Fire and water

In this article an in-depth look is taken at the connection between the elements Fire and Water. This article is part of a four part series, the other articles in the series are Connecting Earth and Air, Connecting Air and Fire and Connecting Water and Earth. The articles can be read in any order.


Traditionally Fire is associated with the south, with the summer solstice and with noon. Water is associated with the west, with the autumn equinox and with dusk. Fire is considerd to be male and Water female. Both Fire and Water are considered to be inconstant.


The world is travelling from noon to dusk, the hottest time of the day has passed and slowly the light will be fading away...

One aspect of Fire is passion, everything that warms our heart and drives us on. One aspect of Water is empathy, emotion. Connecting Fire and Water has everything to do with looking at what we've accomplished, appreciating what we have achieved and learning from our experiences. A balance between the two elements is needed: an excess of passion and drive may lead to egotism and insensitivity to the feelings of others; too much empathy may lead to emotional over-vulnerability and an inability to express own thoughts and emotions.

Fire and Water... the combination conjures up loud hissing noises and big clouds of steam... Fire and Water will not co-exist for long: either the Water will extinguish the Fire, or the Fire will evaporate the Water.

Both Fire and Water are inconstant elements. One aspect of connecting Fire and Water is coming to terms with everything that is inconstant in our lives and subject to change. And we may find that many of the changes in our lives actually come from within ourselves...


To learn more about the connection between Fire and Water in your own life, you might ask yourself questions like these:

Further exploration

Take some time to explore the individual elements:
On-site link, opens in this window Fire
On-site link, opens in this window Water

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