|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson:
time when he had said or done something memorable; and I noticed
that Madame usually pooh-poohed these inquiries. She herself was
not boastful in her vein; but she never had her fill of caressing
the child; and she seemed to take a gentle pleasure in recalling
all that was fortunate in his little existence. No schoolboy could
have talked more of the holidays which were just beginning and less
of the black school-time which must inevitably follow after. She
showed, with a pride perhaps partly mercantile in origin, his
pockets preposterously swollen with tops and whistles and string.
When she called at a house in the way of business, it appeared he
kept her company; and whenever a sale was made, received a sou out
|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 Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:
the next world, are not particularly encouraging. This world is
good enough for me, cousin Cecily.
CECILY. Yes, but are you good enough for it?
ALGERNON. I'm afraid I'm not that. That is why I want you to
reform me. You might make that your mission, if you don't mind,
CECILY. I'm afraid I've no time, this afternoon.
ALGERNON. Well, would you mind my reforming myself this afternoon?
CECILY. It is rather Quixotic of you. But I think you should try.
ALGERNON. I will. I feel better already.
CECILY. You are looking a little worse.