Posted by Monique Hargrove on 6/28/2015 to Occult Weekly
According to the Ancient Greeks, the universe is made of four elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – and the non-material world by Spirit (also called ether). Spellcasters call on these elements to help them with their Magick. The notion persists, not just in Spellcasting, but also as part of everyday culture in countries such as China and Japan, and it was central in the beliefs of Native Americans and the Celts.
Spirit, the most esoteric of the elements, is perceived as an energy that is the driving force behind creation. It is the element without which the others could not exist, but is not always itself considered an element.
Air is yellow and its direction is East. It is associated with communication, education, the intellect, wind and sound. Its zodiac signs are Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini. Air is exciting. It values anything new and untried, always keen to learn the new.