Think about the Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit, etc. What do you associate with these forces? Any seasons, cardinal directions, colors, creatures, or attributes? Do you have a special connection with any of them? Do you even perceive Elements that are not listed? Now, think about why you have these associations. Did you read about the correspondences in a book or article? Did your mentor or coven give you this wisdom? Or is it something you developed in your own practice? Lastly, think about if you agree with these associations. Have you moved or relocated since first establishing your relationships with the Elements, so they shifted cardinal directions? Has your practice changed? Or have you found that you don’t agree with an aspect anymore?
I encourage you to do this questioning every once in a while, especially if you move a lot or have had a serious change in your spiritual beliefs. Things change, so even if you feel you have standing correspondences with the Elements it is good to reestablish and reconnect.
© Ariadne Woods