Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Element = AIR
Compass Position: North  (often East)
Meanings: Breath, wind, sound, speech, communications, thoughts, images, meanings, concepts
Objects, Beings:  Athame, bells, incense smoke, feathers, music, and instruments, poetry, songs, bird images, butterflies, Faeries, Cloud and Wind Goddesses/Gods
Stones:  clear quartz, snow quartz, blue lace agate, turquoise, chrysocolla

Element = EARTH
Compass Position: East (often North)
Meanings:  Body, flesh, bone, endurance, planet, substance, manifestation, results, matter, practicalities, Mother, life sources
Objects and Beings:  Soil, plants, coins, money, jewels, pentacle (pentagram), stones, crystals, bones, food and pine cones; Earth Beings: wood nymphs, dryads, trolls, elves, trees, pine cones; Earth Goddesses/Gods
Stones:  Smoky quartz, obsidian, onyx, moss agate, jade, green aventurine, chrysoprase

Element = FIRE
Compass Position: South
Meaning:  Energy, movement, will, power, passion, electricity, action, interaction, growth
Objects and Beings:  Candles, incense, censers, cauldrons, lamps and other lights, volcanic rock; Fire Beings: salamanders, fire faeries; Fire Goddsses/Gods
Stones:  Carnelian, tiger eye, ruby, garnet

Element = WATER
Compass Position: West
Meaning:  Emotion, passion, compassion, life sources, connection, agreement, communication, friendship, love, caring, forgiveness, flow
Objects and Beings:  Chalices, cups, sea water, well water, purified or blessed water, blood or wine, flowers in water, shells, coral, seaweed, river rocks, ocean stones; Water Beings; mermaids, ondines, sea nymphs; Water Goddesses/Gods
Stones:  Opal, blue quartz, pearls

Element = SPIRIT
Compass Point:  Center
Meaning:  Source, psyche, soul, outer space, innerspace, infinity, cosmic intelligence, Deity, consciousness, psychic energy, Beingness, intention, design
Objects, Beings:  Goddess/God images, statues, paintings, etc.  Crystals and gems, smoke, prayers, chants, mantras, mandalas, feathers, music, lights and crystal sparkles.; Devas: faeries, ghosts, spirits. All Goddesses/Gods
Stones:  Clear quartz, amethyst, sodalite, luvulite (sugalite)
Divination Tools:  Tarot, Mirrors, Crystal Balls, scrying bowls, runes, etc.

~from Maat's Book of Shadows

Spiral Dance Version

The Elements have been a part of man's ancient and arcane lore since its inception in pre-historic times.  Different traditions associate them with various things.  The following list of correspondences comes from Starhawk's "The Spiral Dance."

     AIR:  Direction:  East.
           Rules:  The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge,         abstract learning, theory, windswept hills, plains, windy beaches,         high mountain peaks, high towers, wind and breath.
           Time:  Dawn.
           Season:  Spring.
           Colors:  White, bright yellow, crimson, blue-white.
           Signs of the Zodiac:  Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
           Tools:  Athame, sword, censer.
           Spirits:  Sylphs, ruled by King Paralda.
           Angel:  Michael.
           Name of the East Wind:  Eurus.
           Sense:  Smell.
           Jewel:  Topaz.
           Incense:  Galbanum.
           Plants:  Frankencense, myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, violet, yarrow.
           Tree:  Aspen.
           Animals:  Birds.
           Goddesses:  Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.
           Gods:  Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth.
    FIRE:  Direction:  South.
           Rules:  Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and         destroying, purification, bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames, sun,         deserts, volcanoes, eruptions, explosions.
           Time:  Noon.
           Season:  Summer.
           Colors:  Red, gold, crimson, orange, white (the sun's noon light).
           Signs of the Zodiac:  Aries, Leo, Saggitarius.
           Tools:  Censer, wand.
           Spirits:  Salamanders, ruled by King Djin.
           Angel:  Ariel.
           Name of the South Wind:  Notus.
           Sense:  Sight.
           Jewel:  Fire Opal.
           Incense:  Olibanum.
           Plants:  Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion, red peppers, red poppies.
           Tree:  Almond, in flower.
           Animals:  Fire-breathing dragons, lions, horses.
           Goddesses:  Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta.
           Gods:  Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan.
   WATER:  Direction:  West.
           Rules:  Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, the ocean, the             tides, lakes, pools, streams, and rivers, springs and wells,                 intuition, the unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility.
           Time:  Twilight.
           Season:  Autumn.
           Colors:  Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, black.
           Signs of the Zodiac:  Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
           Tools:  Cup.
           Spirits:  Undines, ruled by King Niksa.
           Angel:  Raphael.
           Name of the West Wind:  Zephyrus.
           Sense:  Taste.
           Jewel:  Aquamarine.
           Incense:  Myrrh.
           Plants:  Ferns, lotus, mosses, rushes, seaweed, water lillies, and all             water plants.
           Tree:  Willow.
           Animals:  Dragons (as serpents), dolphins and porpoises, fish, seals and             sea mammals, water-dwelling snakes, all water creatures and sea             birds.
           Goddesses:  Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat.
           Gods:  Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon.
   EARTH:  Direction:  North.
           Rules:  The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money,                 creativity, birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns, groves,             fields, rocks, standing stones, mountains, crystal, jewels, metal.
           Time:  Midnight.
           Season:  Winter.
           Colors:  Black, brown, green, white.
           Signs of the Zodiac:  Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
           Tools:  Pentacle.
           Spirits:  Gnomes, ruled by King Ghob.
           Angel:  Gabriel.
           Name of the North Wind:  Boreas, Ophion.
           Sense:  Touch.
           Jewel:  Rock crystal, salt.
           Incense:  Storax.
           Plants:  Comfrey, ivy, grains: barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat.
           Tree:  Oak.
           Animals:  Cow or bull, bison, snakes (earth-dwelling), stag.
           Goddesses:  Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi,             Rhea, Rhiannon.
           Gods:  Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz.
  SPIRIT /ETHER:  Direction:  Center and circumference, throughout and about.
           Rules:  Transcendence, transformation, change, everywhere and nowhere,             within and without, the void, immanence.
           Time:  Beyond time, all time is one.
           Season:  The turning wheel.
           Colors:  Clear, white, black.
           Tools:  Cauldron.
           Sense:  Hearing.
           Plant:  Mistletoe.
           Tree:  The flowering almond.
           Animal: Sphinx.
           Goddesses:  Isis, the Secret Name of the Goddess, Shekinah.
           Gods:  Akasha, IAO, JHVH.