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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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Wind May 20th. at 3:01:04 pm UTC

Kyra (Mandeville, Louisiana) Age: 15 - Email


My favorite element would have to be Air, but i never really thought of it as Air but more so as Wind. It comes naturally to me, i remeber even as a little girl conjuring up wind. And water, water has always felt like a warm safe place for me to be in. I love water and I'm a Pisces. But Wind is the easiest foer me to control, summon, and work wit. Some of my most powerful magick is done when i sing. (is that wierd or can someone else do that too?) Anyways i guess that's about it. cool question.


Water Is My Favorite Element May 20th. at 3:07:21 pm UTC

Annick Lynn Rodriguez (New York) Age: 35 - Email


I have always loved the water since I was a child. I have also had an intense fear of the water , since I nearly drowned as a child. But I still love the sensation of water, I love being near lakes and oceans.I know there is something magical about it and also that it is a force that should be respected, not feared. One day I will learn to swim so that I can feel the power of water touch me. I know I will get over my fear one day and when I do I don't think anyone will be able to get me out of whatever body of water I am in.


FireFireFireFire... May 20th. at 4:58:49 pm UTC

Eri (Pittsburgh, PA) Age: 17 - Email


As a born pyro, I'd have to say fire. I'm infamous for always having something burning. From candles and incense to something on the stove. :) When there are bonfires I'm always catching a stick or something on fire just to watch it burn. People find this odd...because I'm a pisces, a water sign. =P

White I've had a tendency to learn for my love for the flame, I try to keep myself balanced by taking baths, going swimming, or fishing. I try to garden (key word: try) . As the only computer/techno literate person in my house, I'm in constant exposure to electricity (some say it's a form of air) . But I still love my pyromania.


Water Most Definetly! May 20th. at 5:48:27 pm UTC

Aidan (Ireland) Age: 21 - Email


As a born water I must say water is my favorite element. Just think about it, we are all made up of a certain amount of water. Water gives life and water takes life.


Earth May 20th. at 6:49:04 pm UTC

Zach Davis (Providence, KY) Age: 15 - Email


Okay, I am a major pyromaniac. I am always playing with fire or trying to catch something on fire. However, my affinity would have to be with the earth. I have always loved the feel of rolling down a grassy hill or taking a break and just lying down in a field, away from the world. I am always trying to protect and conserve the natural lands in my area. So I would side with earth every time.


That's A Compelling Question... May 20th. at 8:07:50 pm UTC

Kellie (Albany, OR) Age: 31 - Email


My astrological element is fire, which is good. I've always been drawn to it, especially as a kid. However, I'd have to say EARTH is my favorite element at present. Lately I've found that when things get crazy or out of control, if I go sit or lay in the grass, or just start digging in my "garden", it literally brings me back down to earth - grounds me. Also, any of my magic always involves earth in some way, usually done outside - on the ground. Thanks for sharing!


Pyro's Everywhere May 20th. at 9:13:41 pm UTC

Sarah-Marie (Elizabeth, NJ) Age: 17 - Email


I'd have to say fire is my favorate element. Not only because I was born a fire, but because I've always loved the way fire looks. I'd always play with fire as a child and sometimes I still find myself staring into the flame. It burns so bright and high that you can't help but stare at the flickering flame.


Earth May 20th. at 9:18:54 pm UTC

Magnolia (Wahiawa) Age: 29 - Email


I would have to say my favorite element is Earth. It corresponds astrologically to my sun sign. I also have a specal affinity for growing things. I am happiest when there is soil under my fingernails and beautiful things growing all around me.


An Love For All May 20th. at 9:27:11 pm UTC

ariel latch (wa) Age: 15 - Email


i dont really connect very strongly with any one element. I love the feel of water, and working with it, and yet i am also intranced by flames, and burning stuff, and the stength of it is so powerful! and then again the wind is one of the first elements i ever used, and twined around my fingers..... i dont have a very strong connection with earth, but lieing in the grass on a warm afternoon, or feeling golden light soak through the soles of your feet...priceless. so i guess i flow through all the elements. i am a scorpio...........

blessed be,
nimaway


Water And Fire May 20th. at 10:26:51 pm UTC

Dawn (Storm Lake) Age: 20 - Email


Gotta say I love them both. I love the way water feels on me. And I love the way fire changes color and the flame dances when I look into it. I love making candle flames dance.
Dawn


Mixed But Comfortable May 21st. at 12:32:49 am UTC

R. Nicole (San Diego, CA) Age: 19 - Email


This is my first time here so I shall keep my response brief, but the question was just too interesting. I am most comfortable with water, air, and fire, having a good deal of trouble with earth, but not plants oddly enough. My strongest element though is spirit, I am not quite sure how to explain what it is to me, it simply is. Light, but also color.


Duality May 21st. at 10:07:08 am UTC

clio (upstate New York, Pennsylvania native) Age: 30 - Email


I actually have two favorite elements, resulting from my arrival into this incarnation and what was going on astrologically at that moment :)

As an Aquarius, I am highly attracted to the element of Air and its mental and creative aspects. But with being born four days after the cusp of Capricorn (Capricorn is the Rising Sign in my natal chart) , I also have a great attraction to Earth and its grounding and centering abilities. My collections of (FOUND) feathers and rocks and minerals reflect my attractions.

I really have to work more with Water and Fire, for I have sensed imbalances in certain parts of my life. I am constantly working on bringing balance into my life.

Associations:

Air--East--Yellow--Feather
Fire--South--Red--Flame
Water--West--Blue--Goblet of Water
Earth--North-Green--Bowl of Earth or Plate of Salt

What does Spirit mean to me? It is the all-encompassing energy of the Universe that everyone, thing, and energy were created from. And when I think of Spirit, I usually visualize it as the deepest blackness of the universe.


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