Sometimes, I get over-grounded. I call this “getting stuck in the mud.” When this happens, I know it’s time to reconnect to the Element of Air.
Born a Gemini, Aquarius or Libra?
Maybe you love the sound of wind at night.
Or perhaps while everyone else on the airplane wrings her hands at the sensation of turbulence, you feel noticeably at ease in the midst of forceful air currents?
Put the wind back in your sails with the suggestions below to honor your air sign or simply the Element of Air in you.
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Try deep breathing.
It sounds so simple, yet so few people take the time to do it, and the results feel amazing.
I once heard a saying that I constantly repeat to my yoga students: “It’s impossible to breathe deeply and still feel anxious.” You won’t believe the difference it makes until you try it yourself.
There’s lots free videos with deep breathing exercises online to get you started.
Go fly a kite.
If you struggle to remember the last time you experienced the thrill of tugging on a kite string as it goes sailing into the air, rekindle your love of kites!
This one makes a perfect activity for air sign children in particular.
But playtime is important for grown ups, too!
Want to make an afternoon of it? Try making your own kite.
Keep an air plant.
Air plants have a near magical ability to grow in the absence of soil.
They look super funky in an eclectic sacred space and bring the Element of Air onto your altar.
These also make a great gift to the green witch air sign in your life.
Learn cloud scrying.
You’re likely a natural, and you’ve probably done this before without thinking about it.
Remember when you used to gaze at the summer sky looking for recognizable shapes in the sky?
Searching for messages in the great blue yonder is called cloud scrying.
Put feathers on the altar.
Honor the element of air by collecting feathers during your nature walks.
Then add them to spell bags or use the to represent air in your casting circle.
Never have any luck finding feathers? Try picking up some peacock feathers at your local store and make an epic ritual headpiece.
Go on a hot air balloon ride.
Literally touch the clouds.
This one is an especially awesome date or proposal idea for the air sign in your life.
Hot air balloon rides are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that take you out of your comfort zone and into the great expanse of the sky.
Pull all the Swords out of a tarot deck.
Then do a reading with just the Suit of Swords (which is ruled by Air) to find out what messages your element has for you.
The Suit of Swords represents intellect, decisiveness and blunt communication.
Find out what the Suit of Swords has to tell you about your thinking processes in any given situation and how to express yourself in a clear and thoughtful way.
Do a biodegradable balloon release.
Balloon releases for events like weddings, funerals and even special birthdays for air signs make a lovely visual so long as you take care to respect the earth.
Never release plastic balloons or balloons not specifically designed for this purpose.
Biodegradable balloons are available here.
Simple, easy and super cheap, blowing bubbles makes anyone feel like a kids again.
Blow bubbles during an outdoor ritual to call the Element of Air and add a mystical beauty to any circle.
Donate to clean air activists.
Find a charitable organization that pushes for stronger clean air legislation and help them out, either by volunteering or making a monetary contribution. Your sign will thank you.