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Question of the Week: 110 - 5/14/2003

What’s Your Favorite Element?

Do have a special affinity for one of the elements of Earth, Air, Water or Fire? Do you find one of these easier to work with than the others? Do ritual objects or other items associated with this element just seem to find their way to you?

On the flip side, do any of these elements – or what they represent – give you trouble? (For example: If you are drawn to the Fire principle, do you struggle with the emotional or spiritual aspects related to Water?) How do you balance out the elements within yourself? If you are ‘missing’ an element (or more than one) in your astrological chart (few or no Air, Water, Earth or Fire signs), do you consciously make an effort to enhance or strengthen the influence of that missing element(s) in some way?

What symbols, tools, animals, compass direction, emotions or spiritual guidance do you associate with the elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire? And what does Spirit represent or mean to you?

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Most Certainly Earth... May 15th. at 9:54:18 am EDT

Oakling (Okinawa) Age: 33 - Email

Earth has always been the element I am most drawn to. Whether it be the colors I surround myself with or the tools I have chosen or vice versa. My tools are composed of elements that come from the earth...which is probably true for most anyway. I am drawn to "twiggy" things and leaves, trees, herbs, etc.

Water May 15th. at 10:32:52 am EDT

Shalimar (Rochester, NY) Age: 22 - Email

Although I am a Leo, my moon sign is Scorpio. I am always ruled by my intuition as that is the Mother's gift. I like water because it makes things clean and new when they get hard and dirty. When I have a problem I just love to take a shower or go for a swim or watch a creek pass me by. The chalice is my favorite represenatation of water, it is also the symbol for the Goddess's womb. Blessed be!

My Closest Element... May 15th. at 10:34:20 am EDT

Silviar (Gardner, Kansas) Age: 18 - Email

is definitely Water. I have close affinities with water, swimming, and lots of water activities. I'm also a Scorpio, so that shines through. I also have a lot of control over water.

I do a good job of balancing the elements, and one isn't oppressed by the others, but my abilities with H2O definitely outshine the others.


The Earth The Air The Fire The Water......... May 15th. at 11:04:07 am EDT

Ananke (NYC) Age: 35 - Email

It took me a long time to figure out how to balance myself out. I have Gemini (air sign) in my sun, moon and ascendant positions. So I have always been a rather large airhead. (pun intended, though bad I know *g*) But the other thing is that I have always had a large number of fire element signs, mostly Leos, around my life. It's still that way, so my life has tended to lean heavily towards air and fire......and I honestly like it that way sometimes.

I never knew I COULD make attempts to balance things out more until I had a bout with Bipolar Disorder (Being a triple Gemini, who'd have ever thunk it, huh? lol) and entering into some heavy duty therapy as well as beginning training in a Wiccan coven.....I learned......and it has made a world of difference in my life.

I used to cringe from things that wound ground me for too long.....Earth energy I saw as my I welcome it openly.

And I was always attracted to water.....I am a very strong swimmer and I've always loved being near the ocean or bodies of water. And I feel my emotions very intensely (which is probably a by-product of my condition....)
I'm still very much the air oriented person....very into the cerebral pursuits and communication....I can talk on the phone for hours and my bills for the phone have always been a priority and quite high......but now I just work to keep the balance in place and to appreciate and take in the pleasures of the other elements as's opened my life to many more fulfilling experiences.

Life, Light, Love, And Law May 15th. at 11:41:54 am EDT

Persaefonee (Las Vegas, NV) Age: 20 - Email

All of the elements have particular attributes which I could identify with myself. I am intelligent and full of life, so I am attuned with Air. I am also a Gemini, an Air sign. Fire is so facinating to me, because as an artist, I am constantly seeking new ways to capture light and colors onto canvas. It is also very masculine, represented by the Sword, and polarity is essential to all life on Earth. I have always been down to earth, almost to the point of being passive. I believe in a structured system of laws and rules to live by. But out of all of these things, I think that the one element I am most attracted to is Water.

I do not swim since I have lived in a desert all my life, I don't take long baths or showers, and frankly, after seeing the horrible destruction water does to cities in flash floods, I'm almost afraid of water in large, fast-moving bodies. But Water is a feminine element, representing the fruitfulness of the Goddess. Love is attributed to Water, as is growth and Nature. My favorite altar item is my chalice, which symbolizes water and the Goddess in the Great Rite. I found my chalice at an antique store and I have always felt particularly drawn to it.

Definately Water... May 15th. at 12:54:02 pm EDT

Elizabeth (Minnesota) Age: 33 - Email

I am drawn to it, for some reason. I am currently seeking help on becoming Pagan so I do not know how to balance all the elements yet, but I find myself drawn to water, especally large bodies of it. When I drive north, I can feel Lake Superior pulling me towards it and when I arrive and see it, I feel like I am home. Like this is where I belong.

Fire, Absolutly Fire. May 15th. at 12:59:15 pm EDT

Danielle Husken (Redford, Mi) Age: 17 - Email

I have not been wiccan long, but I know that I love heat and flame, no worries I'm not a pyro, lol, I just love the warmth felt in the flame.

WHAT IS MY FAVORITE ELEMENT May 15th. at 2:14:08 pm EDT

Scorpion Graywolf (PUBLIC LIBARY) Age: 29 - Email

IN responce to the question of the month, iwould have to say.all four elements because they in their own way help me with some problems or questions i may have.

My True Element. May 15th. at 2:16:24 pm EDT

Katrina (Midwest) Age: 23 - Email

This has very little to do with me being pagan. From the time I started to walk I was picking up rocks, asking was this one is called, how its made ect.... I have a nature knack for geology. Earth is part of me, now when I call forth the earth, it brings the others.
The Earth is my sister..

*FoReVeR* *WaVeS* May 15th. at 2:25:51 pm EDT

Brittani (Gaylord, MI) Age: 13 - Email

My favorite element is water..ever since i was a little baby i have been calmed by water witch is probally why i was born the way i was..i was born in July and i am a water elemental..

Fire!!!! May 15th. at 2:59:49 pm EDT

Brigdit (Holden Maine) Age: 24 - Email

I am certainly drawn to fire, ever since i was a small girl i have been drawn to it. Now i am a firefighter. I get to play with fire for a living. I love the battle, the dance that i get to do with fire. Trust me, it is alive. It is soothing and calming at one instant and angry and scalding the next. It's fire that I long for!

Elements Four, How Stands The Score? May 15th. at 3:19:49 pm EDT

Ivycat (AZ) Age: 18 - Email

My strongest elemental influence would have to be Earth - I'm a Capricorn
Earth is displayed in my strength, my absolute stubborness, and my good practical sense. I often seek peace in the forest, my place of power. The spirits of the trees and stones call to me, and I tend to prefer the Earth Mother and Grandmother Goddesses.
Water is my secondary Element, and it is shown in my strong empathy and psi-gifts.
I find that I have the most difficulty with Air and Fire. Being so seemingly insubstancial, it's hard for me to understand them. I am, however, currently working to balance the four Elements in my life.

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