June 9, 2021
In week three of the Tarot Adventure course @melissa_healing_tarot, we delved into the element of fire 🜂 🔥.
The fire element correlates with the suit of wands in the tarot. As items representing fire, I’ve chosen the Ace of Wands card as well as a red candle, one essential oil, a Froebel star in corresponding colors made by my dear cousin ❤️, as well as a few semi-precious stones.
Besides carnelian and citrine, you often find red jasper associated with the fire element. Some associate it with earth. I feel red jasper has fire as well as earth properties to it. It is energizing (fire) but in a steady, calming way (earth). Red jasper is one of my all-time favorite stones.
Essential oils related to the element of fire are, e.g., clove, cinnamon, ginger, basil, and pepper. These have a stimulating effect on the mind and body. The colors associated with fire are red 🟥, yellow 🟨, and orange 🟧.
The element of fire is masculine (yang) energy. The corresponding astrological signs are Aries ♈ (cardinal fire), Leo ♌ (fixed fire), and Sagittarius ♐ (mutable fire). The triplicity lords of the fire element are Sun (day), Jupiter (night), and Saturn (participating).
The element of fire is about the will, inspiration, creativity, passion, and intuition. Yellow bile and the choleric temperament are associated with fire.
I’ve seen different associations of astrological signs, directions, and seasons with the four classical elements and the suits of the tarot. Using the cardinal signs as the foundation for further correspondences makes the most sense to me at the moment. This means I associate fire with Aries, Wands, Spring, and East.
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I am very interested in the origins of astrology – please tell me where to start. Michael
Thanks for your comment! The oldest written documents about astrology are from the Old Babylonian period (2000-1600 BCE).
There are two books in English I recommend looking into. The first is 𝘈 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺: 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘣𝘺𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘈𝘨𝘦 by James Herschel Holden, American Federation of Astrologers, 2nd edition, 2006. The second book is called 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘦 by Chris Brennan, Amor Fati Publications, 2017.
I assume you also speak German. You might want to look into Rafael Gil Brand’s 𝘓𝘦𝘩𝘳𝘣𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘬𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘈𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘦, Chiron Verlag, 2000. You can also check out the first article I published here on my blog in 2018, which is about the history of astrology: https://livingincycles.blog/2018/05/26/geschichte-der-astrologie/.
These few suggestions should help you get started. I hope you enjoy reading and learning.
Alles Gute! ✨