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Spirituality 101: The Elements Explained

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!


Energy: Feminine

Tarot Suit: Cups

Season: Autumn

Direction: West

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.


Energy: Masculine

Tarot Suit: Swords

Season: Spring

Direction: East

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!


Energy: Feminine

Tarot Suit: Pentacles

Season: Winter

Direction: North

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.


Energy: Masculine

Tarot Suit: Wands

Season: Summer

Direction: South

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.



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Devin is a licensed reiki practitioner as well as meditation leader and collector of random knowledge.Technically Adults was originally formed as a personal blog, but over the years, evolved to become what Devin likes to refer to as the “Spiritual Academy”. Over the years, Devin scoured the internet trying to find information on spiritual practices, but everything was scattered and hard to piece together, so she decided to form her own library of information.Devin is by no means an expert, however she has a passion for learning and sharing that knowledge with anyone that is interested. While living abroad, she studied Reiki, which led her to declare a life’s mission of sharing healing in whatever capacity she could with those who needed it most.Stay a while and light some sage, let’s get weird!

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