Water sustains life from first seed or embryo to last breath. Primal and unpredictable, the water element is in flux, changing form and location, in perpetual motion as it makes its way home to the sea.
To represent water alchemists often use the sign of a wave, drop, or inverted triangle, symbolizing downward flow. An alchemical explanation of evaporation is wind taking water back and carrying it along when fire becomes too forceful.
Water, in opposition to the stability of earth, signifies inspiration and creation - giving birth to new hopes and ideas. The appearance of the water element issues us an invitation to be more flexible and fluid, to use the feminine healing energies of emotion and intuition to refresh and renew ourselves.
Myths and legends are teeming with gods, goddesses and magical creatures born of the mysterious water element, such as the Scottish ashrays, or sea-ghosts, and chessies, serpentlike creatures of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Scandinavian backahasten is a brook horse which lures riders into drowning waters. And the bunyip, or devil, lurks in water in swamps and riverbeds of the Australian outback.
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