The element of fire is useful for defensive magic and for sex magic. It is also used for purification as it burns away negativity. Fire builds courage, strength, and creativity. It is energizing and encourages activity and curiosity. A pinch of fire can be added to most spells to get things moving and a lot can be added to make things uncomfortably hot.
Fire is warm and dry. Its opposite is water which is moist and cool.
People who are insufficiently engaged in the fire element may be unenthusiastic, run down and prone to chills. These folks would most benefit from the addition of fire foods to their diets. (See below)
People who have an excess of the fire element may be hyperactive, they may have trouble sleeping and feel that their thoughts are running away with them. This may manifest as being short tempered. These folks would benefit from eating more water foods. Also feeling hot and dry.
The element of fire corresponds to the head and brain, the heart and blood and the sense of sight.
The element of Fire corresponds to the Sun, Mars and Jupiter and the Zodiac signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius and the suit of Wants in Tarot. Its metal is gold. Fire stones include jasper, ruby, hematite, bloodstone and volcanic rocks.
Plants that correspond to the element of Fire often have powerful natural protection and cause a burning sensation when touched or eaten or have sharp thorns or stinging hairs. They are often red or have reddish veins, but not always.
Fire foods are spicy and often red in color; they cause a warming (or burning) sensation when eaten, often stimulating blood flow throughout the body, including to those sensitive areas. They provide a quick boost of strength and stamina.