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The Elements and their Stones

Hello all, Here is a quick post that lists the 4 elements and their corresponding stones/crystals. There are, of course, more than just these stones associated, but here are a few of the more common stones:

Earth: Emerald, Jade, Malachite, Lodestone, Hematite

Air: Mica, Pumice, Fluorite

Fire: Amber, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Jasper, Garnet, Tigers Eye

Water: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Pearls, Rose Quartz

Wicca 101- Elements- Water

The Element of Water:

The element of  water is the element of slow change. It is tied with emotions and the spirit. It is often used as a gateway to get from one plain of existence to another. It is the element of compassion, empathy, love, and healing. It is most associated with rest, death and rebirth.

Direction: West

Type of Energy: Receptive

Colors: Blue, indigo, aqua, teal

Gender Association: Female

Zodiac Associations: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Environments: Oceans, Lakes, streams, rivers, underground sources of water, Snow capped mountains, Pools, Bathrooms, Ice caps, cemeteries, springs, tubs,

Essences: Slow and subtle changes, emotional shifts, the ending of something, mourning,

Spell Associations: Any spell that has to do with emotion (love, hate,  

Form of Divination:

Runes: Uruz, Gebo, Hagalaz, Isa, Pethro, Ehwaz, Laguz, Dagaz

Parts of the Body: Mouth, bladder,

Herbs and Plants: apple, apricot, birch, all bushes, cherry, elder, elm, ferns, gardenia, lotus, lillies, mosses, rose, water lilies, willow

Stones and Metals: aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, copper,  coral, blue topaz, fluorite, Mercury, pearl,

Animals: All aquatic creatures, merfolk, Nymphs, Nyads,

Elemental King: Nixsa

Elemental Spirits: Undine

Season: Autumn

Time of Day: Dusk

Musical Instruments: Symbols, Bells,

Magical Tool: cup, cauldron, mirror

Tarot Suit: Cups

Major Arcana Cards: Moon, Death, Lovers

Sense: Taste

Symbols: Blue triangle pointed down, Chalice, all fish symbols,

Goddesses: Aphrodite, Isis, Marianne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaha

Gods: Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon

Archangel: Gabriel

Astrology 101: Element and Modality

As you might already know, the zodiac is divided in twelve signs. Besides being divided in twelve parts, there are more divisions in the zodiac which group the signs in either four or three groups. The four group division, and the most well-known, is with elements. Elements talk about the nature of a sign.

Fire signs include Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Fire signs are known for their vitality and creativity. They represent the soul in Astrology.

Earth signs include Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Earth signs are practical and dependable. They represent the body in Astrology.

Air signs include Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air signs are sociable and intellectual. They represent the mind in Astrology.

Water signs include Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Water signs are known for being emotional and empathetic. They represent the heart in Astrology.

Congenial elements are Fire and Air; and, then Water and Earth.

Another way to group the signs is by modality. The modality is also known as quality of the sign.

Signs with Cardinal quality are Aries, Capricorn. Libra and Cancer. The Cardinal signs are enterprising and are known to start things. They represent beginnings.

Signs wirh with Fixed energy are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. The Fixed signs are stubborn and are known as the ones who actually finish things. They represent continuity.

Signs with Mutable energy are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. The Mutable signs are known as adaptable and are known as the ones who do all sorts of things. They represent change.

Sister signs are signs that share modality and are congenial elements: Aries and Libra; Taurus and Scorpio; Gemini and Sagittarius; Cancer and Capricorn; Leo and Aquarius; Virgo and Pisces.

Wicca 101- Elements- Air

The Element of Air:

The element of Air is all around us and, more than that, within us. I often refer to this as the easiest and most difficult element to express and understand. Air is how the soul connects to the universe. It is associated with the mind, visualization, all forms of travel, music and song, communication, dreams, artistic creation, inspiration, freedom, knowledge, astral work, psychic talents, any mental exercises. 

Direction: East 

Type of Energy: Projective

Colors: Yellow, white, silver

Gender Association: Masculine

Zodiac Associations:  Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Environments: Museums, Book stores, Theaters, plains, heights of any variety, roller coasters, the tops of hills and mountains, cliffs, henges, bridges, coastal areas where the water doesn’t quite touch, 

Essences: psychic work, letting things go, overcoming mental blocks, slow changes, moving on, knowledge, astral projection, spirit work, studying

Spell Associations: Using any type of incense, feathers, 

Forms of Divination: All. But especially: cloud watching, numerology, smoke watching, automatic writing, dream interpretation,

Runes: Ansuz , Raidho Eihwaz, Tiwaz

Parts of the Body: Nose, ears, 

Herbs and Plants:  Acacia, Aspen, Alder, Anise, Ball Moss,  Birch, Cedar Elm, Lavender, Lemongrass. Mistletoe, Mimosa

Stones and Metals: Citrine, Copper, Rainbow Crystals, Mica, Tin

Animals: All flight capable birds, Bees, butterflies, dragonflies, Pegasus, spiders

Elemental King: Paralda

Elemental Spirits: Sylphs

Season: Spring

Time of Day: Dawn

Musical Instruments: All wind instruments

Magical Tool: censers, wands, swords

Tarot Suit: Wands (though some artists depict swords as the air symbol)

Major Arcana Cards: The Fool, The Magician, The Star, Strength/Fortitude

Sense: Smell, Hearing

Symbols: A yellow triangle point facing up, bisected by a single line, smoke, feathers, spirals, breath, clouds

Goddesses: Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania

Gods: Enlil, Hermes, Kheoheva, Merawrim, Mercury, Shu, Thoth

Archangel: Raphael

*This post is subject to change as I come across new information

Wicca 101- The Elements

Elements

Note: Since I’ve received two notes and a response to this I should say this now.

No, I do not include Spirit. Many witches do, I do not. I pass no judgement on those who decide to incorporate this into their spellcraft. However, spirit isn’t an element. It is the unification of all the elements into a single energy. When I call the Quarters I do not call spirit. When I represent the elements on my altar spirit is not involve. Because Spirit, in my experience, is what happens when all the elements are involved.

Astrology 101

Second post: (Any questions feel free to ask me!)

On my last post I was talking about how each sign has two perfect matches in their own element. Then i brought up that element you have another element (three other signs) that you are more likely to have a harmonious relationship with.

Water goes with Earth. Fire goes with Air.

Which brings me to this post:

Ok so I’m going to try and explain this as simple as I can…

Within the other element that your element is compatible with there are three signs right? One sign will be another perfect match for you, one sign is your opposite, and the third sign one you are likely to have a good compatibility with.

Let me lay it out for you:

Cancer: Opposite: Capricorn. Earth Perfect Match: Taurus. Other: Virgo.

Scorpio: Opposite: Taurus. Earth Perfect Match: Virgo. Other: Capricorn.

Pisces: Opposite: Virgo. Earth Perfect Match: Capricorn. Other: Taurus.

Aries: Opposite: Libra. Air Perfect Match: Gemini. Other: Aquarius.

Leo: Opposite: Aquarius. Air Perfect Match: Libra. Other: Gemini.

Sagittarius: Opposite: Gemini. Air Perfect Match: Aquarius. Other: Libra.

Taurus: Opposite: Scorpio. Water Perfect Match: Cancer. Other: Pisces.

Virgo: Opposite: Pisces. Water Perfect Match: Scorpio. Other: Cancer.

Capricorn: Opposite: Cancer. Water Perfect Match: Pisces. Other: Scorpio.

Gemini: Opposite: Sagittarius. Fire Perfect Match: Aries. Other: Leo.

Libra: Opposite: Aries. Fire Perfect Match: Leo. Other: Sagittarius.

Aquarius: Opposite: Leo. Fire Perfect Match: Sagittarius. Other: Aries.