|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare:
The carcase of a beauty spent and done.
Time had not scythed all that youth begun,
Nor youth all quit; but, spite of Heaven's fell rage
Some beauty peeped through lattice of sear'd age.
Oft did she heave her napkin to her eyne,
Which on it had conceited characters,
Laund'ring the silken figures in the brine
That season'd woe had pelleted in tears,
And often reading what contents it bears;
As often shrieking undistinguish'd woe,
In clamours of all size, both high and low.
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from The Wife, et al by Anton Chekhov:
He opened a door, and I saw a big room with four columns, an old
piano, and a heap of peas on the floor; it smelt cold and damp.
"The garden seats are in the next room . . ." muttered Ivan
Ivanitch. "There's no one to dance the mazurka now. . . . I've
shut them up."
We heard a noise. It was Dr. Sobol arriving. While he was rubbing
his cold hands and stroking his wet beard, I had time to notice
in the first place that he had a very dull life, and so was
pleased to see Ivan Ivanitch and me; and, secondly, that he was a
naive and simple-hearted man. He looked at me as though I were
very glad to see him and very much interested in him.