This month I’m looking more closely at the Element of Earth. Earth is one of the four classical elements, which also includes Air, Water 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.
|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|
|Cycle of life||Old Age|
|Colours||Black, green, yellow, brown|
|Zodiac signs||Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn|
|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|
|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|
http://www.wicca.in/the-wiccan-elements/ and other sources
(C) A Year And A Day (2012)