The Element of Earth

This month I’m looking more closely at the Element of Earth.  Earth is one of the four classical elements, which also includes AirWater and Fire.  A fifth element, Spirit or Akasha, is also sometimes included – and can represent the five points on the Pentacle.

Earth represents permanence, stability, strength, security, wisdom, practicality, materialism, wealth, abundance, prosperity, patience, truth, and responsibility.

Earth symbols include the earth, soil, rocks, mountains, trees.  Types of magic using earth energies include gardening, grounding, working with stone/crystals, knots, binding, money spells, and runes.  Rituals include burying objects in the earth, herbalism, planting trees/plants, and making images out of wood or stone.

Gender Feminine
Direction North
Energy Receptive
Symbols Rocks, fields, soil, salt, caves, clay
On Pentagram Lower left
Goddesses Gaia/Gaea, Ceres, Demeter, Mah, Nephtys, Persephone, Rhea
Gods Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Pan
Spirits Gnomes, Dwarfs, Trolls
Time Midnight, Night
Cycle of life Old Age
Season Winter
Colours Black, green, yellow, brown
Zodiac signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Sense Touch
Stones and jewels Amethyst, angelite, azurite, celestite, agate (green, moss), cat’s eye, coal, emerald, geodes, halite/salt, jasper, jet, obsidian, olivine, onyx, peridot, quartz, tourmaline
Magick tools Pentacle, pentagram, salt, stones/gems, cords
Metals Iron, lead
Herbal Ivy, grains, oats, rice, patchouli, lichens
Trees Cypress, Honeysuckle, Jasmin, Lilac
Animals Cow, bull, dog, horse, ant, bears, wolf, deer/stag, buffalo
Instruments Drums and percussion
Type of magick Gardening, magnet images, working with stones/crystals, knots, binding, money spells, grounding, runes
Ritual Action Burying objects in the earth, herbalism, planting trees/plants, and making images out of wood or stone

The Wiccan Elements and other sources
(C) A Year And A Day (2012)

Advertisements

One thought on “The Element of Earth

  1. Pingback: Elemental Correspondences -3 | Coven Life

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s