The Elements have been a part of man's ancient and arcane lore since its
inseption in pre-historic times. Different traditions associate them with
various things. The following list of correspondences comes from Starhawk's
"The Spiral Dance."
AIR: Direction: East.
Rules: The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge,
abstract learning, theory, windswept hills, plains, windy
beaches, high mountain peaks, high towers, wind and breath.
Colors: White, bright yellow, crimson, blue-white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Tools: Athame, sword, censer.
Spirits: Sylphs, ruled by King Paralda.
Name of the East Wind: Eurus.
Plants: Frankencense, myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, violet,
Goddesses: Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania.
Gods: Enlil, Khephera, Mercury, Shu, Thoth.
FIRE: Direction: South.
Rules: Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will,
healing and destroying, purification, bonfires, hearth
fires, candle flames, sun, deserts, volcanoes, eruptions,
Colors: Red, gold, crimson, orange, white (the sun's noon light).
Signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Saggitarius.
Tools: Censer, wand.
Spirits: Salamanders, ruled by King Djin.
Name of the South Wind: Notus.
Jewel: Fire Opal.
Plants: Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion, red peppers, red
Tree: Almond, in flower.
Animals: Fire-breathing dragons, lions, horses (when their hooves
Goddesses: Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta.
Gods: Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan.
WATER: Direction: West.
Rules: Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, the
ocean, the tides, lakes, pools, streams, and rivers, springs
and wells, intuition, the unconscious mind, the womb,
Colors: Blue, blue-green, green, gray, indigo, black.
Signs of the Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Spirits: Undines, ruled by King Niksa.
Name of the West Wind: Zephyrus.
Plants: Ferns, lotus, mosses, rushes, seaweed, water lillies, and
all water plants.
Animals: Dragons (as serpents), dolphins and porpoises, fish, seals
and sea mammals, water-dwelling snakes, all water
creatures and sea birds.
Goddesses: Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat.
Gods: Dylan, Ea, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon.
EARTH: Direction: North.
Rules: The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money,
creativity, birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns,
groves, fields, rocks, standing stones, mountains, crystal,
Colors: Black, brown, green, white.
Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Spirits: Gnomes, ruled by King Ghob.
Name of the North Wind: Boreas, Ophion.
Jewel: Rock crystal, salt.
Plants: Comfrey, ivy, grains: barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat.
Animals: Cow or bull, bison, snakes (earth-dwelling), stag.
Goddesses: Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone,
Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon.
Gods: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan,
/ETHER: Direction: Center and circumference, throughout and about.
Rules: Transcendence, tranformation, change, everywhere and
nowhere, within and without, the void, immanence.
Time: Beyond time, all time is one.
Season: The turning wheel.
Colors: Clear, white, black.
Tree: The flowering almond.
Goddesses: Isis, the Secret Name of the Goddess, Shekinah.
Gods: Akasha, IAO, JHVH.