Time of Day: Dawn
Cardinal Direction: East
Altar Tools: Censer, Wand
Cycle of Life: Infancy
Tarot Suit: Swords
Qualities: Life, Faith
Animals: Eagle, Hawk, All Birds
Metals: Copper, Tin
Places Ruled: High Mountain Tops, Wind-Swept Hills, Plains, High Towers
Natural Symbols: Feather, Birds, Wind, Clouds, Smoke
Astrological Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Magical Powers: Disputations, Moving, Travel, Weather Working, Instruction, Freedom, Knowledge, Gossip, Theory
Senses: 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, Heavily Scented
Herbs of Air: Mint, Mistletoe, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Orange Flowers, Hazel, Mugwort, Cherry, Pimpernel, Aspen, Sandalwood, Eyebright, Star Anise, Rose, Wormwood, Catnip, Yarrow
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”.
Gods and Goddesses of the Air include Hera, Shu, Arianrhod, Nuit, Enlil, Mercury, Thoth.
Offerings to this Element should be thrown into the air.
(Source: Cunningham’s Book of Shadows, The Path of an American Traditionalist, written by Scott Cunningham.)