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The 5 elements

Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit

Earth                North               Smell

Air                   East                  Sound, Hearing

Fire                  South               Sight, Light

Water               West                Taste

Spirit                Center              Touch



Earth

Earth is the elemen we are closest to home with, since it is our home. Earth doesn't necessarily represent the physical earth, but that part of it which is stable, solid and dependable. Earth is the realm of abundance, prosperity and wealth. While it is the most physical of the elements this is not negative, for it is upon earth that the other three rest. Withouth earth, life as we know it could not exist.
Direction - The place of greatest darkness. Name - north. Wind-Boreas, Ophion.
Energy - Receptive & feminine.
Signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Ritual Work - The body, growth, nature sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence, rocks, standing stones, crystals, jewels, metal, bones, structure, night, riches, treasures, surrendering self-will, touch, empathy, grounding, mystery, industry, possessions, conservative, incorporation, business, prosperity, employment, stability, success, fertility, birth, healing, combined forces of nature and it's buonty, material abundance, wisdom, runes, strength, practical wisdom, teaching & symbols.

Colors - Black, brown, green (from the color of living plants and fields), and white.
Ritual forms - Burying, plan aque (as in coal), green as in emeralds and peridot, onyx, jasper, azurite, amethyest, royal azute, tourmaline, tourmalanted quartz or rutiled.
Metals - Iron & lead.
Incense - Storax & benzoin.
Plants & Trees - Comfrey, ivy, grains, oats, rice, rye, wheat, patchouly, vetivert, mosses, lichens & nuts, dry & stiff plants, heavy low growing plants & oak.
Attracted by - Salts & powders.
Musical Instruments - Drums, all percussion instruments.
Symbols - Rocks, gemstones, mountains, plains, fields, soil, caves and mines.
Direction: North
Secret Name of North Wind: Boreas, Ophion
King: Ghob
Spirits: Gnomes
Angel: Gabriel
Color: Green and Brown
Season: Winter
Time: Night
Nature: Fertile, Magnetic, Nurturing, Grounding, Moist
Rituals: Money, Prosperity, Fertility, Stability
Tool: Pentacle or Patent
Stones: Emerald, Peridot
Metals: Iron, Lead
Instruments: Percussion, Drums
Tree: Oak
Herbs: Patchouly, Vetivert, Mosses
Animals: Horse, Dog, Cow, Ants
Astrological Signs: Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus

 

Air

Air is the element of the intellect; it is the realm of thought, which is the first stop toward creations. Magicakally speaking, Air is the clear, unclutters, pure visualization which is a powerful tool for change. It is also the movement, the impetus that sends the visualization out toward manifestation. It rules spells and rituals involving travel, instruction, freedom, obtaining knowledge, discovering lost items, uncovering lies and so on. It can also be used to develop the psychic faculties. Spells involving air usually include the act of placing an object in the air or dropping something off the side of a mountain or other high places so theat the object actually connects physically with the element. Air is masculine, being dry, expansive and active. It is the element that excels in places of learning, and which is at work while we theorize, think and ponder. Air rules because this is the direction of the greatest light, and the lift of wisdom and consciousness. Its color is yellow, the yellow fo the Sun and the sky at dawn. Air governs the magick of the four winds, most divination, concentration and visualization magick.
Direction - Place of sunrise Name-East Wind-Eurus
Energy - Projective
Signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Ritual work - The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge, abstract learning, wind & breath, inspiration, hearing, harmony, herbal knowledge, plant growth, intellect thought and growth, travel, freedom, revealing the truth, finding lost things, psychic abilities, instruction, telepathy, memory, to contact the angels, the ability to know and understand, to unlock the secrets of the dead, zen meditation, brainstorms, beginnings, illuminations.
Colors - White, bright yellow, crimson, light blue pastels.
Ritual Forms - Tossing objects into the air, suspending tools in high places, fanning light objects, visualization, positive thinking.
Basic nature - Floating, movement, fresh, intelligent, suspending. Sound is a manifestation of this element.
Types of magick Ruled - Divination, concentration, visualization, wind magick, prophecy, karma & speed.
Time - Dawn
Season - Spring, the time of freshness.
Magickal Tools - Athame, sword, censer, creative visualization and wand.
Stones & Jewels - light stones, such as pumice. Transparent such as mica. Yellow flourite, crystals, amethyst, alexandrite, yellow or blue stones, rainbow stones.
Metals - Tin and copper.
Incense - Galbanum & frankincense.
Plants & Trees - Frankincense, myrrh, pansy,primrose, vervain, violet, yarrow, pungent, dill, airy, finely veined or windswept; generally leaves. Also lavender and aspen.
Musical instruments - Flute and all winded instruments.
Symbols - Sky, wind, breezes, clouds, breath, vibrations, plants, herbs, flowers & trees.

Direction: South
Secret Name of South Wind: Notus
King: Djin
Spirits: Salamanders
Angel: Ariel
Color: Red, Gold, Orange, White
Season: Summer
Time: Noon
Nature: Purifying, Cleansing, Force
Rituals: Courage, Strength, Protection, Energy, Authority, Banishing
Tool: Wand
Stones: Fire Opal, Jasper, Clear Quartz
Metals: Gold, Brass
Instruments: Stringed, Violin
Tree: Almond (in flower)
Herbs: Hot, garlic, mustard, onion, peppers
Animals: Lions, Horses, Lizard, Lady Bug
Astrological Signs: Sagittarius, Leo, Aries 

  

Fire

Fire is the element of change, will and passion. In a sense it contains withing it all forms of magick, since magick is the process of change. Fire magick can be frightening. The results manifest quickly and spectacularly. It is not an element for the faint-hearted. However, it is the most primal and for this reason is much used. This is the realm of sexuality and passion. It is not only the "sacred fire" of sex, it is also the spark of divinity which shines within us and all living things. It is at once the most physical and spiritual of the elements.
Direction - The place of greatest heat. Name - South, Wind - Notus.
Energy - Projective & masculine.
Signs - Ares, Leo & Sagittarius.
Ritual Work - Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing & destroying, purification, bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames, sun, eruptions, explosions, freedom, change, sight, perception, vision, illumination, learning, love, passions, sexuality, authority, destruction, change, will, the will to dare, creativity, loyalty, force, transformation, protection, courage, strength, higher self, success, refinement, the arts, evolutions, faith, physical exercise, body awareness, work, nurturance, vitality, self knowledge & power.
Colors - Red, the color of flames, gold, crimson, orange & white.
Ritual Forms - Burning, fuming or smoldering of an image, herb or other object, candles or small blazes.
Basic Nature - Purifying, destruction, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful. Heat is a manifestation of the element.
Types of Magick Ruled - Candle, storm, time and star.
Time - Noon.
Season - Summer, the time of heat.
Magickal Tools - Dagger, censer, lamp or candles, burned herbs or requests on paper, knife.
Sense - Sight.
Stones & Jewels - fire Opal, red or fiery as in jasper, volcanic as in lave, clear as in quartz crystals, carnelian, rhodochrosite & agates.
Metals - Gold & brass.
Incense - Olibanum, copal, cinnamon, juniper.
Plants & Trees - Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion & red peppers, cinnamon, red poppies, stinging, thorny or hot plants such as thistle, chile pappers and bouganvillea, desert-dwelling cacti, coffee beans, seeds of the almond tree in flower.
Attracted By - Candles, lamps, incense & fire.
Musical Instruments - Guitar and all stringed instruments.
Symbols - Lighting, volcanoes, rainbow, sun, stars, lava any heat object.

Direction: South
Secret Name of South Wind: Notus
King: Djin
Spirits: Salamanders
Angel: Ariel
Color: Red, Gold, Orange, White
Season: Summer
Time: Noon
Nature: Purifying, Cleansing, Force
Rituals: Courage, Strength, Protection, Energy, Authority, Banishing
Tool: Wand
Stones: Fire Opal, Jasper, Clear Quartz
Metals: Gold, Brass
Instruments: Stringed, Violin
Tree: Almond (in flower)
Herbs: Hot, garlic, mustard, onion, peppers
Animals: Lions, Horses, Lizard, Lady Bug
Astrological Signs: Sagittarius, Leo, Aries

 

Water

Water is the element of purification, the subconscious mind, love and the emotions. Just as water is fluid, constantly changing, flowing, from one level to another, so too are our emotions in a constant state of flux. Water is the element of absorption and germination. The subsconscious symbolized by this element because it is rolling, alway moving, like the sea which rests neither night or day.
Direction - The place of the setting sun. Name-West Wind-Zephyrus.
Energy - Receptive & feminine.
Signs - Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces.
Ritual Work - Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, intuition, the unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility, plants, healing, smell, absorbing, communication with the spiritual, purification, pleasure, friendship, marriage, happiness, sleep, dreams, the psychic, the inner self, sympathy love, reflection, dreams & dreamtime, currents and tides of life, the power to dare and cleanse all things, inner knowing, vision quests, self-healing, inner vision, security & journeys.
Colors - Blue (the color of deep water), blue-green, green, grey, indigo and black.
Ritual forms - Dilution, placing into water, washing away & bathing.
Basic Nature - Flowing, purifying, healing, soothing, loving & movement.
Types of Magick Ruled - Sea, ice, snow, fog, mirror, magnet & rain.
Season - Autumn, the time of harvest when rain showers the earth.
Magickal Tools - Cup, cauldron, goblet, mirrors and the Sea.
Sense - Taste.
Stones & Jewels - Aquamarine, transparentor translucent, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, blue flourite, lapis lazuli & sodalite.
Metals - Mercury (quicksilver), silver and copper.
Incense - myrrh & chamomile.
Plants & Trees - Ferns, lotus, mosses, bushes, seaweeds, water lillies, all water plants, lettuce rose, gardneia, and flowering willow tree.
Attracted By - Water, washes and solutions.
Symbols - Oceans, lakes, rivers, wells, springs, pools, rains, mist, fog, a shell, and a cup of water.

Direction: West
Secret Name of the West Wind: Zephyrus
King: Niksa
Spirits: Undines
Angel: Raphael
Color: blue, green, gray, indigo
Season: Autumn
Time: Twilight
Nature: Healing, Soothing, Loving
Rituals: Purification, Dreams, Peace
Tool: Cup
Stones: Aquamarine, Amethyst
Metals: Mercury, Silver, Copper
Instruments: Resonant metals, Bell
Tree: Willow
Herbs: Flowers, Water lily, Lotus
Animals: Dolphins, Fish, Dragons
Astrological Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

 

Spirit

Spirit - Not used for magickal purposes.

Direction - Center & circumference, throughout and about. North, east, south and west, within and without, up and down. A complete lack of directions and dimensions.

Rules - transcendence, transformation, change, everywhere and nowhere, withing and without, the rob, imanence.

Energy - Projective & receptive.

Ritual Work - Religious in nature, enlightenment, finding your life path, spiritual, knowledge, seeing & understanding, karmic paths in life.

Colors - Clean, white, black & purple.

Time - Beyond time, all time is one - Eternal Starlight.

Season - The Wheel, all and yet none.

Secret Forces - Some books say none and yet others say all.

Sense - Hearing.

Metals - Metoritic.

Incense - Mastic.

Plants & Trees - Mistletoe, the flowering almond tree.

Symbols - Infinity, the cosmos, godhead, the creator

Direction: Center, Up & Down, In & Out
God: Akasha, Iao, JHVH
Goddess: Isis, Shekinah
Color: Clear, White, Black
Season: Wheel of the year
Time: All time, Beyond time, One time
Nature: Unknowable
Rituals: Religious
Tool: Cauldron
Metals: Meteoritic
Tree: Flowering Almond
Herbs: Mistletoe
Animals: Sphinx