I know that one doe not necessarily need anything special in order to cast a circle in fact I know that you can cast one with your finger alone. However, I'd like something more tangible that I can take with me to mark off the directions and elements. It would help me out a lot if I could place something in the four directions so that I don't get turned around during ritual. I actually found myself doing this more and more. At first I looked into what stones symbolized which elements, and found that there isn't any one solid way of doing this. Different research sites gave different results on which stones I could use. Now I am to the point of thinking I could use regular old garden stones and write the symbols for the elements on them, or flash cards (I'd like something waterproof though.) I'd like to be able to carry them around in my purse so I can cast a circle when I am in a power filled spot.
Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts on this? Let me also ask what symbols people use to represent the elements? I know we all find something we like and stick with.