Even without going into the witchy connotations, it’s hard to argue that the elements of the earth have no bearing on our day to day lives.
How would we survive without air and water? How would we grow food without water and the earth? How would we keep warm and safe or throw sick bonfire parties without the use of fire?
And the thing of it is, it’s all connected. Energy, my dear ones, is recycled. The rain falls to the ground, the earth claims the rain and uses it to grow the plants we eat, which also produce the oxygen we breathe, and round and round it goes. By tapping into the energy of the elements, we gain access to the positive energy that is already all around us!
Keep reading below for a quick crash course on the elements and their metaphysical correspondences!
Tarot Suit: Cups
Crystals: Moonstone, Aquamarine, Hematite
Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Water rules our emotional state. It is most closely associated with the fluidity of intuition, psychic ability, dream work, love, compassion, and forgiveness. As I mentioned in my previous post regarding moon phases, the moon controls the tides, and so water is also closely associated with moon magic.
Tarot Suit: Swords
Crystals: Pearls, Citrine, Rhodonite, Lapis Lazuli
Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
While Water rules our emotional state, Air rules our intellect. It is most closely associated with logic, wisdom, thought, memory, and higher consciousness. However, it does share some similarities with Water in that it is also tied to psychic work and intuition!
Tarot Suit: Pentacles
Crystals: Agate, Onyx, Malachite, Jasper, Quartz
Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
In the tarot deck, the element of Earth corresponds with the suit of Pentacles, one rooted in materialism and business. Outside of the deck, however, it is closely associated with nature (obviously), grounding, strength, empathy, rebirth, death, and fertility.
Tarot Suit: Wands
Crystals: Amber, Ruby, Garnet, Opal
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Fire is most associated with energy in all of its forms. It is the power of creation and destruction, courage, healing, passion, sexuality, and strength. Fire, like all the elements, can also be used for cleansing. Just make sure whatever you are cleansing isn’t flammable! Or if it is, that the flame is controlled so you don’t burn the house down while trying to be mysterious.
And last but not least, do not ever forget the element…. of SURPRISE!
Ok yeah that was a dumb joke.