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DRAGON ENERGY ‘EARTH’ ELIXIR

DRAGON ENERGY ‘EARTH’ ELIXIR
The Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir is used for anointing the 3rd Eye Chakra to open up your Inner Vision and stimulate your Intuition.
It connects you to the Divine Source within you that is part of the Infinite Creative Force / Oneness that sustains ALL life.
It balances and aligns all 7 Chakras and opens up the way for the Kundalini energy to rise from your Base Chakra to your Crown Chakra.
It balances your Masculine and Feminine energies and creates a high vibrational state that is never the less grounded.
It is a powerful elixir to use in Earth Energy Healing and connects you to the Anima Mundi – World Soul.
It is time to be part of this Global Shift towards Peace, Love, Light, Transformation, Unity and Healing into the world.
It is time to Awaken the Dragon!

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A couple of days after having the most incredible ‘Dragon’ encounter, I felt the Goddess/Divine Source saying that I needed to make a Dragon/Light Energy Elixir and I was like; “Uh, okay? So how do I do that”? The answer I got was; “I’ll guide you, just follow your intuition”, so that’s exactly what I did! I also asked the question; “What’s the Elixir for?” and the Infinite Creative Source that sustains ALL Life, said; “You’ll see. All you need to know for now is that it has to do with Peace, Light, Love, Transformation and Unity”.
At the same time that all this was going on, I had the most incredible desire/longing to go up Table Mountain! I had been doing quite a bit of reading up on Ley lines/Dragon Lines and was very excited to discover that Table Mountain is one of the Four Elemental Spinner Wheels associated with the Earth’s Chakra system. In fact Table Mountain is the ‘Earth’ Spinner Wheel. Before I go any further, I want to share some info with you on this as it lays the foundation for what’s to come.
http://www.earthenergyhealing.org/EarthEnergy.htm
POL (Points of Light) #63 Table Mountain, Capetown, South Africa. (Activated January 31, 2008).
The Earth’s Energy Field
James Lovelock’s Gaia theory, that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system for optimizing conditions for life to exist, provides the scientific basis for viewing the Earth as a physical organism. Many higher dimensional sources (including Mother Earth herself) confirm that the Earth functions as a conscious, self-aware entity, with an energy field that is analogous to the human energy field. Human-induced physical trauma to the Earth caused by mining, deforestation, pollution of all forms affect the balance of the earth’s energy field (EEF) negatively. As discussed in my Great Shift website, Mother Earth is experiencing severe geophysical stresses in the form of increased earthquake and volcanic activity and severe weather as result of the dimensional shift. At the same time, human consciousness has reached a level where we have the ability, with focused thought, to shift the location or modify the intensity of geophysical events so as to minimize harm to humans and other life of the planet. Finally, part of the co-evolutionary contract that humanity and Mother Earth have is that she holds the pain of human experience that is more than individuals can handle until such time that humans are ready to work cooperatively with nature to release that pain. It is time for us to be doing this now.
We are privileged to live during a time when humanity and planet Earth are rapidly approaching a shift to our next stage of evolution. Our individual energy fields are intimately connected to Mother Earth’s energy field, so any time we do personal healing we are healing Mother Earth as well. Our power for Earth healing increases as a quadratic function when multiple individuals join together with focussed intention (two have the power of four, four the power of sixteen and so on).
Focus. The primary focus of this work is (1) strengthening and balancing the Earth’s energy field, (2) shifting the location, timing and intensity of geophysical stress relief so as to minimize harm to all Living Beings on the planet, (3) repairing, at an energetic level, damage to nature caused by human activities, and (4) releasing of the pain of human experience held by Mother Earth. A secondary focus of the work is personal healing for participants.


https://www.integrallife.com/member/linda-hollier/blog/table-mountain-chakras-myths-feng-shui-and-my-story
Table Mountain, which is 1085m high, is considered to harness great energy. It is said that there are two major ley-lines running through the mountain and this concentration of energy is said to enhance psychic abilities and healing powers, making Table Mountain an excellent place to practise the various modalities of alternative healing.
It is perhaps no surprise therefore that Cape Town is leading the way in South Africa when it comes to offering alternative medical care options.
When it comes to the 12 major energy centres on the planet, there are what are called eight chakras and four spinner wheels, each relating to one of the four elements; earth, air, fire and water. Each spinner wheel has a particular purpose and the earth wheel, Table Mountain, is said to nurture and sustain, and to generate light. All centres of earth energy are also reputed to be excellent places for meditating, and meditating at such a spot is said to contribute to planetary health.
The spinner wheels are said to the radiate the energy out to the chakras along ley lines, called as mentioned before, serpent or dragon lines.
St. George’s cathedral, at the foot of Table Mountain, is built on such a ley line. For many years the cathedral was the focus of resistance against apartheid, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who presided over the cathedral form 1986 to 1996, is widely recognised as having contributed extensively towards the making of South Africa’s new democracy
Cape Town is said to be the perfect city according to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui. It is protected by Table Mountain from behind and the energy (chi) flowing in from the sea is said to be slowed down by Robben Island before it reaches land. This energy then rests as it were in an energy-filled bowl.

http://earthchakras.org/Vortices-Wheels.php
The Four Elements: The Great Spinner Wheels, or Vortices
There are four great vortices on the Earth body, two yang areas north of the equator which regulate the masculine elements of fire and air; and two yin centres in the southern feminine hemisphere which govern water and earth. These four spinner wheels are able to revolve in either direction, according to circumstances. This tendency to powerfully spin results in these four circles having greater maximum radii – up to 1746 miles – than the driver wheel earth chakras on either of the two great Dragon paths. These four areas should be regarded as equal in status to the seven chakras. Here are the cardinal centres for these circles:
Earth: Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain, overlooking both the Indian and Atlantic oceans, is the world earth element vortex, and governs the usage of light as a force to develop life. Light can be either destructive or constructive. Table Mountain directs the constructive potential of light. How can the power of light contained within matter be used to develop new global cultural structures? Listen to Table Mountain for the answer to this question.
Table Mountain displays the greatest creativity and fluidity in dealing with all things that the earth element symbolises alchemically. Imagine the summit of this mountain as a planetary Round Table, where there is no hierarchy, and all traditions, races and cultures are respected. When the positive wisdoms of all cultures are distributed globally, then all boundaries vanish. This is one of the inevitable consequences of earth chakra development.
Although the light-earth forces of Table Mountain may be spun in either direction, according to specific needs, the natural spin here is clockwise. Along with the anti-clockwise fire vortex at Haleakala, Table Mountain influences the flow of the Quetzalcoatl current around the world.
http://theforceiswithinyou.twilightlegend.net/t200-energy-vortexes

http://www.pearltrees.com/s/pic/or/earth-chakras-59912954

Okay, I know that’s a load of info to take in, but it lays the foundation for what I believe the Infinite Creative Source wants us to be reminded of at this time. It is also the foundation that the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir is ‘birthed’ on.

So what’s a Goddess to do when she thinks that maybe she’s really ‘losing the plot on this one’; ‘out there with the fairies’; ‘needs to have a reality check’? Dragon Elixir – I mean really?’ She decides to tell her very sane and balanced husband what she’s thinking. The conversation went something like this:
Me (on our way to chemo), “Andre, I’ve been reading up a bit on ley lines etc. and ever since having that awesome Dragon experience I feel the need to go up Table Mountain to the Reservoir to get water and a couple of stones for a Dragon Energy Elixir that I have to make”
Andre, “Oh, okay, let’s go up the Mountain on Saturday so that you can get what you need and then we can also go to ‘Isis’ to see if they have any dragons” (Isis is an Esoteric shop in Kloof Street CT where they sell all sorts of really amazing things and I had mentioned to him earlier on during the week that I wanted to get a dragon for my Altar)
Huh? Oki doki, I guess I’m going to do this then!?

I am part of an incredible Sacred Women’s Circle that has been meeting once a week on a Thursday evening. I sms’d Kali (who facilitates these awesome gatherings) and asked her if there was an evening available for me to do a workshop on Altars, Elements and Sacred Circles. She said, “Absolutely” and confirmed that I was able to do the workshop the following week. I instinctively/intuitively knew that the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir was somehow going to be part of what I was going to be sharing with the group, I just wasn’t sure of the finer details yet.

Anyway, Saturday morning arrived (freezing cold, wet and windy) and Andre and I went and got the water and stones that I needed from the majestic mountain. It was so beautiful up there and even stopped raining for a couple of minutes whilst we gathered our goodies. We then went to ‘Isis’ and they had the perfect Dragon for me. It doubles as an aromatherapy oil burner (fire and water) MAGIC!! Saturday evening was New Moon – serious magic 😉 I set up an Altar in the Southern quadrant (Southern Hemisphere = Earth) of my lounge on Saturday night and placed everything from the mountain on it and then went to bed and thought I’d just wait on the Goddess for further instructions.


For the next couple of days I just ‘sat with’ the thoughts and ideas that were coming to me and let them ‘incubate’. I set some time aside on Thursday morning to meditate and prepare for that evening. I felt very strongly that I needed to cast a circle and set up an Altar working with the Four Elements and prepare the first part of the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir before the workshop that evening. It was in this Sacred Circle space that I got the ‘recipe’ for the Dragon Elixir.


I poured the water from Table Mountain into a crystal jug and placed in on the Altar. I was then led to place 6 stones that we’d gathered from the mountain into the jug. 6 = Balance of Masculine and Feminine Energy; as above / so below; balance; harmony; integration; love; union; support. Tarot = The Lovers (I am very interested in Sacred Geometry and Numerology – I absolutely love Rosalind Pape’s teaching on this and used her Tarot deck as a reference. You can find out more about her at blueprint4creation.com) I have been following her work for 6 years and highly recommend her; she is a great source of information.
I also love working with crystals (they are full of ancient wisdom) and use the Crystal Bible as my source of reference. For the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir I was guided to add 6 Agates, 2 Amber, 5 Amethysts, 3 Bloodstones, 1 Jasper and 7 Tiger’s Eyes into the water in the crystal jug.

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6 x AGATE – Spiritually Agate raises consciousness and links into collective consciousness and awareness of the Oneness of life. Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Agate harmonizes Yin and Yang – the positive and negative forces that hold the Universe in place.
6 = As Above – So Below, Balance, Harmony, Integration, Love, Union, Support. Tarot = The Lovers. Chakra Resonance = Sacral and Heart
2 x AMBER – Amber has strong connections with the Earth and is a grounding stone for higher energies. It cleans the environment and the chakras and absorbs negative energies and transmutes them into positive forces that stimulate the body/Earth to heal itself. Amber is a powerful protector.
2 = Polarity, Duality, Opposites, Balance, Reflection, Inner Light, Receptivity. Tarot = The High Priestess. Chakra Resonance = The 3rd Eye
5 x AMETHYST – Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the Divine, giving insights into its true nature and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts. Amethyst is an excellent stone for meditating and can be placed on the 3rd Eye to stimulate it.
5 = Change, Transformation, Procreation, Discrimination, Humanity, Identity, Knowledge. Tarot = The Heirophant. Chakra Resonance = Solar Plexus
3 x BLOODSTONE – Bloodstone is believed to have mystical and magical properties, controlling the weather and conferring the ability to banish evil and negativity and to direct spiritual energies. Bloodstone heightens the intuition and is also an excellent grounding and protecting stone.
3 = Fire/Light, Creativity, Illumination, Form, the Trinity/Triple Goddess, Creativity, Birth, Multiplication. Tarot = The Empress. Chakra Resonance = Sacral
1 x JASPER – Jasper is known as the supreme nurturer. Jasper facilitates Shamanic journeys and dream recall. It provides protection and grounds energies and the body. It absorbs negative energies and cleanses and aligns the chakras and the aura. Jasper balances Yin and Yang and aligns the psychological, emotional and mental bodies within the Etheric Realm. It clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.
1 = Unity, all-that-is, the Source, Universal consciousness, Divine Will. Tarot = The Magician. Chakra Resonance = Root, Crown.
7 x TIGERS EYE – Tigers Eye combines the earth energy with the energies of the sun to create a high vibrational state that is never the less grounded, drawing the spiritual energies to the earth. Placed on the 3rd Eye it enhances psychic abilities and balances the lower chakras, stimulating the rise of the Kundalini energy.
7 = the Mind, Comprehension, Organisation, the Chromatic Scale, Evolution, Time. Tarot = The Chariot. Chakra Resonance = Crown and ALL 7!
I also added 8 x Rock Salt Crystals into the water – Symbolically salt cleanses and purifies the water.
8 = Infinity, Responsibility, Cause & Effect, Karma, Strength, Justice. Tarot = Strength or Justice. Chakra Resonance = Throat
If you add up all the numbers of the stones, crystals and rock salt crystals you get 11 (/2) {6+6+2+5+3+1+7+8 = 38 = 11 (/2)}
11 = The Master Number, The Gateway, Enlightenment, Christ (Light) Consciousness, Conception. Tarot = Justice (Strength). Chakra Resonance = 3rd Eye – How freaking awesome is that?!

http://www.blueprint4creation.com/universallanguage.htm

I added a couple of drops of Sandalwood oil to the Elixir. Sandalwood is spiritually grounding and is used for Anointing, Blessing, Consecrating, Healing, Love, Meditation, Protection and Purification. Sandalwood also opens the gate to Spirit Guides.

The Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir is used for anointing the 3rd Eye Chakra to open up your Inner Vision and stimulate your Intuition.
It connects you to the Divine Source within you that is part of the Infinite Creative Force / Oneness that sustains ALL life.
It balances and aligns all 7 Chakras and opens up the way for the Kundalini energy to rise from your Base Chakra to your Crown Chakra.
It balances your Masculine and Feminine energies and creates a high vibrational state that is never the less grounded.
It is a powerful elixir to use in Earth Energy Healing and connects you to the Anima Mundi – World Soul.
It is time to be part of this Global Shift towards Peace, Love, Light, Transformation, Unity and Healing into the world.
It is time to Awaken the Dragon!

http://spiritualalchemy.iwarp.com/whats_new_10.html Iona Miller has incredible insight to share on this. I’ve included a taste here, but follow the link for the full story.
‘In ancient times Anima Mundi declared her impenetrable mystery by reiterating that “I am Isis; no man has lifted my veil.” This Muse of superconsciousness is bathed in the Light and concealed by it. Thus she alludes to herself as dazzling Solitaire in her virgin nature, that sense of wholeness within oneself, which is the Feminine source of wisdom, magic and meaning.
The natural light of the soul is illumination, embodied in the pineal light of the “spirit molecule,” DMT. Likewise, alchemists seek the divine spark, the light hidden in matter. To work creatively in the world, the Light of Nature needs to be released through inner alchemy. Our own light or divine spark is part of the light of the World Soul, so we can understand the mysteries of creation and the secrets of nature. The tools of inner transformation help Anima Mundi reveal her divine light.
Whether called Isis, Shakti, Maya, Shekinah, Sophia, Demeter/Persephone, Mary, or any cultural variant, Anima Mundi is the universal animating principle, the upwelling spring of the creative Imagination, the dynamic flow of imagery, pattern, and form. She is personified internally as a soul guide or Initiatrix and externally embodied as the Soror Mystica. Glimpsing inspiring inner workings of our soul helps us realign our lives, our hopes and our dreams.’ Iona Miller.

We completed the Second part of the Dragon Energy ‘Earth’ Elixir during the Sacred Women’s Winter Circle on Thursday evening.  That is where the REAL MAGIC happened!

Peace, Love & Light

Laurene

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ELEMENTS AND OUR ‘PERSONALITIES’

HOW THE ELEMENTS INFLUENCE OUR PERSONALITIES

THE AIR PERSONALITY
These personalities tend to be rational and analytical. They prefer logic and carefully thought out ideas over impulsive or irrational behavior.
Air types enjoy mental stimulation in their interaction with family, friends and colleagues. A great evening out for them would include a lively exchange of thoughts and ideas.
Life is all about finding balance and learning to overcome your shortcomings and challenges.
When Air is out of balance it can become critical and judgmental and has a tendency to become over-analytical and nit-picky until it almost literally blows a thing apart.
This tendency can be particularly detrimental or destructive when a creative idea or project is in the beginning stages and could do with a little tender, loving care and positive nurturing rather than over thinking everything and looking at all the things that could go wrong.
Too much Air (talking, discussion) and there is a danger that things can become “airy fairy” and plans may never materialize. So the secret is to find a balance and to build on your strengths and work on your weaknesses
Star signs governed by Air include:
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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High Priestess – Wind by
Art of Autumns Goddess – Jena DellaGrottaglia

 THE FIRE PERSONALITY
‘Fiery’ personalities are warm and extrovert, with a strong sense of fun and playfulness. They are often charming and charismatic, passionate and intense. They love living life to the full.
They are usually very intuitive and tend to base decisions on their “gut instincts” rather than on careful consideration and deliberation.
They make good leaders and are often attracted to creative pursuits where they have a chance to shine. When it comes to relationships, they enjoy adventure and risk-taking and can feel trapped or bored by too much domestic routine.
When Fire is out of balance it can become destructive. Too much Fire can lead to “burn-out”. If you find yourself taking on too much, remember to set boundaries and limits and learn to say “no” when necessary.
These personalities love drama and being in the limelight, but need to be careful that they don’t become selfish and take over. They need to make room for others to ‘shine’ too.
Too little fire, however, can be linked with a lack of vitality and low energy, which can lead to hopelessness, depression and a lack of motivation. As always, it’s all about finding balance. Listen to your body and keep your ‘spark’ alive.
Star signs governed by Fire include:
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

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High Priestess – Fire by
Art of Autumns Goddess – Jena DellaGrottaglia

 THE WATER PERSONALITY
Water personalities are emotional, sensitive and spiritual and often have a well-developed 6th sense. Water types are the poets and dreamers, approaching life from a felt sense, rather than from thought (Air), spontaneity (Fire) or practicality (Earth).
They are romantic, nurturing and empathic when it comes to relationships but can be prone to being a bit over sensitive and imagine insults where none exist.
Lack of Water creates difficulties in forming relationships, because the person shies away from emotional intimacy and finds close contact difficult. This could be because they struggle to access and share their own feelings. A lack of empathy and intuitive / psychic skills are also indicated.
Too much water can lead to being awash in a sea of emotion and flooded by feelings that are difficult to contain. It becomes challenging to function and operate in the everyday world.
One of the ways to find balance in dealing with these emotions is to practice ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’ yourself. One of the simplest ways of doing this is by walking barefoot on grass or sea sand.
Star signs governed by Water include:
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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High Priestess – Water by
Art of Autumns Goddess – Jena DellaGrottaglia

THE EARTH PERSONALITY
‘Earthy’ personalities are home-loving, dependable and loyal, and are in their element when surrounded by their family. They really know how to enjoy the pleasures of the senses – food, material comforts and a healthy sexuality. Physical touch and affection are vitally important to them.
Too much Earth element can be stuffy, plodding and dull with an overemphasis on security and material possessions. Negative Earth finds it hard to take risks or try something new and can easily get stuck in a rut – they fear the unknown and it is easier to stay in a job or relationship that they no longer want because it is easier and safer than risking their material comfort and the unknown.
Too little Earth element can be associated with someone who struggles to focus or concentrate for long periods of time. They may lack determination and perseverance and find themselves having great dreams and ideas (especially if they have a strong Fire or Air influence) but not being able to bring them to fruition.
Star signs governed by Earth include:
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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High Priestess – Earth by
Art of Autumns Goddess – Jena DellaGrottaglia

THE ELEMENT OF EARTH

The Element of Earth


Earth stands for stability and growth. It is the solid foundation over which all the other elements move.
Earth is the element of all physical and material things and its energy is grounding.

The Earth element governs stability, security and material concerns. It supports us, feeds us and holds us within our physical existence (health, money or property, business affairs) and our material well-being (food, clothing and shelter).


This feminine element is the realm of the Mother Goddess, and her body is where we sink our roots.
Stability, loyalty and reliability are the qualities of the Earth element, keeping us grounded and secure in loving families and comfortable homes.


Earth’s energy is receptive, teaching patience, endurance, self sufficiency and reliability. Earth helps us recognize and accept our limitations and shows us how to take responsibility for our lives and our destiny. It’s symbol is the Crone / Wise Woman.
Earth’s season is Winter and its direction is South in the Southern Hemisphere and North in the Northern Hemisphere.


Earth represents and governs solidity, substance, form, all minerals, manifestation, embodiment, pleasure, practicality, reliability, seasons, grounding, earthly wisdom, focus, introspection, stability, growth, responsibility, endurance, strength, patience, commitment, nurturing, fertility, work, prosperity, money, and business.

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Artist Janice Blaine – paintersblock

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The Earth Goddess is an arbutus tree, which grows on Vancouver island. It is an extremely resilient tree that does not lend itself well to building or carving. It is also not a good choice for fire wood. I could think of no better tree to turn into a goddess! She is surrounded by wolves, the ultimate symbol of the wild spirit. The wolves are accompanied by ravens, who are a symbol of creation. Legends tell of the raven bringing light to the earth by placing the sun and the moon into the sky. Janice Blaine

EARTH CORRESPONDENCES


Goddess Association – The Crone
Direction – South in the Southern Hemisphere & North in the Northern Hemisphere
Season – Winter
Time – Midnight
Moon Phase – dark
Planets – Earth, Saturn
Gender – Feminine (Female positive)
Colors – Natural earthy colours, browns, ochres, burn orange, olive green, black, white
Sense – touch
Magical Tool – pentacle
Musical instruments – percussion
Creatures – ox, dog, wolf, goat, stag
Natural symbols – fossils, stones, grains and seeds, salt, earth
Celtic Sacred Trees – Ash, Hawthorn, Pine
Herbs – Pennyroyal, Lovage, sage, mugwart
Incense – vetivert, patchouli, myrrh
Minerals – lead, coal
Crystals – emerald, aventurine, pyrites, onyx
Zodiac Signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Archangel – Uriel

Earth by cassiopeiaart – Kat Langwagen
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THE ELEMENT OF WATER

The Element of Water
Water is the element of love and the emotions because it is as fluid as our feelings and it is the power that shapes all our relationships, from friendships to marriage.
It relates to the subconscious mind, constantly shifting and active beneath the surface, and affecting our moods and emotional responses. It influences sleep and dreaming, visions and our deepest desires.
The Moon influences the oceans to create tides, which follow her ever changing cycle. In the same way she influences our bodies, affecting our emotions, moods and a woman’s menstrual cycle.
We can see the ebb and flow of water mirrored in the cycles of our own lives. It can be calm and deep, thirst quenching and life giving or it can be destructive as can all the elements.
The energy of Water is feminine and receptive. It rules the West, the direction of the setting sun, and its season is Autumn.
Water is an element of purification and healing.
Water is cleansing and essential to life. Our own lives begin in water , therefore this element symbolizes the womb and is related to fertility and birth.
Water also governs our intuition, compassion, spirituality, receptivity, psychic ability, creativity, depth and mystery.
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Water Goddess is larger that life. She is not unlike the great sea monsters spoken of by sailers of old. She has currently taken on the form of an octopus, partly because of their extreme intelligence, and partly because of their amazing ability to squeeze into any space their beak will fit through. As the sea is the origin of life, all life is drawn to her. Janice Blaine
WATER CORRESPONDENCES
Goddess Association – Mother
Direction – West
Season – Autumn
Time – Dusk
Moon Phase – Full Moon
Planets – Moon, Neptune, Venus
Gender – Feminine (Female negative)
Colours – Blue, Black, Purple
Sense – Taste
Magical Tools – Chalice, Cauldron, mirror
Musical Instrument – Stringed instruments, gongs, bells
Creatures – cat, frog, turtle, dolphin, whale, otter, seal, fish
Natural symbols – shells, water, river plants, watercress
Celtic Sacred Trees – Willow, Alder, Yew
Plants – Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Seaweeds, Yarrow, Belladonna, Lotus
Incense – jasmine, rose, vanilla
Minerals – Silver, Copper
Crystals – Amethyst, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Tourmaline, Opal, Jade, Pearl, Sapphire
Zodiac Signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Archangel – Gabriel
Water by cassiopeiaart – Kat Langwagen
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THE ELEMENT OF FIRE

The Element of Fire

Associated with the sun, fire is the spark of life.                                                                                                           

Fire governs the realm of passion and intensity and ignites our desires.                                                                                                  

It is the intuitive flash of understanding, it sparks our imagination that creates wonderful new and exciting possibilities.
Fire, like all the other elements, can be both creative and destructive.                                                                                                

Fire provides warmth and light; it can cleanse and purify but it also has the power to consume and destroy.

Fire has the power to transform all it touches and represents our determination and drive, action, movement, passion, anger, strength, sexuality, achievement, mastery, optimism, liveliness, pleasure, perseverance, courage passion, self-assertiveness, virility, zeal,motivation, and enthusiasm.

In the Southern Hemisphere Fire rules the North, the direction of the sun’s fiercest heat and its season is Summer.

Because it is the element of the passions, it gives courage and strength to fight for quality of life. Fire banishes negativity and overcomes obstacles.

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Artist – Janice Blaine (paintersblock)

The Fire Goddess is dancing in the centre of a great bonfire. She has a salamander, a creature once believed to be impervious to flames, tattooed on her back. The coyote-like creatures dancing around her are called the cadejos. They are the Children of the Volcanos from El Salvador mythology.

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FIRE CORRESPONDENCES


Goddess Association – Temptress / Enchantress
Direction – North (Southern Hemisphere) or South (Northern Hemisphere)
Season – Summer
Time – Midday
Moon Phase – first quarter (waxing)
Planets – Mars & Pluto
Gender – Masculine (male negative)
Colours – Red, Orange, Gold
Sense – Sight
Magical Tools – Wand or Athame, candles, lanterns, all solar icons
Musical Instruments – Stringed instruments, guitar, harp
Creatures – dragon, snake, lion, ram, phoenix
Natural symbols – flame, lava
Celtic Sacred Trees – Oak, Holly, Blackthorn
Herbs – basil, bay, garlic, hyssop, juniper, rosemary
Incense – frankincense, cinnamon, basil
Minerals – brass, gold, iron, flint
Crystals – fire opal, garnet, hematite, red jasper, sardonyx
Zodiac Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagitarius
Archangel – Michael

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THE ELEMENT OF AIR

The Element of Air
Air is the element of life and breath.
Air is associated with the East (Sunrise) and its Season is Spring.
Air symbolizes new beginnings, the generative energy of the seed, infancy and enterprise.
Air is the element of the wind and can be a gentle, cool breeze or it may have the destructive power of a hurricane.
Its energy is directed outwards and governs all movement and is associated with travel, freedom and new discoveries.
It is the element of thought and ideas, air governs our intellect, creativity, the arts, communication, verbal expression, writing, speaking performing, analysis and learning, as well as balance, justice, theory, change, reason, understanding, speech and knowledge.

Artist – Air by Janice Blaine/ paintersblock

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The Air Goddess is microscopic, dwarfed by the butterflies that swirl around her. Her size allows her to be carried (often unseen) by the wind. Her invisibility is one of her greatest powers. She reveals herself with the music she plays on her pan flute. Janice Blaine

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AIR CORRESPONDENCES
Goddess Association – The Maiden
Direction – East
Season – Spring
Time – Sunrise
Moon Phase – New
Planets – Mercury & Uranus
Gender – Masculine positive
Colours – Yellow, Light blue
Senses – Hearing & Smell
Magical Tools – Wand or Athame
Musical Instruments – Wind instruments
Creatures – Birds, winged insects
Natural Symbols – Feathers, Fragrant flowers
Celtic Sacred Trees – Alder & Birch
Trees – Elder & Eucalyptus
Herbs – Comfrey, Lavender, Mint
Incense – Sandalwood, Lemon
Minerals – Mercury
Crystals – Aventurine, Topaz
Zodiac Signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Archangel – Raphael

UNDERSTANDING THE ELEMENTS

THE 4 ELEMENTS & THEIR ASSOCIATED POWERS

Each element – Air, Fire, Water & Earth has an OUTWARD EXPRESSION & INWARD EXPRESSION.

The outward expression of an element is the visible, active expression of unseen, subtle elemental forces.

The inward expression is the non-visible, receptive, internal process and manifestation of the element’s subtle forces.

 

AIR – THE POWER TO KNOW & THE POWER TO WONDER

Air – Outward Expression = power to know.

Knowing represents the acquisition of rational understanding of the world around us. The areas of knowledge, communication, education, learning, thinking, and speaking are all ruled by air.

Imbalance = we may appear flighty, talkative, overly analytical, hyper cognitive, exclusively rational, and only able to experience the world through mental understanding.

Air – Inward Expression = power to wonder.

Wondering has to do with the relinquishment of knowledge. Wondering is about unlearning your life and your relationships to everything and everyone. Wondering is experiencing the wisdom that emerges when you release opinions and judgments about life. What is there to know?

Life is fluid and movable. Fixing your opinion, knowing a fact, and then sticking to that knowledge only creates rigidity and powerlessness. The power to wonder allows you to discover truth as it reveals itself in each moment without resorting to fixing perceptions, cognitive understanding, or mental anticipation. It’s learning to tap into your intuition, your 6th sense, your ‘gut’ feeling about something.

Imbalance = we may appear inattentive, spacey, sleepy, easily distracted, dense and a bit ‘doff’ or dull-witted.

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FIRE – THE POWER TO WILL & THE POWER TO SURRENDER

Fire – Outward expression = the power to will.

“Willing” means actualizing one’s personal desire. The active expression of fire centers on movement, action, passion, directness, attentiveness, strength, and assertion.

Imbalance = we may appear hostile, angry, rageful, aggressive, destructive, hyper sexual, nervous, over-assertive, impatient, demanding, back biting, competitive, or vengeful, and may result in only being able to relate to the world through action and achievement.

Fire – Inward Expression = the power to surrender.

Surrendering is about aligning your personal will with the universal or the divine will. It is an attitude of not striving: it is about not insisting on the energies of your life flowing in some preconceived way. When you surrender, you live in harmony with the flow of life energy; you live in accord with whatever circumstance arises. Surrendering comes from a deep understanding that life energy does not need to flow in one way or another, since that energy is what you are already.

Surrendering is also about letting go. It may mean letting go of physical stress or tension, or letting go of emotional tension. It may mean releasing your grip, your insistence on getting your own way. It may mean leaving a job that pays well but makes you miserable. It may mean releasing your hold on a relationship that is no longer functional.

Imbalance = we may appear lazy, depressed, dependent, inactive, idle, indirect, and perhaps dangerously passive or unable to act.

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WATER – THE POWER TO DARE & THE POWER TO ACCEPT

Water – Outward expression = the power to dare.

In its active, outward expression water brings forth a power of fearlessness. Water does not recognize formal boundaries. The ocean does not distinguish one drop of water from the next, nor does it discriminate. It accepts all forms of water. Water’s power to dare encourages you to go beyond human constructed, socially accepted and institutionalized boundaries. If you dare, then just as naturally as water, you glide across that artificial line drawn in the sand by culture, gender, ethnicity, family, or by any other arbitrarily assigned conventions.

The area of dreams, visions, empathy, compassion, understanding, cycles, and lunar mysteries are all ruled by water in this active expression.

Imbalance = we may appear weepy, sad, depressed, fixed on the past, brooding, secretive, emotionally reactive, and inappropriately empathetic.

Water – Inward expression = the power to Accept.

In its receptive expression, water governs the power to accept. Since waters’ natural expression is a free flow in any direction, the complementary, “reversed” aspect of water focuses more on the container of water than the water itself. The heart of ‘accepting’ is defining and honouring the boundaries. It is the power of the cup, the chalice, the cauldron that gives shape to water.

In practical terms, accepting is about grounding yourself in the circumstances of your body, your environment, family, friends, work, life, etc. It is fully knowing where you are right now and determining how to get to where you’d like to go. There is power in acknowledging the whole truth of your life, the pleasant and the unpleasant. How honestly can you assess your advantages and limitations? Although discomfort may be involved in such a prospect, accepting is a golden doorway of opportunity. It invites you to take effective action in your life that can lead to significant change.

Imbalance = we may appear rigid, hyper-alert, self-deprecating, demanding of boundaries, needy of high structure and order, or only able to relate to what can be defined.

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EARTH – THE POWER TO BE SILENT & THE POWER TO RESONATE

 Earth – Outward expression = the power to be silent.

The power to be silent is the earth’s outwardly expressed, dynamic energy. The earth is, after all, a silent presence. Silence is an energy of stillness and rest. Through this energy the body, mind and spirit find a sense of opening, broadening, and deepening. The stillness of silence also represents the void. This void is, as the yogis of India called it, Shunyata, the original emptiness of all things. The energy of emptiness is also one of potential; the void is eternally ready to manifest as new forms – trees, birds, streets, people, in a sense then, emptiness is also fullness. The usually receptive energy of stillness is also the active energy of readiness, and of unlimited potential (how awesome is that?)

In its active expression, the element of earth rules material gain, wealth, prosperity, riches, work, service, strength, fortitude, honesty, practicality, pleasure, comfort, music, and art. Earthy people enjoy the simple pleasures of life such as good food, good sex and a nice place to live. They are grounded and practical in their approach to what some people consider to be complex issues.

Imbalance = we may appear rigid, stubborn, pessimistic, conventional, cruel, worrisome, inactive, possessive, stupid, slothful, greedy, or covetous.

Earth – Inward expression = the power to Resonate.

The element of earth governs the power to resonate in its inward, more passive expression. The power to resonate sounds vibrant and active, but resonance is the energy the EMERGES FROM SILENCE. Resonance represents the ‘interconnectedness’ of all reality. It is an energy that widens your perspective to understand that there is no division between you and anything else. The receptive energy of earth connects you to the undulating pulse of the universe, the spiritual vibrations that underlie all of existence. Sometimes, in moments of silence, we can naturally connect to this energy and we feel the pulse of life throbbing all around us and can experience the divine as it manifests in the world. When you tap into resonance, the darkness of earth renders itself luminous, weightless and effortless. When you strongly align with this power to resonate, spontaneity guides your actions; the energies of life itself guide you.

Imbalance = we may appear light headed, detached, disoriented, and out of touch with ones’ surroundings / reality.

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Love & Light

Laurene