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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...eternal May 15th. at 9:19:54 pm EDT

White Wolf (New Jersey) Age: 25 - Email

My element will always be fire,
It just burns inside me and it hold me so close to the warmth I never want to let go.
It feels in me so secure and so close I never wanted it to be anything else (even though I complain about the heat at sometimes :P) But it never burns out or fades away.
It will always be eternal it will always be warmth, it will always light our dark, and keep us from the cold.
I honor it as I do the sun.

Air...... And Balance May 15th. at 8:59:10 pm EDT

Winterhaven (Conway, SC) Age: 40 - Email

I have always been strongest with Air. I learned as a young child I could call up a breeze and stir the air. I love to be outside as a storm is beginning and become one with the wind. My mother taught me that I had to balance myself. I live near the ocean and in the middle of the swamp so Water and Earth are strong within me. Fire is the hardest for me so I spend time focusing upon it. Finding a balance is important.


Air May 15th. at 6:36:28 pm EDT

Silver (USA) Age: 45 - Email - Web

Air has always been the easiest element for me to work with. I can remember "calling the winds" at about 7 or 8 years of age and have always been able to pick info "out of the air". School was easy and can often find out deep secrets when I'm not trying. Lol, working with air is like continually being zinged with little arrows of information, but it is useful and enjoyable (at least for me) .

I don't think your birth sign necessarily defines which is your best working element because I'm Cancer with a Capricorn moon. Further, I have 8 fire sign placements, including Ascendant and MC; most of the aforementioned planets and my ascendant form a 1st house stellium in fire. No planets occupy either air signs or houses. But there are other factors (in my chart a Mercury/Uranus/Venus/Mars/Ascendant conjunction) that seem to help define elemental attractions. I do think the conjunction of all 3 air rulers plays a strong part.

What's Your Favorite Element? May 15th. at 5:48:59 pm EDT

Shelsea Verduzco (Dallas) Age: 15 - Email

My favorite element is water
Because to me it represents spritual power
Visions, balance, and the Goddess
That and I am a Pieces
I have always loved and been drawn to the sea
And I hope I always will be
Blessed Be

Arwen Evenstar

Besomfaery May 15th. at 4:17:02 pm EDT

Besomfaery (Washington State) Age: 38 - Email

Earth. I am American Indian- (Tsalagi) and my name translates to Tree.

Elements Four, How Stands The Score? May 15th. at 3:19:49 pm EDT

Ivycat (AZ) Age: 18 - Email

My strongest elemental influence would have to be Earth - I'm a Capricorn
Earth is displayed in my strength, my absolute stubborness, and my good practical sense. I often seek peace in the forest, my place of power. The spirits of the trees and stones call to me, and I tend to prefer the Earth Mother and Grandmother Goddesses.
Water is my secondary Element, and it is shown in my strong empathy and psi-gifts.
I find that I have the most difficulty with Air and Fire. Being so seemingly insubstancial, it's hard for me to understand them. I am, however, currently working to balance the four Elements in my life.

Fire!!!! May 15th. at 2:59:49 pm EDT

Brigdit (Holden Maine) Age: 24 - Email

I am certainly drawn to fire, ever since i was a small girl i have been drawn to it. Now i am a firefighter. I get to play with fire for a living. I love the battle, the dance that i get to do with fire. Trust me, it is alive. It is soothing and calming at one instant and angry and scalding the next. It's fire that I long for!

*FoReVeR* *WaVeS* May 15th. at 2:25:51 pm EDT

Brittani (Gaylord, MI) Age: 13 - Email

My favorite element is water..ever since i was a little baby i have been calmed by water witch is probally why i was born the way i was..i was born in July and i am a water elemental..

My True Element. May 15th. at 2:16:24 pm EDT

Katrina (Midwest) Age: 23 - Email

This has very little to do with me being pagan. From the time I started to walk I was picking up rocks, asking was this one is called, how its made ect.... I have a nature knack for geology. Earth is part of me, now when I call forth the earth, it brings the others.
The Earth is my sister..

WHAT IS MY FAVORITE ELEMENT May 15th. at 2:14:08 pm EDT

Scorpion Graywolf (PUBLIC LIBARY) Age: 29 - Email

IN responce to the question of the month, iwould have to say.all four elements because they in their own way help me with some problems or questions i may have.

Fire, Absolutly Fire. May 15th. at 12:59:15 pm EDT

Danielle Husken (Redford, Mi) Age: 17 - Email

I have not been wiccan long, but I know that I love heat and flame, no worries I'm not a pyro, lol, I just love the warmth felt in the flame.

Definately Water... May 15th. at 12:54:02 pm EDT

Elizabeth (Minnesota) Age: 33 - Email

I am drawn to it, for some reason. I am currently seeking help on becoming Pagan so I do not know how to balance all the elements yet, but I find myself drawn to water, especally large bodies of it. When I drive north, I can feel Lake Superior pulling me towards it and when I arrive and see it, I feel like I am home. Like this is where I belong.

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