Direction: South – the place of heat.
Type Of Energy: Projective.
Basic Nature: Purifying, destructive, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful. Heat is a manifestation of this element.
Color: Red – from the color of flames.
Places: Deserts, hot springs, volcanoes, ovens, fireplaces, bedrooms (for sex), weight rooms, locker rooms, saunas, athletic fields.
Rituals: Protection, courage, sex, energy, strength, authority, banishing negativity.
Ritual Forms: Burning or smouldering; heating.
Herbs: Stinging, thorny or hot, as thistles, chilli peppers and bouganvillia; desert-dwelling, as cacti; stimulating, as coffee beans; generally seeds.
Stones: Red or fiery, as in jasper; volcanic, as in lava; clear, as in quartz crystal.
Season: Summer – the time of heat.
Natural Symbols: Flame, lava, a heated object.
Goddesses: Brigit, Pele, Vesta.
Gods: Agni, Hepaetus, Horus, Promtheus, Vulcan.