Four Elements Directions And Seasons


A Druids Perspective,  The following is a list of just some of the correspondences and spiritual meanings for the basic four directions –  seasons – elements.

 

Metaphysical Meaning Of The Elements

 

Element Fire

STAG fire element
FIRE ELEMENT MEANING

Fire Spiritual Meaning

Activity, the sun, change, insight, healing, will, sexuality, authority, purification, strength, courage, manifestation.

Astrology: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Direction: South (N.H.) North (S.H.)
Season: Summer
Time: Midday – Noon
Sense: Sight
Tree: Elder and Birch
Animal: Stag, dragons, lions, horses
Tool: Athame, candles, fires

Element Air

EAGLE AIR MEANING
AIR ELEMENT MEANING

Air Spiritual Meaning

All things to do with the mind, intuition, intellect, learning, knowledge, breath, wind, Inspiration, travel, new beginnings.

Astrology: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius (Mercury)
Direction: East.
Season: Spring
Time: Dawn –  sunrise – youth
Sense: Smell
Tree: Alder
Animal: Birds
Tool: Wand, incense, creative visualization.

Element Water

DOLPHINS WATER MEANING
WATER ELEMENT MEANING

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
Direction: West.
Season: Autumn Equinox
Time: Twilight –  sunset
Sense: Taste
Tree: White Poplar – Aspen
Animal: Salmon, dolphins, sea mammals, sea birds, raven, wolf.
Tools: Chalice, cauldron, mirrors.

Element Earth

BEAR EARTH MEANING
EARTH ELEMENT MEANING

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.)
Season: Winter
Time: Midnight
Sense: Touch
Animal: Bull, panther, owl.
Tools: Pentacle, salt, crystals, stones, mineral.
Tree: Yew and Silver Fir

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