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Water is a purifying, rejuvenating element that is a vital part of Pagan spirituality. It is the element of the West and symbolizes healing, purification, dreams, introspection, balance and friendship. Feminine in nature, water helps us to be more nurturing, caring individuals. The energy of water is that of ebb and flow, of changes and growth. Water holds our emotions and is part of our intuition and creativity. The subconscious mind, love and the emotions. Just as Water is fluid, constantly changing, flowing from one level to another, so too are our emotions in a constant state of flux.

Usually represented by a bowl of water, a seashell, a cauldron or chalice, in alchemy it is represented by an downward pointed triangle. In Alchemy the triangle represents the horizon, if you connect four triangles side to side you get a square, or a box split in to quarters. As the four classical elements were divided. And as with many things of Celtic lore each side of the triangle completes the theoretic Triune or Triad.

The Triangle you will notice is solid, representing water, or the Earth against the sky reflecting off a pond. The point facing down indicates the underworld, death or rebirth. The open end facing up represents eternity. Upon closer inspection the inverted triangle is womb like in appearence, showing the eternal life cycle. A source of feminine power.

Water is the Element of absorption and germination. The subconscious is symbolized by this Element because it is rolling, always moving, like the sea which rests neither night or day. Water magick involves pleasure, friendship, marriage, fertility, happiness, healing, sleep, dreaming, psychic acts, purification, and so on.

A ritual of Water usually ends with an object being tossed or placed in or on a body of Water. This is a feminine Element, and its color is the blue of deep, deep Water. It rules the West and autumn months of the year, when rain showers wash the Earth.

One of the most common rituals before magickal work is the purification bath. This cleansing ritual washes away any negative energy while positive energy is heightened by adding sea salt, herbs or aromatic oils to the bath water. The purification bath uses the many energies of water and at the same time you can strengthen your aura through meditation and positive imagery. It is truly a calming, centering and very sacred ritual. For ritual work, water can assist you in manifesting your desires especially if you feel that your rituals arenít bringing about the desired results or if you feel that you have come across some type of roadblock. By drawing on your intuition, let the element of water assist you with whatever it is that you feel needs to be strengthened or adapted in your life and in your ritual work.

Even in your everyday life you can keep the energies of water close to you. Through some very simple ways you can draw on these energies and heighten your own sense of spiritual well-being. Some of the ways that you can make the element of water part of your life include Drinking purified water, Keeping a small water fountain on your desk or table top, hanging up a picture of a water scene such as a lake or seashore or placing seashells, river stones, sand dollars or coral in your home.

Itís also good to connect with water in nature by visiting a stream, lake, seashore or even a pond. Walking outside in a gentle rain is a wonderful way to connect with the energies of water or if itís too chilly to do this, just sitting next to a window during a rainfall will do. By drawing on all the energies of water and bringing them into your life you will greatly enhance your spiritual path and your everyday life.

- Coming Soon -
Elemental Work with Undines.
A Water Ritual
And More!