Category Archives: The Elements

The Gemstones That Rule the Elements

Elemental Rulers

Element Stone/Crystal

 

Earth

Peace, Grounding, Centering, Fertility, Money, Business Success, Stability, GardeningGreen Agate, Green Calcite, Cat’s-eye, Chrysoprase, Coal, Emerald, Brown and Green Jasper, Jet, Malachite, Olivine, Peridot, Salt, Black and Green Tourmaline, Turquoise

Air

Communication, Travel, IntellectAventurine, Mottled Jasper, Mica, Pumice

Fire

Protection, Defensive Magick, Physical Strength, Magickal Energy, Courage, Will Power, Purification Banded, Black, Brown, Red Agate, Amber, Apache Tear, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Quartz Crystal, Diamond, Garnet, Hematite, Red Jasper, Lava, Obsidian, Onyx, Ruby, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger’s-eye, Topaz, Red and Watermelon Tourmaline, Zircon

Water

Love, Healing, Compassion, Reconciliation, Friendship, Purification, De- stressing, Peace, Dreams, Sleep, Psychic AbilityBlue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue and Pink Calcite, Chrysocolla, Coral, Quartz Crystal, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite, Sodalite, Sugilite, Blue, Green, Pink Tourmaline

The Direction West & Its Correspondence

West
The Wheel of the West- Inner Knowing and self-knowledge, Dreams, Emotions, feelings, introspection, shamanic journeys and initiations, healing, balancing the active male and receiptive female energies, deep psychic work, spiritual renewal, communications, deep void-level meditations, hibernation.

Element- Water

Energy- Tidal – it ebbs and flows, but never floods.

The Journey- The Journey to Inner Vision.

Traditional Colors- Blue-Green, Aqua, Grey, Blue-Grey, Black, Indigo, Blue, Silver, The white of sea foam in the moonlight.

Sacred Spirits- Poseidon: God of oceanic consciousness, Neptune: God of Psychic Flow, Isis: Goddess of the rivers of life, Arianrhod: Celtic Goddess of the Moon and Earth, Selene: Goddess of the Full Moon, Hecate: Goddess of the Dark Moon, Gabriel: Archangel of the West, angel of the Moon and inner vision, Niksa: Servant of Gabriel, fluid shape-changer of the inner worlds, Undines: Elemental spirits of Water, Ruled by Niksa, Eheieh: Elemental King of Water.

Sacred Animals- Water Creatures: Dreamwork, Sea Mammals: For Psychic Communication, Sea Birds: For uplifted emotions, Heron: For intuition and organization, inner self-knowledge, Jaguar: For Shamanic Journeys and Self-Initiations, Raven: For dreams and inner knowledge, spirit communication, Bear: For introspection and expecially for healing, Spiritual healing and renewal, Elk: For feelings and emotions, Fish: For all types of swimming in the tides of life’s emotions, Dolphin: Deep Psychic Work, Panther: Introspection, Night Creatures: Journey

Sacred Items- Water treasures, Seaweeds, Roots, Dark Feathers, Void Meditations

Sacred Plants- Willow: Journeys, Magick, Pine Trees: Emotions, Magnolia: Dream Work, Gardenia: Spirit Guides, Love, Lavender: Summons Spirits, Water Plants: Dreams
Journey Incense- Lotus, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Mugwort, Camphor, Vanilla, Violet

Dream Teas- Chamomile, Jasmine (Shamanic Intuitions), Raspberry, Catnip, Cherry, Hibiscus

In the West We Work With- Journeys: Mapping our Inner Quests, Inner Vision: Finding Formulas for Consciousness, Self-Healing: Maintaining personal wellness, Balancing: Harmonizing Aspects of Self.

Sacred Minerals- Aquamarine: For inner journeys, serenity, Water Colored Crystals: For psychic Flow, River Stones: For Emotions, Silver: For Intuition, Amestyst: For inner journeys, soothing emotions, Mercury: For changeable emotions, White Coral: For Flexability, Rainbow Crystals: For Shamanic Journeys, Blue Flourite: For Shamanic Journeys and Dreams, Double-Terminated Crystals: For Healing energies, Tranclucent, Crystalline stones, River or Ocean Rocks, Platinum, Coral and Shells

Human World Helping Activities- Dream Work, Shamanic Consciousness Work, Earth Journeys, Eastern Void Meditation, Healing Circles, Self-Healing, Love, Personal Healing, Spirit Guides

Helping Thoughts- Feelings are but tiny trickles, and emotions gentle brooks, leading to the great rivers, of Inner Knowing and Dreams, All are pulled to the Deep Ocean Mother, by the Lady of the Healing Lights.

The Direction East & Its Correspondence

East

The Wheel of the East- Free Mind, Creativity, Illumination, Divination, Brain Stimulation, Philosophy, Mindfulness, Awareness, Perception, Thinking Ideas, Communication, Meditation, Focus

Element- Air

Energy- Swift, Mercurial, Changeable

The Journey- The Journey of perception on chaos.

Traditional Colors- White, Yellow, Scarley, Peach, Turquoise Blue, Gold, The Rainbow colors of illumination

Sacred Spirits- Danu: Goddess of Creativity, Mercury: God of Communication, Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, Kwan Yin: Goddess of Mindfulness, Buddha: Teacher of Illumination, Raphael: Archangel of the East, mystic illuminator, star traveler, Paralda: Servant of Raphael, shape changer in the mists of mind, Sylphs: Elemental spirits of Air, ruled by Paralda, Yod He Vawhe: Elemental King of Air.

Sacred Animals- Doves: For Messagesof peace and illumination, Hawk: Focus, Perception.
Eagle: Philosophy, Ideals, Wolf: Communication, Perception, Deer: Perception, Awareness, Raccoon: Thinking, Cardinals: Creativity, Parrot: Communincation, Cats: Dometic and predatory, Foxes: Awareness, Turtle: Creativity.

Sacred Items- Sunbleached bones (recycled light), White Feathers – Messengers, Amber, honey, tree saps, Sun-ripened, sun-dried, sun-charged items, Tree top branches, Flying insects, butterflies, most birds, bees

Sacred Plants- Wildflowers: For Creativity, Ash Trees: Peace of mind, Birch, aspen, beech, palms for mental health Windweeds and Air Plants

Meditation Incenses- Spearmint, Lavender, Clover, Lemon Balm and Sage

In the East We Work With- Creativity: Tapping the energies of expansion, Divination: Learning to read the energies, Mental Powers: Shaping our awareness and perception, Peace: Finding and Sharing the flow of harmony.

Sacred Minerals- White or Clear Flourite: For Illumination and creativity, Moonstone: For Receptivity to illumination, Turquoise: For Focus and Awareness, Single-Point Crystals: For Perception, Amethyst: For Meditation and Illumination, Rhodochrosite: For Brain stimulation
Royal Azurite: For Brain Codes, Silver, Receptivity, Smooth Sand and Salt

Human World Helping Activities- Divination, Foretunetelling, Sourcing, Vision Quests, Zen Meditation, Tai Chi Chaun, Martial Arts, Brainstorming, Philosophical Debates, Expressive Arts, Flower Arranging, Oriental Mindfulness, Awareness, Buddha Spirit Vibration and Guides

Helping Thoughts- Illumination through Creative Communication. The Mind is Awareness.
Perception is all Philosophy. Focus for Peace in Chaos.

The Direction South & Its Correspondence

South

The Wheel of the South- Faith and Trust, Elusiveness, Innocence, Physical and Personal Vulnerability, Strength, Protection, Relationships with others, with self. with nature, Renewal, Self-Healing, Stress, Love, Courage

Element- Fire

Energy- Quick, Rapid, Fire.

The Journey- The Journey of Purification.

Traditional Colors- Red, Orange, Scarlet, Yellow, The blue of flame, Gold

Sacred Spirits– Bridget: Goddess of the inner flame of life and creation, Pele: Goddess of Purification and Upheavals, Mars: God of strength and conflict, Michael: Archangel of the South, warrior of the Sacred Flames, Djinn: Servant of Michael, great Fire giant, for protection, Salamanders: Elemental Spirits of Fire, ruled by Djinn, Adonai: Elemental King of Fire

Sacred Animals- Squirrels: Vulnerability and Delusiveness (relationships) tricky, Tigers and Lions: Stress, Courage, Porcupine: For Protection and to prick you into action. Defense, Badger: For Protection in Conflict. Defense, Coyote: For Protection in tricky situations. Vulnerability and Elusiveness, Fox: For Elusiveness and Innocence. Vulnerability, Hawk: For Protection and Relationships, Mouse: For Vulnerability and Elusiveness. Renewal and Self-Healing, Cats: For All sorts, for what Mark Twain called that “Mixture of Innoncence and sin.”, Bear: Physical Self-Healing

Rabbit: Renewal, Self-healing, Snakes: Protection, Possum: Renewal and Self-Healing

Sacred Items- Fire-forged items, Red feathers for courage.

Sacred Plants- Maple Tree, Nuts, seeds, pods (for relationships), Nut Trees for love, Cactus, thorn bushes, spiney plants for protection.

Purification Incenses- Sage, Clove, Thyme, Juniper, Cinnamon, Cedar

Guardian Incenses- Sweetgrass, Myrrh, Cedar, Frankincense, Dragon’s Blood Resin, Juniper

In the South We Work With- Protection: Establishing personal security, Love: Balancing the energies of our realationships, Self-Power: Developing our gifts of Strength, Purification: Cleaning our Self and Cleaning our Path.

Sacred Minerals- Pink Carnelian: For Kinships and relationships, Red Carnelian: For strength and protection, faith, Gold Amber: For clarity in relationships, Red Amber: For courage and faith, Blue Amber: For shamanic journeys of purification, inner flame, Yellow& Gold Flourite: For personal protection on journeys, Citrine: For clairty and purification, Fire Opal: For deep inner vision, physical purification and cleansing, Steel: For Strength in trials of life, Iron Ore: For courage and protection

Lava: For purification and upheavals, Smokey Crystal, Beach Sands, Gold, Copper, Pyrite, Textured or patterned Stones

Human World Helping Activities- Expressive art, Dance, Drama, Movement, Exercise, Physical Communication, Sensuality, Love, Western Body Awareness, Philosophies, Spirit Vibration

Helping Thoughts- In Innocence I am born, In Faith do I Grow, In Strength am I Purified, In Protection I walk.

The Direction North & It’s Correspondences

North

The Wheel of the North- Wisdom, Practicality, Symbols, Ritual, Ceremony, Materialism and Prosperity, Sacred Knowledge, Teaching and Learning, Patience, Truth, Deep-level Ceremonies, Applied Theoretical Magick, Measuring and Plannin g Work, Responsibility, Codes, Authority, Deep Level Path or Earth Walk Work

Element- Earth

Energy- Steady, rhythmic, grounded. The heartbeat of Mother Earth.

The Journey- The Journey of Wisdom.

Traditional ColorsGreen, Violet, Brown, Black, White, The deep blue of the earth seen from space, Purple, Gold

Sacred Spirits- Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, Demeter: Goddess of Grain and Abundance, Rhea: Mother of all deities, Herne: Horned God of the Green Wood, Pan: God of Joy on Earth, Ariel (Urierl): Archangel of the North, Keeper of the Sacred Wisdom, Ghob: Servant of Ariel, Earth Gnome, guide of the earth journeys, Gnomes: Elemental Spirits of Earth, ruled by Ghob, Agla: Elemental King of Earth.

Sacred Animals- Buffalo: For Wisdom and Practicality, Wolf: For Teaching Earth Wisdom, Owl: For Sacred Knowledge. Wisdom, Clarity, Purpose, Dragon: For Symbols, Ritual, Magick, Stag Deer: For Ritual or Ceremony, Authority, Magick, Heron: For Organized wisdom from intuition. Applied Measured Wisdom, Mythical Beasts: Of All types, For Learning the symbols of Wisdom, Moose: Practical Wisdom, Mountain Cats: Earth Walk, Teachers

Shadow Plants- Violet, Night Treasures, Owl Feathers, Night Birds

Sacred Plants- Oak Trees: For All magick, ritual, ceremony, Redwood Trees: For Sacred wisdom, Truth, Banyan: Luck, Prosperity, Evergreens: Ritual

Ceremonial Incense- Myrrh, Sagebrush, Patchouli, Magnolia

In the North We Work With- When we ride the wheel of the north, we must learn to weigh and measure our growth and progress on the path of the Shaman. It is in the north that we apply knowledge as well as recieve deeper wisdoms. We combine sacred wisdom with practical wisdom to enhance our journey.

Sacred Keys- Activating sybmols and spirituality. Patience: Grounding and personal pacing, Prosperity: Using Energies for material growth, Practical Wisdom: Using magick for daily application.

Sacred Minerals- Crystal Formations or Clusters: For gathering wisdom and energy, Dark Crystals: For Sacred Knowledge and Ceremony, Onyx: For Practicality, Jasper: For Earth Wisdom, Aventurine: For Prosperity, Green Jade: For Growth and Prosperity, Black Jade: For Patience, Deep Violet Flourite: For Ritual and Symbols, Royal Azurite: For Symbols, Marble: For Steadfast practicality, Amethyst: For Ritual, Wisdom and Ceremony, Geometrically shaped stones, Ores, Earth Rocks, salt and soil

Human World Helping Activities- Nature Ceremonies, Pagan Festivals, Shamanic Philosophies, Nature Retreats, Woodland Walks, Mountain Journeys, Cave Exploration, Medicine Helpers, Wiccan Guides.

Helping Thoughts- With Patience do I seek sacred knowledge and wisdom. With Practicality do I prosper. With Ceremony do I learn earth wisdom. With Ritual do I support my soul’s growth. With Symbols of Earth do I teach.

Detail Correspondence & Associations With The Element Air

Air
Intelligence and Travel

 

Meaning- To Know

Positive Characteristics- Intelligence, Mind, Psychic Abilities

Negative Characteristics- Lack of Communication, Gossip, Memory Problems

Direction- East

Planets- Mercury, Jupiter

Wind- Eurus

Season- Spring

Time of Day- Dawn

Goddesses- Aradia, Arianrrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania, Iris

Gods- Mercury, Thoth, Khepera, Enlil

Spirits- Sylphs, Zephyrs, Fairies who inhabit trees, flowers, winds,
breezes, mountains

Angel- Uriel

Signs- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Senses- Smell, Hearing

Herbs/Plants- Fragrant, Pungent, Airy

Tree- Aspen

Stones- Topaz, Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Aventurine, Carnelion, Jasper

Colors- Blue, White

Incense- Galbanium

Oils- Almond, Anise, Bergamont, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Sage, Spearmint

Animals- Birds, Spiders

Metals- Copper, Tin

Musical Instuments- Flute, All Wind Instuments

Places- Mountaintops, Wind-swept plains, Cloudy skies, High towers, Airports, Schools, Libraries, Offices, Travel agencies, Psychiartrist’s offices

Point in Life- Infancy

Natural Symbols- Feathers, Incense smoke, Fragrant flowers

Basic Nature- Flying, Moving, Fresh, Intelligent, Suspending

Type of Energy- Projective

Influences- Earth, Dreams, Guilt, Overeating, Studying, Travel, Instruction, Freedom, Knowledge, Recovering lost objects, Inspiration, Hearing, Communication, Harmony, Herbal knowledge, Plant growth, Intellect, Thought, Ideas, Revealing the truth, Overcoming addictions, Movement, Psychic abilities, Conscious mind, Meditation, Teaching

Ritual Forms- Tossing objects into the air, Suspending tools in high places, Fanning light objects, Visualization, Positive thinking

Ritual Types- Divination, Concentration, Visualization, Wind

Ritual Tools- Athame/Sword or Wand, Censor

Detail Correspondence & Associations With The Element Fire

Fire
Protection and Courage

 

Meaning- To Will

Positive Characteristics- Energy, Enthusiasm, Will, Strength

Negative Characteristics- Greed, Vengeance, Ego, Jealousy

Direction- South

Planets- Sun, Mars, Jupiter

Wind- Notus

Season- Summer

Time of Day- Noon

Goddesses- Brigit, Vesta, Bast, Sekhmet, Pele

Gods- Hephaestus, Vulcan, Horus, Ra, Agni, Ea, Llyr

Spirits- Salamanders, Firedrakes who are conscious of flames

Angel- Michael

Signs- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Sense- Sight

Herbs/Plants- Stinging, Thorny, Desert-dwelling, Stimulating

Tree- Flowering Almond

Stones- Opal, Agate, Ruby, Obsidian, Amber, Bloodstone, Citrine, Diamond, Garnet, Jasper, Topaz, Rhodocrosite

Colors- Red, Gold, Orange, White

Incense- Olibanum

Oils- Allspice, Angelica, Basil, Bay, Bergamont, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Deerstongue, Frankincense, Ginger, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Pennyroyal, Petitgrain, Rosemary

Animals- Dragons, Lions, Horses, Snakes, Ladybugs, Scorpions

Metals- Brass, Gold

Musical Instuments- Guitar, All stringed instuments

Places- Deserts, Hot springs, Volcanoes, Ovens, Fireplaces, Bedrooms, Weightrooms, Lockerrooms, Saunas, Athletic fields

Point in Life- Youth

Natural Symbols- Flame, Lava, Heated objects

Basic Nature- Purifying, Destructive, Cleansing, Energetic, Sexual, Forceful

Type of Energy- Projective

Influences- Car, Children, Courage, Drowsiness, Earth, Healing, Health, Interviews, Magical energy,Physical strength, Magical strength, Protection, Purification, Sex, Travel, Authority, Banishing, Negativity, Freedom, Change, Sight, Perception, Vision, Learning, Illumination, Love, Will, Passion, Destuction, Breaking habits, Aggression

Ritual Forms- Burning or Smouldering, Heating

Ritual Types- Candle, Storm, Time, Star

Ritual Tools- Wand or Sword/Athame, Candles, Censor, Burned Herbs, Written requests on paper

Detail Correspondence & Associations With The Element Water

Water
Love and Healing

 

Meaning- To Dare

Positive Characteristics- Sensitivity, Compassion, Grace

Negative Characteristics- Overly Emotional, Insecurities, Lack of Self-esteem

Direction- West

Planets- Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn

Wind- Zephyrus

Season- Autumn

Time of Day- Dusk

Goddesses- Aphrodite, Tiamat, Mari

Gods- Neptune, Poseidon, Dylan, Manannan

Spirits- Nymphs, Undines, Mermaids, Mermen who live in the sea, lakes
and springs, and Fairies of lakes, ponds and streams

Angel- Gabriel

Signs- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Sense- Taste

Herbs/Plants- Water plants and Herbs

Tree- Willow

Stones- Aquamarine, Pearl, Moonstone, River pebbles, Agate, Amethyst, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire

Colors- Green, Blue-Green, Indigo

Incense- Myrrh

Oils- Birch, Camomile, Camphor, Cardamon, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Myrrh, Palma Rosa, Rose, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ginger, Ylang Ylang

Animals- Sea serpents, Dolphins, Fish, Seals, Sea birds

Metals- Mercury, Silver, Cooper

Musical Instuments- Cymbals, Bells, All resonant metals

Places- Lakes, Springs, Streams, Rivers, Beaches, Oceans, Wells, Swimming pools, Bathtubs, Showers, Bedrooms, Health spas, Steamrooms, Fountains

Point of Life- Maturity

Natural Symbols- Shells, Cup of water

Basic Nature- Flowing, Purifying, Healing, Soothing, Loving

Type of Energy- Receptive

Influences- Beauty, Breaking addictions, Music, Dreams, Psychic dreams, Earth, Friendships, House purification, Love, Marriage, Peace, Psychic awareness, Purification, Sleep, Stress, Plants, Healing, Emotions, Communion with the spiritual, Subconscious mind, Pleasure, Fertility, Happiness, Spirituality, Meditation, Psychic powers, Divination

Ritual Forms- Dilution, Bathing, Washing away, Placing in water

Ritual Types- Sea, Ice, Snow, Fog, Mirror, Magnet

Ritual Tools- Chalice, Bowl, Cauldron, Mirror, Sea