Thursday, January 05, 2012

Week 1 'A' is for Air!

Some may say I selected Air because it was easy... not as much as you would think.  I sat with stacks of books and almanac's around me reading all the DIFFERENT correspondances with Air.  Who knew there were so many?  I selected Air because I am an Aquarius as is my oldest, my youngest is Gemini and his best friend who adopted me as his Mom is a Libra... and that pretty much says we are all full of AIR! lol sorry bad joke I know.

Mike, Joe, Ryan
From Dorothy Morrison's Everyday Magic I have borrowed the following:
Come to me Air, so fresh and so clean,
Grant mental power - keep my thoughts
Sharp and keen
Bring creativity, bring clarity, too
Lend your positive aspects to all that I do.

I selected 1 God and 1 Goddess although there are more that are the patron deities of Air.
Goddess - Arianrhod she is a Welsh/Celtic Goddess of 'The Silver Wheel' the moon and the stars.  She represents deep Soul knowledge, intuition and mysteries of the life cycle. She is the connection of Birth, Death and Regeneration.  She is represented by spider webs, full moon and stars as well as the spinning wheel.
God - Thoth he is an Egyptian God of magic, wisdom, medicine, astronomy and writing, but especially of music.  Said to have brought all magic and wisdom into being with the power of sound.  He is a great favorite with contemporary magicians who use incantation, drumming and song to invoke him. God of great knowledge.  He is represented by the cresent moon and the eye of Ra (the sun).

Arianrhod by Emily Brunner

Gender - Masculine, Active
Colour - Yellow
Direction - East
Time of Day - Dawn
Season - Spring
Tools - Wand, Chimes, Censer
Tarot Suit - Swords
Qualities - Life, Faith
Animals - Eagle, Hawk, All Birds
Metal - Tin, Copper
Spirits - Sylphs, Brownies
Stones - Sand, Diamond, Adventurine, Mica, Pumice, Sphene, Topaz
Natural Symbols - Feather, Birds, Wind, Clouds, Smoke
Musical Instruments - Flute, all Wind Instruments
Magical Powers - Disputations, Moving, Travel, Weather working, Instruction, Freedom, Knowledge, Gossip, Theory
Sense - Hearing/Smell
Positive Qualities - Freedom, Diligence, Dexterity, Optimism, Joy of Living, Intelligence
Negative Qualities - Contempt, Slyness, Gossiping, Lying, Diffidence
Type of Herb - Airy, Intellectual, Mental, borne by the Air, Flowers heavy scented
Herbs - Spearmint/Mint, Mistletoe, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Orange flowers, Hazel, Mugwart, Cherry, Aspen, Sandalwood, Mastic, Slippery Elm, benzoin, Solomon's Seal, Eyebright, Star anise, Rose, Wormwood, Yarrow and Catnip

From Scott Cunningham:
Air is the mind, the intellect of the Witch.  It is the element of movement of freshness.  Magic of this realm is mental or inertia-creating.  It is used to 'get something off the ground'

Offerings to this element should be thrown into the air!


Sam Willow said...

Lovely that you chose Arianrhod she's one of my Goddess :o) Lovely piece x

DrFeather said...

I am also Air (Gemini) :)
I like the way you added a God and Goddess to the element. I had not thought of associating them with different elements! Thank you!

Witchfire said...

Air is the least of the Elements that I feel connected to, yet the Elementals are there to aid and comfort me when I least expect it...especially after my fiery temper has gotten out of control. Calms me down, allows me to take fault and see solutions; swallow my pride and fix the problem. Lately I've been working more with Air to better understand and connect with them. Well written post. Blessings. ~)O(~

Myriah said...

Nicely done!
Being a Fire Sign myself, I had always had a "problem" with Air in that I hated wind storms. Seriously, afraid of them, and would get all riled up and not be able to sleep. Then one day I decided to make peace with Air and moved my bed around so that I would be facing East last thing at night and first thing in the morning, making it very easy for me send out a blessing each time. It worked! The wind storms don't bother me like they used to!


P.S. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I appreciate it!

Michele Griffin said...

Really well thought out, informative post!

CircesMagic said...

Ok, Sis, what is wrong with me? I love the Fall, the color Orange and my favorite time of day is dusk =(

Tesha said...

Love the post I never knew my sign was identified with Air I am looking forward to reading more next week

Dragonfly said...

I love learning about different correspondences, thanks for your PBP post.

J x

Keltikmystique said...

Nice post! I'm an Air sign (Libra) but find that I am more of a Water for whatever reason... and my Mom is an Aquarius and my sis a Gemini, and my BFF is also a Gemini LOL Anyhoo... enjoyed your post!