Earth - The Sustainer

moss on a fallen tree in a forest

The Element of Earth

tending. feeding. healing. growth. movement. dance.


Correspondences

Season

Spring (Vernal Equinox through around 4 May)

Lunar Cycle

First Quarter Moon

Complimentary Elements

Cosmos, Air

Direction

Below

Number

4

Shape

square

Landscape

soil, forest

Plants

most herbaceous plants, moss

Creatures

most crawling insects and herbivorous mammals, especially Deer

Human Body

muscle, movement

Human Tools

mortar and pestle, garden, apothecary

Colors

green, brown

Archetype

The Sustainer

Epithets

Grower, Youth, The Muse of Dance and Movement

Celebration, Ritual, & Retreat

for growth, movement and strength

Offerings

soil, compost, leaves, shoots

Greek Deities & Nature Spirits

Artemis, Dionysos, Maenads, Dryads


In the Materia Mythica

the elementsekstasy vine