The basis and foundation of all the elements is the Earth.
The Earth is the subject and receptacle of all celestial rays and influences and in it are the seeds of all things. It is made fruitful by the other elements and and brings forth all things of itself. It is the first fountain from whence all things spring; it is the centre, foundation and mother of all things.
Earth is the element of stability, foundations and of the body. The Earth is the realm of wisdom, knowledge, strength, growth and prosperity. It is also the physical Earth on which we live and the very heart of life. It is essential in spells and rituals of prosperity, business, fertility and stability. Earth is a feminine element and governs stone and knot magick.
The Earth can be viewed as our mother, with its fertile and nurturing farmland, providing all Earth's creatures with nourishment and shelter. In its physical manifestations, such as stones, rocks, crystals and gems, the element of Earth represents the densest of the elements.
The Earth is the womb from which all things spring, pressing your hand against fresh soil, you can feel its vitality, stability and earthiness. In its fertile soil, we've grown the food that provides life, on its surface we live out our lives.
This Earth energy not only exists within ourselves but also throughout the universe at large.
Direction - North
Colour - Green, brown
Time - Midnight
Season - Winter
Zodiac Signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Tool - Pentacle, Black Mirror
Elemental - Gnome
Sense - Touch
Crystals - Hematite, Malachite, Amazonite, Bronzite, Jade,
Herbs - Fern, honeysuckle, knotweed, mugwort, patchouly, wood sorrel, vertivert
Goddess - Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah,Nephthys, Persephone, Cailleach, Prithvi, Rhea, Rhiannon
God - Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz
Power - To keep silent
Animals - Dogs, horse, earthworm, gopher, ant, cow, burrowing animals
Material aspects - The body, growth, natue, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, mystery, silence, stucture, stuggle, pride, conflict, success
The photo shown is the earth element kit available from http://www.kitchenwitch.org/
Source - http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk