Elemental magic(k) is a basic sort of magic(k) that is easier to learn if you are new on the path because of the focus on the elements, and easier to work with if you’ve been on the path for a while and you are in need of something really quick in an emergency as we generally familiarize ourselves with the properties of each element fairly early on in the magic(k)al learning process. This sort of magick makes for a good basis to work more elaborate magic(k)s down the road. Of course, you can make quite elaborate spellwork calling upon more than one element, and more than a few correspondences.
Air is the element of the East (or South, depending on your tradition), Spring, the soul, creativity, the mind and communication. When you feel as though your mind is stagnant, your focus strained, your creativity has run out and you are surrounded by miscommunications, petitioning and working with this element is a definite must.
Agrimony, Butchers Broom, Caraway, Red Clover, Dandelion, Eucalyptus, Hops, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lily of the Valley, Linden, Mace, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, Sage, Slippery Elm, Star Anise, Pine.
Aventurine, Azurite, Mottled Jasper, Celestite, Kyanite, Mica, Pumice
Sylphes: wish, dream and knowledge granters; rulers of weather; protectors of magic(k); beings who fly.
Birds, flying insects, dragons, flying horses.
The suit of Swords (although when not reading, I feel that Swords should be fire as they are made in fire); The Magician; Justice; Wheel of Fortune; Temperance; The Star.
Zeus, Hera, Uranus, Chaos, Amun, Horus, Nut, Shu, Latobius, Caillech, Arianrhod, Thor.
Communication, knowledge, ideas, education, creativity, freedom, travel, writing skills, meditation, divination, visualization.