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Earth is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. Earth is considered to be both cold and dry, and according to Plato is associated with the cube. Earth is, not surprisingly, the element seen as denoting material possessions and the physical world, being the strongest and steadiest of the elements.

Magical Attribution

  • Magical Weapon: Pentacle
  • Cardinal direction: North
  • Archeangle: Uriel
  • Planetary: Earth
  • Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
  • Quality: Cold and Dry
  • Tarot Suit: Pentacle, Disks, Coins, Diamonds
  • Tattva: Prithvi
  • Platonic Solid: Hexahedron

Earth and the other Greek classical elements were incorporated into the Golden Dawn system. Zelator is the elemental grade attributed to earth; this grade is also attributed to the Qabbalistic sphere Malkuth.[1] The elemental weapon of earth is the Pentacle.[5] Each of the elements has several associated spiritual beings. The archangel of earth is Uriel, the angel is Phorlakh, the ruler is Kerub, the king is Ghob, and the earth elementals (following Paracelsus) are called gnomes.[2] Earth is considered to be passive; it is represented by the symbol for Taurus, and it is referred to the lower left point of the pentagram in the Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram.[2] Many of these associations have since spread throughout the occult community.

It is sometimes represented by its Tattva or by a downward pointing triangle with a horizontal line through it.

Other Elements


[1]. Israel Regardie, The Complete System of Golden Dawn, pp. 154–65.

[2]. Donald Michael Kraig, The Modern Magick.

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