Elemental attunement to the five elemental powers, this taps you directly into the power of the elementals, the elemental guardians, the watchtowers, and their corresponding powers.
This attunement has basically unlimited uses once you learn to channel the power of each element and focus it into your work, and energy body.
Manifestation, spells, healing, change, alchemy, witchcraft. You will find that all your elemental workings have an extra quality to them and that you are able to channel them much easier.
If you have previous experience with Reiki, energy healing, or elemental magick, this will give you that extra boost you've been looking for.
Connecting to the watchtowers during ritual will be elevated. Your elemental chakras will be more active. You will notice real changes in your magick, and in your life if you continue to activate this attunement. We highly recommend coupling this attunement with the witches cauldron technique on our youtube channel.
Spirit is located at the crown.
Air is located at the throat.
Water is located at the heart.
Fire is located at the navel.
Earth is located at the base of the spine.
Fire: Hot, Dry, and Expansive and transformative
Water: Cool, Wet, and Fluid and moldable
Air: Hot, Wet, light and quick
Earth: Cool, Dry, Dense and heavy
The power of fire to burn away the needless and create new life.
The power of water to wash away the stagnant and nurture new life.
The power of earth to bury the old and grow the new.
The power of air to blow away the ashes and reveal whats deep inside.
The power of spirit to become like the gods.
The shamanic elements:
All shamanic cultures share a belief in the four elements, the energy forces that form the building blocks of all of creation. These elements are often depicted as being associated with the four primary directions.
- Fire represents enlightenment, the ability to see things from a higher perspective.
- The Sun, rising in the East, brings with it fresh insight and awakening, all qualities of Fire.
- The East is also associated with spring, thus with new beginnings.
- The realm of Fire is the realm of Spirit.
- The colour of Fire is yellow or golden.
To the South we find the element of Water.
- Water is about the willingness to learn new things, to be flexible and to approach the world with a childlike sense of curiosity.
- The South is associated with summer and youthfulness, a sense of exploration where some of the innocence of childhood is still maintained.
- It is also associated with the emotional realm.
- The colour of the South is red.
The West of the wheel is associated with the element Earth and its primary quality of transformation.
- Earth thus has to do with change and becoming.
- The element Earth is also seen as being associated with introspection and receiving answers from within.
- Other qualities of Earth are stability, nurturing, solidity and manifestation.
- In terms of seasons Earth is associated with autumn and adulthood, a time of stability. The realm associated with the West is the physical.
- The colour associated with Earth is black.
The Northern quarter of the wheel is associated with the element Air.
- Air is associated with clarity and renewal. Air thus stands for new beginnings and clear vision about which path to take.
- Air is also an element of constant activity and is seen as invigorating.
- The element Air also relates to the realm of mental activity and is associated with the colour white.
- In terms of the seasons of life, North relates to winter, or old age, the time when we look back on our lives and notice the projects we have brought to fruition.
The centre of the wheel is associated with pure Light.
- The centre of the wheel is our own centre, the inner Light of illumination, love and harmony.
- In the centre of the wheel the four elements are in perfect harmony.
In addition to the four directions and the centre, most traditions also refer to above and below. In shamanic terms our Earth Mother is below us. She is the sustainer of all life and cares deeply for all her creatures. Above is the realm of Father Sky, the sun, which brings light and life to all.
It is important to consider the above only as guidelines. Shamanism is about personal experience, not belief and theorizing. Take some time to connect to the elemental energies of the different directions and feel what works best for you.
Other traditional correspondences in most western magical circles are:
Earth: North - Green or Black
- The Element of Earth is generally called from the North.
- The element of Earth is considered cool and dry and is associated with the melancholic temperament.
- The element of Earth represents the solid state of matter.
- The element of Earth corresponds to the physical part of ourselves, our physical body and rules the elder stage of life.
- The element of Earth rules the intestines.
- The element of Earth rules the winter and the night.
- The Element of Earth represents the sense of touch and all physical, practical, material things including money, crops, livestock, the home, property, family, career, investments, saving.
- The Alchemical Mineral associated with the Earth is Salt.
- Other Minerals associated with the element of Earth are: halite (aka salt), granite, jasper, emerald, jade, malachite, hematite, lead, ochre
- It is usually considered feminine in nature.
- Colours associated with the element of Earth include green and brown.
- The element of Earth is associated with Old age, or maturity, the Winter, Nighttime and the Winter Solstice.
- The best time to perform spells associated with the element of Earth is when the moon is in one of the Earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo
- Symbols of the element of Earth include- soil, the pentacle, cattle.
- Herbs associated with the element of Earth include apple, bistort, comfrey, cypress, fern, all grains, all grasses, honeysuckle, horehound, ivy, magnolia, mugwort, narcissus, oak, oakmoss, primrose, rhubarb, vervain, vetiver
Air: East - Yellow
- The element of Air is generally called from the East.
- The element of Air is considered warm and moist and is associated with the sanguine temperament.
- Air is generally considered either hermaphrodite or masculine in nature.
- The element of air represents the gaseous state of matter.
- The element of air corresponds to our spirit body and our breath and rules the infant stage of life.
- The element of air rules the lungs and the sense of smell.
- The color yellow may be used to represent the element of air.
- The element of air rules the springtime and the dawn and the Vernal Equinox.
- The Element of Air rules the breath, the voice, speech, eloquence, information, communication, networking, and intellect.
- In Tarot, the element of air corresponds to The Fool, The Kings and the suit of Swords
- Animals the represent the element of air include songbirds, eagles and hawks.
- The elemental spirit associated with air is the sylph.
- In astrology, air signs include Aquarius, Gemini and Libra.
- The elemental tool of air is the dagger. Other tools that correspond to the element of air in some traditions may include the athame, wand, censer.
- Minerals that correspond to the element of air include the metal mercury and holey stone, picture jasper, emerald, jade, malachite, hematite, sapphire, citrine, smoky quartz, tourmaline, topaz, Gold beryl, Rhodonite, blue chalcedony, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Peridot, Carnelian.
- Plants the correspond to the element of air include acacia, almond, anise, citron peel, frankincense, gum-arabic, gum benzoin, bergamot, lavender, lemon verbena, lemongrass, mace, marjoram, mastic, myrrh, pansy, parsley, peppermint, primrose, sage, star anise, vervain, violet, yarrow
- Incense that corresponds to the element of air includes galbanum, sandalwood, mallow.
Fire: South - Red
- The element of Fire is generally called from the South.
- The element of Fire is considered warm and dry and is associated with the choleric temperament.
- Fire is active and penetrating and considered masculine in nature.
- The element of fire represents energy.
- The element of fire corresponds to our conception and birth and our very life force- the “spark” of life, also of inspiration.
- The element of fire rules the liver and the sense of sight.
- The color red may be used to represent the element of fire.
- The element of fire rules the summer, and noontime.
- The Element of Fire rules our passions, inspiration and life force. The drive to create.
- In Tarot, the element of fire corresponds to Judgement, the Knights and the suit of Wands
- Animals the represent the element of fire include the dragon, lion, and horse.
- The elemental spirits associated with fire are the salamander and djinn.
- In astrology, fire signs include Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo.
- The elemental tool of fire is most commonly identified as the wand. Other tools that correspond to the element of fire in some traditions may include the sword, dagger, rod, staff, candle, tripod, lamp and/or censer.
- Minerals that correspond to the element of fire tend to be red or brightly colored, and/or are formed in fire and/or are associated with battle, passion, and fury. These include the metals iron and gold, and the stones fire opal, fire agate, ruby, obsidian, tiger eye, carnelian, garnet, and amber
- Plants the correspond to the element of fire often inherit their correspondences from Mars or the Sun. These are often prickly, hot and/or protective in nature. They include allspice, angelica, basil, bay-laurel, beech, buttercup, carnation, cedar, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, deer’s tongue, dill, fennel, garlic, juniper, heliotrope, lime, marigold, mustard, nettles, nutmeg, red peppers, onion, orange, peppermint, red poppy, rose geranium, rosemary, sassafras, sunflower, tangerine, tobacco, woodruff.
- Incense that correspond to the element of air include olibanum, copal.
Water: West - Blue
- The element of Water is generally called from the West.
- The element of Water is considered moist and cool and is associated with the phlegmatic temperament.
- Water is considered feminine in nature.
- The element of water represents the liquid state of matter.
- The element of water corresponds to maturity, but also has some associations with death and rebirth.
- The element of water rules the heart and kidneys, blood and the sense of taste.
- The color blue may be used to represent the element of water.
- The element of water rules the autumn and sunset.
- The Element of Water rules our emotions as well as our subconscious.
- In Tarot, the element of water corresponds to The Hanged Man, the Queens and the suit of Cups
- Animals the represent the element of water include the dolphin, sea serpent, the seal, gulls and the fish.
- The elemental spirits associated with water are the undines.
- In astrology, water signs include Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
- The elemental tool of water is the chalice or the cauldron.
- Minerals that correspond to the element of water include the metal silver and the stones topaz, sapphire, lapis lazuli, chalcedony, amethyst, citrine.
- Plants the correspond to the element of water are usually juicy and refreshing or may grow near water. Plants that correspond to the planets Venus and the moon are often associated with the element of water. Some of these plants include apple blossom, calamus, chamomile, camphor, cardamom, catnip, cherry, coconut, comfrey, cucumber, elder, eucalyptus, fern, gardenia, heather, hyacinth, iris, jasmine, lemon, lemon balm, licorice, lilac, lily, lotus, melon, moss, motherwort, orris root, passionflower, seaweed, sandalwood, peach, lungwort, rose, rush, spearmint, stephanotis, sweet pea, tansy, thyme, tonka bean, vanilla bean, violet, water lily
- Incense that corresponds to the element of water include ylang-ylang, myrrh, onchya
As you can see, depending on the system and the area of the world the magic you are working comes from, there can be key differences that are sometimes subtle and sometimes major, we suggest experimenting with the two above models and see which one works best for you. I personally use both and change the correspondences depending on the work I am doing. I find that working with local spirits can often times be done best with the shamanic model, and other spirits from a more grimoire based practice tend to work best with the western model.