You cannot learn to swim by sitting on the side of the pool watching others cavort in the water; you have to take the plunge and learn to float.-Karen Armstrong
The elements are our connection to Mother Earth. All living things are made up of earth, air, fire and water. When we connect to the elemental energies around us, we live in flow and solidify our connection to Source.
The element of water symbolises our dreams, unconscious, intuition, purification and healing. Water is represented in the west, like a sunset over the ocean. It represents the end of a cycle when we cleanse away with the old, in preparation for new beginnings.
Water reminds us that everything is in motion, fluid and shapeless. When conflict arises, “Be like water”, as Bruce Lee said.
Call upon the element of water and water archetypes when you need cleansing, healing and maternal energy. Water gives you the power to learn from emotional experiences.
Featured in Water
I am cleansed of all low vibes. I listen to my intuition and feel my emotions.
Too Much Water
You can be fearful and lack the confidence to shine your light. Take baby steps to share your art with the world.
Too Little Water
You may need to work on being more compassionate and intuitive. Put yourself in the shoes of others to really feel their feelings.
If you need more water energy…
- Take a therapeutic bath
- Eat seafood, algae and water-rich fruits and vegetables
- Drink herbal tea and more water
- Go to the beach
- Participate in special interest groups and retreats
- Take a yin yoga or tai chi class
- Slow belly dance (Taksim)
- Call upon one of the water spirit animals
- Invoke one of the water goddesses
Water Season = Autumn
- Apple blossom
- Lemon balm