Hi! I’m a Pisces who enjoys long walks on the beach and blah, blah, blah, you’ve heard this before.
Many of us know our astrological sign, and we may even have looked up what that sign represents. But have you ever found out what Element you were born under?
Each Element, as a class, has its own unique characteristics. Read on to discover what your Element says about you, your friends, and family, which Elements play nice with which, and what Gemstones match it!
Fire Elements resonate with passion, will power, manifestation, creation, and leadership. As Fire is said to be the first element created, this is a powerful Element to be born under. Fire Elements contain a strong yang energy, and tend to resonate with the solar plexus chakra. This is excellent class of stone to use when you need to “get ‘er done” or generate some tenacious, fearless leadership! It’s also a stone that tends to invigorate our animal nature, so to speak… (wink, wink!) Be cognizant of combining Fire and Water Elements. Just as we use water to put out a blaze, Fire and Water Elements usually cancel each other out. However, there are some rare exceptions! Larimar, the beautiful pale blue and white stone found only in one tiny spot in the Caribbean off Barahona, is equal parts Fire and Water, as is Blue Topaz, making these particular two excellent stones for promoting balance between yin (Water) and yang (Fire.) Fire stones tend to play extra nice with Air stones. (Think of a door opening into a blazing room. Ka-pow! Air feeds the flames.) Some popular Fire stones are Citrine, Sunstone, Malachite, and Carnelian.
Water Elements resonate with tranquility, calm, love, and enhanced communication. They also help us access our deep, inherent wisdom. As Water is said to be the second Element created, its stones have the same strength of Fire, but its energies are completely opposite. Water stones have a strong yin energy that tends to resonate with the heart and throat chakras. They open us up for love-- both from ourselves and others-- and help us hold space to soothe, release, let go, speak our truth, and uncover our deepest desires. Water reminds us that gentle persistence will find a way through even the most seemingly impermeable of barriers. Many resonate with Water stones because our bodies are made up of 65% salt water, therefore making the ocean sort of like our mother ship calling us home! They tend to play extra nice with Earth elements. Some popular water stones are Aquamarine, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Chrysocolla, and Chrysoprase.
Earth Elements evoke grounding and balance, help dispel anxiety, and reconnect us to nature. These are excellent stones for those who have trouble feeling rooted or suffer from anxiety! They help absorb negative and frenetic energy, leaving us calmer, and more grounded. As Earth is a malleable Element, it contains both yin and yang energies, and tends to compliment Water stones well, though it also plays nice with Fire. Some popular Earth stones are Ruby, Amber, Garnet, Hematite, Jade, Jasper, Pyrite, Green Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, and Smoky Quartz.
Air Elements tend to resonate with our upper order chakras, where we process positivity, creativity, intuition, and accessing our inherent wisdom. This is an excellent class of stone for artists and those wishing to deepen their meditation practice! Similar to Earth Elements, Air is a malleable Element containing both yin and yang energies. When combined with Fire stones, it will "feed the flames", making them a symbiotic combination. Amethyst is one of the most popular Air Elements to start with, as it acts as an “energetic shield,” blocking negative energies so only positive energy remains. (Something to consider adding to your work space if you work in a less than pleasant environment.) Some popular Air stones are Amethyst, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, and Sapphire.
It is important to note: Not all gemstones are born under one Element alone! Many stones contain more than one Element. There’s even a fifth Elemental category of stones called “Storm” which includes stones like Turquoise, Moldavite, Diamond, and Kyanite.
Now that you know your Element, you can learn about your friends’ by using the reference chart below!