close up of water dropping into more water

Water element

Welcome to this part of the elemental mini-series. So far we have looked at fire and air. Today we will look at what water means in terms of the elements. Correspondence will be discussed and ideas for connecting with the water element will be shared. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. To learn more about what this means, please click here

The water element

Water is perhaps the easiest of elements to connect with as we interact with it every day. We drink it to stay alive. Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and the surface of the planet is 71% water! We need water for our crops to grow and our gardens to bloom. 

We wash our bodies in water, use it to clean clothes and other items. Some of us swim in water or enjoy other water sports. We take it for granted as we always have access to it in the western world. Life would be very different if we only had a small limited amount. 

On the flip side to this, water can also be dangerous. Floods ruin homes, destroying everything in its path. If immersed in water for too long, we will drown. Storms capsize ships at sea, and tsunamis bring the sea to the land, devasting all it touches. 



Cardinal position – West

Pentagram position – Upper right

Season – Autumn

Time – Twilight

Star sign – Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio.

Charka – Heart

Colours – Blues, Silver, White, Grey, Indigo, and Black.

Tarot – Cups

Planets – The Moon and Neptune. 

Animals – Fish, Dolphins, Whales, Alligators, Sea birds, Ducks, Penguins, and Sea creatures. 

Silhouette of Mountain. Water splashing.


Blue Tourmaline – Also known as Indicolite. Blue Tourmaline is said to be great at aiding communication. A spiritual stone, it is said to help improve psychic abilities.

Aquamarine – The name aquamarine comes from its Latin origins which translates to ‘water of the sea’. It is a great stress reliever and very good at helping rid you of anger and negative emotions. It is also good for self-healing. 

Moonstone – Moonstone is full of feminine energies and as such, is good for helping with female hormone issues, period pain, and fertility. It is said to promote psychic abilities and enhance intuition. It is a relaxing stone that calms the mind, promotes hope and optimism. Moonstone helps enhance inner strength. 

Pearl – Pearls are said to amplify your emotional energies so if you are feeling positive it will make those feelings stronger. Therefore, you should not wear pearls if you are sad or angry as it will amplify those emotions too. 

Opal – The Opal is said to be great at balancing emotions. It is associated with love and passion. It is said to help focus the mind.

Blue Agate – A calming, supportive stone that encourages personal growth, forgiveness, and healthy relationships. 

Blue Topaz – Known as the writer’s stone, blue topaz is said to aid communication, inspire creativity, and cure writer’s block. Said to bring confidence and good fortune. 

Corral – Thought to protect from drowning, nightmares, and general hostility.


Aloe Vera – Traditionally used to treat burns, Aloe is a protective plant which when hung over doors in the home is said to offer protection. When grown in the home, it is said to prevent household accidents, especially burns. Used in healing magick, protection magick, and good luck spells. 

Fern – Fern is a protective plant that is said to help keep you safe from negative influences. It is also said to boost the magickal effectiveness of other nearby plants. 

Seaweed – Seaweed is often used in healing magick, fertility magick, and prosperity spells. It can also be used for binding. 

Water Lily – The water lily is a healing plant. It symbolises rebirth, fertility, and optimism. 

Blue Lotus – Said to have a calming effect when steeped in tea. Can also be used as an aphrodisiac. 

Periwinkle – Periwinkle is a protective plant. Its dried leaves can be used for smudging. The dried leaves and petals are often used in love spells and charms. It is toxic so should not be ingested. The flower has links with memories, and it is said that looking at a periwinkle will being back forgotten memories. 


  • Reflective
  • Luna energy
  • Deep feelings 
  • Healing
  • Emotional
  • Death
  • Gateway
  • Love

Scenic View of Sea Against Sky at Sunset

Altar representation

  • Blue candle
  • Water crystal
  • Seashell
  • Sea glass
  • Cup or chalice
  • Hag stones
  • Cauldron
  • Mirror
  • Trident
  • Cups Tarot card

Connecting with the water element

If you have not worked with the elements before then you need to connect to them. Here are some ideas of ways that you can connect to water or reconnect if you feel that you have lost your connection. 

Water altar

You could dedicate your altar to the water element. Add items from the above altar representation list and then spend at least 15 minutes each day sitting at your altar, thinking about the element. Think about what it means to you and how you will use it in your magick. Keep your altar dedicated to water for at least two weeks. 

Collecting and working with different types of water

You could also collect and charge different types of water for your magick. Moon water is water that has been left out to charge under the full moon. Sun water is the same but charged under the sun. Snow can be collected for snow water and rainwater is another water that witches work with. You could also collect seawater, morning dew, and natural spring water. 

Of course, you do not need to collect all of these. Just pick a couple that you feel most drawn to and have access to. Using these waters in spells, baths and other everyday tasks such as watering the plants will help you connect with water. 

Being in water!

Another way to connect to water is to simply lie in it. Laying in a bath or pool of water for at least 20 minutes and really being in the moment, focusing on the feelings of being in the water. How it feels, all around you.

When bathing or showering, visualising all of the negative energy washing off your body and going down the drain. 

Ritual baths are a great way to connect with water as is going swimming. Go to the beach and paddle in the sea. Make the most of chances to be in water. 

Persons legs in a bathtub filled with water, flowers floating in the water

Water element magick

  • Luna magick
  • Storm magick
  • Healing spells
  • Ritual baths
  • Teas
  • Scrying with a Mirror
  • Love spells
  • Shadow work

For a free printable page on the water element, take a look in my freebie library

I hope that you have found this information useful and if you have any comments or questions then I would love to hear from you. 

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