air sign defenses can be purely intellect. the gemini, libra, and aquarius tendency to conduct words between feelings, fill the empty space with thought, and process emotional stimulus intellectually creates an expression of detachment, an escapism from sitting with uncomfortable feelings. rationalisation can occur, it detracts from the experience so they don’t fully have to acknowledge it.
the rationalisation defense can be more pronounced in earth types. taurus, virgo, and capricorn can fill the substance of experience with rationale, attempt to articulate and explain, in such a way that its diminished and they can ignore what is unsettling, it sort of creates a blockage.
water signs can hinder their own success or readiness to experience something new or scary by self contempt, diminishing their own talent, expertise, worthiness, and intellect. cancer, scorpios, and pisces can tell themselves again and again that they are unequipped, too weak, or they will get eaten alive. scorpio can experience this on a greater scale during melancholic phases and then highs of self grandiosity, both escaping from the actuality of the situation
fire’s greatest defense can be movement. aries, leo, and sagittarius can motion the body, mind, and spirit into exhaustion, focusing so hard and obsessively, nothing else can enter the experience. they create crisis through drama, conflict, and theatrics to throw flames into the situation, to try and burn away what really hurts inside.
Naturally, this won’t apply to everyone or every situation. Some people are just going to have a fondness for one scrying medium over another, and get good results with that one, regardless of the subject. Still, this has worked (for me, at least) as a good general approach.
As the eldest daughter, Jinora inherited the role of Air Nation leader when her father, Master Tenzin, retired. With an ever-growing population of airbenders in an increasingly hostile world, she and her siblings work tirelessly to secure the future of their culture. Asserting control over traditional airbender homelands, advocating for international human rights, and creating a robust network of alliances, Jinora is now regarded as one of the world’s most important politicians and religious figures.
With the help of her father, Jinora has started compiling the world’s most comprehensive library. Housed in the Eastern Air Temple, the project consolidates texts from Ba Sing Se University, the Fire Nation royal archives, the Northern and Southern Water Tribe Palaces, and even from Wan Shi Tong’s library in the spirit world. Scholars from around the world now travel to the Eastern Air Temple to study in an environment free from strife and political interference.