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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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Earth May 18th. at 9:23:04 pm UTC

Freya (NC) Age: 28 - Email


In truth, ALL elements. In the personal, earth. Grounds me, fills me, why the pentacle is so magickal as a "symbol" as such. I have no "earth" in my astro* chart, none whatsoever, mostly water, so earth is a personal power point for me!
But ether, now ether on the other hand... :)


Cusper May 18th. at 9:44:52 pm UTC

AngelWick (Wood Dale, IL) Age: 24 - Email


Well, I was born on the cusp of Scorpio and Sagittarius. I've been referred to as a "steam" sign. I always used to play with water as a child and now I find it to be relaxing. I've fallen into the deepest sleep I ever have just by listening to the waves crashing on the beach.

I also find fire to be mystifying and hypnotizing. Not just like and everyday pyro mind you. It's like the flame has something to say to me.


Fire Is My Favorite Element. May 18th. at 10:06:00 pm UTC

Mahema Della (Raleigh) Age: 21 - Email


I was born a Leo, and have felt the fires of a great temper all my life. As I feel this element describes who I am, I know it is my favorite.


Element? PLATINUM...har Har May 18th. at 10:42:04 pm UTC

Lunae aka Kerridwen (rural STL) Age: 31 - Email


My mama didn't raise no fool!

Well...

I'm a Scorpio but I have to be feelin' a serious hurtin' to turn to water. Nothing against it, just that other things work so much hmmm quicker.

I live on a farm and was raised here. Ain't nothin' like digging in the dirt or stomping barefoot along rocks or a muddy garden that needs tilled to reconnect. : )

The wind and skies are particularly sisterly to me though and I'm always facing the part of our South woods where a certain scaly, fire-breather still lives hidden under the fallen leaves.

So, oddly it's more which element I'm *least* akin to and that's the one of my sun sign, go figure!

Blessings
Kerridwen


I'm A Taurus........ May 18th. at 11:38:04 pm UTC

Jaelythe (Port Richey) Age: 37 - Email


and my sign is of course Earth. I love to garden, I spend much of my time putzing around in the dirt. However, I am in love with water. My boyfriend is a Picese, and his watery nature suits me perfect.Fire tends to be a little out of control for me.....


Element Affinity May 19th. at 1:03:06 am UTC

Soaring Hawk (Canada) Age: 17 - Email


i am totally, 100% connected with air. i always had dreams of soaring through the clouds, and the mysterious and haunting "whoooooo...." sound wind makes in trees is magickal to me. my name represents my dream. to be a soaring hawk...to fly would be to be free of everything...no worries...soaring above all the worries...ill stop before i get way too spiritual...hehehe....i guess im the rare element since most people are not air people on this board...


Child Of The Earth May 19th. at 2:37:36 am UTC

christoph dixon (Tampa, Fla) Age: 21 - Email


My dear brothers and sisters,
I am and alyays have been a child of the earth.When I am in the woods or in the mountians i am at peace in mind, body, and spirit. I can feel the wisdom and stringh and life flow through me when i am by myself in the woods, It takes me to state of being taht nothing in this world can ever do.

Thank you.

Live in light and love and grow in
stringh and wisdom.


Use Of Elements May 19th. at 3:02:05 am UTC

Kha´lish (Finland) Age: 15 - Email


Every element has it´s place. Element of Fire works fine to matter spells, Element of Air is perfect for mind and spirit spells and my faorite... Element of Water, best element for channel and energy spells. You can use Water to charce and boost other elements and it can be found from every where. Only thing that Water isn´t good at is Fire. When you mix Water and Fire only thing you get is... I think you will figure it out... (just don´t try this at home) .


Some Are Easier Than Others May 19th. at 3:47:25 am UTC

Ruby (Kentucky) Age: 19 - Email


I find that Fire and Spirit elements are easier for me to work with, but odly enough the earth is the hardest. Fire is my key to most of the things i do...i Need the flame and not just the candle to work...it sets my visions right. My biggest trouble is where i need to use the earth. I havent yet figured out how to work with the air. Most of my workings I have to use the fire to start and the spirit to keep it strong.
Ruby


Elemental Personalities. May 19th. at 8:30:48 am UTC

Kestrel (Australia) Age: 0 - Email


This question really caught my attention. Although I call myself a trad. celtic pagan the elements have always held a special fascination for me. Even before I decided I was pagan I used to 'pick people out' as being of different elements.

I identify mostly with air, which came as a bit of a suprise to me when I realised it because my personal colour is green and I never feel more at home than in the forests. Both of which sound very earthy. But its in the forests that you get the best quality air, and green is associated with spring, new beginnings and the east. So thats my figuring. But nothing makes me feel alive like a stong easterly wind.

And when I dream, sometimes I remember how to fly ;)
- Kestrel


Re: Quetion Of Element May 19th. at 12:22:14 pm UTC

RhiannonLeFae (Lynnwood, Washington) Age: 48 - Email


Merry Meet, I work best with the earth element , love nature & nurturing, i have gardens of flowers, bushes , trees & herbs. i also have faeries that help me tend them.

Love, Peace, & faery Dust to all


I Find.. May 19th. at 12:41:38 pm UTC

ekastasis (MA) Age: 15 - Email


I wold have to say that the Earth Element would have to be my favored one. I have tons of dried herbs, gardens of flowers, and i find that nurtering brings a peace over me. Sitting in the middle of a forest, the middle of nowhere, yet in the mist of a world of its own.


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