I'm a beginner. I've loved magic ever since I was young. Anyways, I have to know my element before I do any spell casting. Can you guys help me in finding my element? I heard that we can have more than one main element?
And, I also heard about empathetic? What does that mean? Is there kinds of spell casters? As I said I'm a beginner so... I'm sorry if I have so much questions.
And,I saw in a forum that you will know your element based on what is your favorite color and what I like doing the most? I love light blue. My favorite thing is bathing under the cool water, I guess. It's like so soothing.
Re: Questions Of A Beginner. By: andreipok / Beginner May 10, 2013
Post # 2
1.You don't actually need to know your element for spell casting. You can do it without knowing it, you only need to believe.
2.To be an empath isn't a kind of spell, it's a gift more. It is like compassion but at a higher level. You can feel the emotions of people near you and some, even from people far away and have tied with them.
3.That isn't actually a rule, I think. The element is also a personality trait, I could say. There are many rituals to find your element, the best solution would be deep meditation and asking for the answer. But the real question is, what do you feel your element is? YOu already know but because you think too much, the mind hides the answer. With what element do you feel most connected? Meditate at this question and the answer will appear spontaneous.
Re: Questions Of A Beginner. By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable May 11, 2013
Post # 3
Actually, the idea that you have an Element isn't correct. It's something that Hollywood dreamed up in the movie, The Craft, and someone people latched onto it and it won't go away.
We are not one Element, we are composed of all of the Elements. What we truly want to do is learn to work with all of them in balance. It is true that you may find that one or two of the Elements are initially easier to work with. That isn't because they are "your Elements" but because you need to spend more time and effort learning to work with the others that are more difficult for you.
Nor is it true that "your Element" is the Element of the Sign of the Zodiac in which you were born. Anyone who does astrology can tell you that your birth sign is only a portion of what influences your life. Which Houses the other planets fall in also has great influence. Take myself for instance, I was born in Taurus, which is an Earth sign. But I also have planets that fall under Water, Air, and a lot in Fire. So again...I am NOT one Element only.
Which Elements you work with also depends in part on which forms of magic you practice. The classic Elements in Western magic are Earth, Air, Wind, and Fire. Some also add the Element of Spirit to that. In Chinese astrology and magic the Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. That's why it is important to understand what you want to work with and in which system you are working because it changes the perceptions regarding the Elements.
As others have pointed out, being empathic isn't a magical spell. Some people seem to have this sort of talent. It literally means being able to clearly sense what others are feeling. Everyone can do this to a certain extent, but most people just don't care enough to even try.
There are many different kinds of practitioners that use spellwork in their practices. Wiccans, Witches, Sorcerers, Mages, Ceremonial Magicians, Pagans, you name it. But you don't necessarily have to call yourself any of those to do magic. Anyone can do it as long as they understand how and why magic works. Check out Newbie Central, the Articles, and the FAQ's on this site and you'll find a ton of information.
Remember too when using magic, not everything is possible. No matter how hard you try you aren't going to be able to do any of the spells in the Fantasy section here. You won't be able to fly, to turn into a mythical creature, to alter your DNA, or a number of other things.
Re: Questions Of A Beginner. By: evilshade3 May 11, 2013
Post # 4
i think we are all born with elements, its just you may be connected to a few more than the others, and to be empathic can mean a few things, you can be recessive empathic which means you can pick up emotions from others, or you can be projective empathic which means you can cause someone to feel the emotion you are feeling, some are both, some have one of them, but everyone has these abilities.
Re: Questions Of A Beginner. By: Kiva / Beginner May 12, 2013
Post # 7
Your sure right Esk being an empath is both a blessing and a curse,while its useful it can get a bit annoying or maybe even frustrating.As for the element bit,in magic you utilize and work with all of the elements of nature.There are some elements you may feel more connected to than others such as myself.I have a fascination for fire and I love whenever its a cold chilly day outside.My personality traits are taken mostly from air and fire,as such I tend to be a hot head and for air personality trait I tend to be a bit laid back.(okay too much laid back,the whole it would work out for itself bit)
Despite all of that I have a strong respect for all the elements,I adore water and love to relax in the water whenever I can,I love the earth and try to get out into any forested area I can.
Having a connection with all elements are important for not only spell work but spiritual work as well.It is believed that having knowledge and a deep understanding of the elements and how to utilize them will make your life well centered.