Book of Shadows

Correspondences: Elements

Generally within these descriptions, the only thing that could vary greatly is the associated direction – in my own practice, I place Earth in the South and Fire in the North; but traditionally this is reversed.  Some place Earth in the East and Air in the North.  It depends on your teachings or, if solitary, what feels right to you.  If you live where there is physically water in the east, you might wish to honour water in the east.  It’s up to you.

Gender: Feminine
Direction: South
Colour: Green
Elementals: Gnomes
Animals: Wolf, owl, dragon, stag, wild cats
Stones: Onyx, jade, amethyst, fluorite (to be fair, most stones could be Earth stones, since they mostly come from the earth)
Properties: Fertility, jobs, money, business, health, ecology, nature, stability.

Gender: Masculine
Direction: East
Colour: Yellow
Elementals: Sylphs
Animals: Doves, wolf, fox, deer, turtle
Stones: Moonstone, turquoise, rhodochrosite
Properties: Memory, intellect, test-taking, divination, psychic ability, travel, overcoming addictions.

Gender: Masculine
Direction: North
Colour: Red
Elementals: Salamanders
Animals: Porcupine, coyote, fox, squirrel, hawk, mouse, deer, bear, snakes
Stones: Amber, citrine, smoky crystals, gold, copper
Properties: Success, sex, illness, protection, legal matters, competitions, strength, energy.

Gender: Feminine
Direction: West
Colour: Blue
Elementals: Undines
Animals: All sea mammals, all sea birds, fish, night creatures, ravens
Stones: Silver, river rocks, amethyst, coral, seashells, rainbow-coloured crystals
Properties: Love, friendship, meditation, healing, dreams, childbirth, clairvoyance, purification.

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