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Sorry mods I had no idea to where to post this one so I have started here, feel free to move it somewhere more suitable/sensible

 

Would like some ideas for a little project of mine?

 

Hubby has cleared me a new patch in the garden and I have decided to decorate around my new planting with rocks representing the four elementals, in the right directions of course! The beginnings of an outside altar so to speak.

 

I am only going to allow myself to use rocks I have found for myself that I think represent Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

 

I have got Earth, Fire and Water sussed out and know what I need to look out for but finding something meaning Air has me completely at a loss. If there's anyone on here that's recently done any geology and you have got any ideas I would be really grateful

 

Cheers

 

Jasmin

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I don't know if this is any use, but I thought of lode stone. Because it's magnetic, it contains movement, which makes me think of air.

i haven't studied geology I'm afraid, this is just intuitive! Good luck with the project.

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I am completely stumped by your requirement for a stone/rock that suggests air and I think MagiciansFire is a good attempt at what I consider an impossible task!!!! That is not criticism, just the way I think. I read your post the other day and have been thinking about it a lot. Whilst I use all sorts of things in my garden, for elements, votives, offerings, libations, altars and so on, I have only ever had, for instance, wind chimes for Air or feathers I have collected, hanging in a bunch. So, I'm sorry, but I can't help with a stone!!!

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Thanks both of you for the replies it's a tough one :o_headscratch: It's typical me I'm affaid always making thing difficult for myself, I am genuinly grateful for your ideas, cheers, Jasmin

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How about something porous, such as Pumice or weathered limestone, where there is more hole than rock?

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How about something porous, such as Pumice or weathered limestone, where there is more hole than rock?

 

I was thinking pumice too :)

 

I also thought maybe a piece of a meteor since it comes from the sky or perhaps a piece of rock from a high altitude maybe from a local hill or mountain if you have one.

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Sorry mods I had no idea to where to post this one so I have started here, feel free to move it somewhere more suitable/sensible

 

Would like some ideas for a little project of mine?

 

Hubby has cleared me a new patch in the garden and I have decided to decorate around my new planting with rocks representing the four elementals, in the right directions of course! The beginnings of an outside altar so to speak.

 

I am only going to allow myself to use rocks I have found for myself that I think represent Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

 

I have got Earth, Fire and Water sussed out and know what I need to look out for but finding something meaning Air has me completely at a loss. If there's anyone on here that's recently done any geology and you have got any ideas I would be really grateful

 

Cheers

 

Jasmin

 

According to my notes, white a correspondence of air, so what about a white coloured stone

 

Although I did think of an air brick :lol:

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Although I did think of an air brick :lol:

 

Awwwwwwww Tibs, you made me fall about (hate ROFL) laughing!!! Just what I needed after a B-awful day! Thank you!

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Tibbington, my husband said that as well and it had me in stitches just like Naomi.

 

Xalle, I do have a tiny bit of meteor that could be attached to something bigger.

 

Once again thanks all, much food for rocky thoughts xx

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For years I have had four beach pebbles in my traveling altar to represent the four elements. They are brown, reddish brown, greyblack and white. The white one stands for air. What they were to me just seemed obvious when I found them, and the fact that they are all from the same important spiritual location "ties them together".

 

That makes me think two things: 1) Where did you get the other three elements from? What's "missing" in that picture? 2) Is there a particular location that symbolises air to you, where you could go to find a stone? Like a hilltop or something?

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Chimes. Feathers?.

 

I always thought most the elements were seperate when i first started out but realised later on that they are all linked and never really one part. Beach pebbles near the sea for water even though they are of the earth and fire. Dragonflys, air. but also of the earth and water and so forth. Fire as fire but also earth and air. Steam being of water. So now i incorporate all four in any order.

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Cheers Stormy, I too was having trouble seperating them, eg a metamorphic rock is both earth and fire, a sedimentary rock can be earth plus (air) wind or earth plus water. What you say makes loads of sense.

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