Alchemical fire is passion, creativity, and light. In essence, fire alchemy is based on heat, power, courage, and force. Literally and metaphorically, fire elemental is transformative and dynamic, changing one state of matter to another. Therefore, we derive fire element spiritual meaning from the chain of its alchemical transmutations. The solid matter becomes ash; solid ice becomes water and then steam.
Connecting to fire element can be transformative to you, too, as you work to fuel your mind and body connection. Moreover, it helps to empower you, purifying your energy and helping to control your power. Ultimately, the ultimate goal is to find a deeper understanding of and relationship to your spirit and the universe. Thus, awareness of the elements can help you reach that greater consciousness.
Alchemical Fire & The Solar Plexus Chakra
The fire element is intimately related to the solar plexus chakra. We associate this subtle body energy vortex with the physical body’s furnace, the digestive system. Therefore, your gut is your body’s power system, transforming food into fuel with alchemical fire. It’s also your emotional power center, the source of confidence, ego, reliability, and sense of responsibility.
An awareness of this connection between fire elemental force and solar plexus chakra can help deepen the fire element’s spiritual meaning. Moreover, it can also help you open and balance your all-important solar plexus energy center.
The Role of Essential Oils in Fire Alchemy
Anointing or essential oils have a long history of aiding spirituality and pursuing a higher purpose. Undobdfully, that’s still true today. Especially if you seek to strengthen your connections with the elements and deepen your understanding of the fire element’s spiritual meaning. Moreover, essential oils play several roles as effective aromatherapy agents. For example, they can be purifiers and mood elevators. And the oils also can balance your mind and body and help smooth energy flow through energy centers.
In brief, we associate some aromas with the fire element. Their molecules trigger your olfactory system. This, in turn, signals your brain to trigger other physiological responses. Most essential oils that correspond to the fire element fire you up. Therefore, they’re energizing, innervating, and inspiring fragrances.
For example, the essential oils that we link to the fire elemental include:
- Black pepper
- Rose Geranium
Alchemical Fire Purification with Aromatherapy
Purification with the Alchemical Fire
We know the fire elemental force as the ultimate purifier. Likewise, its associated essential oils are similarly clarifying. When added to water and spritzed into the air, they fill the room with an energizing, clean perfume that helps to cleanse your fire element and solar plexus chakra.
We use fire-related oils to anoint the solar plexus chakra to help cleanse that energy center. Massaging these anointing oils into your stomach can also help enhance your gut instinct and balance your center of power and confidence.
Understanding Fire Element Spiritual Meaning with Meditation
Meditation aided by aromatherapy is also a good way to experience the power of the fire element and solar plexus chakra. For example, one easy meditation has you sit comfortably, breathing deeply but normally. Then, you become aware of your breath and your body’s heat. After that, you will notice how the air is cool as it enters your nostrils, then feel the warm air as it leaves your body. Finally, you will feel your body’s fire and power at work. Now concentrate on pumping your heart, which sends blood through your veins and innervates every part of your body. Then, slowly come back to your awareness of your surroundings, grateful to the universe for the power of fire.
There are a variety of other meditations for fire, some to calm the heat of anger, others to harmonize fire with the other elements.
Also, healing stones and crystals can be powerful in connecting with the fire element. You can anoint the stone with one of the specific fire-related aromatherapy oils and place it on your solar plexus area while meditating. Here are some examples of the stones associated with the fire element:
- Fire agate
- Red tourmaline
Yoga as Method of Fire Alchemy
Centrally, aromatherapy-aided yoga is one of the best ways to heal. Moreover, it helps to improve awareness of the fire element and the universe. For instance, asanas that generate power and heat help connect you to fire and align your solar plexus chakra. Notably, some believe these poses even burn out the toxins left by other elements in your body. For example, you can mix these movement-focused asanas with ones that promote stillness and cooling to harmonize your fire element and solar plexus chakra.
Here are some good solar plexus-fire asanas. Specifically, they include a boat, chair, high lunge twist, swaying palm tree, plank, and Warrior III poses.