What's Your Sign?
In between longer term projects like reconstructing cities in miniature and trying to find interesting factoids to design around, it can be liberating to roam into the metaphysical. Virtually every ancient civilization attempted to explain the material and internal realms through four basic elemants - with surprising overlap and consistency. Through the "personalities" of each, they read the minds and hearts of gods and lovers. Know a Virgo, or someone particularly fiery? We all do.
Earth represents solidity, intertia, practicality, caution, and materiality. It has weight and implies a certain seriousness of character.
Air represents expansion, mobility, blood, light, and communication. It can sometimes conjur a flighty, freewheeling party attitude. No judgements.
Fire represents energy, termperature, destruction, ardour, and faith. And well, we all love playing with fire.
Water represents fluidity, cohesion, softness, melancholy, and empathy. It's good to be sensitive. Just don't let it overwhelm you.
Gold has been credited with magical powers and is basically fortune itself. Alchemists had tried to harness and replicate its power for ages before chemistry and reason took over. Still, it continues to have that certain magical quality. Colour's good, too.