Fire is associated with the energy of life and in many traditions is considered the mouth of the Gods as it is used to deliver offerings. Fire is the soul, the driving force, it is energy! Fire is the passion behind creation, the obsession behind destruction. The necessary destructive force that brings about new life. Fire is creative and destructive, desirable and dangerous, necessary and threatening.

Fire in Ritual

Traditional Wicca hails Fire from the South, although it can be called from any direction one feels it connected to, usually the direction of the Sun. If you live in the Southern hemisphere, you may want to call Fire from the North since the equator, and warmest part of the planet is North of you. Fire is sympathetically related to candles and blades or wands depending on your tradition. These items are often use to represent fire in rituals and on altars.

In Ceremonial Magick corresponds fire to the wand or rod.

Literal fires, in the form of bonfires, candles, braziers, etc. are used in ritual to activate a spell and to send offerings or messages to the Gods via burning.

Fire for Magick

The element of fire can be utilized in spells related to energy, sexuality, passions, love, authority, transformation, purification, healing of the blood and head, destruction, will, creativity, ingenuity, innovation, invention, enthusiasm, the family and hearth, kitchen witchery, protection, courage, strength, physical exercise, self-knowledge, loyalty, vision, illumination, power.

Fire is used ceremonially to activate oils and incense and to release intent through burning as well as to present offerings to the Gods.

Elemental Correspondences of Fire

Fire is active, warm, dry, bright and masculine. It can be represented on the altar with a candle or a fire bowl or a blade.

Season Summer
Day Sunday
Moon Phase Waxing
Time Noon
Archangel Micheal
Chakra Solar Plexus
Incense cinnamon, Frankincense, dragon's blood
Sabbats Beltane, Samhain, Midsummer, Lughnassadhe
Zodiac Signs Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Animals lion, dragon, salamander, snakes, coyote, fox, mantids, scorpion, phoenix, ram, squirrel
Alchemical Symbol Triangle with the point up
Symbolic Posture Standing straight forming a triangle over the head with arms
Major Arcana Tarot Card Judgment(XX)
Minor Arcana Suit Wands
Planets Mars, Sun, Pluto
Elemental Spirits Salamanders, Sprites, Djinn
Part of the Body Head
Colors White, Red, Orange, Gold, Scarlet, Crimson, Fuchsia, Maroon
Symbols Flame, Sun, Stars, Volcanoes, Lightening bolt, Double-headed Axe (Labrys)
Gods Vulcan, Ra, Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Atar, Chu-Jung, Mars, Aten
Goddesses Brigit, Freya, Hestia, Pele, Vesta, Durga, Elena, Aetna, Yansa, Themis
Magickal Tools Fire, Wand, Lamp, athame, Candles, Dagger, Burned Herbs, Requests on Paper

Fire Minerals

Minerals related to the element of fire are often protective in Nature. They are usually bright and reflective and may be red, orange or yellow in color. Those metals used in forging are sometimes said to correspond with fire, especially if they have been through the forging process. Volcanic stones also tend to be associated with the element of fire.

Gemstones Red Jasper, Bloodstone, Garnet, ruby, Quartz Crystals, Carnelian, Tiger's Eye, Rhodochrosite, Agate, Fire Opal, Lava or any volcanic stone such as obsidian or pumace

Metals Gold, Nickle, steel, Brass

Fire Herbs

Herbs that correspond with the element of fire tend to cause a warming sensation when smelled, touched, or eaten due to the presence of various chemical constituents or a sensation of pain due to the presence of thorns or spines. They are often protective or anti-inflammatory in nature. Some plants that are traditionally burnt are associated with the element of fire on that basis alone.

nettles, allspice, basil, garlic, hibiscus, juniper, onion (and all alliums), red pepper, red poppy, thistle, almond tree, cacti, chile peppers, cinnamon, mustard, tobacco (nicotiana), most nuts, seeds and pods
Fragrances clove, patchouli, bay, chamomile

Fire in Dreams

In a dream, Fire can be a purifying element; it can relate to anger, to lust, passion or destruction. Its appearance signifies a major change happening.

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