Fire, Earth, Water, and Air are the four simple elements. Next come four kinds of perfect bodies compounded of the four simple elements.
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Elements & their Correspondences

The Elements - The Elements and their Correspondences.

The Elements are the original base elements of all corporeal things, of which all other things are made, by transmutation and union.

Fire, Earth, Water, and Air are the four simple elements. Next come four kinds of perfect bodies compounded of the four simple elements, namely, Metal, Stone, Plants and Animals. Within these all the elements combine together, but still follow the characteristics of the most predominant element. Thus Stones being earthy are naturally heavy and so cannot be melted. Metal is watery and may be melted.

Plants have an affinity with air. Fire is natural to animals.

The elements are therefore, the first and original matter of all things, in that they are in all things and their virtues also.

The elements are also in the heavens, the stars and likewise The Goddess and God, the maker and original example of all things.

Table of Correspondences.

The Four Simple Elements

Fire

Earth

Water

Air

The Perfect bodies 1

Fire is natural to animals 2

Stones being earthy are naturally heavy and so cannot be melted.

Metal is watery and may be melted

Plants have an affinity with air

Actions

Fierce working, quick, susceptible

slow and firm motion

Fearfulness, sluggishness

Cheerfulness and amiable disposition

Alignment

Masculine

Feminine

Feminine

Masculine

Animals

Salamanders, vital spirit

Moles, Worms, bones

Fish, the humours

Eagles, flesh

Animals

Snake, cricket, lizard, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark.

Dogs, horse, earthworm, gopher, ant, cow, burrowing animals.

Cat, frog, turtle, dolphin, whale, otter, seal, dugong; most fish and shellfish.

Spider, most birds, winged insects.

Archangel

Michael

Uriel

Gabriel

Raphael

Astrological Signs

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Basic Nature

Purifying, destructive, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful. Heat is a manifestation of this element.

Fertile, moist, nurturing, stabilizing, grounding. Gravity is a manifestation of this element.

Flowing, purifying, healing, soothing, loving.

Flying, moving, fresh, intelligent, suspending. Sound is a manifestation of this element.

Colours

Red

Green and Brown

Blue

Yellow

Contrary

Water

Air

Fire

Earth

Direction

South

North

West

East

Elementals 3

Jin, Genies

Gnome, Dwarfs, Elves, Brownies, Hobgoblins, Leprechauns

Undine, Nymphs, Tritons, Mermaids, Mermen, Sirens, Harpies, Salamander

Sylph, Fairies, Angels

Energy

Projective

Receptive

Receptive

Projective

Gods  

Agni, Hepaetus, Horus, Promtheus, Vulcan.

Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz. 

Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon. 

Enlil, Kheohera, Mercurym, Shu, Thoth.

Goddess

Brigit, Pele, Vesta.

Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.

Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya.

Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.

The Heavens

Mars, Sun

Our Earth, Moon

Saturn, Mercury

Jupiter, Venus

Herbs

Stinging, thorny or hot, as thistles, chile peppers and bouganvillia; desert-dwelling, as cacti; stimulating, as coffee beans; generally seeds.

Earth-smelling plants, such as patchouly and vetivert; mosses and lichens; nuts; dry and stiff plants; heavy, low-growing plants; generally roots.

Aquatic, such as water lilies and seaweed; fleshy, as in succulents and lettuce; loving, as in rose and gardenia; generally flowers.

Fragrant, as many flowers; pungent, as in culinary herbs such as dill; airy, finely-veined, or wind-swept; generally leaves.

Magickal Tool

Athame or Sword

Pentacle

Chalice or cauldron

Wand

Metals

Gold, Iron

Lead, Silver

Quicksilver (Mercury)

Copper, Tin

Musical Instrument 

Guitar, all stringed instruments.

Drum, all percussion instruments.

Cymbal, bell, all resonant metals.

Flute, all wind instruments.

Natural Symbols

Flame, lava, a heated object.

Salt, clay dish of fresh soil, rocks, sheaves of wheat, acorns.

Shells, a cup of water.

A feather, incense smoke, fragrant flowers.

Places

Deserts, hot springs, volcanoes, ovens, fireplaces, bedrooms (for sex), weight rooms, locker rooms, saunas, athletic fields.

Caves, canyons, forests, groves, valleys, fields, farms, gardens, parks, plant nurseries, farmer's markets, kitchens, baby nurseries, basements, mines, holes.

Lakes, springs, streams, rivers, beaches, oceans, wells, swimming pools, bathtubs, showers, bedrooms (for sleep), health spas, steam rooms, fountains.

Mountaintops, wind-swept plains, cloudy skies, high towers, airports, schools, libraries, offices, travel agencies, psychiatrist's offices.

Plants

Seeds

Roots

Leaves

Flower

Properties

Brightness, Thinness, Motion

Darkness, Thickness, Quietness

Motion, Darkness, Thickness

Thinness, Motion, Darkness

Quality

light - active

heavy - passive

heavy - passive

light - active

Ritual Forms

Burning or smouldering; heating.

Burying, planting, making images in soil or sand.

Dilution, placing into water, washing away, bathing.

Tossing objects into the air, suspending tools in high places, fanning light objects, visualization, positive thinking.

Ritual Magick 

Candle, storm, time and star.

Gardening, magnet, image, stone, tree, knot, binding.

Sea, ice, snow, fog, mirror, magnet.

Divination, concentration, visualization, wind magick.

Rituals

Protection, courage, sex, energy, strength, authority, banishing negativity.

Money, prosperity, fertility, stability, grounding, employment.

Purification, love, psychic awareness, dreams, sleep, peace, marriage, friendships.

Travel, instruction, study, freedom, knowledge, recovering lost items.

Season

Summer - the time of heat.

Winter - the time of darkness.

Autumn - the time of harvest.

Spring - the time of freshness.

The Senses

Sight

Feeling, Touch

Smell, Taste

Hearing

The Soul

Understanding

Imagination

The Senses

Reason

Stones

thunder-stones, fire-stones, Red or fiery, as in jasper; volcanic, as in lava; clear, as in quartz crystal.

Earthy, dark and heavy, Heavy or opaque, as in coal; green, as in emerald and peridot.

pumice stone, sponge, Transparent or translucent, as in amethyst and aquamarine; blue, as in blue tourmaline.

transparent - crystal beryl and pearls

Tarot

Swords

Pentacles

Cups

Wands

Time

Noon.

Night.

Dusk.

 Dawn.

1. Compounded of the four simple elements.
2. "have, in their natures, a most fiery force, and also spring from celestial sources."
3. ELEMENTALS. The magical elements are said to be peopled by spirits and mythological entities called elementals or nature spirits.


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