Photo Duel XIII: FIRE

Chasing Shadows  vs  The Other Side

Qualities: Warm, Dry
Gender: Masculine
Elemental: Salamander (referring to a mythological creature which could burst into flames)
Golden Dawn direction: South
Golden Dawn color: Red
Magical tool: Sword, athame, dagger, sometimes wand
Planets: Sun, Mars
Zodiac signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Season: Summer
Time of Day: Noon

Fire is associated with strength, activity, blood and life-force. It is also seen as highly purifying and protective, consuming impurities and driving back the darkness.

Fire is traditionally seen as the most rarefied and spiritual of the physical elements because of its masculine properties, its lack of physical existence, its production of light, and its transformative power when it comes in contact with more physical material.

*Next theme: WATER

Photo Duel XI: EARTH

Chasing Shadows  vs  The Other Side

Qualities: Cold, Dry
Gender: Feminine
Elemental: Gnomes
Golden Dawn Direction: North
Golden Dawn Color: Green
Magical Tool: Pentacle
Planets: Saturn
Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Season: Winter
Time of Day: Midnight

Earth is the element of stability, groundedness, fertility, materiality, potential and stillness. Earth can also be an element of beginnings and endings, or death and rebirth, as life comes from the ground and then decomposes back into earth after death.

*Next theme: AIR