Element = AIR
Compass Position: North (often East)
Meanings: Breath, wind, sound, speech, communications, thoughts, images, meanings, concepts
Objects, Beings: Athame, bells, incense smoke, feathers, music, and instruments, poetry, songs, bird images, butterflies, Faeries, Cloud and Wind Goddesses/Gods
Stones: clear quartz, snow quartz, blue lace agate, turquoise, chrysocolla
Element = EARTH
Compass Position: East (often North)
Meanings: Body, flesh, bone, endurance, planet, substance, manifestation, results, matter, practicalities, Mother, life sources
Objects and Beings: Soil, plants, coins, money, jewels, pentacle (pentagram), stones, crystals, bones, food and pine cones; Earth Beings: wood nymphs, dryads, trolls, elves, trees, pine cones; Earth Goddesses/Gods
Stones: Smoky quartz, obsidian, onyx, moss agate, jade, green aventurine, chrysoprase
Element = FIRE
Compass Position: South
Meaning: Energy, movement, will, power, passion, electricity, action, interaction, growth
Objects and Beings: Candles, incense, censers, cauldrons, lamps and other lights, volcanic rock; Fire Beings: salamanders, fire faeries; Fire Goddsses/Gods
Stones: Carnelian, tiger eye, ruby, garnet
Element = WATER
Compass Position: West
Meaning: Emotion, passion, compassion, life sources, connection, agreement, communication, friendship, love, caring, forgiveness, flow
Objects and Beings: Chalices, cups, sea water, well water, purified or blessed water, blood or wine, flowers in water, shells, coral, seaweed, river rocks, ocean stones; Water Beings; mermaids, ondines, sea nymphs; Water Goddesses/Gods
Stones: Opal, blue quartz, pearls
Element = SPIRIT
Compass Point: Center
Meaning: Source, psyche, soul, outer space, innerspace, infinity, cosmic intelligence, Deity, consciousness, psychic energy, Beingness, intention, design
Objects, Beings: Goddess/God images, statues, paintings, etc. Crystals and gems, smoke, prayers, chants, mantras, mandalas, feathers, music, lights and crystal sparkles.; Devas: faeries, ghosts, spirits. All Goddesses/Gods
Stones: Clear quartz, amethyst, sodalite, luvulite (sugalite)
Divination Tools: Tarot, Mirrors, Crystal Balls, scrying bowls, runes, etc.
~from Maat's Book of Shadows
Spiral Dance Version
The Elements have been a part of man's ancient and arcane lore since its inception in pre-historic times. Different traditions associate them with various things. The following list of correspondences comes from Starhawk's "The Spiral Dance."
AIR: Direction: East.
Rules: The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge, abstract learning, theory, windswept hills, plains, windy beaches, high mountain peaks, high towers, wind and breath.
Colors: White, bright yellow, crimson, blue-white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Tools: Athame, sword, censer.
Spirits: Sylphs, ruled by King Paralda.
Name of the East Wind: Eurus.
Plants: Frankencense, myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, violet, yarrow.
Goddesses: Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.
Gods: Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth.
FIRE: Direction: South.
Rules: Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and destroying, purification, bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames, sun, deserts, volcanoes, eruptions, explosions.
Colors: Red, gold, crimson, orange, white (the sun's noon light).
Signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Saggitarius.
Tools: Censer, wand.
Spirits: Salamanders, ruled by King Djin.
Name of the South Wind: Notus.
Jewel: Fire Opal.
Plants: Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion, red peppers, red poppies.
Tree: Almond, in flower.
Animals: Fire-breathing dragons, lions, horses.
Goddesses: Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta.
Gods: Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan.
WATER: Direction: West.
Rules: Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, the ocean, the tides, lakes, pools, streams, and rivers, springs and wells, intuition, the unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility.
Colors: Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, black.
Signs of the Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Spirits: Undines, ruled by King Niksa.
Name of the West Wind: Zephyrus.
Plants: Ferns, lotus, mosses, rushes, seaweed, water lillies, and all water plants.
Animals: Dragons (as serpents), dolphins and porpoises, fish, seals and sea mammals, water-dwelling snakes, all water creatures and sea birds.
Goddesses: Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat.
Gods: Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon.
EARTH: Direction: North.
Rules: The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks, standing stones, mountains, crystal, jewels, metal.
Colors: Black, brown, green, white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Spirits: Gnomes, ruled by King Ghob.
Name of the North Wind: Boreas, Ophion.
Jewel: Rock crystal, salt.
Plants: Comfrey, ivy, grains: barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat.
Animals: Cow or bull, bison, snakes (earth-dwelling), stag.
Goddesses: Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.
Gods: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz.
SPIRIT /ETHER: Direction: Center and circumference, throughout and about.
Rules: Transcendence, transformation, change, everywhere and nowhere, within and without, the void, immanence.
Time: Beyond time, all time is one.
Season: The turning wheel.
Colors: Clear, white, black.
Tree: The flowering almond.
Goddesses: Isis, the Secret Name of the Goddess, Shekinah.
Gods: Akasha, IAO, JHVH.
- Category: Correspondences
Element = AIR