Elemental Energies in Magick
Symbolizes and controls the forces of solidity and manifestation though healing, strength, and regeneration. Through the power of Earth, things manifest in reality and become stable or "real" as some people like to call it. Attain financial rewards from this elements as well as any kind of physical security. Earth can be represented by either green (plants and healing) or brown (fertile soil that all seeds need to grow strong). Either color is appropriate or another if you find some connection between what you perceive the element of Earth to be and some other color. Nature Magick is especially successful when performed under the supervision and assistance of Earth Elementals or Gnomes ruled by the spirit of the North Wind, Gabriel.
Symbolizes and controls the forces of conscious mental processes, communication, ideas and all other non-physical forces that seem to have no substance. Air does have substance, of course, it just operates in a way that is unlike the physical substances that we are so used to. Air can be a very powerful force as the crushing winds of a hurricane or an idea that can change the entire world. The element of Air can be represented through the color yellow or whatever other color suits you mental picture of this type of energy. Mental Magick is especially successful when performed under the supervision and assistance of Air Elementals or Sylphs ruled by the spirit of the East Wind, Michael.
Symbolizes and controls the forces of fast kinetic energy (as opposed to the slow dormant energy of Earth) that activates quickly and with little control over itself. Fire Elementals are best invoked to create fast or intense change that requires great (though not necessarily long lasting) energy. For example, Fire is the best element to invoke for protection, purification and defense. These actions usually need high energy to be set in motion, but once they are present they do not require additional energy to maintain themselves. Many colors can represent the element of Fire, but the colors red, orange and yellow are the most common. Use what feels the most right for you. Spirit Magick though spirit calling, invocation, necromancy and sorcery is especially successful when performed under the supervision and assistance of Fire Elementals or Salamanders ruled by the spirit of the South Wind, Ariel.
Symbolizes and controls the forces of cleansing, healing, slow consistent change (as opposed to Fire's fast change) and inner mental processes such as the unconscious mind processes (as opposed to Air's conscious mind processes). The element of Water is often represented by the color blue, but again this is only a suggestion. Use whatever color suits your impression of this energy. Divination, Dream and Healing Magick are all especially successful when performed under the supervision and assistance of Water Elementals or Undines ruled by the spirit of the West Wind, Raphael.
The element of Spirit is the 5th unseen element. It is the combination of all the energies of the four elements and it is very hard to work with because there is nothing to focus on. In fact the only real way to connect to this 5th element is to look inside yourself and connect with that part of you that is unique and different from other people. The part of you that is noble, confident, honorable and strong. This is the part of you that is Spirit. Unfortunately for most people, connecting to this part of themselves is made a lot more difficult than it has to be because of fear and insecurity. What if they don't have enough of these good qualities to ever connect to something that no one can see, touch, smell or hear? The answer lies in your own personal mythology. Take for instance any story you have ever heard that moved you and inspired you. It can be a fairy tale you heard when you were a child or a story you heard yesterday. You don't have to believe the story was true to use the energy it raises inside of you. You need only focus on the way it makes you feel and then translate it to other situations in your everyday life. In fact these stories represent psychological archetypes that we all share which is why story-telling is common in our culture. We all have a craving for Spirit. Our mythology is the code of the unconscious mind, and it paves the way to connecting to Spirit. So when you want to invoke the element of Spirit, summon the feelings of triumph or joy that stem from your personal mythologies. The energy exists on its own for you to use and direct even after you have forgotten about the story. Once you have summoned the energy, directing it is another matter. Spirit energy is often represented by the color white or ultra-violet (invisible) light. You should imagine whatever color helps you define the Spirit energy you feel. This can be white, clear, ultra-violet, etc. It's really up to you because this is your personal energy source. Like all the other elements, Spirit energy is a part of nature, however, this is the point where YOU become another aspect of nature just as Fire, Water, Air and Earth are parts of nature. Spirit represents the superconscious mental processes (as opposed to the conscious mental processes of Air and the unconscious mental processes of Water). For this reason magick in all forms will be successful when performed under the supervision and assistance of Spirit, ruled by the spirit of the center of the Four Winds, Metatron.