Alchemical Symbols of elements Earth - Air - Fire - Water

Alchemical Symbols of elements Earth - Air - Fire - Water

 

AIR

  • Direction: East

  • Color: Red

  • Animals Associated: Eagle, Condor, Winged Ones

  • Celestial Position: Spring, the Rising Sun, Waxing Moon

  • Brings: Clarity, High Perspective, Visions, Ideas

  • Symbols: Clouds, Wind, Mountains, Daybreak

  • Altar Expression: Feathers, Incense, Tobacco

FIRE

  • Direction: South

  • Color: Yellow

  • Animals Associated: Coyote, Wolf, Serpent

  • Celestial Position: Summer, the Noon Day Sun, Full Moon

  • Brings: Energy, Heat, Playfulness, Sexuality, Creativity

  • Symbols: Fire Pit, Drums, Dancing, Laughter

  • Altar Expression: Flame, Instruments such as Rattle and Drum

WATER

  • Direction: West

  • Color: Black (sometimes blue)

  • Animals Associated: Aquatic Animals, Bear

  • Celestial Position: Autumn, Sun Set, Waning Moon

  • Brings: Intuition, Emotion, Dreaming, Endings, Introspection

  • Symbols: Ocean Waves, Salty Tears, Womb Place, Abyss

  • Altar Expression:  Chalice, Water, Blue Silk, Stars

EARTH

  • Direction: North

  • Color: White

  • Animals Associated: Hummingbird, Buffalo

  • Celestial Position: Winter, Night, New Moon

  • Brings: Wisdom, Ancestors, Stability, Knowledge

  • Symbols: The Frigid North, Snow, Northern Lights

  • Altar Expression: Stones, Ancestral Items, Coins


 
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SPIRIT

There is an expansion upon the four directions, for many traditions, this expansion is called the Seven Directions. Seven is a potent and sacred number and is held to hold significance spiritually.

The additional directions as we move through calling in directions are:

  • Above - The Great Spirit, Sky Father, Obatala (Yoruba), Ma’at (Khemetic). The Nameless One, Celestial Beings, Angels, Benevolent Extra Terrestrials, etc.

    • We thank them for their participation in our ascension, we ask that they watch over us as we walk upon the Earth.

  • Below - Pachamama, Mother Earth, Gaia (Greek), Ta Urt (Khemetic). The First Mother, Animals who Burrow, Slither, Crawl, Plant Spirits, Terrestrial Hosts, Fairies, Stone People, etc.

    • We thank her for her presence and life giving ways in our lives, for always providing for us, we ask her to receive our stewardship and commitment to honor her.

  • Within - The Heart Portal, Vortex Place, Singularity. The Meeting Point of All Directions, The Heart Beat, All Moments Leading to Now, Higher Self, Inner Child, etc.

    • We acknowledge our willingness to show up in this place, to step forward for ourself and community so we may heal our lives.

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When calling in the directions, we do not command them, instead we acknowledge and thank their always presence within and without us.