|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:
Than the true gouty landlord which doth owe them:
'So many have, that never touch'd his hand,
Sweetly suppos'd them mistress of his heart.
My woeful self, that did in freedom stand,
And was my own fee-simple, (not in part,)
What with his heart in youth, and youth in art,
Threw my affections in his charmed power,
Reserv'd the stalk, and gave him all my flower.
'Yet did I not, as some my equals did,
Demand of him, nor being desired yielded;
Finding myself in honour so forbid,
|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 Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
glanced at it. But she was conscious of it every second. She
seemed to come to a decision about it while we were still in sight
of the gate, for she murmured something and turned back alone, going
swiftly, her feet stirring up small puffs of dust at every step.
She fastened something to the gate-post, - I could see the nervous
haste with which she worked. When she joined me again it was
without explanation. But the clenched fingers were free now, and
while she looked tired and worn, the strain had visibly relaxed.
We walked along slowly in the general direction of the suburban
trolley line. Once a man with an empty wagon offered us a lift,
but after a glance at the springless vehicle I declined.
The Man in Lower Ten