Elemental magic refers to the magic of the elements of nature: earth, air, fire, and water.
Earth energy is on the feminine side of the spectrum. You can think of Mother Earth and the Goddesses within your ancestral history (whether that is Yemaya or Ave Maria). It is associated with the North, so have your altar facing this direction when engaging in earth magic. The pentagram is a symbol for it, and it is the pentacles suit in the tarot.
Earth magic is often about luck and prosperity, and is associated with the color green along with other dark “earthy” colors. Salt is a common ingredient in Earth magic. Winter is the best time to do Earth magic.
Air energy is on the masculine side of the spectrum. It is associated with the East so have your altar facing this direction when engaging in air magic.
Wands are symbols of air, and air is associated with the wands/staffs suit of the tarot.
Air is represented by the color yellow, and the Spring season is the best time for air magic.
Citrine, Incense and smudge sticks are common ingredients of Air magic which often have to do with purification and healing.
Fire is on the masculine side of the spectrum and is the element associated with the Godhead aspect of the divine.
It is associated with the South and Summer, so have your altar facing south when engaging in fire magic. Daggers are common symbols for fire, and it is the swords suit of the tarot.
The most common tools for fire magic are candles, cinnamon and allspice, but there are many other types of burning rituals and spells, too.
Fire is red and gold, this makes red jasper, bloodstone, tiger’s eye, and rubies all good gems for fire magic. Fire magic often involves love, passion, creativity, power, and strength.
Water is on the feminine side of the spectrum. Its direction is West and colors are blue and green, so have your altar facing this direction when engaging in water magic.
Bowls, chalices, and cauldrons are common tools and symbols for the element. It is the cups suit of the tarot. Water magic is often for purification, dreams, peace, and divination.
Water is the main ingredient in water magic and works best in Autumn.
Water lily, aloe, Aquamarine, opal, and amethyst are items used for the water magic.