Using the elemental attributions you can also discern energetic plays between the 7 chakras. While each of the 7 chakras can work with any elements, in this deck I have set them to be working with a specific elemental-chakra correspondence, which is:
Earth – Root Chakra
Water – Sacral Chakra
Fire – Solar Plexus Chakra
Air – Heart Chakra
Spirit – Throat Chakra
Celestial – Third Eye Chakra
Dimensional – Crown Chakra
Using this key you can also see in each card a relationship between two chakras. For instance the card with the title, “Air of Spirit” can be said to be illustrating something that the heart chakra (air) is teaching to the throat chakra (spirit). Learning to play with this deck, the elements and the chakras in this way helps to create energetic coherency between the different aspects and levels of our experience. It helps create what some ritual magic practitioners call “the equilibration of the elements.”
While the chakras are usually thought of as an eastern teaching, this is far from the the whole story, as chakra systems are found all over the world in cultures both east and west. The common ROYGBIV approach found in current western yoga popularity is just one of a myriad of approaches, being practiced and discovered around the world, which utilize various sets of energy centers and meanings in the body in order to realize various results.
For the purposes of this deck I have chosen to marry the concepts of certain elements with certain chakras. This is not meant to be a final word on any element or chakra, but a starting point for inquiry and a reference point for later, down the road in one’s practices. That said, these associations can take the sincere practitioner quite far.
If you would like to learn more about chakras please consider taking my Chakra Keys course.
A Note on Colors
This deck loosely follows a color scheme drawn from modern western esoteric elemental color attributions. It is not meant to be a statement of color coded theory but rather uses such theory as a starting point from which to express itself artistically. If you are familiar with the ROYGBIV color theory of the chakras mentioned above, you will no doubt instantly notice that this deck make no use of it.
In my years as a clairvoyant and esoteric practitioner I have found that color theories fall flat in the face of actual experience. Of course, a little theory can be useful in hunting down meaning, so I have used just enough to give inspiration, but not so much as to imply that any one color should or does mean any one thing.