The element of Earth is one of the four elements, the others being Water, Fire and Air. It should be understood that the Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – are not the same as dirt, oxygen, flames and H20. The Spiritual Elements together make up everything in life (Exemplore).
The element of Earth is connected to, amongst others, strength, abundance, stability, prosperity, wealth and femininity. In rituals, Earth is represented in the forms of burying objects in the earth, herbalism, and making images out of wood or stone (Wicca).
Astrological signs: Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn
Planets: Saturn & Earth
Moon Phase: New Moon
Sabbats: Samhain & Yule/Winter Solstice
Chakra: Root Chakra – Muladhara
To control the element of Earth: Have courage, and do the things that need to be done in your life – even the hard stuff. Be strong and steadfast, but try to work on not being too stubborn or closed off to anything new. Be practical and pragmatic, and put the work and time into developing useful skills (Exemplore).
When creating sacred space or purifying areas, objects or individuals for ritual, Earth may be employed in the form of salt or ocre, sprinkled around the area or used to make a mark. Earth may be represented on an altar by stones or crystals, a bowl of salt or soil. Colors used to represent air include dark earthy colors, such and brown and black and green. The element may also be represented by statues of animals associated with the element of Earth, such as the bull, the stag, the dragon, the wolf, the owl, the cat and the sphinx (Witchipedia).