Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The Elements

"Attuning and working with these energies in magic not only lends you the power to affect dramatic changes in your life, it also allows you to sense your own place in the larger scheme of Nature"
Scott Cunningham, Earth Power

The Elements play an enormous role in the natural magick that most Wiccans use. Earth, Air, Fire, Water. They are more than physical elements, more than what we see and feel, they are symbolic of both physical, spiritual, and emotional attibutes. Take the time to contemplate them. What does the Earth mean to you? What about Water? Fire? Air? Consider these elements in their physical form first, then see what spiritual and emotional aspects you attribute to them. All the elements have certain characteristics, but maybe they will have a deeper meaning to you once you've explored your insights and feelings concerning them.


Air is the element of the mind. It is intellect, inspiration, imagination. It is ideas, knowledge dreams and wishes. Air is the element of new life and new possibilities and is essential to spells and rituals of travel, instruction, finding lost items, some types of divination, and freedom. Air aids us in visualiztion, a vital technique in magick. Air is a masculine element and governs the magick of the four winds.


Fire is the element of change and passion. It is creativity, motivation, will power, drive and sensuality. It is sexuality, both physical and spiritual. Fire is essential to spells and rituals of healing, purification, sex, breaking bad habits or destroying illness and disease. fire is the element of authority and leadership. fire is a masculine element and governs all candle magick.


Water is the element of emotion and subconscious. It is love, purification, intuition, mysteries of the self, compassion and family. it is psychic ability. Water is essential in spells and rituals of friendship, marriage, happiness, fertility, healing, pleasure, and psychic abilities. Water is a feminine element and governs spells involving mirrors.


Earth is the element of stability and of the body. It is wisdom, strength, growth, and prosperity. It is essential in spells and rituals of prosperity, business, fertility, and stability. Earth is a feminine element and governs stone and knot magick.

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