I've come to the conclusion that since everything has a number and is symbolized in those numbers. That the numbers for the elements are as
Air = 0
Earth = 2
Water = 6
Spirit = 7
Fire = 9
Air is a membrane that encompasses everything which is symbolized in the number 0.
Earth is ground to stand on as you can see in the number 2 much like a snake or a bird standing up right on solid ground.
6 of course is a water droplet.
7 states that a bolt of lightning comes down from the sky.
9 opposite of 6 like water and fire. Fire is the upward motion of energy the opposite of water.
Add those numbers together and you get 6. Carbon!
edit on 22-12-2012 by Manunnaki because: (no reason given)