THE ELEMENTS Elelmental Emergence by Peggy Jentoft
The idea of four or five basic elements is found in many different cultures and spiritual traditions.  These are templates for the essences of life and existence
Air, Earth, Fire,  Water  are the most common and universal material elements. The fifth component is called by various names Akasha, spirit, orgone, vital spark... This is the unknown and essential element.  That which gives power and spirit,  consciousness and life to the material and ephermal .

These correspondences are taken from  many different sources.  These definitions are minimal and in no way represent the totality.


AIR

air tattwa  

The element of air is associated with thought, intellect, mental processes, the mind and  Creativity.  Air is also associated with higher consciousness and wisdom, divination, and purification,  concentration, prophecy, visualization, wind magic, karma.In the Negative aspect it is associated with flightiness and unpredictability .

Circle represents Air , thought, and is used  to enhance ones ability to visualize and discriminate. Meditation on circles activates the subconscious mind brings about greater ability to discriminate ,concentrate and communicate.   
  
Air is the Elemental force of  mind,  mental and psychic work,  intuition,  knowledge,  abstract thought,  wind, breath,  clouds,  inspiration,  hearing,  purification,  freedom,  truth,  instruction,  telepathy,  memory,  learning the secrets of the dead,  zen meditation,  new beginnings,  illumination,  essential qualities,  spiritual plane,  knowledge,  abstract learning,  theories, windy or high places,  breath, speech.
Astrological Signs - Gemini,  Libra,  Aquarius , Colors - White,  yellow, light blue,  lavender,  gray.  Season - Spring,  Time- Dawn  Energy - Projective. Gemstones - Aventurine, Topaz, Mica, Fluorite, Crystals, Amethyst,  yellow or blue stones, Quartz crystal with cloud like inclusions,  Quartz pebbles, Tin, Copper, Aventurine,  Jasper, Mica, Pumice/ Plants - Acacia, Anise, Aspen, Benzoin, Clover, Dill, Frankincense,  La
vender, Lemon grass, Myrrh,  Pine,  Primrose, Vervain,  Violet, Yarrow .
Tarot Suite-Swords

 

FIRE

fire tattwa

Triangle  represents Fire , passion,  meditate on this symbol  to intensify and clarify desire, creativity, prosperity, magnetism and  to develop the right brain .

The element of 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. It is also associated with Heat, Anger.




Rules -Energy, sexuality, passions, love, authority, transformation, purification, candle flames, sun, blood, healing, destruction, will, creativity, flame, heat, bonfires, hearth fires, protection, courage, strength, physical exercise, self-knowledge, loyalty, vision, illumination, power Magick involving Time , Storms , Fire and  candles
 Direction - South Astrological Signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Colors - Red, gold, crimson, orange, white Season - Summer Time - Noon Energy - Projective, masculine Gemstones - Red jasper, bloodstone, garnet, lava, quartz crystals, ruby, carnelian, tigers eye, rhodochrosite, agates Metals - Gold, brass.  Plants - Allspice, basil, cacti, chile peppers, cinnamon, garlic, heliotrope, hibiscus, juniper, lime, mustard, nettle, onion, orange, red peppers, red poppies, thistle, almond tree Animals - Lions, lizards, salamander, snakes, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark, phoenix, coyote, fox Tarot Suite- Wands
Goddesses - Brigit, Freya, Hestia, Pele, Vesta ,Sekmut Gods - Vulcan, Ra, Hepaetstus, Horus


WATER

water tattwa

Moon represents Water, This symbol increases the ability to feel , meditation with this form can bring greater self reflection sensitivity and receptivity toward others.
The element of water is associated with the subconscious mind, intuition, and emotions. As the primal substance of life, it is symbolized by the womb and is related to fertility.


Emotions, feelings, love, courage, the unconscious mind, intuition, the womb, marriage, friendship,happiness, dreams, sleep, healing, menstruation, fertility, cleansing, purification, vision quests, self-healing, sorrow, reflection, psychic ability, oceans, rivers, lakes, rain, springs and wells. The sea, snow or ice, mirror, magnet, rain, cleansing and purification  Direction - West Astrological Signs - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Colors - Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, aquamarine, white Season - Autumn
Time - Twilight, dusk Energy - Receptive, feminine. Gemstones - Aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, blue fluorite, lapis lazuli, sodalite 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  Animals - All fish, shellfish and sea mammals, serpents, sea birds, cat, frog, turtle, swan, bear   Tarot Suite- Cups
Goddesses - Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya,  Gods - Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon, Varuna  Magickal Tools - Chalice, cauldron, mirrors


EARTHearth 


Earth, is the most physical of the Elements is the element of Stuff. Solid Material
Earth 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  sustains all life and is the foundation  on which the other elements rest.The normal everyday activities are Earth,walking eating, sleeping , work, focus and determination , diversity , inner strength  enhances the ability to  move from dreams to reality.

Earth is the Mother, stable, nurturing, calm and understanding, a reservoir of  great wisdom and knowledge.
Earth is the element of the body, growth, money, creativity, birth, death, material gain, fertility, birth, healing, rocks, trees, animals, manifestation, materialization, crystals, silence, metal, empathy, grounding, employment, stability, success,  strength, practical wisdom, mystery, gardening. Astrological Signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn Colors - Black, brown, green, gold, white  Season - Winter, Time - Midnight, night Energy - Receptive, feminine  Stones include  Rock crystal, emeralds, peridot, onyx, jasper, azurite, amethyst,   tourmaline,tourmalinated quartz, rutilated quartz and many more.


SPIRIT


akasha spirit

Ovoid or ellipse represents  space, the void , the universe , the womb, the cosmic egg ,new life ,understanding , female or yin energy.

The fifth component is called by various names Akasha ,spirit, orgone ,vital spark, this is the unknown and essential element That which gives power and spirit. consciousness and life to the material and ephermal.

Spirit, Eather, Akasha is the animating force omnipresent, and abundant. It permeates everything and fills the "empty" places it embodies the life force and wisdom of ALL
Spirit is energy, and it is eternal in essence. We often limit our awareness to the  physical world, and may be consciously unaware of the  the spirit world, which is the invisible template  of the physical and the source of the substance of  creation.In mundane terms the Eather is invisible because it is of a different frequency than we permit ourself to notice

This is the element that binds all the others into one form, to make them one. It is the Mother and the Father of everything. Spirit is used in all magick, meditation, healing, change, foreseeing the future, creation, Some define  Spirit as Deity or source.
The crown Chakra and the Emerging chakra such as the thymus -spiritual heart and those found above the physical body are strongly oriented to spirit  as is the heart chakra the throat chakra and the brow chakra and the hara

    Purple stones and crystals, . Gem Silica, clear gems, clear crystals quartz, selenite, etc.) and pearly, opalescent, irridecent  glowing  rainbow filled stone of all kinds  mysterious stone with stars and nebulae and glitters and depth  what stone is not in some way a stone of spirit after all  this is the element of essence of binding together and of  sacred wisdom and light  nothing is outside of spirit.


 

Peggy Jentoft


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