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How to Bond with the Elements through Magick

Author: Jessica Leigh
Posted: May 15th. 2016
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The four classical elements; earth, wind, fire, and water, all make up human beings in some capacity. Everyone has parts of each element in them. Sometimes people can suffer an imbalance from one of them, or perhaps they want to get in tune with a certain element. Maybe they would love to bond with the elements themselves, in general. These spells serve as a guide to bond your spirit with them.

I want to note that hair is required in all these spells. This is because hair is a very component theme in Witchcraft. In many traditions around the world, it represents the spirit itself. That is why it's imperative to these spells. Although I would say that other substitutes may be used, I do not feel that I can recommend them.

Water… it’s about the otherworld, emotions, and intuition. It’s particularly useful if you want to make yourself more magickally powerful, as emotions are connected to magick. This will probably help if you tend to hate water or suffer from a lack of it. But be careful! Balance is important. You don’t want to flood yourself with emotions or bad energies.

Now you’re going to need somw sort of water environment. If you’re an Urban Witch, you can use a faucet or something with running water. (Also, I might add, a freezer is nice. It's also okay to do this spell in the middle of winter with snow on the ground.) However, if you can, go ahead and find a natural body of water such as the ocean, a lake, creek, or river. Whatever the source, make sure you are alone.

Once again, hair is connected to your spirit and is the physical representation of it. So you’ll need to pluck a strand of your hair. You’re going to put this into the body or vessel of water. As you do you want to say:
“Water, element of intuition
Element of emotion.
Bond with me through this hair and water!
Become one with me! As I will it, so mote it be.”

This is probably the easiest of all the element spells. It doesn't require much to do this. Air rules the mind and thoughts. It is connected to knowledge, traveling, and movement. It is all about the mental focus and can change your perspective on the world. Too much air, though, cause people to be emotionally distant and uncaring.

Air is everywhere, so this spell can be done anywhere oxygen is present. For the Urban Witch, perhaps a library or an airport, environments of air. Maybe in front of an electric fan. For a Wild Witch, a high place, such as a hill, or a really windy place, such a plain.

For myself, I did neither of these things. I simply did it in my house by invoking air. But if you feel you need these things to "help" the spell, by all means, go ahead.

Pluck the strand of your hair. As you break it with your bare hands in the air, say:
“Air, element of the mental, element of intellect.
Bond with me through this sacrifice and air!
Become one with me! As I will it, so mote it be.”

Earth is all about the material realm, motherhood, growing, and possessions. It's a nurturing and receptive element. It is opposite of the more "fatherly" air and it is more "grounding". But as with the others, be careful, too much earth can make someone possessive and insecure.

Find a quiet place where you can be alone. It’s best if it’s an earth dominant element, but it’s fine if it isn't, too. It has to have the earth element with it, though. Woods, mountains, even a park or garden would do. It’s important to be alone so you can concentrate.

Now, you need to dig a hole in the ground. Maybe under a rock or a tree. You might want to bring a tool to do this. Since I live in the mountains, for example, I tend to use a walking stick/crane. This will make it easier to dig and fill up the hole.

Pull a piece of hair. Now as you are burying your hair, you want to say:

“Earth, Element of nature. Element of matter.
Bond with my spirit through this sacrifice and dirt!
Become one with me! As I will it, so mote it be!”

Fire is the element of passion, of athletics, and spirituality. It is a very energetic element. It can also be used in healing. However, too much fire could make someone aggressive and overly passionate.

This kind of spell would be probably better the Urban Witch way, which is to use a candle, lighter, or some other fire source. The fire environments naturally, tend to be too dangerous for humans to tread upon. (Geysers and volcanoes are not exactly "safe".) Unless you're lucky enough to live somewhere, such a desert, I would not worry about the environment for it too much.

But you will want to find an area where, preferably, you can be alone to concentrate and somewhere that is going to be fire safe. For myself, I did this alone in the kitchen, with a lighter. It can be that easy.

Burn a piece of your hair, as you say:

“Fire, element of heat, element of passion.
Bond with my spirit through this sacrifice and flame!
Become one with me! So mote it be, as it shall be!”

(All Original Content)

Copyright: Copyright is me and I posted it, split up, on my blog, this will be combined. Wording is slightly different because of the sites' differences.


Jessica Leigh

Location: Northfork, California


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