Elemental symbols have played a part in alchemy, medicine, rituals and astrology for thousands of years. Representing nature, the cycle of seasons and spiritual energy.
There are countless ways to deepen your relationship with the four elements and bring them into your life. In this post you’ll learn a bit about the meaning behind each symbol, common correspondences and ways you can use them energetically and physically.
From ancient civilizations to modern day, the colours and symbols of the four elements have represented the different aspects of nature and the forces of energy in our world.
The idea that these four elements, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire made up all matter was the cornerstone of philosophy, science, and medicine for two-thousand years.
A great way of bringing them into your practice physically is with jewellery, you get to charge it with your energy and harness what you want & need, they can be either worn or used in ritual, either way it's a visual reminder of unique properties they hold.
If you want to work with them energetically could be through something as simple as noticing the elements in the natural world and how they make you feel, see which one resonates at that point in time and connect with that element to harness what's needed. You can also try meditating with the elements, they each have their OWN power and can be used as great manifestation/visualisation tools in our lives.
Air elements magical properties:
Sun sign: gemini, libra and aquarius
Intentions: Having to do with the Mind – learning, new beginnings, deep thoughts, knowledge, travel, creativity, writing, perception, self-expression, truth, movement, music, joy.
The suit of swords in the tarot, throat and heart space,
Rituals: incense, wind, sound, smoke, smells, feathers, birds
Crystals: sapphire, moldavite, opal, topaz, citrine, fluorite, amethyst
Moon phase: waning moon
Colours: Yellow, pale blue, light purple, cream, white
Earth elements magical properties:
Sunsign: virgo, taurus, capricorn
Intentions: fertility, self-reflection, wisdom, health, grounded, physical abundance, death and rebirth.
The suit of pentacles in the tarot with the seasons and earth’s cycles, sowing and reaping. Rituals: Salt, dirt, trees, rocks, food
Crystals: quartz, malachite, emerald, smoky quartz, peridot, jade, jasper, onyx, tourmaline (some believe ALL crystals can be used since crystals are derived from Earth
Days: thursday and saturday
Moon phase: new moon
Colours: Green, brown, black, or colors found in nature
Water elements magical properties:
Sun sign: cancer, scorpio and pisces
Intentions: healing, trust, psychic abilities, dreams, empathy & lunar energy.
The suit of cups in the tarot, the sacral area.
Rituals: springs, ocean, tears, shells, wine, things in a liquid state like melting wax, and the forces that move us to feel so we can cleanse and heal.
Crystals: aquamarine, moonstone, fluorite, lapis and pearl
Days: monday & friday
Moon phase: full moon
Colours: light & dark blue, white, seafoam green & light grey
Fire elements magical properties:
Sunsign: aries, leo and saggitarius
Intentions: power, lust, determination, strength, passion, action, transformation, purification, freedom, destruction
The suit of wands in the tarot, the solar plexus area.
Rituals: Flames, heat, candles, bonfire, dance, and the destructive forces that ultimately encourage new growth
Crystals: obsidian, carnelian, red jasper, sunstone, rhodochrosite, amber, ruby, bloodstone, garnet, tigers eye, gold, brass
Days: sunday and tuesdays
Moon phase: waxing moon
Colours: red, orange, gold & crimson
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