wind magick, the wind that is being used is determined by the opposite direction of the wind is blowing. To determine the wind direction, use a cloth or wind chimes suspended to allow the wind to move through. For example if the cloth is streaming south, the wind is coming from the north.
If you wish to raise a wind, one of the possible ways is to take several handfuls of sand and throw it up into the air. By the third toss, there should be some sort of wind. If that doesn’t work I have always found that singing to the wind will help stir it up. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what works best for you when it comes to Air Magick. You can use the general element of air or you can be more specific with the cardinal directions.
Until next time witches. May the brew in your cauldron never burn and your broom never splinter. It is the element of the east