Gifts: enrichment of understanding through cycles; transmuting disturbances on the mental, physical, spiritual, or emotional level; allowing rebirth into a new form-one more in accord with what has been learned through the most recent expression of self. Releases consciousness from matter i.e. allowing information stored at a cellular and energetic level to be made known to the conscious mind for use.
Balancing: fear surrounding deep behavioral changes and change in external reality; disconnection from instinctual wisdom and body knowledge.
The combination of fire and ether gives rise to the energy of Transmutation. This is the process of understanding the root of unwholesome energy and changing the energy's form from its limiting state into its beneficial state.