The Elements

WOTC Extra (d) – Water personalities

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Water personalities

 

People with Water as a dominant Element are the most naturally psychic of all the Elemental personalities.

Even if they don’t realize the source of their intuition and intense feeling, they can be incredibly sensitive to the moods and energies of others, whether those people are in the same room, or, in the case of those they’re emotionally close to, very far away on the physical plane.

Water people tend to have a deep understanding of the makeup and motives of the human psyche, and make for good healers and listeners. They are generally creative types, with mystical leanings and an appreciation for the sensual. The energy of Water allows them to be more at home in their emotions than others, which is essentially a prerequisite to being an artist of any kind. Water people love to be in love, and are immersed in the connections they form with others.

The challenges of carrying Water energy include intense emotionality and difficulty maintaining psychic boundaries.

Water people can be overly sensitive, to the point that they are essentially immobilized by all of the stimuli around them and risk drowning in other people’s emotions and energies. Depression can be a recurring issue for Water people, as can obsession with wanting to know the unknown before such knowing is possible. Indeed, a drawback of the high levels of psychic activity in Water is that they get accustomed to accessing information unavailable through the usual five senses, and they can get stuck seeking answers to questions they just aren’t meant to have answered at the time. They may also unintentionally give away too much of their power to negative people who feed off their kindness and loving natures, and thus become drains on the energies of others.

Some natural Water bodies are stagnant, which, while beneficial for some life forms, is unhealthy for humans to drink . Likewise , Water people can succumb to laziness and lethargy if their energy frequencies are too low. Earth energy is a good starting point for Water people who need balance, as the ground can absorb excess Water. Fire, Water’s opposite, can shed light into the shadows, raise the frequency, and brighten the mood.

Wicca Elemental Magic: A Guide to the Elements, Witchcraft, and Magic Spells

Lisa Chamberlain

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WOTC Extra (c) – Fire personalities

 

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Fire personalities

 

People with Fire as their dominant Element tend to command the attention of others. They are generally enthusiastic, vigorous, impassioned, and easily excitable. They make for natural leaders, since they are naturally courageous and willing to charge forth , and they often feel passionate enough about causes or goals that nothing gets in the way of their drive to succeed.

Others are drawn to the light Fire people radiate from the center of their beings. They are often joyful people, and others may feel “lighter” just for being around them. Fire people don’t tire easily and tend not to be comfortable sitting still for very long. This is energy that can’t be truly contained without extinguishing it.

Of course, just as the Element can be dangerous when not carefully managed, the personality of Fire can get to be too much for others. Fire people may sometimes go overboard in expressing their desires or opinions, or be unaware of the need to “share the floor” during conversations. They can be impulsive and somewhat insensitive compared to other Elemental personalities. They may struggle with a perceived need for immediate gratification or have the tendency to be in a hurry all the time . Too much Fire energy can make a person quick-tempered or even prone to rage, and courage untempered by reason and realism can end up backfiring—another word that demonstrates our appreciation for the power of fire.

A balanced approach to living as a Fire person involves learning to ease up on the fuel when appropriate, taking a more long-range view of what will be needed to sustain that energy beyond the present moment. In the days before electricity , households would “bank” their indoor fire overnight, allowing the embers to stay just hot enough to keep it intact for the next morning. Fire people can remember that slowing down and cooling off does not have to mean being extinguished, but can instead be a wise way to ensure success in the long run.

Wicca Elemental Magic: A Guide to the Elements, Witchcraft, and Magic Spells

Lisa Chamberlain

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WOTC Extra (b) – Air personalities

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Air personalities

 

People with Air personalities tend to enjoy a higher degree of emotional detachment and objectivity than those with other dominant Elements.

Their “bird’s eye view” on life can help them see patterns and possibilities that others can’t, and thus avoid the pitfalls of short-sightedness or “stuckness” that people with other personalities might struggle with. Air people tend to have very active minds and feel at home in the realms of abstract thought. They have a knack for discovering new ideas. They are socially energetic and take an interest in the ideas of others, but their dynamic nature and need for movement and free expression may keep them from hanging around in one place for any length of time . They don’t want to miss anything by being away too long from their regular, broad-perspective perch.

The challenge for Air people, then, is to balance their flightiest, high-level energies with more grounded , fixed energies, or else all of that intellectual potential may stay unmanifested in the material world. Just as having one’s “feet on the ground” is considered a positive attribute, we tend to speak of having one’s “head in the clouds” as something to avoid, at least for too much of the time. “Flighty” is another descriptive word with less-than-positive connotations to describe people who seem to lack focus or substance. Air people need to learn to appreciate the value in being still, as well as being in touch with their emotions , which can often be an uncomfortable realm for them. Getting regular exercise can help them move some of that mental energy to the rest of the body, creating a balance that allows those Air qualities to manifest in more grounded ways.

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Lisa Chamberlain

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WOTC Extra (a) – Earth personalities

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Earth personalities

 

People with Earth as their dominant Element tend to be practically-minded, and are considered to be “sensible” by their peers. Oriented to the physical manifestations of reality as we know it, Earth people tend to place emphasis on what can be proven through the experience of the five senses, rather than on more subtle, less easily -perceived phenomena. They tend to be reliable , productive, and disciplined, with an innate sense for the workings of the material world and a methodical approach to work that enables them to achieve material security with greater ease than other Elemental personalities . They value stable and long-term friendships and make for honest and kind friends.

 

The challenge for Earth people is to not let their practicality and desire for structure to keep them from discovering and reveling in life’s mysteries, or accessing their own emotional states. Too much Earth energy can lead to becoming rigid or narrow-minded, actually limiting our potential for growth by closing ourselves off to higher-frequency energies that inspire us with new perspectives and motivate us to set our sights on new horizons. People who are described as being “stubborn as a rock” or behaving like “a stick in the mud” are probably exhibiting an excess of Earth energy, and would benefit from loosening up and allowing themselves more access to mystery and joy. They may not always realize that security is, like everything else, ultimately impermanent, that growth is cyclical, and that there are always unseen forces which we may not be able to control, but can make an effort to better understand. Even the most sensible habits and patterns of living can become overly rigid, and without a certain amount of flexibility it can be hard to navigate the occasional interference that life throws our way. The Earth itself manifests the inevitability of disruption in the form of earthquakes, a phenomenon echoed in the phrase “shaken up” to describe how we feel when unexpected events wreak havoc on the seeming predictability of our daily lives. “Uprooted” is another Earth-related metaphor for how we experience moving from a place we’ve called home or changing jobs. We are, as human beings, oriented to the ground, and it can be difficult for those with Earth as their dominant energy to feel comfortable in the face of dynamic change.

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WOTC Extra (a) – Earth personalities

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Earth personalities

 

People with Earth as their dominant Element tend to be practically-minded, and are considered to be “sensible” by their peers. Oriented to the physical manifestations of reality as we know it, Earth people tend to place emphasis on what can be proven through the experience of the five senses, rather than on more subtle, less easily -perceived phenomena. They tend to be reliable , productive, and disciplined, with an innate sense for the workings of the material world and a methodical approach to work that enables them to achieve material security with greater ease than other Elemental personalities . They value stable and long-term friendships and make for honest and kind friends.

The challenge for Earth people is to not let their practicality and desire for structure to keep them from discovering and reveling in life’s mysteries, or accessing their own emotional states. Too much Earth energy can lead to becoming rigid or narrow-minded, actually limiting our potential for growth by closing ourselves off to higher-frequency energies that inspire us with new perspectives and motivate us to set our sights on new horizons. People who are described as being “stubborn as a rock” or behaving like “a stick in the mud” are probably exhibiting an excess of Earth energy, and would benefit from loosening up and allowing themselves more access to mystery and joy. They may not always realize that security is, like everything else, ultimately impermanent, that growth is cyclical, and that there are always unseen forces which we may not be able to control, but can make an effort to better understand. Even the most sensible habits and patterns of living can become overly rigid, and without a certain amount of flexibility it can be hard to navigate the occasional interference that life throws our way. The Earth itself manifests the inevitability of disruption in the form of earthquakes, a phenomenon echoed in the phrase “shaken up” to describe how we feel when unexpected events wreak havoc on the seeming predictability of our daily lives. “Uprooted” is another Earth-related metaphor for how we experience moving from a place we’ve called home or changing jobs. We are, as human beings, oriented to the ground, and it can be difficult for those with Earth as their dominant energy to feel comfortable in the face of dynamic change.

Wicca Elemental Magic: A Guide to the Elements, Witchcraft, and Magic Spells

Lisa Chamberlain

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Let’s Talk Witch – Elements and Personalities

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Elements and Personalities

 

There’s much to learn from the connection with astrology when it comes to how the Elements affect us as people.

 

These characteristics include both positive and negative traits, and each Element comes with its own strengths and challenges. Knowing our dominant Element can help us see ourselves, our individual approaches to life, and our way of interacting with others from a more objective viewpoint. This can help us learn to balance the traits that are not useful in our lives.

 

You will likely resonate with your dominant Element , but most people find that qualities of other Elements describe them accurately as well. This is because our Sun signs are only one aspect of our makeup according to astrology. Knowing your Moon and Rising signs can offer additional insight into your personality from an Elemental point of view. For example, you might have all three signs in Fire, or have every Element but Earth represented.

 

So with this in mind, let’s check out the characteristics of each of personalities of these Elements……

 

 

 

Wicca Elemental Magic: A Guide to the Elements, Witchcraft, and Magic Spells
Lisa Chamberlain

 

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WOTC Extra(b) – Water Meditation


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Water Meditation

 

For this meditation you need a bowl of water and an ice cube.

Place the bowl on the floor and sit comfortably gazing into it.

Add the ice cube and watch it float around on the surface as it slowly melts.

Consider how it moves and changes state, from solid to liquid, and contemplate the power of water in nature all around you, and how it exists as solid (ice), liquid (water) and gas (water vapour).

Spend a few minutes doing this, or until the ice cube melts.

Record your thoughts and observations.

Towards the Wiccan Circle: A self-study beginners course in modern pagan witchcraft / Wicca

Sorita d’Este

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WOTC Extra(a) – Water – “To Dare” Correspondences


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Water – “To Dare” Correspondences

 

WATER -“TO DARE”

Tools:  Chalice

Direction:  West

Time:  Dusk

Season: Autumn

Colours:  Blues

Sense: Taste

Concepts:  Blood, Death/Rebirth, Dreams, Emotions, Intuition, Primal Chaos, Taste, Underworld, Womb

Qualities(+):  Compassion, Depth, Empathy, Nurture, Serenity, Sexuality, Sympathy, Tranquillity, Trust

Qualities(-):  Deceit, Hatred, Insipid, Jealousy, Sadness, Sorrow, Spite, Treachery, Venom

Towards the Wiccan Circle: A self-study beginners course in modern pagan witchcraft / Wicca

Sorita d’Este

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