Sunday, September 9, 2012

Elemental Gestures for Quarter Calls

original graphic by: Lady Discord


Elemental Gestures for Quarter Calls


When you are doing your work, we should be using Elemental Gestures when we do our Quarter Callings whenever it is possible. Instead of an actual spell today I wanted to take some time and go over this, as I think it can lend to the energy of your spells. Below is the description of these gestures. Special thanks to Morrigan AutumnWind for finding them for me.

The Gesture of Air and the East: Bring your arms forward and out from your body, elbows slightly bent, palms (at about heart level) facing outward and perpendicular to the floor. Spread your fingers as if searching for a breeze and hold this position. Sense movement and communication.

The Gesture of Fire and the South: Lift your hands and arms fully above your head. Keeping the elbows straight, clench your hands into tight fists. Feel force, power, creation and destruction.

The Gesture of Water and the West: Bring your arms forward and out from your body, elbows slightly bent, palms (at about heart level) facing upward. Cup your hands, pressing the thumb of each hand against the forefinger next to it, as if you were cupping water in each hand. Sense fluidity, the ocean, liquidity.

The Gesture of Earth and the North: Bring your arms forward and out from your body, elbows bent and palms facing downward; touch the tips of the fingers of one hand against the tips of the fingers of the other hand, creating one solid, flat plane stretching from elbow to elbow. Sense solidity, foundation, fertility.


Deity Gestures:

The God Position: raise your arms up and out from your heart, higher than the top of your head, with arms open and palms facing up and in. Sense the essence of the Sacred Masculine.

The Goddess Position: cross your arms across your heart, with your palms touching your shoulders and your physical body. Sense the essence of the Sacred Feminine.


I also found an article for you about calling the elements in ritual. You can view it here: http://old.enciclopedia.com.pt/en/articles.php?article_id=304

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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