|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy:
"Well, I hope Providence won't be in a way with
me for my doings." said Joseph, again sitting down.
"I've been troubled with weak moments lately, 'tis
true. I've been drinky once this month already, and
I did not go to church a-Sunday, and I dropped a
curse or two yesterday; so I don't want to go too far
for my safety. Your next world is your next world,
and not to be squandered offhand."
"I believe ye to be a chapelmember, Joseph. That
"Oh, no, no! I don't go so far as that."
Far From the Madding Crowd
|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 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
red cobwebs. Such a dear! Mr Flint had gone to market, so she and I and
the baby had tea together. Did you wonder where I was?'
'Well, I wondered, but I guessed you had dropped in somewhere to tea,'
said Clifford jealously. With a sort of second sight he sensed
something new in her, something to him quite incomprehensible, hut he
ascribed it to the baby. He thought that all that ailed Connie was that
she did not have a baby, automatically bring one forth, so to speak.
'I saw you go across the park to the iron gate, my Lady,' said Mrs
Bolton; 'so I thought perhaps you'd called at the Rectory.'
'I nearly did, then I turned towards Marehay instead.'
The eyes of the two women met: Mrs Bolton's grey and bright and
Lady Chatterley's Lover