The Element of Earth

Earth is one of the four classical elements, which also includes AirWater and Fire.  A fifth element, Spirit or Akasha, is also sometimes included – and can represent the five points on the Pentacle.

Earth represents permanence, stability, strength, security, wisdom, practicality, materialism, wealth, abundance, prosperity, patience, truth, and responsibility.

Earth symbols include the earth, soil, rocks, mountains, trees.  Types of magic using earth energies include gardening, grounding, working with stone/crystals, knots, binding, money spells, and runes.  Rituals include burying objects in the earth, herbalism, planting trees/plants, and making images out of wood or stone.

GenderFeminine
DirectionNorth
EnergyReceptive
SymbolsRocks, fields, soil, salt, caves, clay
On PentagramLower left
GoddessesGaia/Gaea, Ceres, Demeter, Mah, Nephtys, Persephone, Rhea
GodsAdonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Pan
SpiritsGnomes, Dwarfs, Trolls
TimeMidnight, Night
Cycle of lifeOld Age
SeasonWinter
ColoursBlack, green, yellow, brown
Zodiac signsTaurus, Virgo, Capricorn
SenseTouch
Stones and jewelsAmethyst, angelite, azurite, celestite, agate (green, moss), cat’s eye, coal, emerald, geodes, halite/salt, jasper, jet, obsidian, olivine, onyx, peridot, quartz, tourmaline
Magick toolsPentacle, pentagram, salt, stones/gems, cords
MetalsIron, lead
HerbalIvy, grains, oats, rice, patchouli, lichens
TreesCypress, Honeysuckle, Jasmin, Lilac
AnimalsCow, bull, dog, horse, ant, bears, wolf, deer/stag, buffalo
InstrumentsDrums and percussion
Type of magickGardening, magnet images, working with stones/crystals, knots, binding, money spells, grounding, runes
Ritual ActionBurying objects in the earth, herbalism, planting trees/plants, and making images out of wood or stone

The Wiccan Elements

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