Air Element: Air Magical Properties & Air Spells for the Beginner Witch
The air element is powerful in so many ways. In Wicca and other western magical traditions, it is one of the 5 major elements from which all life is sustained. From a gust of wind to a gentle exhale, witches use the air element in their magick and spiritual practice for many different purposes. Learn all about the air element, air magical properties, simple air spells and more here.
Air Magical Properties
Depending on the tradition and even the individual, air magical properties will vary. When the air element means communication or activation to one person, it may mean emotions and abundance to another. These are meant to be guidelines; adjust as needed.
Substance: Wind, Mist, Fog, Clouds, Spirit, Ether, Breeze, Hurricane, Tornado
Prana: breathing, breath of life (Hindu)
Qi: air, energy flow, breath (Chinese)
Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Planets: Jupiter and Mercury
Air Magical Properties: communication, travel, whimsy, writing, activation, movement, business contracts/agreements, mental strength and memory, purification, and healing.
Air Animals: birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, bats
Colors: White, yellow, silver
Magical Tools: feathers, bells, incense, athame, wand, leaves, wind chimes, wings
Magical Creatures with air magical properties: fairies, phoenix, dragons, pegasus, sylphs
Plants with Air Magical Properties: air plants, mimosa, alder, spen, birch, dandelion, lavender, fennel, lungwort
Simple Air Spells and Magick
If you are an air zodiac sign, your most powerful magick will facilitate the air element to make change. Air spells don’t have to be complicated, unless you want them to be. Here are some easy ways to cast air spells and harness the energy of the air element:
- make a wish while blowing bubbles
- burn incense as offering to the gods and to manifest your intentions
- write your air spell on a piece of paper, take it to the top of a cliff, let it blow away in the wind
- make a wish and blow out the birthday candles
- smudge your home with burning herbs to rid it of negativity
- blow a dandelion seed-head and make a wish
- balloon magick (although not recommended for the environment nowadays)
- storm magick: harnessing the energy of a storm to manifest your air spell
- cloud scrying: divination using the patterns in clouds to tell the future
- cloud bursting: moving air with the power of your mind
- whispering air spells into the wind
- working with air element fairies and spirits
The Unique Magick of the Air Element
The air element works in conjunction with all other elements to sustain life on this planet. Think about how air works with the others: air fuels fire, moves earth, makes clouds with water. We inhale and exhale air, it cools us off, but it can also be destructive and blow down houses. Without air, we would not survive. Air is whirling, twirling, twisting, freeing. Whipping, swirling, caressing, calling, kissing, misting, clouding, flying. Speak it into existence, whisper it into the wind.
Air Element Exercises for the Beginner Witch
As a witch, you will commune and connect with all 5 elements over the span of your lifetime. Sometimes you’ll love one element over the others. But you should explore all elements in the same regard. With the air element, study the air magical properties. Write them down in your grimoire or Book of Shadows. Learn about incense and smudging. Work with a bell and wind chimes. Take time to dive into breathing techniques. Understand the very essence of air. You can eat things that relate to air. Wear the colors of air. Study the animals and plants associated with air.