Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tip: Represent the Elements Simply


I've always felt the need to do more than simply light a candle when calling the Watchtowers.  Today's Witchy Words tip stems from what I place at the corners of my circle as a firm representation of the elements.

I breathed into a container as a representation of the east.  I then gathered ashes to place in a jar for the south. I filled another container with water for the west.  Last but not least, to represent the north, I placed soil in the final container.

I did these as part of a full moon ritual some time ago.  I then placed them outside under the light of the moon to charge and purify.  They are now a permanent part of my process when casting a circle.

How do you represent the elements for your altar or circle?


11 comments:

  1. Nice, simple, and perfect! Thank you for this!

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  2. i have a feather for air, dirt from an oak tree, water from the ocean and incense for fire. i know that some people use incense for air, but that didn't feel right to me.

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    1. I'm glad you're going with what works best for you! Those sound like perfect representations!

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  3. What did you use for the ashes? Where did they come from?

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    1. I created the ashes by burning paper and leaves that I had drawn fire symbols on.

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  4. Is it ok to use bottles that were once used for alcohol? It's 2 tiny patron bottles and a bottle of liqueur, but I cleaned them out.

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  5. I use feathers and incense for air sea shells for water pine cones bay leaves and rosemary for earth and candles for fire!!

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  6. I use feathers and incense for air sea shells for water pine cones bay leaves and rosemary for earth and candles for fire!!

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