Air Element:
Outstanding Help for
Mental Confidence

Air Element Magic as Medicine

The air element is part of the basic foundations of spiritual knowledge in the connection of the four elements earth, air, water and fire. These elements are what make up the energies of Life, and thus us. 

Once a person masters all four energies and understands how to operate them within, they learn how to master their life by overcoming traumas with true healing. 

When we are suffering from any health condition, whether it is in the mind, body, or soul, we can look to the elements to help us understand what to examine to strengthen. 

Often, it is a combination of working with all the elements to heal, however sometimes it can be a little of one or a lack of it  altogether.

The way to figure this out is to study the elements and then meditate or contemplate on these understandings in your own life.

In this, you can intuit  your own medicine and be your own healer. 

An example is that if you are too much in your water element all the time and find yourself unable to do things because your emotions are always sneaking up on you, it might be that you’re not spending enough time using other elements to bring yourself into balance.

In air element, we learn to focus the thoughts on a singular focus or motivation in life in various things to do with intentions and growth.

Learning to work with air element can help us learn to reduce dysfunctional scattered brains, and connect with it at will and as needed.

There are many things we can do to help hone in on this energy and learn to understand how to work with it.

We can learn how to focus our mind singularly like a bird soaring through the sky, or a bee “bee-lining” towards its target. 

 If you find yourself in your head too much (air element) and scattered about, or you’re running amuck from one thing to another you may be too much in your air element and fire element. 

Earth element can help you balance the other elements out by learning to be still, sit still, and just “be” with the earth.

There is great strength in this magic of learning to be still, steady, and strong.

 To be patient with life so that things have time to birth, unfold, change or mature into what we wish them to be.  

Earth magic helps us to harness that into our lives through calming the mind, calming the emotions, and calming the body into quietness. 

To be quiet doesn’t always mean to literally stop talking or thinking. Sometimes being quiet can mean just being silent on a certain subject. To let it rest for a bit so that it can do its thing.  

Air element energy generally focuses on the areas of our lives that involve the mind, learning, and discerning, intelligence, teaching, writing, and things related to these areas.

It is also connected to Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius in astrology. In the tarot, the suit of Swords is equal to air element energy.

These tools can also help us to ascertain what we need most in our life to take that next step.

If you’re struggling with your ADHD, mental disorders/illness, anxiety, panic attacks, negative thinking, depression, addiction and similar, learning to bring in more air element energy will help you to regain your center and be more productive in your life. 

Ask what you need to help you feel more focused in life on a daily basis. What earth medicine would your intuitive guidance tell you to utilize in your life?

What things do you think of that make you feel focused, centered, steady, productive, mentally stable, and open-minded? 

What things come to mind when you think about these questions? Write them down where you can see them daily. Form an affirmation around them. 

These help you bring in more air element energies to attain your goals for healing and in life.

What Kind of Air Element do you feed your mind day in and day out?

Do you feed your mind with things that support what you want to believe about yourself and the world? 

Or do you feed it with things that cause you to betray yourself? 

Do you wish to have total body acceptance and then get “thin girl”/”tough guy” magazines to look at everyday or watch media that promotes poor self esteem and self worth? 

Do you want to be a fit and healthy person but hang out with people who sit around all day long? 

What you feed your mind will either help you support your beliefs and desires with a healthy mindset, or they will work against you and constantly tear you down. 

Your mind is a precious machine that should be guarded day and night with what you feed it. Junk air element will give you junk air element energy and throw you off balance.

If you’re not reaching your goals in life, it’s time to examine what you feed your brain and give it something that actually nourishes and waters the seeds you want to grow.

Indications You Need Air Element Magic In Your Life

You could have indications of both too little air and too much air in different areas of your life.

If you’re really focused in some ways but scattered in others, these are indications of both too much and too little air.

The magic is learning to balance these extremes through practicing this energy. We don’t want too much or too little of any of the energies, so we must learn to find the sweet spot, which is the magic that comes from working with it in our daily life.

We learn through the body that too thinking and analyzing can lead to burn out quite quickly. Too little, and our brains get lazy and want to follow others instead of lead in our own truth. 

  • Mental health issues 
  • Overanalyzing
  • Mental fatigue
  • Feeling disconnected from your intuition/body
  • Feeling disempowered
  • Scattered thoughts/energy – ADHD
  • No patience
  • Judgemental
  • Gossiping 
  • Talking too much – dominating conversations
  • Cutting people off or finishing their sentences
  • Polarized on subjects in judgemental ways not allowing their freedom of opinion
  • Argumentative instead of ethical debater
  • Manipulation
  • Gaslighting people – extreme close-mindedness
  • Poor listening
  • Arrogance
  • Lack of effective communication
  • Lack of creativity or ideas
  • Lack of fun and play (overly serious)
  • PTSD/CPTSD/anxiety/social anxiety/bi-polar/autism/ASD
  • Lack of confidence
  • Ego maniac / meglomaniac
  • Narcissism 
  • Too logical/overly structured/overly controlling of self and life
  • Little to no spontaneity
  • Telling others what they think and believe – projection
  • Over bearingly disagreeing with another’s perspective on the same event you both witnessed or were present for – gaslighting
air element symbol

Affirmations for Air Energy

  • I am an effective communicator
  • I am a patient listener
  • I am a curious person
  • Everyday I ask more and more questions
  • I trust and believe in myself
  • I allow others their opinion and views even if I disagree
  • Everyday I open my mind more and more
  • I question everything I see, hear, and believe
  • I practice critical thinking and discernment
  • I am honest, have integrity, and always speak the truth

These are very basic affirmations so the best thing is to work with them and adapt them to your own life. 

Sit with them and ask yourself what they bring up for you, or how they might connect to areas where you want to improve. 

Keep working with the statements until you develop one where you can feel it in your body when you say it. 

Also, getting the body involved with these is a fantastic way to speed up the process. 

Work with the goal of trying to get the affirmations to where you can feel them. You may not at first, so keep actively working with it until you do, even if that takes months. 

For instance, a very popular thing people are doing now is EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Tapping, created by Gary Craig for veterans with PTSD suffering from very intense and debilitating flashbacks or war experiences.

 

There are many places on the internet to learn more about this such as on YouTube, Facebook and websites from practitioners who specialize in EFT, like Gary Craig himself. 

However, there are many other ways you can get the body involved with your affirmations, such as even just reciting them while exercising, using music, or even art. Also, professionals who offer services like EMDR might be helpful. I’d recommend trauma-informed therapists only though, so you know they’re not damaging you further.

Working with the other elements is also helpful. None of the elements should only be looked at as independent and compartmentalized from each other.  

Instead, they should be seen as a system that works together and interchangeably.  

Air Element

Masculine

Air Signs

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Planets

Mercury, Jupiter, Venus

Tarot Cards

Swords, Lovers, Justices, Star, Magician, Fool, Empress, World

Plant Medicine

  • Air plants
  • Skullcap
  • Licorice Root
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile 
  • Lemon Balm
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Valerian
  • Motherwort

Essential Oils

Crystals

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • Patchouli
  • Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense
  • Vetiver
  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang ylang
  • Amazonite
  • Blue Quartz
  • Blue Tiger’s Eye
  • Lepidolite
  • Clear Quartz
  • Green Quartz
  • Rose Quartz
  • Blue Lace Agate
  • Charoite
  • Pink Opal
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Sodalite
  • Tiger Jasper
  • Malachite
  • Green Aventurine
  • Rainbow Flourite
  • Hematite
  • Sunstone

Sound Therapy

  • Silence
  • Guided Meditations 
  • Binaural Beats / Solfeggio Music / Brainwave meditations
  • Classical Music

Spirit Animals

  • Birds
  • Flying insects

Psychological Movement

The point of this list is to do activities that bring you back into the mental state of curiosity and learning, or conversely, to help you have more confidence in the things you already know and take a little more pride in your knowledge to eliminate the feeling of being a fraud. 

There must be balance between having too much ego and pride, which blocks you from being curious as well as being too much in learning mode and not creating anything from the knowledge you’ve learned thus far in life, which makes you an expert in your own right. 

  • Meditation
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Read physical books
  • Taking a course
    (online or offline)
  • Ask questions everyday
  • Be honest & have integrity
  • Stand up for what’s right
  • Learn effective communication
  • Learn active listening skills
  • Practicing patience
  • Examine your beliefs
  • Shadow work
  • Games that improve your mind
  • Develop your psychic skills
  • Stop spreading gossip
  • Learn about altruism
  • Examine morals, values, principles
  • Learn about other cultures
  • Learn a new language
  • Seek other viewpoints 
  • Study cultures, history, politics
  • Learn critical thinking skills
  • Learn debate skills
  • Learn about ethics
  • Study laws, know your rights
  • Have intellectual conversations
  • Practice diplomacy & debate
  • Journal and examine the self
  • Write about what you learn
  • Teach others
  • Express your voice & truth
  • Learn conflict negotiation
  • Learn to have healthy relationships

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Need More Help?

Sometimes having a person to talk to is all one needs. 

To be heard, validated, and accepted in a non-judgemental way. 

I offer Intuitive Coaching to help you get connected and stay connected with your own guidance system so you no longer have to be confused about what is going on in your life and can become your own authority. 

My goal is to empower you towards your own personal freedom. 

Disclaimer

This doesn’t replace professional advice and healthcare. This doesn’t mean you don’t need to seek out other help such as professional mental health providers or doctors, etc. This is meant to help supplement any processes, procedures or prescriptions you’re already currently pursuing. Learning to understand your own mind and body is going to greatly help you communicate your needs and desires to the professionals you pay. Which gives you the best health care overall. Intuition can never be underestimated in this part of your life. Ultimately, your health is up to you.