The Element of Water

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

Water represents emotions, feelings, courage, absorption, subconscious/ unconscious mind, intuition, purification, cleansing, eternal movement, wisdom, the soul, vision quests, self-healing, sorrow, reflection, psychic ability, emotional aspects of love and femininity, the womb, menstruation, fertility, marriage, happiness, friendship, dreams, sleep, and healing.

Water symbols include oceans, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, springs, wells, pools, fog, or rain.  Types of magick using water include mirror divinations, magnet work, love magick, lucid dreaming, cleansing, or protection spells.  Water related rituals include ritual bathing, dilution, washing, sprinkling, brewing, or tossing objects into water.

DirectionWest
GenderFeminine
EnergyReceptive
ColoursBlue, turquoise/aqua, green, grey, indigo, black
Time of DayTwilight, dusk, evening
Cycle of LifeMaturity
Moon PhaseFull, Waning
SeasonAutumn
SabbatLughnasadh/Lammas, Mabon
WindZephyr
GoddessesAphrodite, Isis, Marianne, Selene, Arianhrod, Hecate, Persephone, Inanna
GodsDylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon
Spirits/ElementalsUndines, Nymphs, Mermaids, Fairies of ponds, lakes or streams
Magick toolsCup, goblet, chalice, cauldron, mirror, water
Rule of MagnusTo Dare
Zodiac SignsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces
PlanetsNeptune, Venus, Moon
ChakraHeart
Tarot CardsCups (Emotion, Feeling), Queens
On PentagramUpper right
AnimalsWhales, albatross, fish, water snakes, dolphin, cat, frog, turtle, swan, crab, dragon
Trees/PlantsWillow, magnolia, lavender, water plants, gardenia, apple, apricot, birch, elder, elm, rose
HerbalWater plants, ferns, lotus, mosses, bushes, water   lilies, gardenia
Incenselotus, sandalwood, myrrh, mugwort, camphor, vanilla, violet, chamomile, jasmine, raspberry, catnip, cherry, hibiscus
Gems & StonesAquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, fluorite
MetalsMercury, silver, copper
InstrumentsAnything resonant, harmonica, cymbals, harp, lyre
SenseTaste
Positive TraitsForgiving, easy going, sensitive, gracious,   compassionate, wise
Negative TraitsOverly emotional, weepy, lazy

The Wiccan Elements

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