In the Sacred Circle, Air or East is the first quarter called because all things start with thought, which is the domain of Air. Air's domain also covers intuition, knowing ones self, and discrimination of thought.
Some Air Deities include the Celtic goddesses Anu, Don, and Eostra; Aeolus (Greek), Ehecatl (Mexican), Fujin (Japanese), Njord (Norse), Pazuzu (Assyrian), Vayu (Hindu).
In the Zodiac, Air is represented by Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.
I share this before getting into the herbs because some of the herbs relating to Air related also to these deities and expressions of this element.
In my Basic Magical Herbs 101 course, I have covered these Air Herbs:
According to my Witch School class on the Airts, Air corresponds to:
- Yellow flowers or spring such as daffodils; blossom, crocuses
- Wind pollinated trees such as willow
- Scents and oils such as orange blossom or light incenses
Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham:
- Arabic, Gum
- Brazil Nut
- Goat's Rue
- Lemon Verbena
- Lily of the Valley
- Linden Flowers
- Male Fern
- Slippery Elm
- Wax Plant
- White Pine
The Zodiac and Herbs
Alkanet, Daisy, Dog-Rose, Elderberry, Ephedra, Feverfew, Lady-Mantle, Motherwort, Neem, Pennyroyal, Thyme, Uvaursi, Vervain
Arnica, Balm-of-Gilead, Belladona, Blue-Bottle, Cannabis, Fumitory, Gravel-Root, Gingko, Horsetail, Knapweed, Solomon's Seal
Caraway, Dill, Devil's Claw, Elecampane, Fenugreek, Horehound, Lavender, Licorice, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Pleurisy, Redclover, Umbrella-plant