Fire in its most pure form is the sun, the life-giving energy of the heat and light, without which everything would die. The sun has been personified by many gods including Ra and Helios. Other Gods associated with sun include Apollo, Isis, and Sekhmet.
In Wicca and Witchcraft the Wand is a tool associated with Fire, a masculine, phallic, fertilising enegy. The traditional colour is red, orange will do as well. In the Southern Hemisphere we often see North as the position of Fire, as that is the way in which the sun “moves”.
Sunday (The Sun) and Tuesday (Mars) are two fiery days of the week.
Fire is action, willpower, success, strength, power, enlightenment. It is also death and rebirth as captured by the myth of the phoenix.
“You must walk through my flames to know true bliss”
-Kelliana Kali Ma
Fire is an element of transmutation and the power of that transformative change. Spells which utilise fire include banishing negativity, destroying bad habits and burning away negative thoughts. Petition spells make use of fire to burn away negativity by burning a piece of paper or representation of negativity. Spells which utilise candles may use a similar method or as the candle burns the spell is fulfilled. When a spell using fire to banish is cast any leftovers and ash should be buried/disposed of off-property.
Another effective way in which Fire transforms one form of energy to the spirit world is spirit money that is burned in China for the ancestors. A similar principle can be applied by writing a letter to the deceased and burning it.
Fire signs include Leo, Sagittarius and Aries. The elemental that rules over fire is the salamander.
Fire like all of the elements has both destructive and creative possibilities, which is important to understand the healing nature of fire, such as Veld fires and fires that ravish forests. Fire purifies.
Fire is warmth, heat, passion, light, creativity. Fire is the part of us that is impulsive and that free-abandon that we so hope and wish for. Fire is also representative of truth and knowledge and as Hekate’s torch it guides the way.
Draw on the energy of fire when you need qualities of courage, independence, and swift action.
3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Dragon’s blood
1 part Red Sandalwood
1 pinch Saffron
a few drops musk oil
“Smolder for summoning the powers and beings of Fire, and also for success, strength, protection, health, passion, and other similar goals” He suggests substituting Orange peel for Saffron.
-Scott Cunningham The complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews
*Posted as part of the 44 Days of Witchery Blog challenge- Day 17 & 19 Fire Element and picture of fire.
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