Question #21: Which element do you most resonate with and why?
My gut response is WATER. I love the flow of water. I love how water can be both peaceful and powerful. I love lakes, rivers, and especially oceans. I am fascinated by tides. I grew up playing in the Hawaiian waters of the Pacific and learned at a very young age how to manage the strong pull of the ocean, the undertows, the different personalities of waves. I learned how to enter and exit the ocean without getting pounded by a wave.
I am intimately familiar with tears. With the flow of emotion easily tapped. I know of loss and the healing power of tears. I know the kind of tears that flow with passion and empathy. I know the tears of anger. I know the tears of connection.
I love flowing water. I have two fountains outside my home to bless each entrance. If I could afford it, I’d have fountains all over my house, inside and out. The sound of moving water reminds me that I am not stagnant. Water reminds me that change is okay. I will survive it. I may even blossom because of it.
Whenever I take online “What Element Are You?” quizes, I get results like this one from Beliefnet:
Strangely, astrologically I am a FIRE sign, a Sagittarius. My Ayurverdia dosha is mostly Pitta, fiery, too. I think my creative impulses come from my fire side. Perhaps some of my passionate convictions, too.
It’s interesting though, how on the elemental wheel, fire and water do not coexist so well. It makes me wonder how often my water extinguishes my fire, when perhaps I need to let my fire blaze on.
What element do YOU resonate with the most and how does that element relate (or not) to your astrological sign, your dosha, or any element quiz you might take? How does your most resonant element show up in your own life?
with fire-water blessings,