The Element of Water

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

Water represents emotions, feelings, courage, absorption, subconscious/ unconscious mind, intuition, purification, cleansing, eternal movement, wisdom, the soul, vision quests, self-healing, sorrow, reflection, psychic ability, emotional aspects of love and femininity, the womb, menstruation, fertility, marriage, happiness, friendship, dreams, sleep, and healing.

Water symbols include oceans, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, springs, wells, pools, fog, or rain.  Types of magick using water include mirror divinations, magnet work, love magick, lucid dreaming, cleansing, or protection spells.  Water related rituals include ritual bathing, dilution, washing, sprinkling, brewing, or tossing objects into water.

Direction West
Gender Feminine
Energy Receptive
Colours Blue, turquoise/aqua, green, grey, indigo, black
Time of Day Twilight, dusk, evening
Cycle of Life Maturity
Moon Phase Full, Waning
Season Autumn
Sabbat Lughnasadh/Lammas, Mabon
Wind Zephyr
Goddesses Aphrodite, Isis, Marianne, Selene, Arianhrod, Hecate, Persephone, Inanna
Gods Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon
Spirits/Elementals Undines, Nymphs, Mermaids, Fairies of ponds, lakes or streams
Magick tools Cup, goblet, chalice, cauldron, mirror, water
Rule of Magnus To Dare
Zodiac Signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Planets Neptune, Venus, Moon
Chakra Heart
Tarot Cards Cups (Emotion, Feeling), Queens
On Pentagram Upper right
Animals Whales, albatross, fish, water snakes, dolphin, cat, frog, turtle, swan, crab, dragon
Trees/Plants Willow, magnolia, lavender, water plants, gardenia, apple, apricot, birch, elder, elm, rose
Herbal Water plants, ferns, lotus, mosses, bushes, water   lilies, gardenia
Incense lotus, sandalwood, myrrh, mugwort, camphor, vanilla, violet, chamomile, jasmine, raspberry, catnip, cherry, hibiscus
Gems & Stones Aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, fluorite
Metals Mercury, silver, copper
Instruments Anything resonant, harmonica, cymbals, harp, lyre
Sense Taste
Positive Traits Forgiving, easy going, sensitive, gracious,   compassionate, wise
Negative Traits Overly emotional, weepy, lazy

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

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