Elements of Astrology

Elements of Astrology Fire Earth Air Water

Elements play an important role in defining characteristics & energies. They also help to explain compatibility (or lack of it) between different personality types.

THE 12 ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS ARE DIVIDED INTO 4 ELEMENTS

FIRE (Aries, Leo & Sagittarius) Fire signs are instinctive and enthusiastic
EARTH (Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn) Earth signs are practical and reliable
AIR (Gemini, Libra & Aquarius) Air signs are logical and communicative
WATER (Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces) Water signs are intuitive and emotional

THE ZODIAC ELEMENTS IN YOUR BIRTH CHART

The balance of elements in your birth chart influences your character and the way you live your life. If there is an emphasis of one element in your horoscope, you will take it for granted and use it without being aware that you are doing so. If you lack an element you could be attracted to people who express the characteristics of your missing element very strongly.

THE 3 FIRE SIGNS – ARIES, LEO & SAGITTARIUS
An emphasis on fire signs in your birth chart would make you naturally energetic. You have plenty of initiative, vitality and self-confidence. Self-promotion should come easily to you as it’s not difficult for you to put yourself forward or to ask for attention. Self-motivation shouldn’t be a problem unless your confidence levels are low, or your self-belief has been undermined in some way. A lack of fire signs in your birth chart would make it difficult for you to act spontaneously or to take the initiative. It could be a push to promote yourself and you may need training in marketing techniques.

THE 3 EARTH SIGNS – TAURUS, VIRGO & CAPRICORN
An emphasis on earth signs in your birth chart would give a realistic streak and a sensible attitude. You don’t doubt your ability to find functional solutions to most problems, especially when you’re dealing with practical issues. Your talents come in handy when there’s something that needs sorting out, or when material matters are in a mess. A lack of earth signs in your birth chart would make it difficult to trust your ability to cope. You’re not a naturally practical person so you would try to be super organised in an effort to stay in control.

THE 3 AIR SIGNS – GEMINI, LIBRA & AQUARIUS
An emphasis on air signs in your birth chart would give you a natural aptitude for communication. Good at processing information, it’s easy for you to absorb data and to pass on what you’ve learned. You’re also able to make connections between thoughts, ideas and abstract concepts, which makes you a skilled networker, negotiator and innovator. A lack of air signs in your birth chart would make it difficult for you to trust your intellectual ability. You could struggle with conventional learning unless your imagination is involved.

THE 3 WATER SIGNS – CANCER, SCORPIO & PISCES
An emphasis on water signs in your birth chart would make you imaginative, creative and emotionally expressive. You experience the world through your emotions, your imagination, instincts and intuition. It comes naturally to you to empathise with others as you find it easy to identify with what they are feeling. So long as your goals provide you with emotional satisfaction you’ll flow along, supported by your own feelings of fulfilment. A lack of water signs in your birth chart could make it difficult for you to deal with strong emotions, which tend to overwhelm and confuse you. You may feel that academic knowledge is more valid than the information you receive from your imagination.

The elements of the 12 zodiac signs are used in assessing basic compatibility between the zodiac signs. They can help you understand:

  • what you are looking for in a relationship
  • who you are attracted to and why
  • who tends to be attracted to you and why

COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE ELEMENTS

Fire with Fire: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius share an enthusiastic and optimistic approach to life, but there might be fierce competition amongst themselves for centre stage.

Fire with Earth: Fire Signs can create extremely productive relationships with Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn so long as their roles are clearly defined and properly rewarded.

Fire with Air: Fire Signs are naturally attracted to Air Signs Gemini, Libra & Aquarius as these elements complement each other very well. Timing is important, however as things can happen too fast & misunderstandings can occur.

Fire with Water: Fire Signs with Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces is quite a steamy mix! There’s loads of emotion and excitement although it can be draining and exhausting too.

Earth with Earth: Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn share an interest in practical projects and tangible results, but they can encourage each other to get over-involved with material matters.

Earth with Air: Earth Signs with Air Signs Gemini, Libra & Aquarius can be a bit dry unless there are shared interests, ideals and activities to provide the passion.

Earth with Water: Earth Signs with Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces can be very satisfying on all levels: physical, mental and emotional. But it can get too exclusive, making others feel left out.

Air with Air: Gemini, Libra & Aquarius share an interest in information and communication, but if everyone is speaking their own words or thinking their own thoughts, who’s listening?

Air with Water: Air Signs can work well with Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces when there is a sharing of creative ideas. Air signs help the water signs to put their ideas into words, and water signs help air signs to express their imagination.

Water with Water: Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces share a caring and imaginative view of the world, but things can get over-emotional and blown out of proportion.

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