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Elements and directions
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Elements and directions
How do you guys associate the elements (fire, water, earth, air) to the compass directions? I usually go north=air, south=earth, east=fire, and west=water. I was just wondering what others did.

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2009-03-14 3:53
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Re: Elements and directions
I'm semi traditional about it. Ya know, south=fire, north=earth, west=water, east=air...but I honestly don't particularly associate an element with a direction other than in ritual.

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2009-03-14 14:05
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Re: Elements and directions
Same here. I picked up those same associations from Wicca even though I'm not really Wiccan anymore. I rarely do rituals though so it doesn't come up often. I guess I also use a medicine wheel and that's not exactly elements. It uses the seasons and the winds at each direction instead. East is spring/beginnings/intellect/yellow, south is summer/warmth/emotion/red, west is fall/death/material things/black, north is winter/afterlife/spirit/white. Like I said, I don't really use it in ritual. It just sort of sticks in my head that way.

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2009-03-14 14:30
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Re: Elements and directions
I agree with Sera and Mot, I associate the elements with the directions as Wiccans do: north=earth, east=air, south=fire, west=water. I learned that back when I was interested in earth religions and it just sort of stuck.

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2009-03-14 17:59
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Re: Elements and directions
I don't.

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2009-03-14 21:01
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Neither do I.

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2009-03-15 0:16
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Re: Elements and directions
Same as motley there. Though they vary on the last part, I've found my associations differ a bit when it comes to my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
North- earth, green, silver, winter, full moon, rebirth, darkness/twilight, knowledge/wisedom,(my spiritual) White wolf
East- yellow/pale green, gold, spring, gibbous moon, dawn, healing, love, (my mental) light brown wolf
South- red/crimson, copper, summer, crescent moon, noon, passion, rage, (my physical) Dark Brown Wolf
West- blue, mercury, fall, new moon, dusk, adaptability, deep seated emotions, (my emotional) Black wolf

just things I've found as i've studied and worked.
2009-03-15 5:38
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I don't associate the elements with cardinal directions, nor do I associate any concepts such as dark and light with directions. For me such directions are irrelevant.
2009-03-16 20:23
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Re: Elements and directions
With "western" elements I'm along the lines of Motely and Elinox because of Wiccan influences. But I prefer the Chinese elements of Wood/Tree, Earth, Fire, Air, and Metal.

Earth=Center/Everywhere (makes sense, we live on Earth)
Wood/Tree=East
Fire=South
Metal=West
Water=North
2009-03-17 19:19
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Re: Elements and directions
Mmm... I don't associate elements with the compass directions but, if I did, it would go --

North = Fire
East = Earth
West = Air
South = Water

I haven't had any influence on the matter, these directions just seemed to be the ones that fit them best at this moment when I thought about it.

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2009-03-26 14:13
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