The Element of Fire

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

Fire represents change, energy, inspiration, love, sexuality, passion, life force, spirit, will, leadership, faith and trust, elusiveness, innocence, physical and personal vulnerability, relationships with others and self, renewal, self-healing, stress, courage, strength, protection.

Fire symbols include the sun, stars, volcanoes, lava, eruptions, heat, flame, candles, bonfires, saunas, lightning, heated objects (stones in particular), fire forged objects, red feathers, blood, and sap.  Types of magick using fire include healing and destroying, purification, love spells, and energy work.  Fire related rituals include burning objects, lighting candles and fires, cauldron work, and baking.

DirectionSouth
GenderMasculine
EnergyProjective
ColoursRed, green, gold, crimson, orange, white
Time of DayNoon
Cycle of LifeYouth
Moon PhaseWaxing to Full
SeasonSummer
SabbatBeltane, Litha/Midsummer
WindNotus
GoddessesBrigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta
GodsMars, Agni, Horus, Prometheus, Vulcan, Ra, Lugh
Spirits/ElementalsSalamanders, Firedrakes
Magick toolsAthame, sword, wand, candle, censer, lamps, daggers, spear, staff (Some traditions align the Wand with Air)
Rule of MagnusTo Will
Zodiac SignsAries, Leo, Sagittarius
PlanetsMars, Sun
ChakraSolar Plexus, Heart
Tarot CardsWands (Inspiration, Spiritual), Knights
On PentagramLower right
AnimalsPhoenix, squirrels, tigers, lions, porcupine, badger, coyote, fox, cats, bear, rabbit, snakes, hawk, dragon, horse, snake, cricket, mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion
Trees/PlantsAlder, Ash, Cashew, Cedar, Chestnut, Fig, Juniper, Mahogany, Oak, Holly, Rowan, Walnut, Maple
HerbalNettles, sunflower, garlic, hibiscus, red/chili peppers, cinnamon, coffee, beans, seeds, nuts, mustard, onion
IncenseSweetgrass, myrrh, cedar, frankincense, dragon’s blood, juniper, sage, clover, thyme, cinnamon, cedar
Gems & StonesJasper, ruby, fire agate, blood stone, garnet, fire opal, pink carnelian, red carnelian, red amber, amber calcite, blue amber, yellow and gold fluorite, citrine, lava
MetalsGold, brass, iron/steel
InstrumentsGuitar, string instruments
SenseSight
Positive TraitsEnergetic, daring, passionate, enthusiastic, intelligent
Negative TraitsResentful, angry, jealous, stubborn, greedy, arrogant

The Wiccan Elements

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