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Basic primer to the Elements

There are five elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Quintessence

All matter emerges from varying portions of the four roots of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.

The signs indicate the primary (Fire and Water); the secondary (Air and Earth), the expanding, outward reaching, (Fire and Air); and the inward, downward Water and Earth.

These Elements are animated through the interaction of two great powers (Yin/Yang, Queen/King).

The Elements are not static and could transform into each other: Water freezes becoming like Earth, yet it can become Air when evaporates.

At the centre of each element is a heavenly Element which was created out of the First Matter by the Creator--it is this heavenly Element that that I believe the Aces signify, the pure essence of the suit.
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