About-the-Elements

  About the Elements

ELEMENT OF AIR

Air

Air is the element of the intellect; it is the realm of thought, which is the first step toward creation.
Magickally speaking, Air is the clear, uncluttered, pure visualization which is a powerful tool for change. It is also the movement, the impetus that sends the visualization out toward manifestation.

It rules spells and rituals involving travel, instruction, freedom, obtaining knowledge, discovering lost items, uncovering lies and so on.

It can also be used to develop the psychic faculties.

Spells involving Air usually include the act of placing an object in the air or dropping something off the side of a mountain or other high places so that the object actually connects physically with the element.

Air is masculine, being dry, expansive and active. It is the element that excels in places of learning, and which is at work while we theorize, think and ponder.

Air rules the East because this is the direction of the greatest light, and the light of wisdom and consciousness. Its color is yellow, the yellow of the Sun and the sky at dawn.

Air governs the magick of the four winds, most divination. concentration and visualization magick.


ATTRIBUTES:
Abstract Learing
Creativity of Mind
Inuition
Intellect
Breath
Mental Powers
Towers
Rules of Mind
Thought
Visions
Ideologies
Ideas
Wind
Imagination
Physic Powers
Wisdom
Peaks
Theory
Windswept Hills
Plains
High Mountains
Knowledge

SEASON: Spring

Direction:
East (Northern Hemisphere)
West (Southern Hemisphere)

COLOURS:
Gold
Black
Pink
Pastels
White
Sky-Blue
Bright Yellow
Blue-White
Crimson

RITUAL TOOLS:
Censor
Sword
Wand
Bells
Athame

SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC:
Aquarius
Gemini
Libra

PLANTS:
Primrose
Vervain
Yarrow
Frankincense
Myrhh
Violet
ANIMALS:
Birds (Especially Eagles and Hawks)

CRYSTALS:
Amber
Lapis Lazuli
Flourite
Smoky Quartz
Yellow Topaz
Rhodochrosite
Rose Quartz
Sapphire

INCENSE:
Galbanum

GODS:
Thoth
Zeus
Khonsu
Mercury

GODDESSES:
Aradia
Arianrhod
Nuit
Kwan Yin
Urania

RITUAL WORK
The Mind, All mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge, abstract learning, wind and breath, inspiration, hearing, harmony, herbal knowledge, plant growth, intellect thought and growth, travel, freedom, revealing the truth, finding lost things, psychic abilities, instruction, telepathy, memory, to contact the angels, the ability to know and understand, to unlock the secrets of the dead, zen meditation, brainstorms, beginnings, illuminations

PLACES
Moutaintops and high mountain peaks, wind-swept plains and hills, cloudy skies, windy beaches, high towers, airports, schools, libraries, offices, travel agencies, psychiatrist's office

RITUAL FORMS
Tossing objects into the air
Suspending tools in high places
fanning light objects
visualization
positive thinking

BASIC NATURE
Floating, movement, fresh, intelligent, suspending.
Sound is a manifestation of this element.

POINT OF LIFE
Infancy

TYPES OF MAGICK
Divination, concentration, visualization, wind magick, prophecy, karma, speed.

TIME
Dawn

SEASON
Spring

ANGEL
Raphael

KING
Paralda

SENSE
Hearing and Smelling

INSTRUMENTS
All Wind instruments

ATTRACTED BY
Oils and Incense

SYMBOLS
Sky, Wind, breezes, clouds, breath, vibrations, plants, herbs, flowers, trees

OIL
Lemongrass, Mace, Peppermint.


ELEMENT OF WATER

Water is the element of purification, the subconscious mind, love and the emotions.
Just as water is fluid, constantly changing, flowing, from one level to another, so too are our emotions in a constant state of flax.

Water is the element of absorption and germination. The subsconsciousis symbolized by this element because it is rolling, always moving, like the sea which rests neither night or day.

ATTRIBUTES:
Charity
Dreams
Emotion
Love
Intuition
Sorrow
Meditation
Healing
Friendship
Oceans
Tides
Moon
Fertility
Birth
Rivers
Mystery
Fidelity
Womb
Courage
Springs
Wells

DIRECTION:
West (Northern Hemisphere)
East (Southern Hemisphere)

SEASON: Autumn

COLOURS:
Blue
Blue-Green
Aqua
Indigo
Green
Grey
Black
Any Sea Colours

RITUAL TOOLS:
Bowl
Cup
Chalice
Cauldron
Decanter

SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC:
Cancer
Pisces
Scorpio

PLANTS:
Fern
Moss
Rush
Seaweed
Lotus
Water Lilies

ANIMALS:
Fish
Dolphins
Seals
Sea Birds
Sea Serpents

CRYSTALS:
Amethyst
Aventurine
Aquamarine
Blue Topaz
Chalcedony
Fluorite
Jasper
Lapis
Moonstone
Pearl
River Pebbles
Rose Quartz
Soladite
Turquoise

INCENSE:
Myrhh

GODS:
Osiris
Neptune
Manannan
Poseidon
Llyr

GODDESSES:
Ahprodite
Isis
Mari
Selene
Yemaya

RITUAL WORK
Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, intuition, the unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility, plants, healing, smell, absorbing, communication with the spiritual, purification, pleasure, friendship, marriage, happiness, sleep, dreams, the psychic, the inner self, sympathy love, reflection, dreams and dreamtime, currents and tides of life, the power to dare and cleanse all things, Inner Knowing, vision quests, self-healing, inner vision, security, journeys

PLACES
Lakes, springs and wells, ponds, streams, rivers, beaches, bathtubs, swimming pools, showers, bedroom (for sleep), health spas, fountains, steam rooms, the ocean and the tides.

RITUAL FORMS
Dilution, placing into water, washing away, bathing

BASIC NATURE
Flowing, purifying, healing, soothing, loving, movement

POINT OF LIFE
Maturity

TYPES OF MAGICK
Sea, Ice, Snow, Fog, Mirror, Magnet, Rain

TIME
Twilight, Dusk

SEASON
Autumn - the time of harvest, when rain showers the earth.

ANGEL
Gabriel

KING
Niksa or Necksa

SENSE
Taste

INSTRUMENTS
Rain Stick, waterfalls, water bottle shaken

ATTRACTED BY
Water, Washes and Solutions

SYMBOLS
Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Wells, Springs, Pools, Rains, Mist, Fog, A shell, a Cup of Water.

OIL
Lemon, Camomile, Cherry, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lemon, Myrrh, Rose, Spearmint, Vanilla, Violet.


ELEMENT OF EARTH

This is the element we are closest to home with, since it is our home. Earth doesn'tnecessarily represent the physical Earth, but that part of it which is stable, solid, dependable.
Earth is the realm of abundance, prosperity and wealth. While it is the most physical of the elements this is not negative, for it is upon Earth that the other three rest. Without Earth, life as we know it could not exist.

ATTRIBUTES:
Birth
Death
Caves
Caverns
Chasms
Fields
Food
Business
Physical World
Stability
Practicality
Sense of Touch
Rules of the Body
Material Gain
Growth
Employment
Prosperity
Silence
Laws
Understanding
Fertility
Standing Stones
Moutntains
Sustenance
Metal
Bones
Structures
Grounding
Centering
Healing
Fortitude
Old Age
Wisdom
Nurturing
Hunting
Groves

DIRECTION:
North (Northern Hemisphere)
South (Southern Hemisphere)

SEASON: Winter

COLOURS:
Brown
Black
Green
White
Grey
Wood Brown
Forest Colours

RITUAL TOOLS:
Drums
Salt Bowl
Pentacle
Stones
Staff
Stang

SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC:
Capricorn
Taurus
Virgo

PLANTS:
Comfrey
Grass
Ivy
Grains
Corn
Wheat ETC.

ANIMALS:
Bison
Bulls
Cow
Snake
Stag

CRYSTALS:
Agates
Amber
Bloodstone
Geodes
Granite
Hematite
Holy Stone
Jet
Malachite
Picture Jasper
Obsidian
Tigers Eye

INCENSE:
Storax

GODS:
Athos
Adonis
Arawn
Cernunnos
Dionysus
Marduk
Pan
Tammuz

GODDESSES:
Ceres
Demeter
Gaea
Nepthys
Persephone
Rhea
Rhiannon

RITUAL WORK
The body, growth, naturem sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence, rocks, standing stones, crystals, jewels, metal, bones, structure, night, riches, treasures, surrenderin self-will, touch, empathy, grounding, mystery, industry, possessions, conservative, incorporation, business, prosperity, employment, stability, success, fertility, birth, healing, combined forces of nature and it's bounty, material abundance, wisdom, runes, strength, practical wisdom, teaching, symbols

PLACES
Caves, canyons, chasms, forests, groves, valleys, fields, farms, gardens, arboretums, parks, plant nurseries, farmer's market, kitchens, baby nurseries, basements, mines, holes, mountains

RITUAL FORMS
Burying, Planting
Making images in the dirt or sand
walking over miles of countryside while visualizing the need.

BASIC NATURE
Fertile, moist, nurturing, stabalizing, grounding.
Gravity is a manifestation of this element.

POINT OF LIFE
Advanced Age

TYPES OF MAGICK
Gardening, magnet, image, stone, tree, knot, binding

TIME
Midnight; Night

SEASON
Winter- The time of darkness

ANGEL
Ariel

KING
Ghob, Gob or Ghom

SENSE
Touch

INSTRUMENTS
Drums, all percussion instruments

ATTRACTED BY
Salts and Powders

SYMBOLS
Rocks and Gemstones, mountains, plains, fields, soil, caves and mines

OIL
Honeysuckle, Patchouly, Vetivert


ELEMENT OF FIRE

Fire is the element of change, will and passion. In a sense it contains within it all forms of magick, since magick is the process of change.
Fire magick can be frightening. The results manifest quickly and spectacularly. It is not an element for the faint-hearted. However, it is the most primal and for this reason is much used.

This is the realm of sexuality and passion. It is no only the "sacred fire" of sex, it is also the spark of divinity which shines within us and all living things. It is at once the most physical and spiritual of the elements.

ATTRIBUTES:
Candleflames
Courage
Blood
Energy
Bonfires
Destroying
Heath
Will
Lust
Youth
Sun
Spirit of the Flesh
Purification
Transformation
Sexuality
Passion
Strength
Vitality
Volcanoes
Violence
Hope

DIRECTION:
South(Northern Hemisphere)
North(Southern Hemisphere)

SEASON:
Summer

COLOURS:
Red
Orange
Gold
White

RITUAL TOOLS:
Athame
Candles
Sword

SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC:
Aries
Leo
Sagittarius

PLANTS:
Garlic
Onions
Mustard
Red Peppers

ANIMALS:
Lions
Horses
Dragons

CRYSTALS:
Fire Agate
Fire Opal
Obsidian
Carnelian
Dark Amber
Bloodstone
Ruby
Sunstone

INCENSE:
Oilbanum

GODS:
Haephestus
Horus
Giobanu
Prometheus
Vulcan

GODDESSES:
Bridget
Hestia
Pele
Vesta
Tiamat

RITUAL WORK
Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and destroyings, purification, bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames, sun, eruptions, explosions freedom, change, sight, perception, vision, illumination, learning, love, passions, sexuality, authority, destruction, change, will, the will to dare, creativity, loyalty, force, transformation, protection, courage, strength, higher self, success, refinement, the arts, evolutions, faith, phsyical exercise, bodyawareness, work nurturance, vitality, self-knowledge, power

PLACES
Deserts, hot springs, volcanoes, ovens, fire places, bedrooms (for sex), weight rooms, locker rooms, suanas, athletic fields

RITUAL FORMS
Burning
Fuming or smoldering of an image, herb or other object
candles or small blazes

BASIC NATURE
Purifying, destruction, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful.
Heat is a manifestation of this element.

POINT OF LIFE
Youth

TYPES OF MAGICK
Candle, Storm, time and Star.

TIME
Noon

SEASON
Summer - The time of Heat.

ANGEL
Michael

KING
Djin

SENSE
Sight

INSTRUMENTS
Guitar, All Stringed Instruments

ATTRACTED BY
Candles, Lamps, Incense, Fire

SYMBOLS
Lightning, Volcanoes, Rainbow, Sun, Stars, Lava, A heat object.

OIL
Basil, Bay, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Lime, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary




.........Air Fire Water Earth
Precept..To Know To Will To Dare To Be Silent
Polarity.Masculine Masculine Feminine Feminine
.........Mediator Prime Mediator Prime
Tool.....Thurable Candle Vessel Earth Dish
Tool.....Staff Athame Cords Scourge
Tool.....Wand Sword Chalice Pentacle
Colour...Yellow Red Blue Green (Psysical)
Colour...Grey Orange Aqua Brown (Mental)
Colour...Violet White Indigo Black (Spiritual)
Essence..Intelli- Energy Emotion Order
.........gence Will Form
Humour...Melan- Choleric Sanguine Phlegmatic
.........cholic
Lunar....Waxing Full Waning New
Phase
Stage....Childhood Youth Maturity Old Age
Of Life
Time.....Dawn Noon Dusk Midnight
Of Day
Season...Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Sabbat...Imbolc Beltane Lughn- Samhain
.............................assdh
Animal...Eagle Lion Serpent Bull, Cow (Symbollic)
Officer..Summoner Priest Hand- Priestess
.............................maiden
Cardinal.East South West North (Northern Hemisphere)
Point....West North East South (Southern Hemisphere)
Name of..Sylph Salaman- Undine Gnome
Spirit.