Element: Earth

The element of Earth is the most used and known elemental forces within the witch/pagan world. Well known for its grounding, stability, and growth it is used highly in meditation and spell work ranging from protection to banishing to harmony. Earth can be one of the easiest Spiritual Elements to work with, as it is the birthing force of all things in our world; however, it can also be the hardest Spiritual Elements to master the depths and control over. More often than not we will find ourselves bowing to “Mother Earths” will, rather than commanding and controlling its universal force.

This is best represented when we look into the zodiacal correspondence of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Each of these zodiacs has a wide range of “what” and “who” they will be within the cord of being guided by Earth. Often these signs are highly grounded and stable with who they are and their path within life; however, this is their biggest downfall. When placed in unpractical situations these signs will step over the zodiacal lines to their corresponding cusp and take on the traits of that signs Elemental Rule. This causes a lot of confusion for the person as well as the people around them, as it results in weird or sudden changes within the personality, which seemly disappear as fast as they came. This causes internal conflict as well as the typical problems within social lives and even within their path.

This element is a wonderful tool to help aid within any spell or workings, as well as a guiding spirit or light within our path. Each person is deeply connected within its universal energy as we are all born of the same tree of life. Learn to let it be the rooting force holding your craft/path together, and you will find an undying stability that will magnify our power 10-fold. Understand though the Spirits of Earth may stand at your side, they will never bow to being commanded by anyone, their natural place is to aid and lift nor to surrender to our will.

Correspondences

DirectionNorth
TimeMidnight
Lunar CycleNew
SeasonWinter
ZodiacTaurus, Virgo, Capricorn
VirtuesProductive, practical, security, self-sufficient, grounded, and stable
VicesDullness, strength, healing, nature, animals, success, stability, sturdiness, foundations, empathy, fertility, death rebirth, and wisdom
CrystalsEmerald, Tourmaline, Quartz, Granite, Salt, Bedrock, Peridot, Onyx, Jasper, Azurite, and Amethyst
MetalsLead
ColorsLight Yellow, Sandy/Earthy, Light Brown, Brown, and Green
ToolsPenticle, Dirt, Salt, Crystal, Herbs, Wood, Plants, and Flowers
PlantsBalm of Gilead, Bistort, Cedar, Cinquefoil, Clove, Cypress, Fern, High John the Conqueror, Horehound, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Ivy, Magnolia, Mandrake, Grains, Patchouli, Primrose, Pine, Sage, Slippery Elm, Nuts, and Oak
Rules OverGrounding, strength, healing, nature, animals, success, stability, sturdiness, foundations, empathy, fertility, death, rebirth, and wisdom
PlanetsMoon, Venus and Saturn

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