TheElements havebeen apart ofman'sancient andarcane lore
since its inception in pre-historic times. Different traditions
associate them with various things. The following list of
correspondences comes from Starhawk's "The Spiral Dance."
AIR: Direction: East.
knowledge, abstract learning,theory, windswept
hills, plains, windy beaches, high mountain peaks,
high towers, wind and breath.
Colors: White, bright yellow, crimson, blue-white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Tools: Athame, sword, censer.
Spirits: Sylphs, ruled by King Paralda.
Name of the East Wind: Eurus.
Goddesses: Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.
Gods: Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth.
FIRE: Direction: South.
Rules:Energy, spirit,heat,flame,blood, sap,life,
will, healing and destroying, purification, bonfires,
hearth fires, candle flames, sun, deserts, volcanoes,
Signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Saggitarius.
Tools: Censer, wand.
Spirits: Salamanders, ruled by King Djin.
Name of the South Wind: Notus.
Jewel: Fire Opal.
peppers, red poppies.
Tree: Almond, in flower.
Animals: Fire-breathingdragons, lions, horses(when
hooves strike sparks).
Goddesses: Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta.
Gods: Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan.
WATER: Direction: West.
Rules: Emotions,feelings, love,courage, daring,sorrow,
the ocean, the tides, lakes, pools, streams, and
rivers, springs and wells, intuition, the
unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility.
Colors: Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, black.
Signs of the Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Spirits: Undines, ruled by King Niksa.
Name of the West Wind: Zephyrus.
Plants: Ferns,lotus,mosses,rushes, seaweed,water
lillies, and all water plants.
fish, seals and sea mammals, water-dwelling snakes,
all water creatures and sea birds.
Goddesses: Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat.
Gods: Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune,
EARTH: Direction: North.
gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence,
chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks,
standing stones, mountains, crystal,
Colors: Black, brown, green, white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Spirits: Gnomes, ruled by King Ghob.
Name of the North Wind: Boreas, Ophion.
Jewel: Rock crystal, salt.
Goddesses: Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys,
Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.
Gods: Adonis,Athos,Arawn, Cernunnos,Dionysus,Marduk,
/ETHER: Direction: Center and circumference, throughout and about.
Rules: Transcendence,tranformation, change,everywhere
and nowhere, within and without, the void, immanence.
Time: Beyond time, all time is one.
Season: The turning wheel.
Colors: Clear, white, black.
Tree: The flowering almond.
Goddesses: Isis, the Secret Name of the Goddess, Shekinah.
Gods: Akasha, IAO, JHVH.
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