Alters for the elements placed in North, South, East, West and center coordinates. All was invited to add to the alters over the course of three days.
North is the earth element. It is the color green. It represents midnight and winter. It is the place of greatest darkness. It is caves, mountains, garments, groves, and plains. The characteristics are strength, wealth, body and form.
South is fire element. It is the color red. It represents the moon and summer. It is the place of greatest heat. It is the sun, stars, deserts, volcanoes and lightening. The characteristics are courage, will and passion.
East is air element. It is the color yellow. It represents dawn and spring. It is the place of greatest light. It is the sky, wind, high places, vibrations, and clouds. The characteristics are breath, wind, music, and intellect.
West is water element. It is the color blue. It represents twighlight and autumn. It is the place of the setting sun. It is fog, tides, snow, lakes, wells, rivers, oceans, and rain. The characteristics are compassion, feelings, dreams, intuition.
These alters were part of a Sacred Space Ritual that was part of a workshop for preteens from East Iceland.