Air is an elemental we interact with all the time it surrounds us and everything in existence. Its fluid and constantly changes just as the magick and energies surrounding within it do. It is one of the easier elements to work with and so this is why we start with this one.
East is the direction associated with air Yellow is the colour associated with air Spring is the time of year associated with air The ritual wand is the tool associated with air Feathers, flowers and incense should be used in rituals with air
A good way of using the element of air is by doing candle magicks and sun magicks so here are two examples of rituals you can use to work with this element.
Notch candle ritual
Candle magick is some of the most basic form of magic you can practice but can also be some of the most effective. There are many ways that you can perform this ritual but my method is as follows.
First you need to be next to your altar, for this I prefer to be sat down as the next step is to meditate just to get you into the right mindset for the ritual. To do this relax, focus on your breathing nice and slow and relaxed, letting all other thoughts leave your head, just concentrating on your breaths in and out, in and out. When you are totally relaxed stay in this state for around 10 minutes just to focus your mind. Place a candle of your choice on the altar and carve little notches at equal distance along the main body of it. Each one of these notches represents a specific time period. I use each one as a day.
On a piece of vellum or paper write your intention, for instance
"I want to gain a new successful job that pays well"
As with any intention be as specific as you can do as to get the most accurate outcome to what you want. Place this under the candle. Get yourself into a comfy relaxed position once more and light the candle. Focus all your attention on to the flame of the candle, in your mind think of nothing but your intention, keep this up until one notch has burned down. blow out the candle, but leave in position in your altar and close down. Each day go back, light the candle and complete another notch until the candle has completely burned down.
Take the vellum or paper that's left and burn it in a small bowl as you do speak the words
"So it shall be"
Take the ashes and bury them or discard into the wind. Allow time for the ritual to work. For added potency, the candle colour you pick should relate to the intention for instance Green for any luck or finance, yellow for any knowledge, blue for any healing, pink for any friendship or love. But it is entirely your choice and any candle will work.
Sungazing is a ritual I have found recently with the credit going to Asbjorn Torvol, I believe as I think it was one of his works I was reading when I first heard of it, it appears to be a form of meditation and if not done correctly or if used in an inappropriate way can be fairly dangerous for the eyesight. So in other rituals like scrying or the blue ray meditation, you sometimes will use candles to stare into the flame, fire being a form of ancient magick and wisdom, usually you use the energy from the flame to draw into yourself and bolster your magick. Well the sun is basically a huge flame which can be used in the same way. It contains huge amounts of energy even though few still use it in the modern age, unlike our ancestors. The technique is good for the pineal gland which in magick is used for the manipulation of energy, a definition used for magick. Therefore this ritual is a way to boost your own rituals or magick.
This should be performed once a day maximum and only when the sun is either setting or rising to avoid injuring your eyes in the bright sun. Begin by sitting outside barefoot to allow the flow of energy through the body and facing towards the sun. Get into a comfortable position and stare into the very centre of the sun. Start by breathing in and out, in and out, drawing all your attention to your breaths, notice you chest rising and falling as you do and begin to count your breaths, keeping them nice and slow and steady. Empty your head of all thoughts, feelings and emotions, and just be one with yourself. Keep staring at the sun focusing your attention to it and begin to feel its energy flowing around you. On every inhale draw in some of that energy and on every exhale let it flow through the body distributing evenly, feel it begin to change how you feel and energize you. Do this for a maximum of 30 minutes before ending the ritual or until you feel your eyes beginning to hurt, use the extra energy in your magick or just to motivate you into the day.
Next time we look at Earth
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