Weekly Witchy Challenge: Dual Wielding
For every action, there is a equal and opposite reaction.
Sir Isaac Newton’s third law .
In its most simplistic explanation, this simple statement explains the totality of every thing.
The ever dangerous Fire = South, Summer & Noon
Fire is thought of as the FIRST element. In the category of light & dark, it comes in as light, providing warmth and protection. It is represented by, innocence, physical and personal vulnerability, relationships with others and self, renewal, self-healing, stress, courage, strength, protection.
Fire, is considered masculine (+ traits) Energetic, daring, passionate, enthusiastic, intelligent, (- traits) Resentful, angry, jealous, stubborn, greedy arrogant
Fire holds the power of both creation and destruction, you use this element to kindle warm emotions or ignite the fiery might of a volcano?
Do you see both good (+) and not good (-)?
Then examine Water= West, Autumn & Sunset, Feminine
Personally, I always thought Water was the opposite of Fire. I was wrong.
Water can represent so many things, solid, liquid, mist and steam. It can also be both creative and destructive. It is equated with creation and birth. Emotions, instincts, and the psyche is represented with water. Although not considered as strong as Earth, it can wear away the hardest stone and change the course of huge rivers, so great is its energy. Yet water can sooth us with its sound. It can quench fire as well as run hand and hand about the earth, bubbling and laughing.
Our beloved Earth = North, Winter, Midnight. Feminine
Earth, came to be, under great pressure, exploding like a million atomic bombs. Hurled into what would become the cosmos. Burning, hot as the sun it hurtled thought the newly formed space, until it was pulled into the gravitational pull of our sun. Slowly cooling, the ice that arrived with the earth melted, steamed, evaporated then condensed until the earth became habitable for that spark that was the seed of life. The earth slowed and patiently cooled. Through the creation to extinction of uncounted species, the earth kept turning. In fact the Buddhists had a saying, “ The Ox is slow, but the earth is patient. “
The planet became everything from Pangea to its split into continents. Forests, jungles, deserts, sustaining us, grounding us yet keeping us humble…fires, volcanoes. Tornados, earthquakes, monsoons…Keeps one humble, does it not.
Now for the Capricious AIR = East, Spring, Sunrise, Male
Light, felt but not seen, a force to be reckoned with. It blows warmth to us but also can blow cold. Air wants to know everything, Ideas, imagination, fantasy, Air is creative genius. Motivated, whirling about, tickling leaves.
But it can also be a beast Pushing storms (tornadoes, monsoons), Fanning flames into a frenzy.
Good or bad, the elements have and will always be our savior and our trial in this thing we call life.
This healing is for Kasandra
For you are filled with sorrow and pain of loss…
I call for power and strength to harness this healing
Come forward elements of the Pentagram
For each of you need attention and care.
I speak to the Earth and Mother Goddess,
Man is destroying the world with its greed and neglect.
I plea for a healing to renew the great Earth
For its wounds and scars, from mining and development
Crisscross the land and it screams out in pain.
Earth, you shake in your pain, tremors that turn into quakes.
Trying to shout out its need for surcease.
Let it be so, Mother, Earth heal your wounds.
Remind man the Earth is only on loan
And that we must take care or our children.
Will inherit nothing but a dead planet.
I ask for renewal and that it harm none.
As I have spoken, let it be done.
I speak to the Water and Mother Goddess,
Our animals die for our waters have fouled
From careless neglect and horrid pollution.
Our babes are born wrong and mothers weep.
The fish and herds decline every week.
The crops are failing and people starve.
Renew the water, I know it will be hard.,
Filter your precious water and make a stand
Calm your rage and give man a chance.
I can’t promise perfection, but the will to try.
Because if we do nothing, everything will die.
If it harms no one, let this be so
As I have asked, please don’t say no
As above, so below
I speak to the Air and Mother Goddess,
Element of Air you are enraged and I understand why,
They have insulted you with smoke and exhaust fumes.
The ozone has thinned, the air warms & the ice melts.
Although it is the circle of life, it is still felt.
Let your zephyr’s blow away strife.
Calm your storms and let there be peace
So with the Mothers help our covenant we’ll keep.
And it harm none and no tears to weep
As I have spoken, so let it be.
I speak to Fire and Mother Goddess,
Incendio you destroy forest and fields
But you allow renewal as the land heals.
And with each fire, you cleanse and purify.
Great flame of the World I ask you
To help heal the land that you do guard.
Calm your volcanoes and the internal fires.
With you, the circle of life will continue.
And it harm none, so mote it be!