The element of Water is one of the most powerful and influential elements in Wicca. It is associated with emotions, intuition, and the subconscious mind. In Wiccan belief, water is considered a feminine energy and is associated with the goddesses of the moon, such as Artemis and Diana. Water is also associated with the cycle of birth, life, and death, as well as the flow of emotions and psychic energy.
Water is often used in Wiccan rituals for purification and cleansing. It is used to cleanse the body and the aura, as well as to cleanse objects and spaces. This is because water has a natural ability to absorb and carry away negative energy and is considered to have powerful healing properties. In Wiccan rituals, water is often blessed or charged with positive energy to enhance its cleansing properties.
Water is also a symbol of renewal and transformation. In Wiccan belief, water represents the journey of the soul, and is seen as a way to connect with the divine. When Wiccans meditate on the element of water, they often focus on the emotions and the subconscious mind, in order to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the universe. This meditation can also help to increase intuition and psychic abilities.
In Wiccan spells and rituals, the element of water is often used to attract love, peace, and healing. For example, Wiccans may create a love spell by filling a jar with water and adding herbs, crystals, and other symbols of love. The jar may then be placed in a place of honor in the home, or carried with the Wiccan as a talisman.
Water is also used in protection spells and rituals. For example, a Wiccan may sprinkle holy water around their home to protect it from negative energy or perform a ritual bath to protect themselves from harm. The element of water is also associated with the west, and is often used in Wiccan rituals to balance the elements and bring harmony to the self and the universe.
In Wiccan beliefs, the element of water is seen as a symbol of the emotional and intuitive aspects of the self, and as a powerful tool for purification, renewal, and transformation. Wiccans often connect with the element of water through meditation, ritual, and spellwork, in order to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe. Whether used for purification, protection, or attraction, the element of water is an important and influential aspect of Wiccan beliefs and practices.
· Gender: Feminine
· Charge: Negative (-)
· Energy: Passive
· Qualities: receptive, fluid, creative
· Aspects: formless, deep, cleansing
· Attributes: Positive: beautiful, compassionate, creative, deep, flexible, intuitive, mysterious, resourceful, receptive, sensitive, sensual, understanding Negative: ambivalent, complex, deceptive, emotional, moody, over-sensitive, passive-aggressive, selfish, vain, wishy-washy
· Day of the Week: Monday, Friday
· Direction: West
· Locations: any body of water, seashore/beaches
· Sabbats: Lughnasadh, Mabon
· Time of day: Twilight/Sunset
· Time of Life: maturity / Parenthood
· Time of the year: Autumn
· Wind: Zepher
· Witch’s Pyramid: To be silent
· Body parts: bodily fluids—blood, saliva, semen, urine, etc.; the womb
· Bodily functions: drinking, lactating, menstruating, perspiring, secretion, urination
· Colors: blue, silver, aquamarine
· Incense: cypress, lotus, myrrh
· Instruments: string instruments
· Occupations: bartender, brewer, cosmetologist, pet, dish washer, diver, dowser, fishing, hematologists, ice skaters, laundry workers, life guards, marine biologists, naval careers, oceanographers, painters, psychics, sailors, swimmers, surfers
· Sense: Taste
· Herbs: African violet, apple, avocado, belladonna, blackberry, boneset, cabbage, cardamom, catnip, chamomile, chickweed, dittany of Crete, daisy, cucumber, daffodil, gardina, heather, hibiscus, jasmine, myrrh, poppy, rose, sandalwood, thyme, valerian, vanilla, willow, yarrow
· Metals: silver
· Minerals: blue lace agate, aquamarine, azurite, beryl, coral, geodes, jade, lapis lazuli, moonstone, pearl, sapphire, sodolite, tourmaline
· Runes: Wunjo, Ehwaz, Hagall, Isa, Phedro, Lagaz
· Tarot: Suit of Cups; all Queens; High Priestess; Death; The Moon; The Chariot
· Wiccan tools: cup; cauldron; bowls
· Zodiac: Cancer (cardinal); Scorpio (fixed); Picses (mutable)
· Animals: fish, scorpions, serpents, water fowl, water mammals, creatures who dwell/live in water
· Elemental Beings: Undines
· Gods: Aegir, Charon, Cthulhu, Nun, Dagon, Eros, Hurican, Lyr, Neptune, Nereus, Oceanus, Poseidon, Triton
· Goddesses: Amphitrite, Aphrodite, Astarte, Heket, Isis, Kwan Yin, Lady of the Lake, Mary, Melusine, Psyche, Styx, Tefnut, Thetis, Venus
· Mythical Creatures: hippocampus, kraken, leviathan, merfolk, nerids, selkies, sirens, waterhorse, any sea monsters