A kettle can be looked at much like the cauldron, a goddess symbol with connections to both Earth and Water elements.
The above quote is from Juniper on one of the tools of hearth craft. This idea really resonates with me and I’m amazed that I didn’t make that connection before. Sure, I see my apartment’s electric stove as the modern hearth and the heat it produces as an extension of Brighid’s sacred flame – but why didn’t I ever see my kettle as a type of cauldron? As a tea lover, it is such a central part of my life! I think my world was just rocked.