p:elements

lack of fire: lethargic, difficulty self starting, problems with confidence, cool headed

lack of earth: poor time management, loose grasp on order and planning, lives chaotically

lack of air: disconnected, isolated, subjective, quiet minded, isolated, searching

lack of water: can disregard emotional sentimentality, unable to process emotions, has unpredictable and intense emotional outbursts, emptiness 

Grounding With Other Elements

Water:

  • Sit in a body of water, a natural one or a bath. Feel where the water touches your skin. Find the line at the surface, where it touches you. Go around your whole body. Feel weightless.
  • Drink a glass of water, slowly and steadily. Feel it travel down your throat and into the rest of your body. Finish the glass.
  • Listen to the rain, the waves, the babbling brook. Feel the sound. Let it vibrate through you until your vibrations match.

Air:

  • Feel the wind on your face. Let the spread-out pieces of you be picked up by the wind, and pushed back to you. Let the wind carry the unnecessary stresses away. 
  • Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Repeat.
  • Take a word, sound, or phrase. Repeat it or sing it, find that pitch and speed that feels right.

Fire:

  • Feel the heat from a fire, let it warm your bones.
  • You are a candle flame. Sit or stand tall. Let the excess energy burn up and out the top of your head like smoke. Flicker as needed.
  • Turn off the lights, light a candle. Watch its light flicker on the walls. Melt into the room.

fire and earth are similar in their ambitions to achieve a great success by sacrificing themselves.

fire and air are similar in having the vigilance and spontaneity of enjoying new things.

fire and water are similar in being open-minded and understanding to others.

earth and air are similar in thinking logically and being punctual in life situations.

earth and water are similar in their modesty and compassionate selves.

air and water are similar in being care-free souls who want to be nourished by others.

Air emphasis: Clever, spaced out, communicative, cerebral, conceptual
Air deficient: Doubts intelligence, struggles in academic institution, sedate in thinking/longs to prove intelligence, over rational, worried, high functioning intellectual

Fire emphasis: Self confident, impulsive, initiative, dominant, energetic, uncontrollable, independent
Fire Deficient: Lethargic, lack confidence, reserved, underwhelmed, rational, guarded/ ultra restless and disorderly, impatient, forceful, angry, confused

Earth emphasis: ultra restless and disorderly, impatient, forceful, angry, confused, the physical body is a temple
Earth Deficient: Spaciness, disorderly, irresponsible, dependent, out of touch with basic living requirements, distant/overly cautious and serious, controlling, structured, anxious

Water emphasis: Receptive, fluid, hyper sensitive, emotionally focused, secretive, empathetic, withdrawing, solitary, idealistic
Water Deficient: Inability to comprehend and identify feelings, disregards emotions, low emotional intelligence/extremely moody and unstable, represses emotions until violent outburst, unpredictable

Working with Air

Originally posted by theworldisworthagif

I love working with the element air, it’s my personal favorite out of all the elements for a few different reasons that I won’t get into (I could make pages upon pages on why I love the wind but that isn’t what this is about) This post is about how to work more closely with the wind. Enjoy dearies!

Here are a few ideas on how to work with the element Air:

  • Conjure up the wind by singing a sweet melody from the heart (like your all time favorite songs), whistle, or use a singing bowl. 
  • Go to a park or trail and walk around for as much as you would like and just feel the wind wrap around you. If leaves/flowers happen to fall upon you, collect them. NOTE: Make sure you do your research if you collect. Never pull or cut leaves/flowers unless you know what you are doing. Also, make sure you don’t collect anything that is harmful to your health. 
  • Go to a park/field/backyard and practice yoga. Allow the wind to help form your body while the earth keeps you steady. Stretch, relax, breathe.
  • On a windy day go outside and just sit there. Close your eyes and feel the air. Breathe in and out deeply, let it fill your soul. 
  • Burn a loose incense containing herbs that relate to air. (ex. lavender, lemongrass, pine, star anise, sage, etc) Meditate and connect to the element as the fragrance fills the room. You can burn an oil using essential oils for the same purpose. NOTE: Be careful burning anything; use a fireproof bowl, make sure it won’t fall, make sure the room is well ventilated, and most importantly, make sure you do your research. Do not burn herbs/oils that are harmful to your/others/and pets health. 
  • Make a sigil that means “I am protected by the winds.” or something along the lines (Personally I am not a sigil maker but I see others make damn cool ones so I’m adding it, haha) Wear it on you wherever you’d like while you are out and about so your always protected.  
  • Make a special air altar underneath a window, preferably facing East. Fill it with feathers, incenses, athame, a music player, your favorite books, colors of yellow and pale blues, whatever you’d like! 
  • Paint, dance, read, draw, sing, play an instrument, etc, Be creative. 
  • Learn. Do research. Gain as much knowledge about subjects you love.
  • Talk to the wind, communicate with it. Tell the air your problems, the joys you have felt, the pain you endured. No matter what, always your message is heard. 
  • Research fairies. Most fairies are related to element of air but there are some that live within the other elements. Find the fairy folk who live in the clouds, in the winds, and fly with the birds; work with them if you would like. NOTE: Be careful with working with fairies as you would with any spirit. There are so many different kinds of posts on how to communicate with them so I will list sources. (This is a very small list of sources regarding fairies but ones that I found informative.)  

Elements: 

Water 
Earth
Fire

Element Air

Colors:

~ white

~ light blue

~ lilac-pink

~ light yellow


Signs:

~ gemini

~ libra

~ aquarius


Symbols:

~ feathers

~ clouds

~ birds

~ butterflies

~ any flying animal

~ the sky

How to represent air in witchcraft

  • play music
  • use smoke (from incence, candles, or simply burning wood and waving it around)
  • use feathers
  • work with fallen leaves (especially in autumn)
  • butterflies (sometimes you can find dead butterflies or dragonflies outside)
  • use dandelion
  • use a fan or ventilator
  • spray perfume or glitter
  • blow bubbles (this is probably my favorite because it’s so easy and effortless and looks just magical)
Working with Water

Originally posted by water-aesthetics

Air rules me but so does water. I am split down the middle between the two. Water is chaotic and memorizing, and there is much you can do because it is one of the two elements that you can actually touch. Just like my other post, Working with Air, we will be exploring different ways that  you can connect more deeply with water. Enjoy dearies! 

Here is a list of different ways to work with water: 

  • We must drink water to survive, so when you are about to grab a glass of water (whether purified, tap, or bottled) before you pour it in your glass or before opening your bottle, enchant it by holding your hands around the glass/bottle (with your eyes closed or open) then say something along the lines as “I am one with the running waters of the Earth.” 
  • Go to the beach. Collect seashells, rocks, and sand. Dip yourself in the ocean. Feel the powerful waves crash against you. NOTE: Be careful of any animals that live within the ocean, be respectful. Don’t collect anything that can be harmful for your health or illegal. EX. feathers
  • Showers are powerful. If you are one who likes to take showers in the morning, imagine the water energizing you for the day ahead and see yourself conquering all that lies before you. If you are one who likes to take showers at night, imagine the water rinsing off to cleanse you from long day you had and see yourself washing away everything so you are fresh and new. No matter what time you take a shower, allow the water to freshen up your spirits. 
  • Baths are very calming and relaxing. When one cannot go to the beach, this is an excellent way to substitute. Fill the tub, surround yourself with blue/purple candles, seashells, and crystals that relate to water. Put in herbs or essential oils within your bath to connect you to the ocean waves of the deep, vast blue. Bonus, you can put on ocean sound music to set the mood. NOTE: Do your research, do not put in herbs or oils that are harmful to your health. Do not put crystals around the tub if they can be toxic or if they deteriorate in water. Your health is always most important.  
  • When it is raining, go outside and let the rain fall upon you. Close your eyes and let the water cleanse your being. Then if you would like, play. Splash in puddles, run around. Enjoy yourself. 
  • Make a sigil that means “I connect with the waters of the deep, beautiful sea.” or something along the lines. (Again, I am not a sigil maker but something I would like to include for others who are) Wear the sigil on you as you go to the beach or are working at your water altar.    
  • Make a special water altar, preferably facing west. Fill it with mermaid items, chalices, colors of dark blues and purples, seashells, etc.    
  • Research mermaids. Merpeople swim in the deep depths of the sea. They are beautiful, alluring, and mysterious. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any sources on how to communicate with them so here is a small list of ways I have personally used to connect with them.
    • Go to the beach, sit in front of the water and sing. Whether it is a mermaid song (like Jolly Sailor Bold) or your all time favorite song, just sing your heart out. If others are around you on the beach, sing quietly or have your headphones in. If you are alone, then sing as loud as you want. 
    • Collect seawater in a jar, then when you get home make an oil using essential oils and herbs that mermaids love. Then before you go to sleep, take a small inhale, then fall asleep. Let the mermaids come to you in your dreams. NOTE: Do your research, do not use oils that will harm your health. This is more for aroma, not placing on your skin. 
    • While you are at the beach, leave the mermaids small offerings that you feel they would enjoy. NOTE: Do not leave anything that is harmful to our environment, like jars filled with items. Be respectful to our Earth. 
    • If you cannot go to the beach, take a bath and surround yourself with mermaid items; like statues, mirrors, seashells, etc. Fill the bath with herbs and oils that relate to merpeople then while you are bathing, sing. Look in the mirror if you would like, allow yourself to become one with them. NOTE: I don’t really care that I repeat myself so often but for real, do you research. Do not use herbs or oils that will harm your health.
    • Be careful as you would communicating with any kind of spirit. Protect yourself and be respectful while you contact. 

Elements: 

Air
Earth
Fire

Working with Fire

Originally posted by dayaftermoon

Working with fire is invigorating. It reminds us that what can live can also be destroyed. A sign of rebirth and power. There is much caution when dealing with fire, if not used properly it can harm you and your environment. I want to make make this note at the very beginning (instead of saying after every bulletin I say) everything that will be said about fire you must use with caution. It is so important that you always have a fireproof bowl or cauldron, that you are in a well ventilated room, and that you don’t leave the fire going when you aren’t present in your home. With that said, enjoy dearies! 

Here are some ways to connect closely to fire: 

  • Make an altar, preferably facing South, and fill it with things related to fire. Dragons, candles, colors of orange/red/yellow, wands, etc. 
  • Make a sigil that means “I connect to flames that fire my soul.” or something along the lines. (Again, I am not a sigil maker but something I would like to include for others who are) Wear the sigil on you as work with your fire altar. 
  • Light candles, preferably red or orange, and watch the flame. Be one with it.  
  • In a fireproof bowl or cauldron place herbs that are related to fire within and set in on fire with matches or a lighter. Let the power of the herbs bring you to the fire realm. 
  • Work with dragons. As with any spirit, be careful. Do your research. A few ways that I have connected with dragons are: 
    • Be confident. I feel that dragons come to those who know who they are and willing to accept all light and darkness of their souls. 
    • Be caring. I feel that dragons just want to be loved but people only see them for their size and that scares most. If you accept them and be open, they will accept you. 
  • Go to an isolated place, a place where you are allowed to have a little bonfire, like your backyard (or when you are home alone go to your fireplace or use your fireproof bowl or cauldron) make a fire and just stare into the flames. Really feel one with everything you see. The wood burning, the flames dancing, the embers lighting the way. NOTE: If you are making a bonfire outside, be mindful. Do not go to places where you are trespassing and will get in trouble. Make sure you know how to contain a fire and know how to put it out. If you don’t know how, then don’t make a bonfire. If you want others to join you, then do so. (Honestly, they don’t need to know if you are a closet with, to others it would be a fun bonfire party) Please don’t be stupid, using and making fires is a privilege not a right, again, if you don’t know what you are doing then don’t make a fire. Safety comes first.
  • You can dance around the fire (if you are having a bonfire) or in front (if you are using a fireproof bowl or cauldron or fireplace). Be very careful. Make sure you are at a safe distance where you won’t knock anything over or burn yourself. 
  • Keep a lighter or match handy on you. If you like to look at flames but can’t make one, then this is an easy way to do so. NOTE: Be careful, be smart. 
  • Work with Salamanders, elementals that represent the fire kingdom. NOTE: With any spirit, be mindful. Do your research. Here are a couple ways I have worked with Salamanders. 
    • Be respectful. They have an ego and much can cause them to have a temper. Watch what you say, think before you speak. 
    • Give them an offering. Matches, volcano ash (if you are lucky enough to find any whether in a shop or else where), fire related crystals, etc. 
    • Mind your manners. They aren’t as pretty and beautiful like other spirit like elementals, so don’t be rude and be accepting. Give them a chance. 
    • Dance for them. I feel that they like entertainment, and if you dance like the flames of the fire then they might just dance with you.  

Elements: 

Air
Water
Earth

Air dominant people are quite interesting because unlike the other dominants it’s almost as if the Air makes the other elements in their charts all the more noticeable.

For example, you can tell very clearly when someone Air dominant also has strong Fire influences in their chart, the boldness of that element standing out despite the more present element of Air.

You can tell when someone Air dominant has strong Water influences, their ability to read people and empathy coming through all too clearly.

You can tell when they have strong Earth influences, their logic and grounded nature almost amplified by their dominant element of Air rather than encompassed.

While it’s true that all of these factors blend in each person’s chart, and having a dominant element does not erase the presence of the other elements in the chart, Air specifically seems to enhance the other elements in the chart. It’s almost as if the expressiveness or clarity of Air draws it out rather than muddling these lines between the elements as other dominants may.

The Elements Stuck In A Room With Each Other

Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

They are all having a ball. At first there is some frustration as to being stuck in a room, but they are all able to make each other laugh with their antics. It’s a pretty big room, so Aries and Leo find space enough to race each other (Aries wins, of course, while Leo is dramatically upset). Sagittarius sits back and makes Aries and Leo laugh with true, blunt humor. They basically just have one, big fun day.

Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

They are all extremely stressed out and worried, which only amplifies the feeling in everyone else. Virgo and Capricorn are worried about all of the work that they need to get done, while Taurus just wants to be in their own room. It doesn’t take long for Virgo to have a full-on panic attack. They spend the whole time seeing who can complain more.

Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

They are all pretty carefree and not really so worried about their predicament. Aquarius is daydreaming the entire time and drawing pictures on paper that they found in the corner of the room. Gemini and Libra are having debates about important issues in the world. Aquarius occasionally catches a comment and speaks on it, then retreats back to their own world. They all just make the most of the time they have together.

Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

They are not happy in the slightest. They don’t understand what is going on and they want to get back to their lives. Cancer spends some time complaining; Pisces spends some time crying; and Scorpio spends some time seething. In the end, however, they are able to comfort each other and just bond together. They share secrets and give advice for what is currently going on in their lives, and they become forever friends. They basically have their own Dr. Phil episode in the room.

-Deja