|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:
am an artist; and I cant believe it: I refuse to believe it.
It's only that you havnt discovered yet what a wonderful world
art can open up to you.
VIVIE. Yes I have. Last May I spent six weeks in London with
Honoria Fraser. Mamma thought we were doing a round of
sightseeing together; but I was really at Honoria's chambers in
Chancery Lane every day, working away at actuarial calculations
for her, and helping her as well as a greenhorn could. In the
evenings we smoked and talked, and never dreamt of going out
except for exercise. And I never enjoyed myself more in my life.
I cleared all my expenses and got initiated into the business
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from On Horsemanship by Xenophon:
First, then, let there be no mistake about the age. If the horse has
lost his mark teeth, not only will the purchaser's hopes be
blighted, but he may find himself saddled for ever with a sorry
 Or, "the milk teeth," i.e. is more than five years old. See
Morgan, p. 126.
 Lit. "a horse that has lost his milk teeth cannot be said to
gladden his owner's mind with hopes, and is not so easily disposed
Given that the fact of youth is well established, let there be no