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.
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
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)
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)
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
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