Crystals and the Elements

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Crystals and the Elements

Since ancient  times both eastern and western cultures have used and developed the idea of elements. These ideas were said to relate to and explain some of the mysteries of nature. The western version was conceived by the ancient Greeks and refined by philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle.

While the eastern equivalent had 5 elements, the Greek had 4 elements, air, fire, water and earth. These four elements not only described the physical world but also the personalities and characteristics of human nature too, and of course these also relate to our crystalline family. 

It’s not always easy to identify crystals by their elements , not only are Crystals formed by the elements . For instance obsidian is formed by fire and relates to the base chakra. But can also relate to a particular element by their energetic metaphysical nature, colour and crystalline structure . For example crystals from the cubic crystal system relate the earth element which coincidently is represented by a cube or square!


So What are the elements let’s have a look at each one



Earth is the principle element of our body. It is the realm of prosperity, abundance, and growth. Earth represented the solid ground we walk on as well as physical and sensual aspects of life.

Using crystals and stones of the Earth element is great if you want to:

  • ground your energy,
  • center and stabilize your energy,
  • protect your energy field,
  • attract money,
  • gain strength,
  • attract success,
  • improve fertility,
  • grow plants, etc.
Colour: brown, green, black
Chakra : base & heart
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Tarot: Pentacles

Sacred Geometry : Cube
Motive: To Keep Silent
Direction: North
Time: Midnight 
Season: Winter
Sense: Touch 

Concepts: Body, Strength, Stillness, Endurance, Mystery, Power, Healing, Skill, Touch
Planet: Saturn

Some of the crystals and stones that belong to this element are:

Agate, Moss Agate, Calcite, Diamond, Emerald, Jasper, Jet, Malachite, Onyx, Black Tourmaline. 



Water is the basis of all life. It has cleansing and healing properties. Water is also the fundamental force behind our emotions, including love and friendship.

Water flowing and moving all the time in rivers, lakes and seas implied the emotions and feelings of man.

Using crystals and stones of the Water element is great if you want to:

  • induce healing,
  • make peace with somebody,
  • make new friends,
  • perform purification,
  • induce peace,
  • expand universal love,
  • induce lucid dreams,
  • practice divination,
  • increase intuition.

Sacred Geometry: Icosahedron- 20 sided
Motive: To Dare
Tarot Suit: Cups
Relates to: Emotions
Relates to: Love, Relationships, Friendships,
Direction: West
Time: Dusk
Season: Autumn
Colours: Blues, Sense: Taste
Concepts: Emotions, Dreams, Intuition, Death/Rebirth, Taste, Primal Chaos, Underworld, Unconscious, Blood, Womb 
Planet: Moon
Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Some of the crystals and stones that belong to the water element are:

Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Celestite, Chrysocolla, Coral, Mother-of-pearl, Lapis lazuli, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Pearl, Blue and Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Selenite, Sodalite.




The air element represents the power of the mind. It brings imagination and inspiration, new ideas and visionary leadership. It is the element of travel and communication. Air was the atmosphere and the breath of life but could also represent intellect, thoughts and inspiration.

Using crystals and stones of the Air element is great if you want to: 

  • enhance your intellectual abilities,
  • develop inspiration,
  • improve memory,
  • improve communication,
  • expand awareness,
  • bring up new possibilities.

Sacred Geometry: Octahedron
Motive: To Know
Tarot Suit: Swords / Daggers
Relates to: The Mind, Intellect, Knowledge
Direction: East
Time: Dawn
Season: Spring
Colours: Yellow & White Sense: Smell
Concepts: Intellect, Knowledge, Clarity, Discrimination, Mind, Speed, Sound, Intuition 
Planet: Mercury
Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Tarot: Swords  

Some of the crystals and stones that belong to this element are:

Aventurine, Opal, Tiger's eye, Mica, Topaz, White Fluorite, Turquoise.




The element of Fire can both create and destroy. In is an active element. Whenever we need a transformation to happen, to destroy the old and make room for the new, this element may be of assistance.

Fire was the sun and heat as well as our passion, zeal and occasionally destructive drive.

Using crystals and stones of the Fire element is great if you want to:

  • increase energy,
  • increase vital power,
  • awakened enthusiasm,
  • protect your aura,
  • fight against psychic attacks,
  • strengthen your will,
  • perform purification.

Sacred Geometry: Tetrahedron
Motive: To Will
Relates to: Creativity, Business, Venture, Passion,
Direction: South
Time: Noon
Season: Summer
Colours: Reds & Oranges, Sense: Sight
Concepts: Energy, Freedom, Success, Drive, Transmutation, Light, Power, Vision
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius  
Tarot: Wands   
Planet: Mars

Some of the crystals and stones that belong to the fire element are:

Amber, Apache Tear, Citrine, Carnelian, Ruby, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Flint, Sardonyx, Red Tourmaline, Sunstone, Spinel, Sulfur.



Akasha or Ether is the fifth element. It is the binding power that keeps together all the other elements. It contains the past, present and future collective experiences of mankind. Using crystals and stones of the Akasha element is great if you want to:

  • perform rituals and sacraments,
  • unlock past life memories,
  • improve your meditation,
  • increase your spiritual powers.

Sacred Geometry: Dodecahedron, 12 sided Merkaba Star.
Motive: To Go, To Journey,
Tarot Card: “The Fool”, through the Complete Major Arcana
Shamanic Direction: Central (Within/Without)
Time: All Time, timeless
Season: All Seasons, All Movement, Perpetual Motion
Colours: White, White Gold, Purple, Violet
Concepts: Divine Will, Harmony, Evolution, Life Force, Transcendence, Sixth Sense, Transformation Continue to Spirit
Planet: Sun.

Some of the crystals and stones that belong to the Akasha element are:

Apophyllite, Danburite, Fossils, Phenakite, Clear Quartz.



How do we use the elemental crystals ?

The elements and crystal correspondences can be used for anything from crystal meridian balance and healing, wiccan practises to simple altars and crystal grids.

  • Rebalancing earth meridians not only by using matching crystal energies but also by burying crystals in the ground to rebalance and direct energy.
  • By simply place certain crystals on the meridians on the body, we can mimic the effect of acupuncture needles. Feng Shui, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong, and Acupuncture. Are all modalities which work to create a balancing of the 5 Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal) within the body and create a healthy Qi (Chi) flow throughout the meridians.
  • Cleansing your crystals with each of the elements.
  • Ether - under the nights sky
  • earth literally buried within the soil or bury in salt
  • water- oceans,  rivers or rain
  • air- smudge, ring a bell or tings ha for sound vibrations
  • Fire - candle light, fireplace or under the pranic energy of the sun
  • educate yourself in the destructive and constructive cycles of the elements in order to address balance and rebalance of energies within healing.

If you are wishing a deeper connection to your crystals and how you can make them effectively work for you . This information will give you a brief guide into the hidden path you can take with your stones.

crystal blessings 









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