The air element. It is the lightest of the four tangible elements. According the the KJV Bible, John 3:8 – The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth. The wind can definitely be felt. The power of air is contained in how it can move. It is through this movement that the seasonal changes can be felt. In the norther hemisphere cold comes from the North. Though typically warm, south winds can cause devastation, as well. The wind goes into and out of spaces that it can reach. Deep underground recesses and the greater watery depths are immune to airy influences (i.e. airy influences will be minimally impactful when the individual is solidly grounded and emotionally stable).

The air element is elusive. In the ‘Last Air Bender – The story of Kora’, the mastering of the air element, for her, was most difficult. The forcing of air will not result in desired outcomes. Timing, Balance, Ease (of movement) and flexibility are key to efficiently and effectively utilizing  the air element. Air can buoy one up. Tornadoes, a most destructive aspect of air, have been documented as having picked people up and then having ‘gently’ placed them back onto the ground.

Tornadoes, Hurricanes, sneezing after the house of cards has been built . . . . air can be forceful. The force of air can also be harnessed for beneficial purposes. The practice of the Kapalabhati (yoga pranayama) is a technique that entrained oxygen into the blood. This is good for physiological b  

Air cannot independently move to lower depths. The air element is oriented towards freedom. It must be unbound. The benefits of the air element can however be taken to places where normally it would not exist. Passageways and containers. The design of the lungs, for example, demonstrates the mechanics of taking the air element (in)to inner spaces. There is a ‘gentle forcing’ of the air into those spaces that are normally devoid of this element. The transporting of oxygen via the water element (blood) takes air even more deeply into said spaces.  


Planets – Venus

Venus is said to be the planetary ruler of the harmonious Libra (enjoys sophistication, luxury and elegance, via fashion or a fancy dinner) and sensual Taurus (takes pleasure in the joys of the material world – art, food, all things enjoyed by the senses). Through Venus’s power, one is able to learn and explore pleasures, tastes, inclinations, and all things that bring happiness. Venus’s influence is made manifest in aesthetic preferences, material desires, fashion sense, and even one’s choice of lovers. These may seem like materialistic pursuits, but keep in mind that they also remind us of the abundant beauty of the world

Heavens – Mahaloka

Sometimes called deva loka, mahar loka is the believed to be the home of the saints, sages, enlightened begins and rishis who survive destruction of the world.. The philosophic yogic perspective or, mahar loka is that it is the realm of the anahata (heart center) chakra, which is associated with love, compassion, empathy and foregiveness.

Tantric Practice – Dakshinachara

Dakshina which is the fourth stage is that in which the gains acquired in the preceding three stages are consolidated. The Dakshinachara practice accepts female forms of divinities (Bhagavati) but conducts worship in accordance with the prescriptions of the Vedachara. Allowances for worship at night within cemeteries\ and on the banks of rivers are made. Prohibitions against the use of liquor, meat are proscribed. No sexual rites are allowed in any manner.

Family Placement – Father

The symbolic father in dreams can represent experience, wisdom, commitment, support, guidance, protection and unconditional love. The father may appear as a great source of inspiration and comfort, even as a deep representative connection with the Divine. He provides a sense of knowing of place and purpose in the world

Sheaths – Vijna

In the fourth layer, vijna (vijnana, or “intellect) -maya-kosha, experiencing the wisdom body requires the development a little more internal awareness. Intuition, conscience, along with the reflective aspects of consciousness are all part of the wisdom body. Beneath the constancy of the mind processing, thinking, and reacting lies a deep inner knowing and a higher intelligence in the wisdom body. Here, development of expanded awareness and deeper insight into the nature of self and the relation(s) to the external and internal world occurs.


Alchemical Correspondence – Separation

In the separation stage, the pure essence is extracted from the rest of the mixture. In a spiritual sense, it can be understood as separation from one’s habitual thought processes or emotional trigger responses. From here one steps back and distinguishes essence from acquired personal presentations. True feelings become more prevalent. As closer proximity to the higher self or essence increases, the inauthentic self must dissolve or disappear. The separation is near to total when no identify with the character-façade can be felt. Rather, awareness itself becomes one’s character. Awareness of thoughts, feelings, and desires, but without identifying with them or becoming attached to them. Separation is a very This is a stage of liberation where the self is freed of resentment towards self and others.

Calcination –> Dissolution –> Seperation –> Conjuction

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