To use the invoking or banishing pentagram, begin tracing it out at the end of the arrow, and head in the direction the arrow is pointing.
The element of fire is associated with masculinity, the direction south, and the colours red, orange and yellow. Fire is forceful, an animator, and penetrating. This element is non-mutable, compressible and expandable, weightless and storable. It evaporates water and is carried by air.
The spiritual aspect of fire is that of passion, and the magic associated with it is bonfire magic – burning something to banish it, and sun magic – power, strength and control. The deities associated with fire are Aries, Hestia, Brigid, Hermes, Pele, Vulcan and Agni, and the wind spirit associated with fire is Notus. The fire spirits, or fire elementals are called salamanders, and the power animals of fire are dragons, lions, serpents and lizards.
The gemstones associated with fire include banded, black, brown and red agates, amber, apache tears, bloodstone, carnelian, citrine, clear quartz, diamond, garnet, hematite, red jasper, obsidian, onyx, ruby, sardonyx, sunstone, tiger’s eye, topaz, red tourmaline and zircon. The incenses are frankincense, or any spicy scent, and the tool associated with fire is the candle. The astrological fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, and the Tarot suit of wands is also associated with fire.
The image which embodies fire is an erupting volcano, and the symbol associated with it is the triangle. The physical state of fire is plasma, or energy, and the physical action associated with it is asserting one’s will and breaking barriers. The part of a person related to fire is the will and the life force, and the energy flow in the body for fire is from the spine behind the heart to the hands. The time of life associated with fire is from teenage to young adult. The consciousness associated with fire is the will, and the direction of view for the element of fire is towards the future.
The time of day for fire is noon, and the season is Summer. The temperature of this element is warm and dry, and the feeling of fire is warm, energised and enthusiastic. The taste associated with fire is spicy.
The chakra behind the waist is associated with fire, and the quabalistic action for fire is expansion. The non-local essence of this element is power and force. The word of power for fire is ADNI (ad doh nay), and the fire affirmation is, ‘I am powerful’. The body posture is arms above the head, forming a triangle.
The human virtues associated with fire are courage, enthusiasm and willpower, while the vices are anger, hatred, jealousy and bullying. An excess of the fire element can lead to overheating, hyperactivity, insomnia, irritability, and egoism. A lack of this element can lead to feeling cold and apathetic, low self-esteem and having no energy.