The Element of Fire

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

Fire represents change, energy, inspiration, love, sexuality, passion, life force, spirit, will, leadership, faith and trust, elusiveness, innocence, physical and personal vulnerability, relationships with others and self, renewal, self-healing, stress, courage, strength, protection.

Fire symbols include the sun, stars, volcanoes, lava, eruptions, heat, flame, candles, bonfires, saunas, lightning, heated objects (stones in particular), fire forged objects, red feathers, blood, and sap.  Types of magick using fire include healing and destroying, purification, love spells, and energy work.  Fire related rituals include burning objects, lighting candles and fires, cauldron work, and baking.

Direction South
Gender Masculine
Energy Projective
Colours Red, green, gold, crimson, orange, white
Time of Day Noon
Cycle of Life Youth
Moon Phase Waxing to Full
Season Summer
Sabbat Beltane, Litha/Midsummer
Wind Notus
Goddesses Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta
Gods Mars, Agni, Horus, Prometheus, Vulcan, Ra, Lugh
Spirits/Elementals Salamanders, Firedrakes
Magick tools Athame, sword, wand, candle, censer, lamps, daggers, spear, staff (Some traditions align the Wand with Air)
Rule of Magnus To Will
Zodiac Signs Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Planets Mars, Sun
Chakra Solar Plexus, Heart
Tarot Cards Wands (Inspiration, Spiritual), Knights
On Pentagram Lower right
Animals Phoenix, squirrels, tigers, lions, porcupine, badger, coyote, fox, cats, bear, rabbit, snakes, hawk, dragon, horse, snake, cricket, mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion
Trees/Plants Alder, Ash, Cashew, Cedar, Chestnut, Fig, Juniper, Mahogany, Oak, Holly, Rowan, Walnut, Maple
Herbal Nettles, sunflower, garlic, hibiscus, red/chili peppers, cinnamon, coffee, beans, seeds, nuts, mustard, onion
Incense Sweetgrass, myrrh, cedar, frankincense, dragon’s blood, juniper, sage, clover, thyme, cinnamon, cedar
Gems & Stones Jasper, ruby, fire agate, blood stone, garnet, fire opal, pink carnelian, red carnelian, red amber, amber calcite, blue amber, yellow and gold fluorite, citrine, lava
Metals Gold, brass, iron/steel
Instruments Guitar, string instruments
Sense Sight
Positive Traits Energetic, daring, passionate, enthusiastic, intelligent
Negative Traits Resentful, angry, jealous, stubborn, greedy, arrogant

The Wiccan Elements
© A Year And A Day (2012)

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