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Elemental Correspondences


The Elements have been a part of man's ancient and arcane lore since its inception in pre-historic times. Different traditions associate them with various things. The following list of correspondences comes from various sources, including Starhawk's "The Spiral Dance."








blank AIR
blank Direction: East
blankRules: The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge, abstract learning, theory, windswept hills, plains, windy beaches, high mountain peaks, high towers, wind and breath.
blank Time: Dawn
blank Season: Spring
blank Colors: White, bright yellow, crimson, blue-white.
blank Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
blank Tools: Wand, Incense, Creative Visualization (Some traditions align the Athame and Sword with Air but most Celtic traditions align them with Fire).
blank Spirits: Sylphs, Zephyrs and Fairies who inhabit the world of trees, flowers, winds, breezes, mountains. Ruled by King Paralda.
blank Angel:Michael
blank Wind:Eurus
blank Sense:Smell
blank Jewel:Topaz
blank Incense: Galbanum.
blank Plants: Frankincense, myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, violet, yarrow.
blank Tree: Aspen.
blank Animals: Birds.
blank Goddesses: Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.
blank Gods: Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth.
blank Ritual Work:Dawn, Sunrise, Spring, Knowledge, Inspiration, Hearing, Harmony, Herbal Knowledge, Plant Growth, Intellect, THought, Ideas, Travel, Freedom, Revealing the Truth, Finding Lost Things, movement, Psychic Abilities



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blank FIRE
blank Direction: South.
blank Rules: Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and destroying, purification, bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames, sun, deserts, volcanoes, eruptions, explosions.
blank Time: Noon.
blank Season: Summer.
blank Colors: Red, gold, crimson, orange, white (the sun's noon light).
blank Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Saggitarius.
blank Tools: Dagger/Athame, Lamp or Candles, Censer, Burned Herbs or Requests on Paper (some traditions align the Wand with fire, but most Celtic ones align it with Air).
blank Spirits: Salamanders, Firedrakes, the consciousness of flames; Ruled by King Djin.
blank Angel: Ariel.
blank Wind: Notus.
blank Sense: Sight.
blank Jewel: Fire Opal.
blank Incense: Olibanum.
blank Plants: Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion, red peppers, red poppies.
blank Tree: Almond, in flower.
blank Animals: Fire-breathing dragons, lions, horses (when their hooves strike sparks).
blank Goddesses: Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta.
blank Gods: Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan.
blank Ritual Work:Summer, Noon, Freedom, Change, Sight, Perception, Vision, Illumination, Learning, Love, Will, Passion, Sexuality, Energy, Authority, Healing, Destruction, Purification



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blank WATER
blank Direction: West.
blank Rules: Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, the ocean, the tides, lakes, pools, streams, and rivers, springs and wells, intuition, the unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility.
blank Time: Twilight.
blank Season: Autumn.
blank Colors: Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, black.
blank Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
blank Tools: Cup, Cauldron, Goblet, Mirrors, The Sea.
blank Spirits: Undines, Nymphs, Mermaids and Mermen who live in the sea, lakes, streams, and springs, and Fairies of the lakes, ponds and streams; Ruled by King Niksa or Necksa.
blank Angel: Raphael.
blank Wind: Zephyrus.
blank Sense: Taste.
blank Jewel: Aquamarine.
blank Incense: Myrrh.
blank Plants: Ferns, lotus, mosses, rushes, seaweed, water lilies, and all water plants.
blank Tree: Willow.
blank Animals: Dragons (as serpents), dolphins and porpoises, fish, seals and sea mammals, water-dwelling snakes, all water creatures and sea birds.
blank Goddesses: Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat.
blank Gods: Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon.
blank Ritual Work:Fall, Sunset, Plants, Healing, Emotions, Taste, Smell, Absorbing, Communion with the Spiritual, Purification, The Subconsious mind, Love, Emotions, Pleasure, Friendships, Marriage, Fertility, Happiness, Sleep, Dreams, The Psychic



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blank EARTH
blank Direction: North.
blank Rules: The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks, standing stones, mountains, crystal, jewels, metal.
blank Time: Midnight.
blank Season: Winter.
blank Colors: Black, brown, green, white.
blank Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
blank Tools: Pentacle/Pentagram, Salt, Images, Stones, Gems, Trees, Gem Magick.
blank Spirits: Gnomes, Dwarfs and Trolls who inhabit the interior of the Earth and are the consciousness of precious gems, minerals and the Earth herself. Ruled by King Ghob, Gob, or Ghom.
blank Angel: Gabriel.
blank Wind: Boreas, Ophion.
blank Sense: Touch.
blank Jewel: Rock crystal, salt.
blank Incense: Storax.
blank Plants: Comfrey, ivy, grains: barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat.
blank Tree: Oak.
blank Animals: Cow or bull, bison, snakes (earth-dwelling), stag.
blank Goddesses: Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.
blank Gods: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz.
blank Ritual Work:Night, Midnight, WInter, Riches, Treasures, Surrendering of self-will, Touch, Empathy, Incorporation, Business, Prosperity, Employment, Stability, Success, Fertility, Money



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blank SPIRIT/ETHER
blank Direction: Center and circumference, throughout and about.
blank Rules: Transcendence, transformation, change, everywhere and nowhere, within and without, the void, immanence.
blank Time: Beyond time, all time is one.
blank Season: The turning wheel.
blank Colors: Clear, white, black.
blank Tools: Cauldron.
blank Sense: Hearing.
blank Plant: Mistletoe.
blank Tree: The flowering almond.
blank Animal: Sphinx.
blank Goddesses: Isis, the Secret Name of the Goddess, Shekinah.
blank Gods: Akasha, IAO, JHVH







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blank Elemental Sigils and Pentacle Copyright Robin Wood 1997, used with permission.




Background and element line created by Joelle 2000


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