|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Night and Day by Virginia Woolf:
impulsively, if incongruously:
"My oysters! I had a basket," she explained, "and I've left it
somewhere. Uncle Dudley dines with us to-night. What in the world have
I done with them?"
She rose and began to wander about the room. William rose also, and
stood in front of the fire, muttering, "Oysters, oysters--your basket
of oysters!" but though he looked vaguely here and there, as if the
oysters might be on the top of the bookshelf, his eyes returned always
to Katharine. She drew the curtain and looked out among the scanty
leaves of the plane-trees.
"I had them," she calculated, "in the Strand; I sat on a seat. Well,
|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 Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
His nuntiis litterisque commotus Caesar duas legiones in citeriore
Gallia novas conscripsit et inita aestate in ulteriorem Galliam qui
deduceret Q. Pedium legatum misit. Ipse, cum primum pabuli copia esse
inciperet, ad exercitum venit. Dat negotium Senonibus reliquisque Gallis
qui finitimi Belgis erant uti ea quae apud eos gerantur cognoscant seque
de his rebus certiorem faciant. Hi constanter omnes nuntiaverunt manus
cogi, exercitum in unum locum conduci. Tum vero dubitandum non
existimavit quin ad eos proficisceretur. Re frumentaria provisa castra
movet diebusque circiter XV ad fines Belgarum pervenit.
Eo cum de improviso celeriusque omnium opinione venisset, Remi, qui
proximi Galliae ex Belgis sunt, ad eum legatos Iccium et Andebrogium,