Saturday, 7 October 2017

The Element Water

Water is a heavy, passive element and is contrary to Fire. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, thickness and motion. Water affects the subconscious, emotions and dreams, it is the element of love and emotions. Constantly active beneath the surface, influencing our moods and emotional responses. It purifies, heals, offers emotional release, and removes all that is stagnant. Within the home the bathroom and kitchen sink are ruled by Water, it also governs the living room, the area of social activity. Water is the element of medical environments, and the healing and caring professions.

            Water personalities are spiritual, emotional, sensitive and very intuitive, often becoming involved in psychic work or mediumship. They approach life from a feeling perspective, rather than a thinking one, and can be quite spontaneous. In relationships they are empathetic and nurturing, but can be touchy. Too little Water makes them emotionally distant, with an inability to express themselves, causing them to keep people at arm’s length. In this instance they would be less empathetic, intuitive and psychic. Too much Water, takes all emotions to the extreme, making day to day functioning in the world difficult and possibly causing psychic overload.

ALCHEMICAL SYMBOL: Silver crescent with horns pointing up

ANIMALS: Dolphin, jellyfish, otter, fish, cat, frog, turtle, whale, seal, gulls, all aquatic creatures, dragon, water snakes, swan, crab


ASSOCIATIONS: Emotions, subconscious, dreams, compassion, love, sadness, psychism, healing, rest, cleansing, dissolution, astral travel, death/rebirth

BASIC NATURE: Flowing, purifying, healing, soothing, loving.

CHAKRA(S): Navel, (Heart)

COLOURS: blue, indigo, aqua, green, silver, purple, turqoise, grey, black

DAY(S): Monday, (Friday)

DIRECTION: West – the place of the setting sun.

ELEMENTAL BEING: Undines, Nymphs, Mermaids, Fairies of ponds, lakes or streams.


GENDER: Feminine, Receptive

GODDESSES: Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya
GODS: Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon.

HERBAL: Ferns, lotus, mosses, bushes, water lilies, gardenia

HOUR: Dusk

INCENCE: Ylang Ylang, Myrrh, Onchya

INSTRUMENTS: Anything resonant, harmonica, bell, cymbals, also a flute made from real reed or willow bark

KERUB: Eagle

LIFE CYCLE: Adulthood, Reproductive years, Maturity


MAGICAL TOOLS: Chalice, Cup, Bowl, Cauldron, Ring, Sickle

METALS: Copper, Sliver, Mercury

MYTHOLOGICAL BEINGS: Mermaid, Merman, Sea Monsters


PLANTS: Celtic trees - Alder, Hazel, Willow.

            Herbs - Aloe, Lemon, Yarrow,  Aquatic – such as water lilies and seaweed; fleshy – as in succulents and lettuce; loving – as in rose and gardenia; Generally flowers

            Natives – American Elm, Cat Brier, Mesquite, Violet, Wax Myrtle

PLACES: Lakes, springs, streams, rivers, beaches, oceans, wells, swimming pools, bathtubs, showers, bedrooms (for sleep), health spas, steam rooms, fountains.

PLANETS: Moon, (Venus)

QABALISTIC SEPHIROT: Hod/Splendor, Chesod/Mercy, Binah/Understanding

QUALITIES: moist, cold, heavy, passive
RITUAL FORMS: Dilution, placing into water, washing (away), bathing, sprinkling, preparing cold herbal infusions

RUNES: Uruz, Gebo, Hagalaz, Isa, Pethro, Ehwaz, Laguz, Dagaz


SEASON: Fall/Autumn – the time of harvest

SENSE: Taste


STONES: Aquamarine, Lapis, Limestone, Moonstone, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Shells, Sodalite, Blue Tourmaline, Coral, Blue Topaz, Fluorite. Transparent or translucent, as in amethyst and aquamarine



TAROT TRUMPS: Moon, Death, Lovers, The Hanged Man

TATTWA SYMBOL: Downward pointing triangle

TREES: Apple, Apricot, Birch, Cherry, Elder, Elm, Rose, Willow

TYPES OF MAGIC/RITUAL: Divination, mirror divination, dreams, psychic powers/awareness, astral travel, healing, fertility. Purification, love, sleep, peace, marriage, friendships, magnet work, lucid dreaming, cleansing, protection spells

TYPES OF MAGICK RULES: Sea, ice, snow, fog, mirror, magnet.

ZODIAC SIGNS: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS: Compassionate, loving, forgiving, sensitive, easygoing, modest, flowing

NEGATIVE CHARACTERISTICS: Overly sensitive, weepy, dependent, indifferent, lazy, insecure, frigid

OVERBALANCE: Depresion, hypersensitivity

UNDERBALANCE: Cold, emotionless nature

RELATED PRODUCTS Water oil, Water incense