Big fluffy clouds on a warm spring day, that chill down your spine when fall is just around the corner, or even that fresh scent right before it rains. These are the things I think of when I think of air. Air is the element of the mind, it’s often associated with communication and knowledge. It can be light and free, or powerful and destructive. I absolutely love dark and stormy days. The energy is always so deep and nothing is cozier than turning on your fake fireplace (I don’t have access to a real one) and curling up with a book. Air is every breath you take and all the music you can consume. Similarly to fire and water it’s a flow, but unlike them, You can’t control air. She does what she wants and there isn’t anything you can do about it. All you can do is embrace it. Many people have a difficult time connecting with air when they feel like their lives are already turned upside down. Although we live in chaotic times, we still shouldn’t ignore air. Even if air has a way of creating change and doing what it wants to, it can be beneficial. Air is a great way to change the way you think, to take a risk and change jobs, move cities. Change is inevitable, and air is the perfect element to help create change in the best way possible. Even in the middle of your most chaotic moment on your worst day, air can help clear away the bad and show you through the chaos and come out the otherside better than you were before.
Colors: White, yellow, pink (pastels)
Rocks/crystals: Amethyst, clear quartz, fluorite, others you can see through
Plants/herbs: Dandelions, mint, and lemongrass, aromatics
Animals: Birds, butterflies, bumblebees, if it flies it counts
Time of day: Dawn, a time of day I rarely see (even if I am an air sign)
You’ll need: a breezy day, a quiet space, incense, perfume whatever is airy to you
DISCLAIMER: For my fellow neurodivergent, sitting still quietly does not work for everyone, it may work better for you to focus on fire while compiling a bomb fire playlist and taking a hike while you do the following meditation. Don’t let anyone trick you into sitting still! It’s just plain rude.
First: Focus on your core or heart, I usually focus on my heart beat over my breath. I focus on my heart until I find my rhythm, or when I feel at ease with my body, or in sync.
Second: Imagine a wide open meadow with a nice breeze blowing, I love the idea of lavender fields and just wandering through the tails and rows inhaling the fresh scent just finding the feeling that is air.
Next: Focus on air. How does it feel, how do you connect with it, what comes to mind when you think about air. Enjoy your time here. Let air show you what it needs to show you, what do you need from air right now. It’s okay to let your mind wander at this moment and explore deeper.
Finally: Come back down, I usually find myself coming out of it toward the end of my playlist, but it helps to walk yourself back down a blissfully sweet trail back into yourself.
I always suggest journaling your meditations. It may not seem important at the moment, but it may be later on.