Water Element

Blue crescent moon symbol for the element of water

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 water is associated with femininity, the direction west, and the colours silver, blue and purple. This element is heavy, smooth, clear and flowing. Water is reflective, receptive and absorptive, malleable, mutable and a mediator. It is non-compressible or expandable, and an insulator, and it carries fire, air and earth.

The spiritual aspect of water is that of compassion, and the magic associated with it is for purification and peace, sleep, dreams and psychism, love, friendship and healing. The deities associated with water are Poseidon, Aphrodite, Tiamet and Isis, and the wind spirit associated with water is Zephyrus. The water spirits, or water elementals are called undines, and the power animals of water are fish, seals and dolphins.

The gemstones associated with water include blue lace agate, amethyst, aquamarine, azurite, beryl, blue and pink calcite, celestite, chalcedony, coral, quartz crystal, geodes, jade, lapis lazuli, moonstone, pearl, sapphire, selenite, sodalite, and blue, green and pink tourmalines. The incenses are rose, or any flowery scent, and the tool associated with water is the chalice. The astrological water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, and the Tarot suit of cups is also associated with water.

The image which embodies water is a waterfall, and the symbol associated with it is the crescent. The physical state of water is liquid, and the physical action associated with it is making love, or partying. The part of a person related to water is the emotions and intuition, and the energy flow in the body for water is from the front to the heart. The time of life associated with water is from parenthood to middle age. The consciousness associated with water is wisdom, and the direction of view for the element of water is inwards.

The time of day for water is sunset, and the season is Autumn. The temperature of this element is cold and moist, and the feeling of water is love and physical tingling. The taste associated with water is salty.

The chakra behind the sex organ is associated with water, and the quabalistic action for water is contraction. The non-local essence of this element is intuition and the act of choosing. The word of power for water is AHIA (aiy hey yeh), and the water affirmation is, ‘I am creative, I am intuitive’. The body posture is arms extended with palms up.

The human virtues associated with water are love, compassion, receptivity, flexibility and forgiveness, while the vices are indifference, depression and instability. An excess of the water element can lead to water retention, irritability, mood swings, and being overly emotional. A lack of this element can lead to overheating, dryness, a lack of empathy for others, and not being in tune with yourself or nature.

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