|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac:
own interests; I don't doubt that as a trustworthy friend you have
done every imaginable thing to promote them; but I think the manner in
which you have been shoved aside a very disturbing symptom. It even
decides me to tell you something I did not intend to speak of;
because, in my opinion, when persons start a course they ought to keep
on steadily, looking neither forward nor back, and not allowing
themselves to be diverted to other aspirations."
"Ah ca!" cried la Peyrade, "what does all this verbiage mean? Have you
anything to propose to me? What's the price of it?"
"My dear Theodose," said Cerizet, paying no attention to the
impertinence, "you yourself can judge of the value of discovering a
|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 Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:
to him privately:
"Come to my house Monday week--but say nothing about it for the
present. We think of building."
He got eleven invitations that day. That night he wrote his
daughter and broke off her match with her student. He said she
could marry a mile higher than that.
Pinkerton the banker and two or three other well-to-do men planned
country-seats--but waited. That kind don't count their chickens
until they are hatched.
The Wilsons devised a grand new thing--a fancy-dress ball. They
made no actual promises, but told all their acquaintanceship in
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg