Air is symbolic of cold intellect and reason.

  • In relation to earth, air rejects sensual pleasures for 'pure' intellect.
  • In relation to fire and earth, air becomes overly idealistic and evangelical.


In Tarot, air is represented Justice, and the Suit of Swords.


Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are the signs associated with air.


  • Air corresponds to the Thinking function of the MBTI. The NT (the rationals) are strongly connected to air.
  • Air is represented in Magic: The Gathering by Blue cards.
  • In Star Trek, air is represented by Vulcans in general. Spock and Data represents two conflicts associated with emotions and the intellect of air. Spock's struggle with his human side is the battle of reason against emotion (also represented in the Two of Swords). Data represents intellectual curiosity trying to understand emotion through reason. His conflict can be summed up this way: The heart has reasons of which reason knows nothing. Having no experience with emotions because he is simply incapable of it, he was always curious about it.
  • In the debate about Pirates and Ninjas, Ninjas represent air. (Pirates are fire).
  • One Night in Bangkok by Murry Head is a conflict of 'high minded' intellect vs the sensual pleasures of Bangkok.
  • The house of Ravenclaw represents air in the Harry Potter series.
  • In TMNT, Donatello represents air.

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