Nature’s Four Elements
A Druids Perspective, The following is a list of just some of the correspondences and spiritual meanings for the basic four directions – seasons – elements.
Fire Spiritual Meaning
Activity, sun, change, insight, healing, will, sexuality, authority, purification, strength, courage, manifestation.
Astrology: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Direction: South (N.H.) North (S.H.)
Time: Midday – Noon
Tree: Elder and Birch
Animal: Stag, dragons, lions, horses
Tool: Athame, candles, fires
Air Spiritual Meaning
All things to do with the mind, intuition, intellect, learning, knowledge, breath, wind, Inspiration, travel, new beginnings.
Water Spiritual Meaning
Rules emotions. Love, compassion, sorrow, wisdom, the unconscious mind, generation, reproduction, Initiation, death/rebirth, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Tides.
Astrology: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Season: Autumn Equinox
Time: Twilight – sunset
Tree: White Poplar – Aspen
Animal: Salmon, dolphins, sea mammals, sea birds, raven, wolf.
Tools: Chalice, cauldron, mirrors.
Earth Spiritual Meaning
Rules things like the body, nature, structure, caves, groves, standing stones, structure, success, abundance, practicalities. Tree spirits, fairies/ gnomes, self-will, finances, stability.
Astrology: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Direction: North (N.H.) South (S.H.)
Animal: Bull, panther, owl.
Tools: Pentacle, salt, crystals, stones, mineral.
Tree: Yew and Silver Fir