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Bluemanticore
12-12-2003, 04:14
If you had to pick 4 stones to represent the 4 elements, what would you choose? What one stone would you choose to represent earth? What stone for water? Air? Fire?

I tend to pick the traditional ones. Emerald for earth, Sapphire for water, Diamond for air, and Ruby for fire. I'm curious what other people choose. Do you go traditional or pick other stones? If so, why do you pick the ones you do?

I thought this would be an interesting topic for conversation.

Blessed be,
BlueManticore

Mystic Zyl
12-12-2003, 05:22
Earth-Onyx

Air-Amethyst

Water-Moon Stone

Fire-an igneous rock, harden lava

lunalafey
12-12-2003, 05:30
oooOH- fun thread.......hmmm.....gotta think on that one,
let's see- I could say Quartz Crystals for fire, rub two of them together and they glow, strike two of them together and they will spark, yet so does Flint...
Earth, oh boy-
Water- I'm gonna go with Jade on this one, my reasons- on the California coast there is a creek that leads to the ocean, the creek runs fast all winter and in the spring you can go down to the beach and find all sorts of jade. Large, small, dark, light- some have been naturally tumbled by the shores waves.
Air- hmm.....

I'm going to have to think on Earth and Air.....
I'm considering Pyrite for Earth- but don't really have a reason

Armande
12-12-2003, 08:27
Fun thread!

Hematite for earth, because it is such a grounding stone
Clear Crystal for air, for the way it clears spaces and makes it airy
Carnelian for fire, because it always reminds me of warming yourself by a campfire
Pearl for water because that is where it comes from!

:)

poivre
12-12-2003, 10:25
Fire- Ruby , Amber or Garnet

Air- Amethyst

Water- moonstone

Earth- Emerald

lunalafey
12-12-2003, 20:31
AMBER!...that's what I choose for Earth.....I'm a capi and LOVE the Trees.....so much so I have to live under some of the oldest and tallest in the world:D....I love trees!......lol....i just thought, my dad was a bug doctor too...lol

Mystic Zyl said
Fire-an igneous rock, harden lava
that could be Obsidian....you made me think that this could be an Earth stone as well....but I'm sticking with Amber.
I could go with the Air/Swords thing and go with Obsidian because it was made into blades

Belladonna
12-12-2003, 21:41
I use quartz for air, opal for fire, beach glass for water (I know, I'm kind of cheating here!) and obsidian or jet for earth.

Bluemanticore
17-12-2003, 02:37
Cool ideas. What about for the fifth element of Akash, or spirit? I usually use amber or jet. What about you?

poivre
17-12-2003, 03:33
I use Clear Quartz.

Belladonna
18-12-2003, 05:46
Crystal ball. (as opposed to a quartz "wand" for air.)

Jewel-ry
18-12-2003, 16:42
Earth - bloodstone
Fire - carnelian
Air - Amethyst
Water - moonstone

I also liked lunas idea of pyrite for Earth, because its so natural and so beautiful. Good idea luna!

j :)

Siwan
20-12-2003, 04:24
I would use:

Water - Rose Quartz
Air - Amethyst
Earth - Onyx
Fire - Amber

Pollux
21-12-2003, 07:00
It would actually depend on the purpose - whether it be a ritual, a spell and so on...
I generally use Purple, Orange, Dark Blue and Black for Air, Fire, Water and Earth Candles.
My choice of stones would most probably be: Amethyst, Carnelian, Aquamarine, Labradorite.
In Spring/Summer times, I go with Azure, Red, Green and Black, so my picks would be Fluorite, Diasper, Jade, Salt.

Shade
03-01-2004, 09:26
I have a set of four stone I use to represent the elements in meditation and when I do outdoor rituals and don't want to use candles.

Air - Mottled Jasper

Fire - Carnelain

Water - Beryl

Earth - Malachite

I chose these stones based on their place in the elemental tables in Cunningham's book and their color. So far they've worked well.