Saturday, October 30, 2010

Elemental Bottles

(This is such a great idea for your altar & if you love to work with the elements. I can also add to what is listed as for the bottles to also draw/paint the element symbols on the bottles if you wish.) At my boutique we have a 4 elements pentacle necklace that can also be used as a decorative piece for your altar to view & buy click on link: Pentacle 4 Elements Pendant Necklace

Elemental Bottles
~author unknown

This idea is for those that would like to bottle the elements for
their altar. Possibly for those who are not able to have a regular
alter set up. The idea is to take 4 of those small coloured glass
bottles with the cork lids (or the ones that have a rubber seal with
a metal closure, and fill them with things representing the 4
elements, such as:

Red: (fire) Ash from a fire, matches

Green: (Earth) small stones, soil, salt

Yellow: (Air) feathers, little toy birds

Blue: (Water) Water, shells, sand

You can also add some of the essential oils for the elements. I think
you could put some of some small crystals for the elements in there
too, or substitute oils for herbs...Here is a list of some of the
oils/herbs and crystals for the elements...

Water: (oils/herb) Lemonbalm, Gardenia, Jasmine, (stones) Aquamarine,
chalecdony, jade, pearl, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, sugilite, Amethyst,
Chrysocolla, Rose Quartz, coral.

Air: (oils/herb) Bergamot, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mint, Pine,

(stones) Imperial Topaz, Citrine, Mica, Pumice, Aventurine, Clear
Quartz, Lepidolite

Fire: (oils/herb) Basil, Carnation, Cedarwood, Juniper, Calendula,
Peppermint, Cinnamon, Ginger,

(stones) Amber, Obsidian (me!), Rhodocrisite, Ruby, Larva
rock,Garnet, Jasper, Pipestone, Citrine, Beryl,


Earth: (oils/herb) Cypress, Honeysuckle, Vervain, Sage, Magnolia,
Mugwort, Patchouli

(stones) Moss agate, Emerald, Jet, Salt, Black tourmaline, Agate,
Malachite, Obsidian

I though another use for the bottles would be instead of candles for
the quarters, especially if you are working outside in the wind/rain
or if you are in a forest where you are frightened of setting it
alight! Or inside if you are not allowed to burn candles in the

I guess you could even make Goddess and God bottles, so that you
could have an altar with the 4 elements and the Goddess and God out
of pretty coloured bottles, and no-one would have a clue that they
were really symbols of your religion!

I would make the God/dess bottles larger than the elementals.. . You
may need to paint the bottles to get them the colour you want, a
light coat of a cheap paint should make them translucent enough to
still see through. (spray cans give an even coverage -- spray from far
away though, or you'll get runs)

Goddess Symbols: moons, name of Goddess on paper, small pic. Or
figurine, )O( symbol

Goddess colours: Silver, White, Green, Cream, Pink

Goddess Oils/herb: Camelia, Magnolia, Olive, Lily, Lilac,

Goddess stones: Emerald, Silver, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Peridot,
Pink Tourmaline, Blue Quartz, Aquamarine, Beryl, Kunzite, Turquoise
(all pink & Blue stones)

(basically anything ruled by Earth, Water, the Moon & Venus)

God Symbols: Suns, Name of God on paper, small pic. Or figurine, the
god symbol

God colours: Red, Yellow, Gold, Orange, Brown

God Oils/herb: Basil, Chrysanthemum, Clover, Lavender, Pine, Juniper,

God Stones: Gold, Brass, Diamond, Carnelian, Ruby, Garnet, Orange
Calcite,Tiger eye, Topaz, Sunstone, Bloodstone, Red Tourmaline, (all
red & Orange stones)

(Basically anything ruled by Air, Fire, Mars & the Sun)

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