Amanda and I are always looking for new ways to use crystals in our healing practices. We each are active in following the cycle of the Moon and have been allowing our intuition to guide us to different modalities of healing under these phases. Recently we’ve been incorporating new elements into our practices which inspired this four-part series on Elemental Healing. These blog posts will serve as a starting point as you work your way through crafting your own sacred practices.
This post will provide an introduction to the elements so we can gain familiarity before diving into specific practices. The four elements are Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Each zodiac sign is attributed to one of these elements.
Earth signs are Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. Earth energy tends to be grounded and physically attuned. These people often have a knack for handling matters in the material world. The element of Earth connects us to the rhythmic nature of our lives. Connecting with this element might include activities such as cooking a nourishing meal, standing in the grass in your barefoot (earthing), or sitting under a tree to meditate.
The Air signs of the zodiac are Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini. These individuals are often communicative, creative, and mentally focused. These are people with active minds. You might find that many of them love to write, tell stories, and to learn. The air element connects us with our mental capacity and the power of our minds. You might connect to this element by consciously noticing a gentle breeze, reading a stimulating book, or having a conversation with a loved one.
Our Water friends are tuned into the realm of emotions. They are Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces. These individuals tend to be compassionate and nurturing. They understand the depth of the human emotional experience. Water is cleansing and wise. Ways to connect with this element include taking a bath, standing near a natural body of water and watching its movement, or simply intentionally drinking a glass of water.
Fire signs are vivacious and bold. They are Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius. This element brings massive bursts of creativity. The element of fire is excellent for transmutation - changing the nature of something. With fire energy you often see confidence and initiative. To connect to this element you might burn a candle, spend time in the sun, or participate in physical activity that increases your heart rate.
We look forward to deepening our individual practices using these modalities and encourage you to join us by sharing your own experience with the elements and how you have utilized them to heal yourself. We will be sharing these during the Full Moon cycles over the course of the next four months bringing us through to the end of the year. Our next post will be published during the Pisces Full Moon and we will share a practice in healing with water. Can’t wait! Until then, take care and be kind to yourself and the world around you.