Sacred Blessings Everyone!
It has been such a long time since the last lesson was posted. August 2012! Wow!! As I always say, onward and upward, so let's get down to this week's lesson.
The Element of Fire
The element of Fire is both creative and destructive. It can be an impulsive and dangerous element that can easily become out of control. Fire also provides what the Sun itself does for the whole world -- it provides Brilliant Light and also serves as a heat source for which we cook upon.
Fire can also give us wings of courage, compassion, devotion and passion to motivate us to achieve our goals, and gifting us the passion to make those goals and dreams into a reality.
|The Fire Element by grimdeva|
Fire's qualities are Brightness, Thinness and Motion and it's mode is Active. Fire, unlike the other elements, does not exist in a natural state. Its physical form can only take place by consuming some other element. Fire is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into other forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.
To feel the manifestations of Fire you can simply go out on a sunny day and feel the Sun's rays upon your face. In Autumn, hear the crackling of the logs and smell the woodsmoke from the burning fire. Gaze upon the transformative and illuminating flame of a candle as you meditate and immerse yourself into the energy of Fire. Fire is the natural element of animals and mankind, and they "have, in their natures, a most fiery force, and also spring from celestial sources."
Fire is associated with the direction South and is a masculine element representing change, passion, creativity, motivation, will power, drive and sensuality. It is sexuality both in the physical and Spiritual sense. When used in spell work, rituals and candle magick it is often used for healing and purification as well as breaking bad habits and addictions and the destruction of disease and illness.
The primary color associated with Fire is Red; while Fire is also associated with yellow and orange. Interestingly enough, Fire can also be associated with blue that is produced by intense heat as well as greens and purples like one sees through a campfire. Lastly, the color white can also be associated with Fire. We have all heard the expression "White Hot".
Summer is the season associated with the Fire element. The season for harvesting, when the trees are full of fruit and plants are blossoming abundantly. In your life, the power of the Fire allows you to bring your work to fruition. Fire’s emotion is Joy and the sound associated with Fire is laughter. Summer is a time of playfulness, contentment, fun. It is important to bring joy and laughter into your life as much as possible in general, but in particular during the summertime.
Spiritually, the element of Fire is associated with the Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess. Goddesses that are associated with Fire and Summer are:
The Hawaiian Goddess Pele
Fire is also associated with Love, Passion, Rapture so the Goddesses Aphrodite and Venus are also connected to the this fiery element.
Hawaiian Goddess Pele
The time of day Fire is associated with is Noon and Dusk. Noon being the height of the Sun's heat and Dusk the warmth left as the Sun goes down. Rituals aimed at Protection, courage, sex, energy, strength, authority, banishing negativity is the Elemental Fire's territory.
Herbs that are associated with the element of Fire are:
Buckeyes, Cinnamon, Damiana, Dragon's Blood, Fennel, Frankincense, Garlic, Ginger, Hawthorne, Hyssop, Juniper, Mustard, Nutmeg, Olive, Orange, Peppermint, Pennyroyal, Poke, Prickly Ash bark, Rosemary, Sassafras, White Oak, Witch Hazel, Woodruff, Yucca
Crystals and Gemstones often associated with Fire are:
Bloodstone, Carnelian, Hematite, Obsidian, Red Jasper, Tiger's Eye
The Sacral/Navel Chakra is associated with elemental Fire. The Sacral Chakra is associated with our personal power, will, mental activity, sense of individual identity, and boundaries. Physically it is associated with our digestive system, including our pancreas.
Although some of the crystals and stones associated with elemental Fire are red with some orange or yellow, when working with the Sacral/Navel Chakra meditate using crystals and stones such as:
Orange Calcite (cleansing and activating)
Coral Calcite (amplifier)
Orange Carnelian (healing)
Snowflake Obsidian (calming)
Citrine (cleansing and energizing)
Orange Aventurine (opening)
Leopardskin Jasper (protecting)
This will help open the Sacral Chakra if closed or imbalanced plus it will also allow the flow of your creative fire that is associated with this vibrant element. Also note that the Sacral Chakra is also the center of our sexuality which the Fire element is associated with. Summer heat, passion, harvesting, power, drive, motivation, sensuality all encompass Elemental Fire.
Exercises and "Homework" you can try to work with the Element of Fire.
Visualize the sun or a flame in your Sacral/Navel chakra, just below your belly button. Imagine the heat of the flame is clearing away debris, fueling your will, and empowering your sense of personal boundaries and identity
Gazing a candle flame, or fire in a fireplace. Allow your eyes to blur a bit, and connect with the heat and movement of the flame.
Standing in the sunlight with your eyes closed and focusing on the heat of the sun on your skin for about 20 minutes. Take in and Embrace the Sun's Energy. Breathe in this Vibrant Fire Element, plus you will get your Vitamin D quota for the day!
- Name 5 things you could use to represent Fire on your Altar
- Which direction represents Fire as YOU see it? (this is subjective)
- What colors to you represent Fire?
- Within your magic and spell work, when would you invoke the element of Fire?
- Write a spell or invocation using Fire Power
- Write a quarter call for Fire.
- What would the Element of Fire look like to you?
- Make a creative representation of the Fire Element (this could be a handmade candle, vision board representing the Fire within you or even a vision board representing how you would like to see the Fire Element come alive within you) as it relates to you and your path. Give thanks and create some kind ritual welcoming in the element of Fire into your body, mind and spirit.
- Write down some questions you would like to ask an Elemental Fire.