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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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I Do Not Knnow What To Put Here Sorry... May 17th. at 12:24:07 am EDT

Aymarwhiynn (Lake Charles LA) Age: 14 - Email

I am new to all of this but I think my favorite Element would have to be fire. I don't know why (maybe someone might know) but I have always had this weird dream of me in a circle of fire but I didn't feel afraid or anything I felt clam and peaceful like the sky was open and talking to me in my fire circle... OK now ... sorry about that well any way fire is my favorite element.

My Views May 17th. at 1:38:43 am EDT

littlebig wolf (Mauckport, Indiana) Age: 16 - Email

I have to say that I have found fire elementals being easiest to work with seeing as how that was the element I was born of. But I also find that wind elementals are very easy, I mean even easier than fire, to control and use to gain my goals with. Though, water elementals, seem to dislike me greatly, even though I like to be in the water swimming, even on cold days, than just about anything.

One May 17th. at 9:26:58 am EDT

willow (Ottawa ON) Age: 41 - Email

I have to agree with CelticMoon on this one.. they work together as whole.. like family (like family OUGHT to be) .. i cannot choose one over the other...

When i sit quietly and allow my senses to take flight, i am drawn to a cliff by an ocean... the cool wind caressing my cheek, the soothing vibration as the engergy from the cool earth flows through my body through my feet and up through the top of my head... the warmth of the nearby fire keeping me safe and igniting that passion deep within, and the euphoric peace and connectivity of spirit earth and sky within....

There are no favourites for this girl.. as they are one.. :o)


Thee Is Balance W/all May 17th. at 4:05:10 pm EDT

Kenn (Sin city) Age: 39 - Email

I like all of the elements equally because they all bring balance within us and are world .Some are more favored from time to time but without one there would be no balance and harmony .We would feel incomplete without one missing.I see that there are different elements corresponding to the body and Asartu .They all bring balance to there wholeness as ONE.

Elemental Affinity May 17th. at 6:02:25 pm EDT

Ryan Bradley (Fresno, CA) Age: 20 - Email

I am the most familiar and comfortable with Fire. My Sun sign, Moon sign, and Rising Sign are the three Fire signs in the zodiac, so I guess I was born to it. The down side is that any time I work extinsively with Water, I find many issues stemming from the flowing emotions and fluidity associated with Water, but this is something I do very regularly during the fall, being that is the season that I associate with Water. The other element that is lacking in my astrological chart is Air, but I find that much easier to work with, almost a breeze. I do try to balance the elements within myself as well as my Craft. I usually associate the Elements and Quarters thusly, Earth to the North, Air to the East, Fire to the South, and Water to the West. For Earth I tend to visualize a bull, or wolf. For Air, I see an eagle, or sylphs. For fire I envision a dragon, or sometimes just the flame itself. And for Water I visualize a dolphin, or salmon. Usually I tend to associate the Elements with the seasons, as well as different aspects of the Lady and the Lord. Spirit to me, is always the last called during a circle, but is always present as it resides within us and the Elements themselves. I see Spirit as the infinity symbol, and I trace that over the altar when I call upon it. Spirit is in my opinion immanent in all things, and can be seen in many forms, from the Elementals, Devas, to the Lord and Lady themselves.

Water May 17th. at 7:36:03 pm EDT

owlmoon (Lawton, OK) Age: 20 - Email

I find myself more connected and drawn to water. All of my signs are water. I also find myself drawn to earth and air which enter lightly into my signs. I don't do fire much, it is nowhere to be found on any of my charts.

Hmm... May 17th. at 8:14:58 pm EDT

SilverWolf (Fresno) Age: 16 - Email

Even though i like all the elements
if i had to choose one element that i enjoyed the most it would be Fire , even though all my signs tell me Im the water element.

How Does One Choose? May 17th. at 9:38:44 pm EDT

Raven Uprising (Auburn, NY) Age: 25 - Email

See, I'm a water sign, lots of water in my sign. I love to swim, dance in the rain, and soak i na hot tub. But you look in my apartment, and there's enough candles to make a firemarshal nervous! I love the light, the heat, and oddly enough, I find fire can calm me as much as water does, even as it energizes me, and I can put the passion to good use!
Then there's air, and I learned I could "call" the breeze when I was a teenager, one June, by accident. And the swirl deep inside, that little stir, still thrills me every time a breeze tugs through my hair, as if it's a playful kid sister going " Hey, I'm still here, yanno."
Lately I've felt like rolling around in the SO green grass, and just snuggling into it like a blanket, but my connection to earth is the last to evolve, it's much slower for me to learn affinity to. But it's a pleasure to work on!

Choose? I Could Never! May 17th. at 11:21:46 pm EDT

Kelteyona (Ontario, Canada) Age: 17 - Email

Even though I was born into the water sign, I could never choose. Like some of you have said, the elements work as one and create balance. I feel a different, yet very special connection with each of the elements, which I am greatful to have. Like Celticmoon had said, it would be like choosing a favourite out of her children. Though I don't have kids, but if I did I wouldn't be able to pick one out of all of them. I love all of the elements equally, the way I will love my children, when I am grown up. Bright Blessings to everyone!

Fire May 18th. at 3:44:03 pm EDT

Silver Dragon (England) Age: 14 - Email

I was born under a fire sign, and i have always loved fire. i don't know why, but fire seems to be special to me, it seems exciting, differant to other elements. i like water alot as well, which some people find confusing, fire is my favourite, but water coems next.

Fire Is My Favorite May 18th. at 4:33:53 pm EDT

Red Dragon Moon (Portage, Indiana) Age: 19 - Email

I am a Leo so I am a fire sign. I always use to play with fire and i still do. All of my elamentals have been fire. I do not know why but I have always been attracted to fire. Sometimes I love to jsut sit around a campfire and watch it and stare at it it seems to put me into some kind of trance.

%-) May 18th. at 5:33:21 pm EDT

Morgan Anara (Bennington.vt) Age: 14 - Email

How can one choose? I was born under Gemini, an air sign, ruled by Mercury. I'm the bookish type and am very happy with my bookworm tendencies. Air has been predominant in my life, but how could I love the other three elements less? I love fire; it's always fascinated me. I'd make a huge bonfire if only just to sit and stare at it until it goes out. I love water; being from California, how could I not? The ocean was only an hour away, and where I lived there were plenty of lakes and salt marshes and rivers to explore. I love the Earth; and I've always been a tree person. I have very fond memories of the giant Cali redwoods. I used to hide out in trees and observe the goings-on of birds and clouds and passerbys whom I'd occasionaly throw sticks at (and miss) . As such, I could never pick a favorite. They are all as much a part of me as I am of them. Blessed Be, everyone. ) 0 (

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