This is my interpretation of the elementals associated to the four classic elements. An elemental is a concentrated manifestation of the energy of a certain element, and is therefore very hard to understand or explain using only human concepts and language. I don’t pretend this to be a thorough description of them; instead I’ll try to come close to the meaning each of these forces has for me in particular.
Air is subtle, spontaneous and light. It has great strength shown in a gentle form. It is unpredictable: One day it blesses us with a caressing breeze, and on the next a storm brews inside it.
Fire is energy of change, of chemistry or, to be more accurate, of alchemy. It acts in a concentrated form on a single point, waiting for the moment to be suddenly released, triggering the transformation of matter.
Water is a soft but persistent force. It is the flow of life, of time. A continual transformation, tender but powerful, which stands in contrast to the sudden and violent fire.
Earth is the force that nurtures, the base of everything, the mirror of the universe. It turns inwards, where strong roots are supported, and seeds of possibility are nourished and protected.