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THE ELEMENTS

Subject: THE ELEMENTS

[from http://www.oakgrove.org/GreenPages/bos/0979.txt ]

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                                            THE ELEMENTS


                        TheElements havebeen apart ofman'sancient andarcan
e lore
          since  its  inception in  pre-historic  times.   Different  trad
itions
          associate  them  with   various  things.     The  following  lis
t   of
          correspondences comes from Starhawk's  "The Spiral Dance."


               AIR:  Direction:  East.
                                Rules:Themind,allmental,intuitiveandpsychi
cwork,
            knowledge, abstract learning,theory, windswept

          hills, plains, windy beaches, high mountain peaks,

          high towers, wind and breath.
                     Time:   Dawn.
                     Season: Spring.
                     Colors: White, bright yellow, crimson, blue-white.
                     Signs of the Zodiac:  Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
                     Tools:  Athame, sword, censer.
                     Spirits:  Sylphs, ruled by King Paralda.
                     Angel:  Michael.
                     Name of the East Wind:  Eurus.
                     Sense:  Smell.
                     Jewel:  Topaz.
                     Incense:  Galbanum.
                                Plants:Frankencense,myrrh,pansy,
                                                               primrose,ve
rvain,
          violet, yarrow.
                     Tree:   Aspen.
                     Animals:  Birds.
                     Goddesses:  Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.
                     Gods:  Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth.



              FIRE:  Direction:  South.
                                Rules:Energy, spirit,heat,flame,blood, sap
,life,
          will, healing and destroying, purification,                 bonf
ires,
          hearth fires, candle flames, sun,                 deserts,  volc
anoes,
          eruptions, explosions.
                     Time:  Noon.
                     Season:  Summer.
                                Colors:Red,gold,crimson,orange,
                                                              white(thesun
'snoon
                              light).
                     Signs of the Zodiac:  Aries, Leo, Saggitarius.
                     Tools:  Censer, wand.
                     Spirits:  Salamanders, ruled by King Djin.
                     Angel:  Ariel.
                     Name of the South Wind:  Notus.
                     Sense:  Sight.
                     Jewel:  Fire Opal.
                     Incense:  Olibanum.
                                Plants:Garlic,hibiscus, mustard,nettle,oni
on,red
          peppers, red poppies.
                     Tree:  Almond, in flower.
                                Animals:
                                       Fire-breathingdragons,
                                                            lions,
                                                                 horses(wh
en

 their
                              hooves strike sparks).
                     Goddesses:  Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta.
                     Gods:  Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan.




   980


             WATER:  Direction:  West.
                                Rules:
                                     Emotions,feelings,
                                                      love,courage,
                                                                  daring,s
orrow,
                              the ocean,  the tides, lakes, pools,  stream
s, and
          rivers, springs and wells, intuition, the
          unconscious mind, the womb, generation, fertility.
                     Time:  Twilight.
                     Season:  Autumn.
                     Colors:  Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, black
.
                     Signs of the Zodiac:  Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
                     Tools:  Cup.
                     Spirits:  Undines, ruled by King Niksa.
                     Angel:  Raphael.
                     Name of the West Wind:  Zephyrus.
                     Sense:  Taste.
                     Jewel:  Aquamarine.
                     Incense:  Myrrh.
                                Plants: Ferns,lotus,mosses,rushes, seaweed
,water
          lillies, and all water plants.
                     Tree:  Willow.
                                Animals:
                                       Dragons(asserpents),dolphinsandporp
oises,
          fish, seals and sea mammals, water-dwelling                 snak
es,
          all water creatures and sea birds.
                     Goddesses:  Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat.
                     Gods:  Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune,
          Poseidon.



             EARTH:  Direction:  North.
                                Rules:Thebody,growth,nature, sustenance,ma
terial
          gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence,
          chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks,
          standing stones, mountains, crystal,
                             jewels, metal.
                     Time:  Midnight.
                     Season:  Winter.
                     Colors:  Black, brown, green, white.
                     Signs of the Zodiac:  Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
                     Tools:  Pentacle.
                     Spirits:  Gnomes, ruled by King Ghob.
                     Angel:  Gabriel.
                     Name of the North Wind:  Boreas, Ophion.
                     Sense:  Touch.
                     Jewel:  Rock crystal, salt.
                     Incense:  Storax.
                                Plants:Comfrey,ivy,grains:barley,oats,corn
,rice,
          rye, wheat.
                     Tree:  Oak.
                                Animals:Coworbull, bison,snakes(earth-dwel
ling),
          stag.
                     Goddesses:  Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys,
          Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.
                                Gods:
                                    Adonis,Athos,Arawn,
                                                      Cernunnos,Dionysus,M
arduk,
          Pan, Tammuz.




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            SPIRIT
            /ETHER:  Direction:  Center and circumference, throughout and
about.
                                Rules:

                                    Transcendence,tranformation,
                                                               change,ever
ywhere
          and nowhere, within and without, the void,                  imma
nence.
                     Time:  Beyond time, all time is one.
                     Season:  The turning wheel.
                     Colors:  Clear, white, black.
                     Tools:  Cauldron.
                     Sense:  Hearing.
                     Plant:  Mistletoe.
                     Tree:  The flowering almond.
                     Animal: Sphinx.
                     Goddesses:  Isis, the Secret Name of the Goddess, She
kinah.
                     Gods:  Akasha, IAO, JHVH.





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