⛰ Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Of the Element Earth

Merry meet and merry greet to all!

Thank you once again to those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Of the Element Fire :fire:

After letting our magick burn brightly in fiery ways, the element challenges continue by digging in deep.

The theme for this week’s challenge is…

:mountain: :shamrock: Of the Element Earth :shell: :earth_americas:

The elements can be discovered in just about every aspect of our lives. After exploring water and air , and fire- we are becoming grounded in the element beneath our feet.

By examining and incorporating the steady and foundational qualities of earth, we can enhance our magick in earthen ways :raised_hands:

This week’s challenge is all exploring the benefits and uses of the element earth.

Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME! :bellhop_bell:

STEP 1 : Earth Magick :mountain: :

A quick note:

Different practices may define what constitutes as “Earth” in different ways. Some may use this category very broadly, while others may separate into “Wood”, “Metal”, “Life” or other elemental categories.

For this challenge, you are invited to explore what the Earth element means to you and your unique practice! :raised_hands:

There are so many possible ways to use the qualities of earth in your magick. Here are just a few suggestions to help get you started:

:mount_fuji: Learn about the qualities of earth

The Spells8 Earth Elemental page is a great place find your footing with this element:

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:earth_africa: Practicing with the Earth

Green magick and practicing in harmony with nature are wonderful ways to draw on this element. Here are few paths to consider exploring:

:moneybag: Money Magick

Earth is the element of abundance and wealth- a great force to draw on to invite financial success!

:open_book: Find earth correspondences

Crystals :gem: , horoscopes :capricorn: , animals :bird:, and herbs :herb: are just a few of the things that can be tied to elements. Consider looking into your favorite tools to find which things draw on the energy of earth.

:raised_hands: Working with earth

Here are some additional earth-based spells and rituals you might consider:

:handshake: … And more!

Feel free to let your creativity take root with this challenge :grin::green_heart:


STEP 3 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!

Please share:

  • Your experience learning about or using the qualities of earth in your magickal practice

For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.

If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you! :bowing_woman:


:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

2021-02-16T06:00:00Z CET (Central European Time Zone)

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and the a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.

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A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.

For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:

Strong and steady, Earth is a solid foundation or an unmovable blockade- will you use its power to sprout and grow, or feel the catastrophic force of a landslide?

Blessed be! :green_heart: :mountain:

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I can’t wait to start this one. I am enjoying learning about the different elements of the zodiac and how they work with each other. I’m happy to join in this one too!

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I have a black thumb so I think I’ll do something with crystals this week. Looks like it’s going to be another great challenge, thank you @TheTravelWitch!

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I have no clue what I’m going to do for this challenge…I don’t want to repeat myself and repot some more plants (even though I have a habanero plant that needs repotting) but I guess I can figure something out!

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I am looking forward to this challenge. SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT! :heart_eyes:
It will take me some time to pull it together.

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I’m very excited

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This is a great time for me to make my first oil! :grin:

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Not sure yet what I am going to do :thinking: but I guess I will figure something out!!

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This appeals to me in a certain way. I’m excited to learn about Earth Magick. You can count me in on this one. I’m going to learn something good in this. :slight_smile:

Thank you @TheTravelWitch !

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Oh this is perfect! I have this little plant that needs to be re-planted because she has grown out of the little cup I began her with. I’ve kept her on my mini altar, for the last couple of months as my earth symbol. I started her as just a wee little sprout and now she is is 5 stems of leaves.
So I think I will re-house her to a big pot and do a meditation on some of the personal growth I have been going through as well.
By the way my little plants name is Bernice…lol. I have a Greenly and a Stella as well, my fern outside is Lagatha.
Blessed Be All,

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Wonderful- enjoy your continued explorations of the Zodiac and their elements, @Krissie117! :grin:

Crystals is a great way to draw on properties of the earth- minerals and ores as well! Looking forward to seeing your creativity come to life as always, @Kasie :raised_hands:

Hahaha working with plants is a fantastic way to connect with earth- replant that habanero, @MeganB! :hot_pepper: :laughing: There’s something so fulfilling about working with the soil and plants- it’s a great activity!

Hooray- you always have wonderful ideas! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do for this challenge, @Berta! :green_heart:

Glad to hear that, @AliceInWonderdab - enjoy the challenge! :blush:

Your first oil is very exciting, @Stephanie89! Wishing you good luck- do you have a recipe in mind that you want to try? :test_tube: :grin:

You have a creative soul, @NickWick- I’m looking forward to seeing what you will come up with! :relaxed:

You are very welcome, @colin :heart: Have fun exploring earth magick!

The timing is perfect indeed, @Tamera- may your altar plant and earth symbol find a lovely new home in a new pot! :seedling: Good luck to you and Bernice. I think Greenly, Stella, and Lagatha may get jealous and want new pots to call home as well! :laughing: :+1:

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This oughta be fun bc. Earth is my element. I have to prepare and figure out what I’ll be going.

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Fire Element is a great for quick results but they don’t last. Fall asleep by a roaring camp fire, you wake up from the chill because the wood was all consumed.
Earth Element on the other hand; is slow but long lasting. Bottle spells are just such spells. There’s all kinds of them for various intents. Cord magick is another. You can burn the cord for fast results or bury it for long lasting effects.
Earth is great for grounding. I use the tree method. I place both hands on the tree and let the excess or negative energy run into the tree, down into the ground, then back up through my feet in a cycle until the energy level is back to normal. Some people I know prefer to get down on the ground on all fours.
Grounding is important. I find that after some rituals I am so full of excess energy I get muscle cramps in my shoulders and neck.
When I use meditation for a ritual rather than actually physically doing it I conjur up animals to represent the elements. The Eagle for Air, the Wolf for Fire, the Salmon for Water, and the Bear for Earth.
That’s pretty much my take on it. Looking forward to learning more from you guys.

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EARTH CORRESPONDENCES

Earth Spirit: Dwarfs, Gnomes, (Brownies, Dryads, Elves, Fairies, Pixies)
Gender: Feminine, Yin
Numbers: 4, 6, 8
Direction: East (North)
Season: Spring (Winter)
Day: Saturday
Hour: Sunrise (Midnight)
Celebrations: Earth Day, Hunting of the Wren, Yule
Life Stage: Birth, Infancy, Childhood
Tools; Cords, Crystals, Horn, Pentacle, Scourge, Shield
Runes: Is, Tyr, Ur
Ogham: Ioho
Colors: Black Brown, Green, (White)
Planet: Earth, Saturn, (Venus)
Chakra: Root
Zodiac: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Tarot: Pentacles
Trees: Ash, Blackthorn, Cedar, Cypress, Elder, Elm, Holly, Juniper, Locust, Magnolia, Maple, Oak, Olive, Pine, Pomegranate, Rowan, Spruce, Witch Hazel
Herbs: Comfrey, Fern, Honeysuckle, Ivy, Jasmine, Mugwort, Primrose, Sage, Vervain
Alchemy: Salt
Taxonomy Stones
Crystals: Aventurine, Jet, Moss Agate, Onyx, Peridot
Metals: (Aluminium), (Iron), Lead, Mercury, (Pewter)
Sea: Coral
Angels: Gabriel, Auriel
Goddesses: Anat, Ariadne, Artemis, Ssherah, Bertha, Ceres, Demeter, Gaia, Kore, Nephthys, Persephone, Rhea, Rhiannon
Gods: Adonis, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Geb, Green Man, Khnum, Marduk, Mimir, Pan, Prometheus, Vishnu
Animals: Antelope, Armadillo, Badger, Bear, Boar, Buffalo/Bison, Cattle, Deer, Dog, Elephant, Goat, Groundhog, Hippopotamus, Jaguar, Mole, Otter, Pig, Prairie Dog, Wolverine
Birds: Blue Jay, Chicken, Crow, Goose, Sparrow, Swan, Turkey, Woodpecker
Insect: Dragon Fly
Principle: To be silent
Sense: Touch
Issues, Intentions, and Powers: acceptance, agriculture, anxiety, Balance, Beginnings, Business, Comfort, Communication, Consecrate/ Bless, Consciousness, Creativity, Cycles, Death, Endurance, Energy, Family Fertility, Gentleness, Grounding, , Growth, Healing, Hexes, Home, Justice, Life, Dragon Magic, Manifestation, Money, Nurture, The otherworld/underworld, Patience, Peace, Pregnancy/childbirth, Prosperity, Protection, Purpose, Rebirth, Renewal, Relationships, Senses (smell and touch), Sensuality, Sex/sexuality, Sprits, Stability, Strength, Success, Support, Travel, Warmth, Wealth, Weather, Well-being, Willpower, Wisdom.

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EARTH
I am a taurus. I love crystals and stones and have collected them as long as I had pockets. Being in my garden I can completely zone out, lose track of time. In the house I admit to being lazy and am content to snooze in a chair by a sunny window, but if I am outside in my garden I am energized. I am addicted to planting, growing plants, watching flowers form, and fruit ripen.

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@berta thank you so much for this information :hugs:

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I found some information about the Earth signs, Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn. My oldest son is a Taurus and my birth mother is a Capricorn. I am a Scorpio :sun_with_face: , Virgo :full_moon:, and Capricorn :arrow_up: . My oldest son is a Taurus and we get along alright. So learning the Earth Elements and how they relate to my birth chart has been fun too. I printed a copy of my birth chart & I want to do a relationship chart for me & my significant other, I think it would be fun.

I used this information that I found this morning Earth Signs

Earth signs are known as The Legends and for being, “Those graced by an Earth sign in their horoscope are practical, grounded and dependable. These folks don’t take big risks; rather, they much prefer a sure thing.”

“The element of Earth also confers a sense of duty, responsibility and reliability to those in its sphere. These are the people you can count on to be there when you need them.” I have found this to be true of myself & I have the earth signs pretty prevalent in my chart and with people that I know with these signs. I do know a Taurus that says one thing but the opposite is true. Our friendship faded because they just were absent. But the other thing about the Earth signs is that, “Those influenced by this element feel best once they have accumulated a goodly number of worldly possessions. The risk inherent in this, however, is that these individuals may become greedy and far too materialistic.” I am not this person… I’m happy with the simple things & I don’t need material things to show my worth or anything else.

I hope everyone enjoys learning about the Earth Signs as much as I did!

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This information is so true, I am a Capricorn and I cant help to say that this information about the Earth signs is on point.

I definitely learn while reading this, thank you!

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Oh you’re so welcome. I have Capricorn Rising & I’m going to find out more about what that means in my chart when I get it out again. I’m happy that the information helped you learn more. Happy Belated Birthday too @NickWick

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@krissie117 Thanks hun! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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