"Don't dismiss the elements. Water soothes and heals. Air refreshes and revives. Earth grounds and holds. Fire is a burning reminder of our own will and creative power. Swallow their spells. There's a certain sweet comfort in knowing that you belong to them all."
So often when people see the pentacle many of us choose to wear, they automatically assume it to be a symbol for evil, when in fact, it's quite the opposite. A pentacle (an upright star inside a circle) represents the connection of all that exists and the deep connection with nature. It can also be viewed and used as a symbol of protection.
The elements are represented in the quadrants that are created by the star.
In it exists, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.
Colors and other associations vary by tradition. We are sharing what we use in some of our practices. We personally work with the directions outside of the concept of the pentacle and align with our personal spiritual preference. As always, do your own research and find what fits best for your!
Represented by the colors green and brown
Associated with the astrology signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Associated with the direction of north
Represented by the colors light blue and yellow
Associated with the astrology signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
Associated with the direction of east
Represented by the colors red and orange
Associated with the astrology signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Associated with the direction of south
Represented by the colors dark blue and silver
Associated with the astrology signs Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Associated with the direction of west
Represented by the colors white and purple
Associated with the universe and self
Associated with the direction of center
Take time to find some personal associations. If you need a first step, check out your personal sun sign. Also, check out your wardrobe and personal space. What colors speak to you? Next week we will share a ritual that will help you connect more deeply with the elements! See you soon!
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