|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:
note on the table he started to go and see her. He found Nathalie
alone, her husband having gone to take a rest in the next room.
She wore a tightly-fitting black silk dress, with a red bow in
front. Her black hair was crimped and arranged according to the
The pains she took to appear young, for the sake of her husband,
whose equal she was in years, were very obvious.
When she saw her brother she jumped up and hurried towards him,
with her silk dress rustling. They kissed, and looked smilingly
at each other. There passed between them that mysterious exchange
of looks, full of meaning, in which all was true, and which
|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 Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
"Consistently with itself."
"I have been trying to recall my sexual history," said Sir
Richmond, going off at a tangent. "My sentimental education.
I wonder if it differs very widely from yours or most men's."
"Some men are more eventful in these matters than others,"
said the doctor,--it sounded--wistfully.
"They have the same jumble of motives and traditions, I
suspect, whether they are eventful or not. The brakes may be
strong or weak but the drive is the same. I can't remember
much of the beginnings of curiosity and knowledge in these