Contributed by Sir Zachary:

The Solar Element:

No matter where you go no matter where you hide the Sun will be there. The solar energy is quiet a sight to behold. Sorry I have been busy with school and such. So now here we go. The Solar element is a a thing of beauty a peacefulness to it in a different way then nature. It can only be described as truly taking the feeling of sunlight on  your body. Those who are with the solar element can either be a guiding light or a blinding beam on one’s eyes. It can bring hope to the most distressing time.

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The Fire Element:

This shall be my personal favorite since well its my own. Mehhehehehhehe. So here is what I know. For one, fire is fueled by intense and forceful emotion. It can be dangerous if not controlled by one whom their primary element is fire. If they lose control of their emotions could end very badly. Those that align with fire typically are commanding, are even leaders, head strong and no pun intended here (maybe a little) they can be hot heads! really stubborn types.

Contributed by Kikuyo:

I have this about the element of Fire, if it helps any:

from Scott Cunningham’s Earth, Air, Fire & Water pages 28-30

Fire is the creator and the destroyer. It warms our homes, cooks our food, and fuels our passions. Unlike the other elements, Fire cannot exist in physical form without consuming something else. Thus, fire transforms objects into new forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.

On a sunny day, go outside at noon and press your receptive hand against a warm rock. Smell the smoke from a burning fire. Gaze into a candle’s flame. Immerse yourself in Fire energy, and realize that it also exists within ourselves.

Fire must be controlled to be of benefit to us. When we light a candle, we call upon its powers — but also limit them. This is necessary if its physical forms are to be of use. But even a raging forest fire actually helps the Earth, clearing away underbrush and encouraging dormant seeds to burst into new life.

Here are some of the magical associations of Fire:

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

Type of Energy: Projective

Color: Red (from the color of flames)

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

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

Ritual Forms: Burning or smouldering, heating.

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

Stones: Red or fiery, as in jasper; volcanic, as in lava; clear, as in quartz crystal

Metals: Gold, brass

Musical Instruments: Guitar, all stringed instruments

Creatures: Snake, cricket, lizard, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark

Season: Summer (the time of heat)

Direction: South (the place of heat)

Time: Noon

Magical Tool: Knife

Point in Life: Youth

Astrological Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Sense: Sight

Natural Symbols: Flame, lava, a heated object

Symbols for:

[triangle pointing up], [a triangle pointing up with a circle around it], [drawn flames]

Types of Magic Ruled: Candle, storm, time, and star.


I’m a little confused on some of his categories because the elements can overlap and intermingle, in the case of animal classifications, places and types of magick. For instance, a shark is both water and fire, as are bedrooms and hotsprings, as well as incorporating the other elements. And I’ve usually heard Air as the element of time, and storm I guess it depends on what kind of storm you want (I usually think water and wind, maybe fire for lightning).

I don’t want to jack your thread, so I’ll just leave it at fire. As the title implies, the book also has Air, Water, and Earth, as well as a bit about the enigmatic “element” called Akasha (sometimes called Spirit, Akasha simultaneously encompasses all and none of the other elements). In Eastern philosophy the 5 elements are: Fire, Water, Wood, Earth, and Metal. Air is considered to be part of everything, so sometimes there is a sort of 6th element of Ether (similar to Spirit and Akasha in Western teachings).

Here are some links to more detailed Element Correspondence Charts (Western Philosophy):


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