Magical Elements and Correspondence

Herbs for Moon Magic / Goddess

In the field of magic, there are different elements that act as determinants. The five main elements are; the earth, air, water, fire and spirit.  These elements are represented on the pentagram and they all have different properties that play important roles in ritual preparation and workings.

The elements represent directions, states, levels of elevations, polarities, etc. Each element contains two polarities; one is of active nature and the other of passive nature.

In the universe, there is no good or bad thing; everything is governed by certain principles or laws. Also, when it comes to ritual preparation, the number of elements used in a ritual is chosen by the Supreme power. For this reason, while some rituals would require one element others would require two or more elements.

Fire Element

Gender: Masculine           

Astrological signs: Aries Leo and Sagittarius                        

Direction:  South                                                              

Time: Noon

Season: Summer

Energy: Projective, male

Characteristics: Vivacity, self-confidence, desire for realization, enthusiasm, dynamism, frankness.

Animals: Snakes, praying mantis, lizard, salamanders, bee, etc.

Symbols: Flames, a warmed object                             

Colors: Golden red, orange, white                             

Goddesses: Brigit, Freya, Hestia, Pele, Vesta

God: Ra, Agni, Hephaestus, Horus

Stones: Red jasper, lava, tiger eyes, agates, quartz crystals, ruby red stones.

Metals: Gold, copper

Magick tools:  Rod, candles, dagger, herbs to burn or papers for the same purpose.

Plants: Basil, cinnamon, garlic, heliotrope, lime, mustard, onion, orange, red chili peppers, red poppies, etc..

Magical Works: Rituals on protection, strength, loyalty, vision, lighting, courage, self-knowledge, power.

 

Earth Element

Gender: Female.

Astrological signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn                        

Direction: North                                                   

Time: Night

Season: Winter

Energy: Receptive

Characteristics: Efficiency, perseverance and tenacity, practical sense, reflection, logical mind.

Animals: Cow or bull, bison, snakes    

Symbols: Pentagram, sand, earth                                

Colors: Black, brown, green, gold, white.                                         

Goddesses: Nephthys, Persephone, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon

Gods: Adonis, Athos, Dionysus, Marduk, Arawn, Cernunnos,  Pan, Tammuz.

Stones: Emerald, peridot, onyx, rock crystal, jasper, azurite, rutilated quartz amethyst, tourmaline.

Metals: Iron, Lead

Magick tools: Images, stones, magic strings, pentacle, salt, etc.

Plants: Ivy, comfrey, grains such as: barley, oats, wheat corn, rice, rye.         

Magical Works: Employment, stability, success, empathy, prosperity, money, fertility..etc.

 

Water Element

Gender: Female    

Astrological signs: Cancer, Scorpion, Fish                

Direction   : West                                                  

Time: Dusk

Season: Autumn   

Energy: Receptive

Characteristics: Water symbolizes discipline, intuition, wisdom, a certain conformism, sensitivity and reverie. But there can be emotional instability, due to the outside world and to the surroundings.

Animals: cat, frog, dolphin, whale, otter, seal, fish and shells     

Symbols:  seashells, water, cup.                       

Colors: Blue                                    

Goddesses: Aphrodite, Yamaya, Oshun, Isis, Mari, Tiamat, Ran, Kupala

Gods:   Ea, Manannan, Poseidon, Varuna, Osiris, Neptune.

Stones: Transparent and translucent, amethysts and aquamarine; blue, blue tourmaline

Metals: Mercury, silver, copper

Magick tools: cup and cauldron

Plants: Aquatic, algae; fleshy, lettuce; loving, pink or gardenia; all flowers

Magical Works: Purification, love, awakening, psychic, dreams, sleep, peace, marriage, and friendship.

Air Element

Gender: Male

Astrological signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.                        

Direction: East                                                       

Time:  Dawn

Season: Spring

Energy: Projective

Animals: Spiders, Birds, Winged Insects        

Symbols: Feather, incense, fragrant flowers                                    

Colors: Yellow, crimson, white, bright yellow, blue-white                                   

Goddesses: Aradia, Cardea, Arianrhod, Nuit, Urania.

Gods:  Mercury, Shu, Thoth, Enlil, Khephera     

Stones: Citrine, topaz

Metals: Copper and tin

Magick tools: Athame and Sword with Air

Plants: Primrose, frankincense, myrrh, pansy, violet, yarrow.                         

Magical Works: Divination, concentration, visualization, wind magic, elemental magic.

 

Spirit Element

Direction: Center                                      

Time: Beyond time, all time is one.

Season: The turning wheel.                   

Colors: Clear, white, black                                             

Goddesses: Isis, Shekinah.

Gods: Akasha

Stone: Amethyst, Quartz

Magick tools: Cauldron

Plants: Mistletoe,

Animal: Sphinx, snakes