The Airts

One of the most fundamental aspects of Wiccan thought is the importance of the four AIRTS (pronounced; “eights”).
The four Airts, or Quarters, are the guardians of the MAGIC CIRCLE. They can be visualized in abstract form, or personified as GUARDIANS, or personal Deities for the Quarters.
The Airts represent the totality of all existence, and the furthest extent of being. The Airts correspond to the four DIRECTIONS and the four ELEMENTS. The Airts represent the totality of all existence, and the furthest extent of being.
The Airts are invoked at the beginning of almost every major Wiccan ceremony. By invoking the four Airts we symbolize our connection to all things which exist.

Direction Element Color correspondences
East Air red Dawn, Spring, youth, the Maiden Goddess, the Young God, thought and beginnings of all sorts.
South Fire white Noon, Summer, adulthood, the Mother, the Sun King, manifestation and action.
West Water gray Dusk, Fall/Harvest, parenthood, the Queen, the Judge, emotion and reaction.
North Earth black Night, Winter, old age, the Crone, the Sorcerer, wisdom and integration.