This is the element we are closest to home with. Earth doesn’t necessarily represent the physical Earth, but that part of it which is stable, solid, and dependable. It represents wisdom, practicality, ritual, knowledge, teaching, learning, patience, truth, and responsibility.

Direction: North

Signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Colors: Black, brown, green and gold

Basic Nature: Fertile, moist, nurturing, stabilizing, and grounding.

Point in Life: Advanced age

Time: Midnight or night

Season: Winter

Magickal Tools: Pentacle, salt, images, stones and gems

Spirits: Gnomes or dwarfs

Sense: Touch

Stones or Gems: Rock, crystal, salt, coal, emeralds, peridot, onyx, jasper, azurite, amethyst, azute, tourmaline and quartz

Metals: Iron and lead

Incense: Storax, benzoin, patchouli, sage, and myrrh

Animals: Cow, bull, bison, buffalo, owl, mountain cats, snakes stag, dog, horse, gopher, ant, bears and wolf

Musical Instruments: Drums

Symbols: Rock, gemstones, mountains, plains, fields, soil, caves, feathers, and mines

Plants and Trees: Oak, redwood, myrrh, sagebrush, patchouli, magnolia, banyan, ivy, oats, rice, rye, wheat, mosses, nuts and evergreens.


Air is the element of the intellect, it is the realm of thought. It rules spells and rituals involving travel, instruction, freedom, obtaining knowledge, discovering lost items, uncovering lies, and so on. It also represents free mind, creativity, illumination, divination, stimulation, awareness, perception, communications, meditation, and focus.

Direction: East

Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius

Colors: White, yellow, Crimson, Light blue, peach and pastel colors

Basic Nature: Floating, movement, fresh, intelligent and suspending

Point in Life: Infancy

Time: Dawn

Season: Spring

Magickal Tools: Athame, sword, censer, creative visualization and wand

Spirits: Sylphs, Zephyrs and Faeries

Sense: Smell and hearing

Stones or Gems: Topaz, pumice, mica, yellow flourite, crystals, moonstone, turquoise, rhodochrosite, amethyst and alexandrite

Metals: Tin and copper

Incense: Galbanum, spearmint, lavender, sage and frankincense

Animals: Birds, insects, spiders, raven, wolf, deer, raccoon, cats, foxes and turtles.

Musical Instruments: Flute and all wind instruments.

Symbols: Sky, Wind, breezes, clouds, breath, vibrations, plants, herbs, flowers, trees, bones, honey and amber

Plants and Trees: Pansy, Primrose, Dill, Aspen, wildflowers, clover, lemons, sage, ash, birch, beech, palms and air plants.


Fire is the element of change, will and passion. It is the most primal. This is the realm of sexuality and passion. It is the spark of divinity which shines within us and all living things. It is the most physical and spiritual of the elements. It also represents faith and trust, innocence, vulnerability, strength, protection, relationships, renewal, healing, stress, love and courage.

Direction: South

Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Colors: Red, gold, crimson, orange, yellow, white and blue

Basic Nature: purifying, destruction, cleansing, energetic, sexual and forceful.

Point in Life: Youth

Time: Noon

Season: Summer

Magickal Tools: Dagger, Censer, candles and knife

Spirits: Salamanders, firedrakes and dragons.

Sense: Sight

Stones and Gems: Opal, jasper, lava, quartz, ruby, carnelian, rhodochrosite, amber, citerine, copper, sand, pyrite and agates.

Metals: Gold and brass

Incense: Olibanum, copal, cinnamon, juniper, sage, clove, thyme, myrrh, frankincense and cedar.

Animals: Dragons, lions, horses, snakes, crickets, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark, phoenix, squirrels, tigers, porcupine, badger, hawk, cats, bear, rabbit, possum, coyote and fox

Musical Instruments: Guitar and all stringed instruments

Symbols: lightening, volcanoes, rainbow, sun, stars, lava,

Plants and Trees: Garlic, Hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion, peppers, cinnamon, poppies, thistle, cacti, coffee, maple, nuts, seeds, pods, cedar, juniper and almond.


Water is the element of purification, the subconscious mind, love and the emotions. It is constantly changing and flowing. It is the element of absorption and germination. It also represents inner knowing, self-knowledge, dreams, emotions, feelings, introspection, journeys, initiations, healing, balance, psychic work, spiritual renewal, communications, mediations and hibernation.

Direction: West

Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Colors: Blues, greens, grey, indigo, black and silver.

Basic Nature: Flowing, purifying, healing, soothing, loving and movement

Point in Life: Maturity

Time: Twilight or dusk

Season: Autumn

Magickal Tools: Cup, cauldron, goblet and mirrors

Spirits: Undines, nymphs, mermaids and faeries

Sense: Taste

Stones and Gems: Aquamarine, amethyst, tourmaline, pearl, coral, topaz, flourite, lapis lazuli and sodalite

Metals: Mercury, silver and copper

Incense: Myrrh, chamomile, sandalwood, vanilla, violet, jasmine, raspberry and cherry

Animals: Dragons, serpents, dolphins, porpoises, fish, seals, snakes, birds, cat, frog, turtle, heron, jaguar, raven, elk, panther, otter, swan, crab and bear

Musical Instruments: Harp

Symbols: Oceans, lakes, rivers, wells, springs, pools, rain, mist, fog, shells and water

Plants and Trees: Ferns, lotus, mosses, seaweed, water lillies, gardenia, willow, pine, magnolia and lavender


This is all the elements combined. It is not used for magickal purposes. This is where all energy comes from.

Direction: Center (or complete lack of direction and dimension)

Colors: Clear, white, black and purple

Basic Nature: Unknowable

Point in Life: Pre-conception

Time: Beyond time

Season: All and yet none

Magickal Tools: Cauldron, incense, all and none

Spirits: It is

Sense: Hearing

Stones and Gems: None

Metals: Meteoritic

Incense: Mastic and myrrh

Animals: Sphinx, all and none

Musical Instruments: All and none

Symbols: Infinity and the cosmos

Plants and Trees: Mistletoe

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Standard Magickal Tools