Elemental Magic

So, what makes elemental magic different from any other kind? Well, it all revolves around the elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and sometimes Spirit.

Earth

Earth magic is often associated with qualities like stubbornness, being grounded, growth, and responsibility. Earth is the northern element, and goes with the tarot suit pentacles (or coins, depending on your deck). Earth power creatures are those such as gnomes or dwarves.

Air

Air magic is often associated with qualities like freedom, flexibility, and inspiration. Air is the eastern element, and goes with the tarot suit wands. Air power creatures are those such as djinn or sylphs.

Fire

Fire magic is often associated with qualities like passion, strength, energy, and anger. Fire is the souther element, and goes with the tarot suit swords. Fire power creatures are those such as jin or genies.

Water

Water magic is often associated with qualities like love, friendship, and healing. Water is the western element, and goes with the tarot suit cups. Water power creatures are those such as mermaids or sirens.

Sprit

Spirit magic is a lot harder to pin down. It has more to do with living energy such as that found in people or animals. Quick healing powers or the ability to influence human perception often falls into this category.

Writing an Elemental

If you’ve read any of my Victoria Novak stories, you know that Drake Maddox (Winter) is an ice elemental witch, a deviation of water. And Gage Sawyer (Maniac) is a fire elemental witch. That’s how I’ve chosen to do it, but you can broaden the scope of your witches or narrow them. That’s the fun in writing 🙂

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