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

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.


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

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!


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

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!


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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)

Namaste
willow


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

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.


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

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.


Do I Have To Chose.... May 16th. at 11:58:00 pm UTC

Celticmoon (Oklahoma) Age: 53 - Email


I love and respect all the elements. It's almost like asking me to chose a favorite among my children.

I do know that water relaxes me. The sound of water relieves stress. I have six fountains in my house, and fountains in my garden.

Air gives me energy...it vitalizes me. I love standing outside, arms outstretched and face raised, to feel the energy in the wind as a thunderstorm approaches.

Earth centers me and gives me peace. To lie on my back, against the Mother, and marveling at the sky and clouds with the sunlight on my face. What more could one ask for?

Fire gives me passion. The passion I use to try do the right thing. To speak out for a cause...to become involved.

Then there is Spirit! Spirit binds the elements and all things together. The essence of being!

How could I possibly choose?

Blessings to All


Air I Am... May 16th. at 11:01:45 pm UTC

Beluriel (New York, NY) Age: 30 - Email - Web


I would have to say that Air is without a doubt my favorite element for several reasons. Firstly, I am a fivefold Libra, which is Cardinal Air. I also fit the physical description of the suit of Swords in the Tarot, which is the suit that represents Air. I identify with and possess the traits associated with Air: Intellect, creativity, etc.

While I love all of the Elements and all they represent, I consider Air to be the most omnipresent of all of them. It exists no matter where you go on Earth, while Earth, Fire and Water rely on certain conditions to exist in any one place.

The physical manifestation of Air, other than what we breathe to survive, is wind. Perhaps I'm alone in this, but when I'm standing in a stiff wind I become suffused with energy. It's an incredible sensation.

Hmmm... Yes, I think I'm an Aerophile.


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