Monday, January 24, 2011

Correspondences of the Elements




Correspondences of the Elements

Earth's Correspondences:

Direction: North.

Earth Rules: The Body and Nature, manifestation, physicality, fertility, birth, death, healing, rocks, trees, animals,
vegetation, mystery, silence, growth, crystals, common
sense, empathy, grounding, employment, stability, success,
runes, strength, practical wisdom, mystery, metals. Is the
element that is most stable and dependable. It represents
abundance, prosperity, and wealth, and is creative but in
a practical, physical manner. Earth, that which sustains
all life and on which the other elements rely.

Time: Midnight.
Season: Winter.
Colors: Deep earth tones, Green, brow, black, gold and white.
Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Tools: Pentacle, salt, images, stones, cord magick.
Chakra: Root.
Virtues: Being centered, patience, truth, thorough and
dependable.
Vices: Dullness, laziness, inconsiderate.
Posture: (Arms extended) Palms down.
Season of Life: Death/rebirth.
Animal: Bull, cow, stag, deer, snakes, bear, bison, dog,
horse, gopher, ant, wolf.
Elemental Spirits: Gnomes, dwarfs.
Gems: Rock crystal, emerald, jet, tourmaline, quartz,
tourmalated quartz, rutilated quartz, granite, bedrock,
salt, peridot, onyx, jasper, azurite, amethyst.
Sense: Touch.
Goddesses: Hathor, Ceres, Gaia, Bo-Ann, Cerridwyn, Demeter,
Gaia, Persephone, Epona, Kore and Rhiannon.
Gods - Adonis, Athos, Arawyn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Herne,
Marduk, Pan, Tammuz, Thor.
Types of Magick: Gardening, grounding, magnet, image, stone,
tree, knot, binding.
Energy - Receptive, feminine.
Metals - Iron, lead.
Plants: Cedar, cypress, comfrey, honeysuckle, ivy, grains,
magnolia, patchouly, primrose, sage, vetivert, nuts, oak.


Air's Correspondences:

Direction: East.

Air Rules: The mind, clarity, discernment, wisdom,
knowledge, abstract thinking, logic, the spoken word,
the wind, breath. Intellect and theory. It is creative and
is that which causes magickal intentions to become manifest.
It is also associated with higher consciousness and wisdom, divination, and purification, mental and psychic work,
intuition. Clouds, inspiration, hearing, herbal knowledge,
plant growth, freedom, revealing truth, finding lost things, instruction, telepathy, memory, learning the secrets of the
dead, Zen meditation, new beginnings and illuminations.

Time: Dawn.
Season: Spring.
Colors: All light hues, colors found at dawn. White, yellow,
light blue, lavender, gray.
Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Tools: Athame, sword, censer and incense.
Chakra: Third Eye.
Virtues: Intelligence, practical, optimistic.
Vices: Impulsive, frivolous, easily fooled.
Posture: (Arms raised) Palms parallel.
Season of Life: Youth.
Elemental Spirits: Sylphs/Fairies.
Gems: Topaz, amber, citron, mica, fluorite, crystals,
amethyst, yellow or blue stones.
Sense: Smell.
Goddesses: Arianrhod, Nuit, Iris, Ostara; Goddesses of dawn
and spring, Aradia, Athena and Urania.
Gods: Mercury, Hermes, Shu, and Thoth.
Types of Magick: Divination, concentration, karma. Prophecy, visualization and wind magick.
Energy: Projective.
Metals: Tin and copper.
Plants: Acacia, anise, aspen, benzoin, clover, frankincense, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, vervain and yarrow.
Animals: Birds, Eagle and hawk in particular. Insects and
spiders.


Fire's Correspondences:

Direction: South.

Fire Rules: Energy, will, healing, destruction, courage,
strength, physical exercise, self-knowledge, loyalty,
vision, illumination, power and passion, authority,
transformation, purification, heat, flame, embers, lifeblood.
Fire is associated with change and passion. It is both
physical and spiritual, being related to sexuality and to
divinity. Fire magick is quickly manifested and filled
with primal energy.

Time: Noon.
Season: Summer.
Colors: Colors of flame as well as the noonday sun, Red,
red-orange; fiery colors, gold and white.
Zodiac: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Tools: Censer, athame, wand, candles, dagger, burned herbs
or requests on paper.
Chakra: Solar Plexus.
Virtues: Courage, enthusiasm and willpower.
Vices: Anger, jealousy and hatred.
Posture: (Arms over head) Forming triangle.
Season of Life: Maturity.
Animal: Lion, horse, lizards, salamander, snakes,
praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark, phoenix,
coyote, fox.
Elemental Spirits: Salamanders.
Gems: Fire opal, ruby, carnelian, garnet, red jasper,
bloodstone, lava, quartz crystals, tigers eye, rhodochrosite,
agates.
Sense: Sight.
Goddesses: Sekhmet, Pele, Vesta, Aradia, Ameratsu,
Lucina. Brigit, Freya, Hestia, Pele and Vesta.
Gods: Vulcan, Ra, Agni, Hepaetstus, and Horus.
Types of Magick - Candle, storm, time.
Energy - Projective, masculine.
Metals - Gold, brass.
Plants: Allspice, basil, cinnamon, garlic, hibiscus,
juniper, lime, nettle, onion, orange, red peppers,
red poppies, thistle.


Water's Correspondences:

Direction - West.

Water Rules: Emotion, Intuition, psychic abilities, love,
deep feelings, the unconscious, the womb, generation,
fertility, water of all kinds, tides, the Moon,
menstrual blood, amniotic fluid, saliva, the third eye,
wisdom, vision quests, self-healing, sorrow, reflection.

Time: Twilight.
Season: Autumn.
Colors: All blue-green-black hues, corresponding to the
colors of water, gray, indigo, aquamarine, white.
Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Tools: Chalice, cauldron and mirrors.
Chakra: Heart.
Virtues: Love, compassion, receptivity, flexibility
and forgiveness.
Vices: Indifference, depression and instability.
Posture: (Arms extended) Palms up.
Season of Life: Old Age.
Animal: Sea serpents, leviathan of the deep, dragons, fish,
sea lions, creatures of water all fish, shellfish and
sea mammals, sea birds, cat, frog, turtle, swan, bear.
Elemental Spirits: Undines, mermaids.
Gems: Aquamarine, beryl, opal, amethyst, blue tourmaline,
pearl, coral, blue topaz, blue fluorite, lapis lazuli,
sodalite.
Sense: Taste.
Goddesses: Aphrodite, Tiamat, Mari, Yemaya, Isis, Ran,
and Kupala.
Gods - Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon,
Varuna.
Types of Magick: Magick involving the sea, snow or ice,
mirror, magnet, rain, cleansing and purification.
Energy - Receptive, feminine.
Metals - Mercury, silver, copper.
Plants: Aloe, apple, catnip, chamomile, ferns, gardenia,
lemon, lettuce, lilac, lily of the valley, lotus, mosses,
orris, passion. Flower, rose, seaweeds, thyme, valerian,
water lilies, all water plants, willow tree.


Spirit Correspondences:

Goddess, transcendence, immanence, omnipresence, the void,
all and nothing, within and without, the center of the
universe and the Self.

Location/ Direction: Center; up, down and all around.

Color: Purple or white, rainbow, black.
Season: The cycle itself.
Season of Life: All life, life beyond death, rebirth.
Time: Beyond time, the Lunar and Solar cycles.
Magickal Tool: Cauldron.
Animal: Owl and Sphinx.
Gems: Diamond and amethyst.
Sense: Hearing.
Goddesses: Isis, Cerridwyn, Shekinah, your personal
matron deity.

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