The Element of Water

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Basic information regarding the element of Water.

Element of Water

This element is shown with the upright triangle, with no line through the top.

  • Zodiacs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
  • Direction: West
  • Polarity: Feminine
  • Colors: blue, silver, purple, turquoise
  • Animals: fish, frogs, whale, turtle, dolphin
  • Herbs/plants: Aloe, apple, catnip, chamomile, gardenia, jasmine, lemon, lilac, lotus, passionflower, orris, rose, seaweed, thyme, valerian, willow,lily
  • Crystals: aquamarine, pearl, lapis lazuli, sodalite, opal, moonstone, coral, blue tourmaline, blue topaz, blue flourite, beryl, celestine, rose quartz
  • Metals: mercury, silver
  • Symbols: crescent, shells, boats, anchors, cups, sea glass
  • Substances: Rain, tsunami, ocean, dew, rivers, creeks, ponds, lakes, waterfalls, snow, ice, wells, fountains, showers/tubs, swimming pools

Types of Magick :

  • Scrying
  • Cleansing/Purification
  • Brews/potions/oils
  • Bathing/Healing
  • Water Magick of any kind
  • Cauldron Magick
  • Shadow work
  • Dream work
  • Astral work
  • Love Magick
  • Friendship Magick

Water is free flowing, the embodiment of constant movement. One of conception, and death; the element of emotions that pass through generation after generation. Those heavily influenced by water help with compassion, sense of community, healing and psychic development. Our own bodies are water-based. It's only a matter of connecting internally and intimately.

Water works in conjunction with all other elements to sustain life on earth.

Different types of Water/Water Magick

Ocean Water - power, energy, cleansing, mermaid magic, weather magic, charging, blessing, lunar magic, change, transformation, banishing, chaotic/destructive, healing, emotional, protection, focus, life, vastness, strength and adaptation.

River Water - movement, releasing, cleansing, charging, travel, warding, water fae, spirit work, adaptation.

Lake Water - reflection, depth, mystery, calm/peace, fae magic, psychic work, stillness, meditation, stagnancy, restriction, binding, cycles.

Waterfall Water - serenity, peace, movement, power, energy, success, moving forward, bravery, journeying.

Swamp Water - banishing/binding, curses, spirit work, protection (redirecting negative energy)

Well Water - empowering wishes, healing and strengthening intuition.

Snow Water - new beginnings, purity, encouraging, transformation.

Rain Water -

  • Gentle Rain - clarity, protection, glamours, cleansing, growth, finding truth, refreshing a situation.
  • Heavy Rain: energy, destruction, curses, deep/heavy cleansing, release.

The element of water reminds us that life is free-flowing. That growth and change are necessary to get to the next part of our journey in life and in spirituality.


I pulled a lot of this from my own Book of Shadows, but linked below the websites I could remember.


Added to on Feb 11, 2020
Last edited on Feb 19, 2020
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