|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
dishabille out into the obscurity of the library. But Aunt Selina
was too quick for him.
"Come in," she called, "I want you, young man. It seems that
there are only two fools in the house, and you are one."
He straightened at that and looked bewildered, but he tried to
"I thought I was the only one," he said. "Is it possible that
there is another?"
"I am the other," she announced. I think she expected him to say
"Impossible," but, whatever he was, he was never banal.
"Is that so?" he asked politely, trying to be interested and to
|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:
nemo. His rebus et suam rem familiarem auxisse et facultates ad
largiendum magnas comparasse; magnum umerum equitatus suo sumptu semper
alere et circum se habere, neque solum domi, sed etiam apud finitimas
civitates largiter posse, atque huius potentiae causa matrem in
Biturigibus homini illic nobilissimo ac potentissimo conlocasse; ipsum ex
Helvetiis uxorem habere, sororum ex matre et propinquas suas nuptum in
alias civitates conlocasse. Favere et cupere Helvetiis propter eam
adfinitatem, odisse etiam suo nomine Caesarem et Romanos, quod eorum
adventu potentia eius deminuta et Diviciacus frater in antiquum locum
gratiae atque honoris sit restitutus. Si quid accidat Romanis, summam in
spem per Helvetios regni obtinendi venire; imperio populi Romani non modo