Earth is the universal archetype of the divine feminine. Our planet is fondly called Mother Earth, The Great Mother, Gaia, among many others. She represent the inexhaustible spirit of creation and is associated with abundance. When we work with Earth, not only are we calling the great expanse of our planet, but we are also invoking her support and massive strength. From her emerges hidden treasure, and She is proof that material things can be manifested from the divine.
The Earth gives all living things the space and minerals they need to grow, so when we call Earth into our circle, we are inviting the living essence of our planet to join us in our celebrations and our magick. When we ask for blessings from the north, we are envisioning abundance, stability, protection, and room to grow in a positive way.
From the magickal (as well as esoteric alchemical) viewpoint, Earth has the lowest vibrations of the four elements because it is solidly manifested in our world. In astrology, the signs symbolized by Earth are Capricorn (motivated Earth), Taurus ( rooted Earth), and Virgo (changing Earth). As the moon moves through each sign for approximately two and a half days a month, you have an opportunity to work with moon’s receptive energy in the sign. If you want to work on the structure of something, then you should choose a day when the moon is in Capricorn. If you wish to keep something the same, or stockpile something, the you should choose the moon in Taurus. If you need to make changes to a structure, investigate something, or find the ‘bugs’ in a system, then you should choose the moon in Virgo.
The Sigils of Earth
The first sigil of Earth is a triangle, pointed downwards with a line through the middle. This triangle has a long spiritual history. No matter the culture or religion, its basic meaning is ‘three in one’. From the Zoroastrian Fire-Light-Ether, to the Wiccan idea of mother, maiden, crone, it all stands for the threefold nature of the universe.
The second sigil of Earth is a circle with a cross in the center. This is called the Sun cross, or Odin’s cross, and it appeared around the beginning of the Bronze age. Not only does it stand for the element of Earth, but also for thunder, highest power, and energy. In astrology, it is associated with the part of fortune, a point on every natal chart that when activated by the movement of planets through one’s lifetime, brings good fortune, riches, and success. Carve it into candles for that extra oomph. Use it to break the negativity of another by placing the sigil with your name on it over their name or picture. Draw on the back of your own picture to add success to any personal spellcasting procedure. Carry in you wallet dressed with a little money oil for drawing extra cash your way.
Earth and Planetary Combinations
Something you should remember with these colors is that they are not definite. You can change them to your liking.
Earth and Sun
Results: stability/prosperity with will
Colors: blue/orange and gold
Earth and Moon
Results: stability/prosperity with emotions
Colors: blue/silver and white/silver
Earth and Venus
Results: stability/prosperity with socialization
Colors: blue and pink/green
Earth and Mars
Results: stability/prosperity with action
Colors: blue and red
Earth and Jupiter
Results: stability/prosperity with expansion
Colors: blue and violet
Earth and Saturn
Results: stability/prosperity with building structure, working with authority, or speed and strength to banish
Colors: blue and black
Earth and Uranus
Results: stability/prosperity with the face of change
Colors: blue and light blue
Earth and Neptune
Results: stability/prosperity with dreaming and visionary work
Colors: blue and aqua/teal
Earth and Pluto
Results: stability/prosperity with radical change-to destroy or to rebuild
Colors: blue/silver and black
Invoking and Banishing
To invoke the energy of Earth, you would draw the pentagram at the top and follow to the bottom left. To release that energy, you would start at the bottom left corner and go towards the top. Usually the symbols are are drawn in the air with one’s finger, wand, rod, or athame. If you are trying to bring prosperity into your life, then you might want to draw the invoking Earth pentacle over your altar, or whichever space you are using, during your spell or ritual. You can even use a pen or pencil to draw it right on a dollar bill, asking for the blessing of abundance.
–Zodiac: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
–Colors: Yellow, Green, Brown, Black
–Season: Winter, Yule
–Tools: Cauldron, Pentacle
–Rules: Birth, Death, Growth, Body, Nature, Stones, Metals, Materials, Silence, Sanguine, Sensations, Calm
–Angels & Guardians:
–Animals: Thegri, Mtniel, Hahiel, Hayyal
–Creeping Things: Orifiel
–Earthquakes: Suiél, Rashiel
–Fertility: Samandriel, Yushamin
–Gaia: Michael, Metatron, Mannon, Jehoel
–Trees: Maktiel, Zuphlas
–Vegetables: Sealiah, Sofiel
–Wild Birds: Trgiaob
–African: Earth Mother, Divine Queen, Nimba, Oshum, Tenga
–Egyptian: Anatha, Bast, Isis, Mehuret, Min, Geb
–Norse: Frigga, Holda, Nanna
–Celtic: Aine, Anu, Blodeuwedd, Cailleach, Beara, Magog, Rosmerta
–Herbs: Balm of Gilead, Blistort, Ceder, Cinquefoil, Clover, Fern, High John the Conqueror, Honeysuckle, Horehound, Jasmine, Mandrake, Patchouli, Pine, Sage, Slippery Elm
–Stones: Agate (not blue), Apache Tear, Apatite, Aventurine, Boji Stone, Calcite (Orange), Carnelian, Diamond, Fluorite, Granite, Iron Pyrite, Jade, Jasper (not red), Jet, Malachite, Onyx (not black), Petrified Wood, Rutilated Quartz, Rhodonite, Ruby, Sugilite, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline, Unakite
Please keep in mind, all of my posts are based on my experiences, and my opinions that I have gathered from my research. If you disagree, just remember: nothing in witchcraft is set in stone. There is no right way, or wrong way; just your way and my way. If you have something you’d like to add, please do so kindly in the comments.
Blessed be, brothers and sisters.
*** This was copied directly out of my Book of Shadows, and I know there are sources to be credited. But I only know to credit Silver Ravenwolf, as I took a decent section from her book Solitary Witch. Some of this is straightly copied from her book, and other sources, so I take no credit. If I figure out who else is to credit, I will mention them.