This is the element we are closest to home with. Earth doesnt 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.
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
Magickal Tools: Pentacle, salt, images, stones and gems
Spirits: Gnomes or dwarfs
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.
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
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.
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
Magickal Tools: Dagger, Censer, candles and knife
Spirits: Salamanders, firedrakes and dragons.
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.
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
Magickal Tools: Cup, cauldron, goblet and mirrors
Spirits: Undines, nymphs, mermaids and faeries
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
Stones and Gems: None
Incense: Mastic and myrrh
Animals: Sphinx, all and none
Musical Instruments: All and none
Symbols: Infinity and the cosmos
Plants and Trees: Mistletoe