Air Signs need ventilation. Elementally, the zodiac signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are attuned to the winds.
In magic, each wind is a realm ruled over by a deity. Winds blow between worlds and dimensions, carrying messages and memory along with fragrance. If you’re an Air Moon or Mercury, a breeze can bring a premonition.
Some people can sense when the air between people stills or is stale. Air has to move, or it’s powerless. Air Signs need ventilation: the constant circulation of thought and ideas. It’s not so much that they’re intellectual, as such, but that their best mode is thinking. Too much emotion cloys their psyche. For them, adhering to dogma is a stress event. The very word “ventilation” comes from an old Roman Air God: Venti.
Air Signs Are Attuned To The Winds
You could argue that “overthink” as a criticism or thing to avoid is derogatory to Air Signs. Who sets the thought quota? Geminis are the most strikingly Air in persona because they’re also Mutable. They’re often breezy and visibly frustrated if things don’t feel fresh enough. But Libra and Aquarius are just as much Air; albeit more subtle about it. Libra likes to come across as a zephyr but will whip up into a tornado when required.
Aquarius is tapped into the atmosphere, responding to shifts in the barometric pressure and sensing when air particles are charged with electricity. Elementally, their psyche is set on a storm cycle; pressure build-ups, lightning-like zaps of realization or ideas and then the cleansing negative-ion stage of it.
The Aquarius Psyche Is Set To A Storm Cycle
In this era of the dominant elements being Earth and then Water, the Air signs are not as supported. Reality factors such as the economy are impassive, not progressive, and hard to shift. Free expression of feelings and emotional reactions are fashionable. Ideas are harder to air when being ‘wrong’ or creating offense has significant consequences. There won’t be a potent, long-term air presence until Saturn in Aquarius from late 2020. But next decade is Pluto in Aquarius (2023) and Uranus in Gemini (2025).
It makes me think of D.H. Lawrence (he had a Grand Air Trine between Uranus in Libra, Pluto in Gemini and Lilith in Aquarius) and his poem Song Of A Man Who Has Come Through.