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The Elements
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Finding and connecting with your element is not an easy task. Of course you can look up your astrological sign and correspond the matching element that way, but that doesn't make that element any more specifically unique to you than it does with the millions of other people with the same astrological sign and element.

You have to understand that when working with the elements, you don't just have one or two, but rather you have all them as you are connected to them all; Air, Water, Earth, Fire, and Spirit (Note that astrological signs don't correspond with Spirit.) Most well experienced and well round practitioners and element workers will tell you that it is a life long journey working with the elements. As such one should work with and practice with each of the elements until it practically becomes second nature and seems effortless.

However along this journey you might find that over time while working with the elements, you may form a personal bond and connection with or or two elements specifically more so than the rest; which is completely natural and fine. The elements your form a closer bond with play to your natural instincts, energy, desires, emotions, personality, and so on. With your bonded element/s you may find it much easier to work with sometimes to the point that it is completely fluid and unison like; not that you should not strive to achieve the same affect with all the elements.

Personally speaking my two bonded elements are Air first, and Water second. But this is how I like to envision myself when working with the elements: Before me lies the Element Air, the element of Knowledge, Wisdom, Inspiration, and Freedom which is ruled by the direction East. To my right lies the element Fire, the element of Passion, Strength, Transformation, and Will which is ruled by the direction South. Behind me falls the element Water, the elements of Change, Emotion, Courage, and Reflection which is ruled by the direction West. To my left the element Earth stands, the element of Balance, Nature, Endurance, and Wealth which is ruled by the direction North. And within me lives the element and body of Spirit, the element of Love, Desire, Compassion, and Eternity.

To work with the elements in a general sense I would suggest giving your hand at working with them and meditating with them in a myriad of different ways. For example I will list several possibilities for each element:

For Air-
Experiment with deep breath meditations
Go outside and find your favorite breezy spot and absorb the magic of wind
Fly a kite
Experiment with flying in the astral plane
Scry using smoke, and watch the wind blow the smoke in swirls and patterns

For Fire-
Sit outside next to a campfire or bonfire and meditate
Scry with fire by gazing into the flames
Try your hand by manipulating the flame of a candle
Spend extra time outside and enjoy the glorious sunshine
perform workings using candle and fire magics

For Water-
Go swimming
Sit by a lake, river, stream, pond or any body of water and meditate
Drink more water than you usually drink and see how it affects you and how you react
Go on a boat/kayak, or canoe ride
Go fishing
Shine your pretty voice and take a bath or shower, and sing to your hearts desire
Try using a bowl or some watered surface, and try scrying that way

For Earth-
Go for a walk outdoors or hike
Play in the dirt, sand, or mud
If you have a garden or like gardening go out and do some work with your green thumbs, if you've never tried now's a good time to start
Go on a stone hunt or explore different stones you see while walking or hiking
Have a stone or crystal day, spend your time with your stones and gems

There are many more ways you can go about working and exploring the elements. With creativity and imagination there are some pretty amazing things one can do while working with the natural elements. The elements have their correspondences and associations just like many things with the craft and magic so for an example I will share with you my associations and correspondences that I have formed with the elements. But keep in mind that correspondences between different people, different paths, different traditions will not always be the same, sometimes similar sometimes complete different from one another. That's because the elements like many things are unique to each individual as you each form a relationship with each element, and over time you will come to bond and connect with them, following of which you will gradually learn about them as they learn about you.

The Elements-Correspondences

Element-Air
Elemental-Sylphs
Direction-East
Rulership-The Mind, Mental Work, Intuition, Knowledge, Wisdom, Wind, Clouds, Inspiration, Hearing, Plant Growth, Purification, Freedom, Revealing truth, Finding Things, Instruction, Telepathy, Memory, Secrets of the Dead, Zen, Meditation, Will, Protection, Loyalty, Vision, Transformation, Dreams, Reflection, Empathy, Mystery, New Beginnings, Illusions, Healing, Revealing Secrets, Light.
Color-White, light blue, Lavender, Yellow
Types of Magic- Wind, Divination, Prophecy, Karma, Time, Storm, Weather, Mirror, Purification, Binding, Healing, Knowledge and Wisdom.
Energy-Projective
Mundane Animal Totem-The Hawk, The Eagle, The Owl, The Praying Mantis, The Tiger
Mythical Animal Totem-The Dragons, The Phoenix, The Griffin
Archangel-Michael
Altar Tools-Wand and Athamae
Tarot Suits-Wands (Rods)
Court Cards-Knights
Playing Cards-Hearts
Celtic Treasure-Spear of Destiny
Sabbat-Ostara
Solar Midpoint-Spring Equinox
Zodical point-0 Degrees Aries
Season-Spring
Time of Day-Dawn
Weather-Windy, Stormy
Stage of Life-Birth
Human Age-Infancy
Body Analog-Breathe
Attribute-Intellectual, Joyful
Function-Thinking
Sense-Sight
Cardinal Sign-Libra
Mutable Sign-Gemini
Fixed Sign-Aquarius
Alchemy Process-Evaporation
Metals-Silver
Gemstones-Emeralds, Topaz, Tiger's Eye, Amethyst, Diamonds, Mystical Opal
Incense-Jasmine, Rose, Frankincense
Plants-Acacia, Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, Myrrh, St. Johns Wort, Dragons blood, Yarrow, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Torah, Silver leaf, Heliotrope, Hyacinth.
Trees-Elder and Oak
Right-To Know

Element-Fire
Elemental-Salamanders
Direction-South
Rulership-Energy, Sexuality, Passion, Love, Authority, Transformation, Purification, Sun, Blood, Healing, Destruction, Will, Creativity, Heat, Hearth Fires, Protection, Courage, Strength, Exercise, Self Awareness, Loyalty, Vision, Power, Domination, Deflection, Avoidance, Hesitation.
Color-Red, Orange, Gold.
Types of Magic- Candle, Fire, Love, Lust, Passion, Strength, Vitality, Empowerment, Domination.
Energy-Projective
Mundane Animal Totem-Lions, Lizards, Snakes, Scorpions, bees, Coyotes, Sharks, and Foxes.
Mythical Animal Totem-The Thunderbird, The Sun Dragons, The chimera
Archangel-Raphael
Altar Tools-Incense and Candle
Tarot Suits-Swords
Court Cards-Kings
Playing Cards-Spades
Celtic Treasure-Sword of Nuadha
Sabbat-Litha
Solar Midpoint-Summer Solstice
Zodical point-0 Degrees Cancer
Season-Summer
Time of Day-Noon
Weather-Hot, Dry
Stage of Life-Growth
Human Age-Youth
Body Analog-Bones
Attribute-Passionate, Potent
Function-Feeling
Sense-Taste
Cardinal Sign-Aries
Mutable Sign-Sagittarius
Fixed Sign-Leo
Alchemy Process-Combustion
Metals-Gold and Iron
Gemstones-Fire Opal, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Lava Pumice, Garnet, Agates, Ruby
Incense-Juniper, Olibanum
Plants-Garlic, Hibiscus, Onion, Mustard, Pepper, Nettle, Cinnamon, Chile Peppers, Cayenne, Almonds
Trees-Blooming Almond
Right-To Will

Element-Water
Elemental-Undines
Direction-West
Rulership-Oceans, Tides, lakes, Springs, Love, Healing, Emotions, Change, Fluidity, Courage, The Unconscious, Fertility, Cleansing, Purification, Reflection, Sorrow, Flexibility, Vulnerability, Caution, Mysteries, The Abyss, Intelligence, Resilience, Compassion.
Color-Blue, Sea Green, Aquamarine, Green, Grey, Indigo,
Types of Magic-Ocean, Sea, Rain, Snow, Healing, Cleansing, Purification, Change
Energy-Receptive
Mundane Animal Totem-Dolphin, Sea Turtle, Whale, Serpent
Mythical Animal Totem-Siren, Hydra, Hippocampus
Archangel-Gabriel
Altar Tools-Chalice & Water, Cauldron & Salt
Tarot Suits-Cups
Court Cards-Queens
Playing Cards-Diamonds
Celtic Treasure-Cauldron of Daghda
Sabbat-Mabon
Solar Midpoint-Autumn Equinox
Zodical point-0 Degrees Libra
Season-Autumn
Time of Day-Sunset/Dusk/Twilight
Weather-Rainy, Mist, Fog, Cloudy, Stormy
Stage of Life-Death
Human Age-Maturity
Body Analog-Blood
Attribute-Emotional, Fertile
Function-Intuition
Sense-Smell
Cardinal Sign-Cancer
Mutable Sign-Pisces
Fixed Sign-Scorpio
Alchemy Process-Solution
Metals-Silver, Carbonized Iron, Mercury
Gemstones-Aquamarine, Blue Tourmaline, Pearl, Coral, Blue Florite, Sodalite, Blue Topaz
Incense-Rose, Myrrh, Onycha
Plants-Aloe, Apple, Chamomile, Ferns, Gardenias, Lemon, Lilac, Lilly of the Valley, Lotus, Passionflower, Seaweed, Thyme, Valerian, Water Lilies
Trees- Willow
Right-To Dare

Element-Earth
Elemental-Gnomes/Elves
Direction-North
Rulership-Mountains, caverns, Stones, Vegetation, Wealth, Creativity, Nature, The Body, Birth, Death, Materialization, Material gain, Fertility, Healing, Trees, Gems, Animals, Manifestation, Silence, Metal, Grounding, Balance, Employment, Stability, Success, Strength, Endurance, Practicality
Color-Brown, Green, Yellow-Orange, Scarlet, Purple, Canary.
Types of Magic-Plant and Animal, Grounding, Magnet, Attraction, Binding etc.
Energy- Receptive
Mundane Animal Totem- Bull, Eagle, Ram, Wolf, and the Bear
Mythical Animal Totem-Unicorns, Satyrs, The Fae
Archangel-Uriel
Altar Tools-Cords, Mortar & Pestle, Pentacles
Tarot Suits-Pentacles (Discs)
Court Cards-Pages
Playing Cards-Clubs
Celtic Treasure-Stone of Strength
Sabbat- Yule
Solar Midpoint-Winter Solstice
Zodical point-0 Degrees Capricorn
Season-Winter
Time of Day- Midnight
Weather- Cold
Stage of Life-Decay
Human Age-Old Age/Seniority
Body Analog-Flesh
Attribute-Physical, Safe
Function-Sensation
Sense-Touch/Feel
Cardinal Sign-Capricorn
Mutable Sign-Virgo
Fixed Sign-Taurus
Alchemy Process-Precipitation
Metals-Lead, Iron, Copper
Gemstones-Onyx, Obsidian, Jasper, Emerald, Azurite, Black Tourmaline, Jet, Agate, Peridot
Incense-Patchouli, Magnolia
Plants-Sage, Honeysuckle, Primrose, Magnolia, Wheat, Comfrey, Sage, Vertivert
Trees-Cedar, Cypress, Elder, Oak, Birch
Right-To Keep Silent

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Wow... that was very informative. And quite useful, I could say.
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thank you for the information.
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very nice information OthalasWind

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that was very informative, ive popped it in my laptop journal thank you ;0)
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