Friday, March 9, 2012

E is also for ... Elements and Associations

from one witch's perspective.

The elements and their associations have as many potential interpretations as there are witches and their paths.  That being said, I know not everyone will agree with everything I'm about to put down.  Being eclectic, I've read and drawn on many sources, plus using my own intuition to come up with my correspondence/association lists.

In my practice, I recognize 5 elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.  Fittingly, with this week bieng our second "E" prompt, I'll start with the element of Earth.  Perhaps because I'm a Capricorn, or perhaps for some other reason, I have always been very drawn to the Earth and Her elements; feeling that all elements (with the exception of Spirit) are aspects of Earth.

So, without any further rambling, following is a brief chart of my elemental associations:

Element:  Earth
Gender:  Female
Direction:  North
Colors:  Green, Brown
Herbs:  Wheat, Honeysuckle, Fern
Stones:  Salt, Emerald, Moss Agate, Jet
Tools: Pentacle, Salt, Dirt, Green Tiger's Eye
Properties:  Grounding, Stability, Financial matters, Fertility
Tarot suite:  Pentacles
Zodiac signs:  Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo


Element:  Air
Gender:  Male
Direction:  East
Colors:  Yellow, Light Blue
Herbs:  Dandelion, Lemon Grass, Lavender, Mint
Stones:  Topaz, Citrine
Tools:  Wand, Incense, Bell, Yellow Tiger's Eye
Properties:  Intellectual thought, Knowledge, Imagination, Legal matters
Tarot suite: Wands, Staves
Zodiac signs:  Gemini, Libra, Aquarius


Element:  Fire
Gender:  Male
Direction:  South
Colors:  Red, Orange, Yellow
Herbs:  Marigold, Carnation, Basil, Dill, Ginger, Cedar
Stones:  Ruby, Amber, Obsidian, Garnet
Tools:  Candles, Red flowers, Athame, Sword, Fire, Red Tiger's Eye
Properties:  Passion, Will, Power, Protection, Destruction
Tarot suite:  Swords
Zodiac signs:  Aries, Leo, Sagittarius


Element:  Water
Gender:  Female
Direction:  West
Colors:  Blue
Herbs:  Jasmine, Hibiscus, Gardenia, Elder
Stones:  Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Jade
Tools:  Cup, Chalice, Cauldron, Shell, Blue Tiger's Eye
Properties:  Emotions, Memories, Ebb & Flow of Life
Tarot suite:  Cups
Zodiac signs:  Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Element:  Spirit
Gender:  Neutral
Direction:  Center
Colors:  White, Purple
Herbs:  Moonflower, white and purple blooms
Stones:  Moonstone, Quartz
Tools: White Candle
Properties: Energy, Balance, Outer Circle
Tarot suite: Major Arcana
Zodiac signs: n/a

4 comments:

  1. Lovely blog, it's always good to be reminded of the Elements

    Rachel x

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  2. Oops, just realized I had to edit, I forgot to include the Tiger's Eye for Fire and Water the first time around.

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  3. What a wonderful blog, I love the correspondence's, and Faery is right,, it's always a great idea to have a sure source of your own to be reminded of,, shared as well <3

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