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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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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 (

My Favorite Element May 18th. at 6:15:13 pm EDT

Ben (New Jersey) Age: 34 - Email - Web

MM all,
I'm a Pisces with heavy aquarius in my chart. My affinity is to Brother Wind. Coupled with my Bear totem the problem I experiance is burning RAGE (Fire) . Normally I'm very calm, but set me off and you better run to the hills...


Water May 18th. at 6:35:59 pm EDT

Jibril (Lisbon-Portugal) Age: 20 - Email

I'm a Leo ruled by Mars, but in my heart, i only feel water, and you can see that by my nick (Jibril aka Gabriel, angel of water) , i can't really tell why, but i'm really a water boy, when i see water, i (really can't describe the sensation) but is if i really belong there since the begining of my life, there, i can feel a great peace in my heart, and my soul begans to flout in the middle of the air, and all my body feels like it wants to melt with the water, and become the same.

Earth May 18th. at 7:55:17 pm EDT

silverfalcon (Camp Hill) Age: 20 - Email - Web

My sign is Earth, I like that element , But I'm always drawn to water. I love the beach. I love the water

My Fav Element? May 18th. at 8:06:43 pm EDT

Anhi Rosalyn Hanae-so (EastStroudsburg, PA) Age: 17 - Email

I'd have to say it's equal between Fire & Water. I can't choose which is more my fav.

Favorite Element? May 18th. at 9:16:14 pm EDT

Bahli (Tecumseh, Michigan, USA) Age: 17 - Email

My favorite element is Fire; I was born a Leo and always enjoy calling the south quarter, although ironically it takes me 5 minutes to burn in direct sunlight. :)



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