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The Wiccan Elements: The Element of Fire

A Wiccan of 25 years, Sage likes to put her background as a writer and teacher to use by helping people learn about this NeoPagan path.

The Element of Fire

The Spiritual Elements often play a role in ritual and magic, and the Wiccan religion is no exception. In some trads of Wicca we see everything as represented by one or more of the five Elements: Air, Earth, Fire, Water and Aether (also known as Spirit, or sometimes Akasha). In the introductory article to this series, I discuss the Elements in general and touch on their relationships. In this installment, we’ll focus on the correspondences of the Element of Fire.

Always remember that correspondences for the Elements can vary from tradition to tradition, religion to religion and person to person. There are usually more similarities than differences, but you should never take a list of Elemental correspondences as scripture. Adapt them as they would make sense to you, in your culture, geographic location, and practices.

Fire Element


Fire Alchemical Symbol


The Element of Fire

The Element of Fire

Gender: Masculine

Charge: Positive

Energy: Active

Qualities: energetic; transformative; purifying

Aspects: passion; will; courage


Positive: action-oriented, courageous, eager, enthusiastic, exciting, impulsive, independent, optimistic, quick, spontaneous, tenacious, vivacious

Negative: angry, abrupt, consuming, domineering, egocentric, excessive, hot-tempered, impatient, overbearing, overwhelming


Aligned With:

Day of the Week: Sunday, Tuesday

Direction: South

Locations: deserts, volcanoes

Sabbats: Beltane, Litha

Time of day: Midday (true noon)

Time of Life: young adulthood

Time of the year: Summer

Wind: Notus

Witch’s Pyramid: To Dare

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Ruling over:

Body parts: genitals, heart, intestines, liver, stomach

Bodily functions: digestion, sex, metabolism, regurgitation, smoking

Colors: red, orange, gold

Incense: cinnamon, dragon’s blood

Instruments: brass instruments

Occupations: alchemists, assassins, athletes, electricians, firefighters, fire dancers, lion tamers, martial artists, nuclear physicists, pyro technicians, smiths, warriors, welders

Sense: sight

King of Swords


Corresponding to:

Herbs: allspice, basil, bloodroot, cactus, carnation, bay, capsicum, cinnamon, clove, cinquefoil, copal, coriander, cumin, curry, dill, dragon’s blood, fennel, flax, frankincense, galangal, ginger, ginseng, High John the Conqueror, holly, hyssop, juniper, lime, marigold, nutmeg, orange, pennyroyal, pomegranate, rosemary, saffron, sunflower, St. John’s wort, tobacco, Venus flytrap

Metals: gold, brass, steel, iron

Minerals: red agates, amber, apache tear, asbestos, bloodstone, carnelian, citrine, quartz, obsidian, onyx, sand, rhodochrosite, tiger‘s eye, tourmaline, zircon

Runes: Fehu, Thurisaz, Kenaz, Nied, Sigel, Dagaz

Tarot: Suit of Wands; all kings; the Emperor; Strength; Temperance; the Tower; the Sun; Judgement

Wiccan tools: wand; staff; candles; any fires

Zodiac: Aries(cardinal); Leo (fixed); Sagittarius (mutable)


Associated With:

Animals: lions, felines, fireflies, glow worms, horses, rams, lizards, fire ants

Elemental Beings: salamanders

Gods: Annu, Ares, Balor, Baldor, Belanos, Frey, Hephaestus, Horus, Loki, Lucifer, Lugh, Marduk, Mars, Ra, Set, Shiva, Sol, Thor, Vulcan

Goddesses: Amerterasu, Amat, Atlanta, Bast, Brigit, Eris, Freya, Hestia, Kali, Lilith, Nemisis, Pele, Selket, Shatki, Sunna, Vesta

Mythical Creatures: chimeras, dragons, phoenix



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