The Element of Earth

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.

Gender Feminine
Direction North
Energy Receptive
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
Time Midnight, Night
Cycle of life Old Age
Season Winter
Colours Black, green, yellow, brown
Zodiac signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Sense Touch
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
Metals Iron, lead
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 and other sources
(C) A Year And A Day (2012)

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