The Magic Square

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Elements Very Basic Correspondences

Element of Air Correspondences

Astrological Rulers: Jupiter, Mercury
Keys: Life principle, Intellect, Raphael (instructor, traveler, healer)
Rules: mind, essential qualities, spiritual plane, knowledge, abstractlearning, theories, windy or high places, breath, speech, Phlegmatic; Thinking;weak inhibitory
Virtues: gregarious, diligent, optimistic, dexterity, joie-de-vivre,persuasive, friendly, healthy, knowledgeable
Vices: frivolity. boasting, absent mindedness, rootless, easily distracted,loquacious, tends to intellectualise emotions (rather than experience them)
Spring & sunrise
East, Eurus
Colours: yellow
Symbols: topaz, galbanum, aspen, frankincense, vervain, birds, eagle & hawk
Tools: swords, censer (blades stabs air and conveys message Outer to Inner)
Spirits: sylphs under Paralda (very hard to see and know, teach mind control and how to level out your thinking processes)
Shortage: mind blank, shortness of breath, non-comprehension of known data
Excess: "gas bloat", inability to focus attention, "spacey"thoughts.

Element of Earth Correspondences
Astrological Rulers: Venus, Saturn
Keys: Law Principle, Solidity, Auriel ("Lord of Awe")
Rules: birth & death, body, growth, nature, stones & metals, materialthings, caves, chasms, silence, graves, fields, Sanguine; Sensation; calm,imperturbable
Virtues: strength, endurance, commitment, responsibility, thoroughness,practicality, wisdom, patience, sense of timing
Vices: dullness, lack of conscience, melancholy, boredom, inertia, stagnation,hoarding of resources (including information)
Yule and midnight
North, Boreas
Colours: green
Symbols: oaks, rock crystal, salt, bull or cow, stag, grains, comfrey, ivy
Tools: pentacle, altar stone (body of Anima Mundi)
Spirits: gnomes under God (friendly & easy to reach, teach access to owndepths and caverns & how to mind & work the vein of gold therein)
Shortage: hyper-activity, instability
Excess: body heaviness, general lack of energy, inertia, etc.

Element of Fire Correspondences
Astrological Rulers: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Keys: Light Principle, Action, Michael (victor over ignorance)
Rules: force, energy, spirit, heat, mental plane, blood, sap, life, will,surgery, destruction, purification, hearth fires, volcanoes, explosions,Choleric; Intuitive; lively
Virtues: courage, self-assertive, chivalrous, enthusiastic, passionate,experienced, virile
Vices: self-centered, ruthless, fanaticism, vindictiveness, anger, hatred
Midsummer & noon
South, Notus
Colours: red
Symbols: fire opal, almond (in flower), garlic, hibiscus, pepper, olibanum
Tools: Wand
Spirits: salamanders under Djinn (elusive & hostile, teach power over fire and energy)
Shortage: body heavy or chilled, thoughts slow, unenthusiastic
Excess: hot, hyper, flitting thoughts, insomnia, anger, snappishness

Element of Water Correspondences
Astrological Rulers: Venus, Moon
Keys: Love Principle, Fertility, Gabriel (turns force into form)
Rules: emotions, love, sorrow, courage, astral planes, clairvoyance, tides,oceans, pools, streams, wells, womb, Melancholic; Feeling; strong, excitatory
Virtues: compassion, tranquility, tenderness, forgiveness, modesty, fluidity i creativity,receptivity, influence
Vices: self indulgence, negligence, cowardice, indifference, instability,moodiness, infatuation, easily put upon delusions
Autumn & sunset
West, Zephyrus
Colours: blue
Symbols: willow, dolphin, fish, water snakes, sea birds, myrrh, ferns, rushes
Tools: cup
Spirits: undines under Neksa (elusive at first, flowing & difficult t ounderstand, watch politely and learn)
Shortage: deep body dryness, hotness, mind & body feel separated, noempathy
Excess: body puffiness, sinus (etc.) flows, mood swings,"touchiness", apathy

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