Earth is one of the five elements in Wiccan belief and practices, the others being Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. The element of Earth is often associated with stability, grounding, and physical manifestation. In Wicca, Earth is seen as a symbol of fertility, abundance, and the cycles of life, death, and rebirth.
The Wiccan view of Earth is closely tied to nature and the natural world. It is seen as a living entity that provides sustenance and nurtures life. The Earth element is often associated with the goddess Gaia, who is regarded as the mother of all life. In Wicca, the Earth is considered a sacred space and is honored through rituals and spells that aim to balance and harmonize the energies of nature.
In Wiccan magic, the element of Earth is used to help manifest material desires and bring about stability and security. This can be achieved through spells and rituals that focus on grounding and centering the self, connecting with the Earth, and aligning with the natural cycles of the universe. Earth magic can also be used to help find lost objects, to attract abundance and prosperity, and to heal physical and emotional wounds.
The Earth element is also associated with the direction of North, and is considered to have a cooling and stabilizing influence. In Wiccan rituals, the North is often considered the direction of stability, grounding, and material manifestation. During rituals, Wiccans may face the North and call upon the Earth element to help them manifest their desires and connect with the natural world.
In Wiccan symbolism, the Earth element is often represented by the pentacle, which is a five-pointed star enclosed within a circle. The pentacle represents the five elements, with each point representing one of the elements. In Earth magic, the pentacle is used as a symbol of stability and grounding, and is often incorporated into spells and rituals.
Wiccans also often use crystals and stones in their Earth magic, as they are believed to have grounding and stabilizing properties. Some common stones and crystals associated with the Earth element include black tourmaline, obsidian, and hematite. Wiccans may wear these stones or carry them with them as talismans, or place them in their homes or rituals spaces to bring the grounding energy of the Earth into their lives.
· Gender: female
· Charge: negative (-)
· Energy: passive
· Qualities: physical matter; solid; heavy; cold
· Aspects: tangible world; fertility; growth; productivity
· Attributes: Positive: ambitious, dependable, diligent, earthy, industrious, practical, pragmatic, reliable, responsible, stable, steady, thorough Negative: critical, dull, inhibited, materialistic, obstinate, possessive, slow, stubborn, unforgiving
· Day of the Week: Thursday, Saturday
· Direction: North
· Locations: caverns, plains, canyons, the underworld
· Sabbats: Samhain, Yule
· Time of day: Night
· Time of Life: old age
· Time of the year: Winter
· Wind: Euros
· Witch’s Pyramid: To Will
· Body parts: physical self, bones
· Bodily functions: eating, defecation
· Colors: green, brown, black, earth tones
· Incense: patchouli, musk
· Instruments: drums, percussion
· Occupations: armed forces, banking and finances, carpentry, construction, child care, cooking and food service, clerical and administrative work, dancing, gardening, house keeping/home making, hunting, janitors, jewelers, mechanics, stone masons, wood workers.
· Sense: touch
· Herbs: alfalfa, barley, corn, cotton, cypress, fern, fumitory, honeysuckle, magnolia, mugwort, oats, peas, oleander, patchouli, potato primrose, quince, rhubarb, rye, sagebrush, sorrel, tulip, vervain, vetivert, wheat
· Metals: lead
· Minerals & gems: green agates, moss agates, alum, green calcite, coal, emerald, jasper, jet, salt, malachite, olivine, peridot, black tourmaline, green tourmaline, turquoise
· Runes: URUZ, GIFU, BEORK, ING, OTHAL, JERA
· Tarot: Suit of Pentacles (coins), Paiges, Empress, Heirophant, Wheel of Fortune, The Devil, The World
· Wiccan tools: Pentacle, consecrated salt
· Zodiac: Taurus (fixed); Virgo (mutable); Capricorn (cardinal)
· Animals: most mammals (few exceptions: big cats and horses/Fire; primates and foxes/Air; aquatic mammals/Water); most insects without wings (exception: fire ants/fire); earthworms.
· Elemental Beings: Gnomes, elves, leprechauns
· Gods: Adonis, Anubis, Cernunnos, Dagda, Dionysus, Green Man, Hades, Herne, Janus, Osiris, Pan, Pluto
· Goddesses: Anu, Cerridewen, Ceres, Demeter, Gaia, Fauna, Frigga,Hecate, Nepthys, Ostara, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea
· Mythical Creatures: big foot, chupacabra, giants, jackalope, unicorn, werewolves, wraiths