The Elements

What do the elements mean?

What do the elements mean?

The Guardians are the 4 corners Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
(Christian belief may be called the 4 horsemen)

The Elements are named: Uriel, Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel

Air: Compass point: East. Number: 1.

Represents intellect, communication, knowledge, concentration; the ability
to “know” and to understand; to unlock secrets of the dead; to contact the
angels; telepathy, memory and wisdom; the hawk, the raven and the eagle;
prophecy; movement, Karma and speed

Fire: Compass point: South. Number 3 .

Stands for energy, purification, courage, the will to dare,creativity;
higher self; success and refinement; the arts and transformation; the lion,
the phoenix and the dragon; loyalty and force.

Water: Compass point: West. Number: 2 .

Associated with intuition, emotions, the inner self, flowing movement, the
power to dare and cleanse all things; sympathy and love; reflection;
currents and tides of life; the dolphin, the swan and the crab; dreams and
dreamtime.

Earth: Compass point: North. Number: 4.

Mystery and growth, fertility, material abundance, the combined forces of
nature and its bounty; birth and healing; business, industry and
possessions; the bear, the stag and the wolf; conservation and nature.

If you call all four at once you always call East, South, West, North.
After you call them and do what you need with them, you must dismiss them
just the opposite as you call them.

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THE ELEMENTS

THE ELEMENTS

The Elements have been a part of man’s ancient and arcane lore since its
inception in  pre-historic times. Different traditions associate them with
various things. The following  list of correspondences comes from Starhawk’s
“The Spiral Dance.”

AIR:
Direction:  East.
Rules: The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge, abstract
learning, theory, windswept hills, plains, windy beaches, high mountain peaks,
high towers, wind and breath.
Time: Dawn.
Season: Spring.
Colors: White, bright yellow, crimson, blue-white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Tools: Athame, sword, censer.
Spirits:  Sylphs, ruled by King Paralda.
Angel:  Michael.
Name of the East Wind:  Eurus.
Sense:  Smell.
Jewel:  Topaz.
Incense:  Galbanum.
Plants: Frankincense, myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, violet, yarrow.
Tree:  Aspen.
Animals:  Birds.
Goddesses:  Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.
Gods:  Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth.

FIRE:
Direction:  South.
Rules: Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and
destroying, purification,                 bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames,
sun, deserts, volcanoes, eruptions, explosions.
Time:  Noon.
Season:  Summer.
Colors: Red, gold, crimson, orange, white (the sun’s noon light).
Signs of the Zodiac:  Aries, Leo, Saggitarius.
Tools:  Censer, wand.
Spirits:  Salamanders, ruled by King Djin.
Angel:  Ariel.
Name of the South Wind:  Notus.
Sense:  Sight.
Jewel:  Fire Opal.
Incense:  Olibanum.
Plants: Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion, red peppers, red poppies.
Tree:  Almond, in flower.
Animals:  Fire-breathing dragons, lions, horses (when their hooves strike
sparks).
Goddesses:  Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta.
Gods:  Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan.

WATER:
Direction:  West.
Rules:  Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, the ocean, the tides,
lakes, pools, streams, and rivers, springs and wells, intuition, the unconscious
mind, the womb, generation, fertility.
Time:  Twilight.
Season:  Autumn.
Colors:  Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, black.
Signs of the Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Tools:  Cup.
Spirits:  Undines, ruled by King Niksa.
Angel:  Raphael.
Name of the West Wind:  Zephyrus.
Sense:  Taste.
Jewel:  Aquamarine.
Incense:  Myrrh.
Plants: Ferns, lotus, mosses, rushes, seaweed, water lillies, and all water
plants.
Tree:  Willow.
Animals: Dragons (as serpents), dolphins and porpoises, fish, seals and sea
mammals, water-dwelling snakes, all water creatures and sea birds.
Goddesses:  Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat.
Gods:  Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon.

EARTH:
Direction:  North.
Rules: The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity,
birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks, standing
stones, mountains, crystal, jewels, metal.
Time:  Midnight.
Season: Winter.
Colors:  Black, brown, green, white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Tools:  Pentacle.
Spirits:  Gnomes, ruled by King Ghob.
Angel:  Gabriel.
Name of the North Wind:  Boreas, Ophion.
Sense:  Touch.
Jewel:  Rock crystal, salt.
Incense:  Storax.
Plants: Comfrey, ivy, grains:barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat.
Tree:  Oak.
Animals: Coworbull, bison, snakes (earth-dwelling), stag.
Goddesses:  Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea,
Rhiannon.
Gods:  Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz.SPIRIT /

ETHER:
Direction:  Center and circumference, throughout and about.
Rules:  Transcendence, tranformation, change, everywhere and nowhere, within and
without, the void, immanence.
Time:  Beyond time, all time is one.
Season:  The turning wheel.
Colors:  Clear, white, black.
Tools:  Cauldron.
Sense:  Hearing.
Plant:  Mistletoe.
Tree:  The flowering almond.
Animal: Sphinx.
Goddesses:  Isis, the Secret Name of the Goddess, Shekinah.
Gods:  Akasha, IAO, JHVH.

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TO THE ELEMENTS


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TO THE ELEMENTS

Born of Air

Learning, Wisdom

Blowing, Drifting

We are.

 

Born of Fire

Warming, Devouring

Sizzling, Crackling

We are.

 

Born of Water

Healing, Cleansing

Gushing, Flowing

We are.

 

Born of Earth

Grounded Strongly

of the Mother

We are.

 

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INVOKING THE ELEMENTS


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INVOKING THE ELEMENTS

This is the air, oh people; these are the creatures:
Far-flying Goose; far-seeing Hawk;
Owl who knows; Raven who talks;
Crane who dances; Thrush who sings;
Quail the humble; Wren the king;
Lark who revels; Loon who weeps;
Jay who scatters; Buzzard reaps.
This is the air I conjure, and this is the birth of the world.

This is the fire, oh people; these are the creatures:
Drake who hoards; Kirin who gives;
Angel heals; Chimera reaves;
Coal the slow; lightning the quick;
Salamander, power’s wick;
Soul who praises; Gryphon scorns;
Phoenix dies and is reborn.
This is the fire I conjure, and this is the birth of the world.

This is the sea, oh people; these are the creatures:
Whale who chants; Dolphin who speaks;
Clam content; Salmon who seeks;
Pike who rages; Shark who mourns;
Walrus steadies; Carp transforms;
Seal who gathers; Crab the lone;
Otter wave-borne; Eel in stone;
This is the sea I conjure, and this is the birth of the world.

This is the earth, oh people; these are the creatures:
Deer who worries; Boar who schemes;
Cat who conjures; Sheep who dreams;
Hare the playful; Brock the stern;
Mouse who teaches; Horse who learns;
Wolf who wanders; Bear who stays;
Stag who guards; Puma who preys.
This is the earth I conjure, and this is the birth of the world.

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INVOCATION OF THE ELEMENTS


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INVOCATION OF THE ELEMENTS

 

Air, Fire, Water, Earth,
Elements of Astral birth,
I call you now; attend to me!

In the circle, rightly cast,
Safe from psychic curse or blast,
I call you now, attend to me!

From cave and desert, sea and hill,
By blade and wand, cup and pentacle,
I call you now; attend to me!
This is my will, so mote it be!

[This invocation may  be chanted  while moving or  dancing around  the altar to raise elemental energy for magickal workings.]

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CORRESPONDENCES OF THE CENTER

CORRESPONDENCES OF THE CENTER

 

Element: Spirit

Color: Pure White (violet, black)

Time: Infinity

Eternity Season:  The Turning Wheel

Tool:  Cord

Animal:  Sphinx, Swan, Dragonfly King Math Mathonwy

Sense: Hearing

Plant: Mistletoe

Goddess Aspects :Isis, Shekhinah

God Aspects: Akasha, Iao

Power: To Evolve, To Progress (ire)

Magical Aspects: Aura, Transcendence, Transformation, Change, Everywhere and Nowhere, The Void

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CORRESPONDENCES OF THE EAST

CORRESPONDENCES OF THE EAST

Element                      Air

Color                        Yellow (white, blue-white, pastels)

Time                         Dawn

Season                       Spring

Zodiacal Signs               Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Tool                         Wand, Censer, Staff

Elemental                    Sylph, Zephyr

Angel                        Michael

Wind                         Eurus

King                         Nuada, Gwydion

Queen                        Arianrhod

Weapon                       The Sword of Nuada

Item                         Arrow

Sense                        Smell

Jewel                        Topaz

Plant                        Frankincense, Myrrh, Pansy, Vervain, Violet, Yarrow

Tree                         Aspen

Goddess Aspects              Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nut, Urania

God Aspects                  Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth

Power                        To Know (noscere); The Power of Life

Magical Aspects              The Mind; All Mental, Intuitive, Psychic Work;
Knowledge, Abstract Learning, Intellect, Theory;
Wind and Breath; Hospitality, Benefit

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CORRESPONDENCES OF THE NORTH

CORRESPONDENCES OF THE NORTH

 

Element:  Earth

Color:  Green (dark green, brown, white, black)

Time: Midnight

Season: Winter

Zodiacal Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Tool: Pentacle, Black Mirror

Elemental: Gnome,  Kobold

Angel: Gabriel

Wind: Boreas, Ophion

King:  Fal, Cernunnos

Queen:  Blodwen, Anu

Weapon: Lia Fal (the Stone of Fal)

Item: Shield

Sense: Touch

Jewel: Quartz

Plant: Comfrey, Ivy, Grass Tree Oak

Goddess aspects: Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithvi, Rhea, Rhiannon

God aspects: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz

Power:  To Keep Silent (tacere); The Power of Law

Magical Aspects:  The Body, Growth, Nature, Sustenance, Material Gain, Money, Creativity, Birth, Death, Mystery, Silence, Structure, Struggle, Pride, Conflict, Prosperity, Success

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