“But there’s one killer move that stars have that makes carbon a loser in the cosmic equation: when a star is massive enough to initiate carbon fusion – a requirement for generating a type II supernova – the process that turns carbon into oxygen goes almost to full completion, creating significantly more oxygen than carbon by time the star is ready to explode.”
When the Universe was first born, all we had was hydrogen and helium, with a trace amount of lithium and absolutely nothing else. 13.8 billion years later, hydrogen is still #1 in the Universe and helium is still #2, but lithium isn’t close to #3 anymore: more than two dozen elements have passed it. The key? Stars! Over billions of years, nuclear fusion in the cores of stars have built up all the naturally occurring elements we know of in the periodic table. You might think that since three heliums can fuse together to make carbon, that would be the third most common element in the Universe. And it’s close: carbon comes in at #4. But another element has it beat.
If your chart is lacking in one element you likely are attracted to that element in other people or in the physical world. I.e. If you lack in water you might admire beaches and love to swim. Whether or not you are attracted to that element it is healthy for your mind, body, and soul to be around things associated with the element.
When grounding yourself after a spell, connect yourself with the element you were born under for the strongest effects.
If you are an air sign, lie under or beside a fan, or, on a windy day, go outside and drop your energies and let them be blown away.
If you are an Earth sign, put your palms into the dirt outside and push the energy you used in your spell out of you and back into the Earth so you can rest and be calm again.
If you are a water sign, dip your fingertips in a bowl of water and shake off your stress and leftover energy.
If you are a fire sign, burn incense and watch the smoke elevate from the stick and focus on the images you can find in the smoke, calming and emptying your mind from the stress of your spell and resting.