The Element of water is so diverse, I wasn’t aware of it until now. Because of covering this topic in our Facebook group, I have dealt more entensively with this element. The result is this article (sources at the end of the article):
Cancer, scorpio and pisces for the watersigns.
For the element water Cancers, scorpios and pisces are counted. They all have deep emotionality, great empathy and sensitivity in common. The soul can be as deep as the water - its unfathomable depths. Watersigns understand and act intuitively, but they also run the risk.
Retreat and social interaction are important for the zodiac sign of the element water. In addition, watermarks are also culturally and artistically interested. A lack of the element water in the horoscope can be expressed in emotional inhibitions.
The element of water is livable. Water is assigned to the properties cold and damp. Its direction is north. Water stands for life, wisdom, perseverance and constancy. Water can be found in the sign of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Water people are outstanding stable personalities. Their color is turquoise and aqua.
The medicine wheel to Sun Bear
The element water
the 8th stone
The 8th stone of the medicine wheel is dedicated to the element of water. The element water belongs to the frog clan.
The frogs, with their funny looks and wonderful songs, teach us something about joy, humor and communication. You also have other lessons and help for us humans.
The frog clan's stone is the last in the inner seven-stone circle of the medicine wheel. Father Sun, Mother Earth, Grandmother Moon and the four Elements Spirits, by the Creator, help us to build and maintain our home. They also pay attention to us and our relationships and help us grow spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally when we ask and listen to them.
The alga is the plant that is assigned to the element of water. When dealing with the algae, there comes a great respect and reverence for the creation. There are so many types of algae and each one is different. Also, the biological assignment is not so clear for some. Some belong more to the animal kingdom, but also to no one really. Some are up to 65 m long, others are tiny and move in the plankton area. Some algae are used for nutrition. So about 3 million tons per year are harvested for the diet. Other algae are significantly involved in the oxygen production of our atmosphere. As a breeding ground for microorganisms, as an additive to fireproof textiles, as an additive to food and as packaging material.
The algae are rich in life energy.
The totem from the mineral kingdom are pebbles or boulders for the element water. Before a man takes a boulder, one should leave his gaze and come with you to teach you about your connection to the water and your understanding of emotions.
The native Americans worshiped the boulders, the two elements, the elements of the earth and the elements of the water. This can make water medicine more accessible to some people.
Boulders help with healing, cleansing, stabilizing or changing one's life. When working with boulders, you can let go negative patterns, especially the emotional ones. The bristles are most effective when working with their natural environment. These stones are soothing, calming and healing on deep physical and emotional levels. They can produce real, tangible, and unshakeable changes. Boulders are sometimes helpful in problems that come from nonfunctional family systems. They help to dismiss people.
The color that represents the element is teal. It is the color of the ocean on a cloudless summer day. This color is used to cleanse, purify and soothe body, mind and soul. If you surround yourself with this color, healing, happiness and contentment will be encouraged.
I wasn't aware that Yoga and the elements are connected:
The Water Element
Associated with qualities such as flow, softness, and adaptability, the water element is healing, calming, and nourishing for all levels of our being. Recall the peaceful sound of a fountain, a relaxing day by the sea or the rejuvenating rush of a waterfall — water makes us feel better.
It’s not surprising that water is the element associated with the third (or sacral) chakra, which is the seat of our emotions. We not only cultivate fluidity and playfulness, but also softness as well a certain degree of sensitivity as we bring more water into our practice. Our yoga becomes more nurturing and less forceful.
Water is also contained in the pelvis, governing the hips, so the following poses are focused on bringing you into the waters of our low bellies (where the tops of the legs meet the torso). Invite more of the soothing, fluid qualities of the water element into your yoga practice with the following three poses:
1. Cat/Cow Pose
Synchronizing movement with breath to create a continuous and deliberate flow is one of the main ways we play with water on the mat.
Spend some time doing five rounds of Cat/Cow, lengthening and creating flexibility and mobility through the spine. Concentrate on the tilt and tuck of the pelvic bowl as you initiate the movements with your inhales and exhales.
To really feel connected to the element of water in your Cat/Cows, close your eyes and just begin to move the spine in whatever way feels good. Try a few hip circles, side to side movements, and roll your rib cage around as you become more fluid.
2. Bound Angle Pose
A pretty standard pose for the second chakra, Baddha Konasana, or Bound Angle Pose, brings us right into the waters of pelvis, opening the hips and groin, while calming and cooling the mind.
Seated, place the soles of your feet together and knees out to the sides. Strongly press your feet together and focus on rolling your inner thighs forward and down as you hinge forward at the hip creases.
To invite more water into the pose, consciously release and soften your low belly as you deepen your breath.
3. Low Lunge
Low Lunge, or Anjenyasana, drops us into our pelvis, opening the hip flexors and thighs while the strong root of the tailbone down connects us to the earth element and the lift in the core connects us to the fire element.
Make sure that your front foot and back knee are at least hip distance apart.
Deeply bend your front knee, sinking into the pelvis, lengthen your tailbone down to the floor and draw your low belly up away from your front thigh.
Practice with the intention of bringing more water into your body and notice how it softens everything from your body and mind to your personality and ego.
Food of the element water
Too much salt hardens.
The salty taste in its origin has a wonderfully softening effect. It includes everything that smells of the sea, such as sea algae, fish or seafood. Seaweed is used in many Asian countries as a prevention and treatment for cancer. We all consume too much salt, namely with salty sausages and cheese, finished products, mineral water, etc. In excess, salt does not soften but harden. It dries up the body. The body needs the good juices, especially the kidneys (yin). There is a risk that the salt will deprive the bone of the important minerals.
In Asian countries, the problem of osteoporosis (bone decalcification) is still unknown. In these countries, regular consumption of seaweed and avoidance of dairy products ensures that the bones are perfectly cared for with calcium. Sea algae contain many important minerals. The down and inward action of these marine algae causes the body to store these minerals in the bones. The calcium in the milk, on the other hand, deposits on the outside of the bones, possibly causing joint problems. Therefore, in Asian countries, the use of milk and dairy products is avoided as much as possible.
Colors: Black, dark tones
Design Ideas to Activate Flow/Energy: Fountains, fish tanks, mirrors
Water is primarily yin although it can also have yang elements. This means it is primarily feminine and receptive, although when water flows aggressively, such as in a river or powerful ocean waves, it can have more attributes of yang (masculine, aggressive). Water flows smoothly and easily, working its way gently around obstacles without surrendering its nature.
In the destructive cycle, water is weakened by earth and it weakens fire. This means if you have too much of a water element or the water energy is too strong in a space, you can weaken it by adding a few (not too many) elements of earth. Likewise, if you have too much fire energy in a location, you can lessen its impact by adding elements of water.
In the constructive cycle, metal nurtures water and water nurtures wood. This means in areas where you have water energy and wish to support that energy, you can do so by adding elements of metal, just as you can use elements of water in wood areas to nurture the wood element.
Water's colors are blues and aquas. For water with more of a yang quality, the color is black. Using these colors in your decorating schemes will bring the vital element of water wherever you use it.
The most obvious materials to add the water element to a space are items containing water themselves, such as fish tanks, water features, and fountains. Glass and mirrors can also represent the water element as can any art depicting water. Fish, sea creatures, jugs, and other water vessels also represent the water element in spaces. Because water is primarily yin in nature, objects and art with curved lines can display this energy (as opposed to straight lines and sharp angles for yang).
Water has other attributes as well.
- In feng shui, it represents luck and wealth.
- It is related to the planet Mercury and the Moon.
- The feng shui element associated with water is the black turtle.
Water and the Traditional Bagua
On the bagua associated with the traditional school of feng shui, water is represented in one trigram, Kan. The Kan trigram contains one yang line surrounded by two yin lines.
On the traditional bagua, Kan is located in the North sector of a home, room, or space. This area governs the energy of career and work, so using water colors and decorative elements in this space can help create auspicious chi in this aspect of your life. You can further strengthen the water sector by feeding it with elements of metal, which nurture water.
The element of water in Tarot
In Tarot, the element of water is represented by the chalice.
Numerous associations are suggested: the Holy Grail is a goblet, and those who drink it experience miraculous healing; likewise, the chalice, and thus the water element, is connected to the moon and its crescent shape, which forms a sort of chalice, when the two tips of the sickle are directed upwards. A beautiful and modern interpretation of the myth of the Grail shows the film Indiana Jones with Harrison Ford ... best wisdom, packed in the best entertainment, and highly emotional!
Even on the physical level, the moon is heavily impacting the water, as well as our emotions. The word "moody" refers to Ms. Luna, the moon that stirs up the inner waters. In the past this was probably even more true. Today, the light of the moon is drowned out more and more by the numerous artificial lightings. It can also be assumed that the artificial lights intervene in the natural time rhythm of humans (and the animals, and the plants), making it harder for people to tune into and live with the natural rhythms. It is hardly a coincidence that the psychoanalysis exploring the unconscious came about at the same time as the electric lights began to spread throughout the cities and illuminate the darkness of the night.
The color of the goblets always has a friendly and loving energy. Attributed to them are themes such as love, friendship, enjoyment, abundance and joy, but also the mourning for loss, nostalgia, melancholy and a tendency to indulge in illusions - the same topics ranging from 200 - 400 in the scale of consciousness David R. Hawkins can be found again where the emphasis is on emotions and social structures.
In the big arcane, the water element is present in many cards: in the fool, hermits, and in the court as snow and ice-covered mountains in the background, suggesting that the emotional quality is present as potential, but consciously or unconsciously. is not lived out.
The chalice as a water symbol is of course one of the tools of the magician, who plays with all elements and thus creates the world, but also the temperance has two chalices, the contents of which balances them. You see them with one foot ashore, with the other foot in the water; she is a frontier worker who has access to both the conscious and the unconscious. Related to modesty is the star, likewise a female figure, who stands with one foot in the water, with the other foot ashore; However, it is more spacious and carefree than the moderation and allows the water to flow out of two simple clay jugs.
Furthermore, the water is also found as a sea behind the curtain of the High Priestess, who wears a lunar crown and guards access to the unconscious; the emotions flow as a merry brook through the land of the ruler, as a small but necessary trickle past the throne of the ruler; In the image of the car, a moat surrounds the city, protecting it from foreign intruders. On the map of death we find a river in the background with a ship on it - a picture of Lethe with his ferryman Charon, who leads the souls into the realm of death? The map of the moon is of course very watery, eerie animals come out of the water and bring nightmares and visions of the unconscious highly conscious; the high priestess has opened the way. Finally, at the court, the called souls emerge from the sea and aspire to the heights.
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