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

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

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

My mama didn't raise no fool!


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!


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

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.

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

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.

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

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... :)

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. :)



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.

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

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.

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...


%-) 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 (

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.

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