Alchemical Water (Elemental Water, “Chalice”)

The alchemical/magical symbol for water is an inverted triangle, symbolizing downward flow. The downward pointing triangle is an ancient symbol of femininity, being a representation of female genitalia. One of the four alchemical elements, water has the properties cold and moist, and symbolizes intuition, the unconscious mind, and the enclosing, generating forces of the womb.

When paired with the fire triangle, or upward moving force, the Seal of Solomon is created. The water triangle is often represented by a chalice or cup; the symbol of water in tarot is the cup.

In Ritual magick and some Wiccan traditions, the elemental spirits of water are Undines.

Zodiac signs ruled by water are: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio.

See also: Tools of Magick/Tarot Hallows

The Four Elements

Water chalice, from the tarot
Related Symbols:
Crescent moonAquarius Vesica pisces



{ 2 trackbacks }

Four Elements (Four Platonic Elements) |
January 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Crystal Malas to Support and Premote Fertility – Seeds of Change Mala
March 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: