Astrology Beginners

How to Use Your Zodiac Element to Enhance Your Magick

I didn’t realize how powerful it would be to use my zodiac element…until I used it. Everyone has a zodiac sign (actually 3 but we’ll get into that later) and one of the four elements is linked to that sign. This means that YOU are linked to that element, so why not use this knowledge to your magical advantage? Why not incorporate that specific element’s energy into your spells, rituals and daily practices?

Your Sun Sign and Main Element

Your sun sign is your “main” zodiac sign. It’s the one everyone refers to in horoscopes, online, etc. This is in which house the sun was positioned during your birth. It’s also sometimes called your star sign. It also represents your personality and traits that stay the same through your life. Each zodiac sign also has one of the 4 elements its associated with. For instance, my sun sign is Sagittarius and the element associated is fire. Here’s a rundown so you can find yours:

Zodiac Sign & Associated Element

  • Capricorn: Earth
  • Aquarius: Air
  • Pisces: Water
  • Aries: Fire
  • Taurus: Earth
  • Gemini: Air
  • Cancer: Water
  • Leo: Fire
  • Virgo: Earth
  • Libra: Air
  • Scorpio: Water
  • Sagittarius: Fire

Your Moon & Rising Signs

In addition to your sun sign, you also have a moon and rising sign. Your moon sign explains how you express and experience your emotions. Your rising sign is the person you show the world (not necessarily who you truly are, keep in mind). I recommend using your sun and moon signs’ elements in your magick over your rising sign. You can google how to find your moon and rising signs, if you’re curious.

How to Incorporate Your Zodiac Elements Into Your Magick

Think about how your zodiac elements can be used in your magick. If you’re a Pisces sun sign and Capricorn moon sign, think of how you can use more water and earth in your magick. How about taking a ritual bath and adding herbs? That’s using both water and earth. In addition to focusing on elemental magick in your spells, select herbs, tools, and stones that are linked to your element. Here’s some more ideas on how to use your zodiac element to enhance your magick:

  • Fire Element (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): candle spells, bonfires, sunbathing, making sun water, charging tools with sunlight, focusing on herbs associated with fire, using stones and crystals linked to fire, self healing, helping others find their passions, banishing ghosts and negative energy, solar plexus chakra balancing, wear fire colors, eat foods associated with fire, kitchen witchery, alchemy
  • Air Element (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra): wind spells, aeromancy (cloud scrying), bubbles, smoke scrying, smudging, incense crafting and burning, hiking in the mountains, feather magick and signs, connecting with birds and winged creatures, wear air colors, eat foods associated with air, artwork like painting, music and writing, high chakra balancing
  • Water Element (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio): ritual baths, cleansing with holy water, brewing teas, ocean and sea witchery, crafting moon waters, working with mermaids and water spirits, floating spells downstream, focusing on dreaming, intuition and developing psychic abilities, use seashells and coral in your craft, wear water colors, eat water-related foods, etc.
  • Earth Element (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo): crystal and stone magick, tree and plant magick, medicinal herbalism, magical gardening, collecting and using dirts and sand in your craft, animal connection, working with fae and earth spirits, root chakra focus, creativity, motherhood, wear earth colors, eat earthy foods, etc.

What if You’re Already Doing These Things?

If you already tend to focus heavily on one element in your magick, perhaps it’s time to mix things up and choose another element. Maybe you rely heavily on fire magick and you’re an Aries sun sign. But your moon sign is Libra which is air. Try focusing on air elemental spells and rituals, adding air foods and colors to your every day life. Take note of the difference it makes in your life and magick.

The 4 Elements And Us

The four elements effect every aspect of our lives. In fact, the four elements are a part of us – a part of our physical make-up! If you’re a fire sign, have you noticed anything particularly fiery about your body? For example, when you get sick, you may experience hot inflammation that needs to be cooled or moistened to ease the pain or illness. For water signs, do you get respiratory illnesses with lots of mucus? This is an imbalance of water in your body. In addition to illnesses/infections, the four elements make up our bodies – fever and passion? Fire element. Womb and blood? Water element. Lungs = air. Bones are earth. The more you study and connect with the elements, the more you’ll see their presence in everything you do. And the more you’ll know how to utilize their energies to fuel your spells, rituals and healing!

How to Cast Powerful Magick Using Your Zodiac Element!

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  1. Keira

    April 10, 2020 at 6:27 am

    What if your sun = air, moon = water, rising = fire;
    But, overall dominating element in the whole chart is earth?

    1. admin

      April 10, 2020 at 11:47 am

      Start with your sun sign, then go to the moon sign then rising. Then earth. Try them all!

  2. Kay

    October 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I have been studying tarot cards. My sun sign is Aquarius. I was born January 24 1956 but back then they never put a time. I have been having a hard time to find my other two signs. Any ideas?

    1. admin

      October 29, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Kay – There’s no time on your birth certificate?

    2. Elli Kaye

      October 30, 2019 at 2:49 am

      Do you know if you were born in the morning or at night? perhaps miday?

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