Hello as it says in the title I was wondering if somebody could help me find which element(s) I am. My astrological sign is Aries. I love campfires yet I fear fire for the destruction and pain it causes. I think that fire is beautiful although I am cautious around it. I like colder weather and like to swim. My favorite color is blue. I enjoy flying on airplanes and anything up high. The ground...I love nature. Writing and reading are my greatest strengths and hobbies. I am shy and extremely polite at first, but once you get to know me I am responsible and independent and fun. I love to help people and plan things and I am very hardworking. I am respectfull and humble and enjoy singing. That's just some stuff about me that might help you help me find my element. I don't really know where to start so I guessed you guys could help me with this. Thank you!
Many people think they only have one specific element but it's not true. You are all the elements and you have the ability to work with any element you want.You can try to work with the elements one at a time. The ones that you connect with the most can be considered "your element". On another note you say that fire causes destruction and pain but so can all the other elements. I hope I helped in anyway. :)
Re: Which element am I? By: Lark Moderator / Adept
Post # 10 Aug 12, 2014
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.