Elements and Stones

Learn about the elements of Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Spirit or Akasha and their related crystals and stones.

The Elements and Stones

Crystals and stones have been used in the arts of alchemy and magick for ages. Different stones are traditionally associated with different elements of nature. The traditional four elements in Western culture are Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Spirit (or Akasha), is the fifth element, that has been recognized more in the New Age than in older traditions, as the "glue" that binds all together.

This list shows common relations to the various elements such as directions, symbols, chakras, etc. It also gives some of the common associations between stones and the elements.

Element of Air

Air Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Spring; Wand; East; Sky Blue, Yellow, White

Air Related to - Thought, Reason, Intellect, Knowledge, Freedom, Memory, Awareness, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra

Air Magical Uses - Memory Spells, Scrying

Air Stones - Citrine, Diamond, Mica, Opal, Tiger Eye, Topaz, Turquoise, Sphene, White/Clear Fluorite, Zircon

Element of Earth

Earth Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Winter; Pentacle, Stone; North; Browns, Blacks, and Greens

Earth Related to - Stability, Strength, Comfort, Grounding, Harvest, Animals, Root Chakra

Earth Magical Uses - Money, Success in Business, Fertility, Peace, Grounding & Centering Energies, Growing Plants

Earth Stones - Agate, Celestite, Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Halite (salt rock crystal), Hematite, Jasper, Jet, Malachite, Onyx, Obsidian, Peridot, Quartz, Salt (all types), Schorl (Black Tourmaline)

Element of Fire

Fire Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Summer; Sword or Candle; South; Red, Orange, Yellow-Orange

Fire Related to - Passion, Courage, Lust, Creativity, Fertility, Virility, Desire, Romance, Force, Enthusiasm, Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra

Fire Magical Uses - Banishing, New Beginnings, Destroy the Old to Make Way for the New, Obtain Desires

Fire Stones - Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Garnet, Red Calcite, Red Jasper, Rubellite (Red Tourmaline), Ruby, Sard, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Volcanic Black Salt (natural)

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Element of Water

Water Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - Autumn; Bowl or Cup; West; Blue, Light Gray, Sea Green, Silver

Water Related to - Emotions, Intuition, Divination, Healing, Dreams, Ocean, Rivers, Lakes, Throat Chakra, Heart Chakra

Water Magical Uses - Love, Psychic Awareness, Divination, Scrying, Healing, Relief Stress, Dreamwork, Peaceful Sleep, Peace, Friendship

Water Stones - Amethyst, Aqua Aura Quartz, Aquamarine, Azurite, Moonstone, Azurite, Blue Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue (Indigo) Halite/Salt, Blue Topaz, Celestite, Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Indicolite (Blue Tourmaline) Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Pearl, Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Sea Salt, Selenite, Sodalite

Element of Spirit / Akasha

Spirit / Akasha Season, Symbols, Direction, & Colors - All; Circle or Infinity Symbol; Center; White, Clear, Gold

Spirit / Akasha Related to - Transcendence, Transformation, Unification, Power, Time, The Void, Crown Chakra

Spirit / Akasha Magical Uses - Transformation, Power

Spirit / Akasha Stones - Apophyllite, Danburite, Diamond, Phenacite (Phenakite), Quartz

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