i researched for a couple days to find out exactly what the elements were all about and this is what i came up with.
elemental symbols are represented by the five points on the Pentagram, spirit, water, fire, earth and air. The four elements (water, fire, earth and air) can be worked with separately. Each element has it's own meanings, symbols, direction, feelings, colours, energy, star signs and stones. Certain elements are useful for particular spells and must be taken into account when performing spellwork. Fully delving into these symbols requires indepth explanations but as this is a beginner's guide, the following are simple descriptions of the elemental symbols.
is pure, flowing and always changing. It's direction is west - where the sun sets. Water can be high and low just like the tides and its energy is feminine. Its foremost colour is blue and the water starsigns are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The ritual use of this symbol in spells can include feelings, love, fertility, friendship, purification and cleansing.
is passionate and powerful, often symbolising change and strength. Its direction is south and its energy masculine. The predominant colour for this symbol is red and the fire starsigns are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. It can be used in spells to symbolise energy, heat, passion, spirit, change and power.
is stable, dependable, solid and abundant. Its direction is North and its energy is feminine. Earth colours are green and brown and the starsigns associated with this element are Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn. It is used in spells to depict growth, nature, prosperity, birth and creativeness.
is intelligent, creative and uncluttered. Its direction is East and the main colours are white and yellow. Air starsigns are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air in spells symbolises the mind, inspiration, intuity, harmony, freedom and psychic work.
is completely different. It is the centre and circumference of the pentagram. It is everything within and in all directions. It is above and beyond, it is transcendance and change. Colours relating to the spirit are black, white and purple. The Spirit is about spirituality, knowledge, enlightenment, understanding and karma.