The Elements

WATER

Direction:East

Rules: Emotions, love, courage, sorrow, the ocean and all bodies of water, intuition, the unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility.

Time: Twilight

Season: Autumn

Colours:Blue, Green, Blue-green, grey, indigo, black

Zodiac Signs:Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Tool:Cup

Jewel:Aquamarine

Sense:Taste

Herbs/Plants:Ferns, lotus, moss, rushes, seaweed, water lily, and all other water plants.

Incense:Myrhh

Tree:Willow

Animals:Serpent/Dragons, dolphins, porpoises, fish, seals and sea mammals, water-dwelling snakes, all water creatures and sea-birds.

Gods :Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon

Goddesses:Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya

FIRE

Direction:North

Rules: Energy, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and destroying, purification, sun, deserts, eruptions, explosions.

Time: Noon

Season: Summer

Colours:Red, Gold, Crimson, Orange, White.

Zodiac Signs:Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.

Tools:Censor, Wand

Jewel: Fire Opal

Sense:Sight

Herbs/Plants:Garlic, Hibiscus, Mustard, Nettle, Onion , Red Peppers, Red Poppies

Incense:Olibanum, Copal

Tree:Almond

Animals:Fire-breathing Dragons, lions, horses, snakes

Gods :Agni, Hephaetus, Horus, Prometheus, Vulcan

Goddesses:Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta

EARTH

Direction:West

Rules: The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, groves, fields, rocks, mountains, crystal, jewels, metal, bone, structure.

Time: Midnight

Season: Winter

Colours:Black, Brown, Green, White

Zodiac Signs:Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Tool:Pentacle

Jewel:Rock Crystal, Salt

Sense:Touch

Herbs/Plants:Comfrey, Ivy, Grains, Barley, Oats, Rice, Rye, wheat

Incense:Storax, Benzoin

Tree:Oak

Animal:Cow/Bull, Bison, Snakes, Stag

Gods :Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz

Goddesses:Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah, Nepthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.

AIR

Direction:South

Rules: The mind and all mental, psychic and intuitive work, knowledge, abstract learning, theory, wondswept hills, plains, windy beaches, high mountain peaks, high towers, wind and breath.

Time: Dawn

Season: Spring

Colours:White, Yellow, Crimson, Blue, all pastels

Zodiac Signs:Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Tools:Athame, Sword, Censor

Jewel:Topaz

Sense:Smell

Herbs/Plants:Frankincense, Myrrh, Pansy, Primrose, Vervain, Violet, Yarrow

Incense:Galbanum, Frankincense

Tree:Aspen

Animal:Birds, especially Eagle and the Hawk insects

Gods :Enhil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth

Goddesses:Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania

SPIRIT

Direction:Center

Rules: Transcendence, transformation, everywhere and nowhere, within and without, the void, immanence

Time: Beyond time, all time is one.

Season: The turning Wheel

Colours:Clear, White, Black

Tools:Cauldron

SenseHearing

Herbs/Plants:Mistletoe

Incense:Mastic

Tree:Flowering Almond

Animal:Sphinx

Gods :Akasha, Iao, JHVH

Goddesses:Isis, Shekinah, the Secret Name of the Goddess