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. Continue reading

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Fire Element

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. Continue reading

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Air Element

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 air is associated with masculinity, the direction east, and the colours white, blue and yellow – as well as transparency and translucency. The element of air is movable, mutable and malleable, it is reflective, and both insulates and penetrates. Air is transparent, light, compressible and expandable, and is a mediator. This element reacts to energy and carries fire. Continue reading

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Earth Element

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 earth is associated with femininity, the direction north, and the colours green, gold and brown. It is massive, solid, stable and enduring. Earth is non-mutable, non-compressible and non-expandable, it is an insulator, and resists motion. This element is receptive to water, and it renews and nourishes. Continue reading

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Rune Spreads

When laying out rune stones, there are almost as many different spreads as there are for Tarot cards. A few of the more popular ones are shown below. When laying out the runes you can draw them at random from a bag, so you can’t see what you’re picking or you can place them all face down, mixed up, on a table, and again choose at random.

Runes can appear reversed, as with Tarot cards, although not all users agree that a reversed rune should take on a different meaning. One practical reason for this is that some runes will appear the same upside down. Continue reading

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