Water has a great esoteric value: it is the source of life, the matrix which preserves and starts life in the form of amniotic fluid and primordial waters. In ancient cosmogonies, water, a primordial component, is a vital principle understood as a means of regeneration. In fact, through Water we have primordial initiation, purification, under the ritual form of baptism. Being a passive element it has calmness and temperance as its virtue. As a cardinal point is the west; as a season it is autumn.