(Last Updated on : 05/11/2012)
The zodiac belt is the band of stars that surrounds the earth like a ring with the 12 main constellations that form this great ring around us. Amongst the millions of stars in the sky, the 7 planets and two invisible planets (in Vedic Astrology) are in constant motion. Each Zodiac is named after patterns, or configuration of animals and features that can be visualised by looking at them in the starry nights. The figures got linked with the symbolic trait endowed by that zodiac to the earths inhabitants. Astrology is guided entirely by zodiac signs. Twelve Zodiacs in Horoscope are categorized by the very element that represents them namely Water, Earth, Fire and Air.
Fire signs are Aries
. The expression `Fiery in nature` applies perfectly to these signs. Resembling their symbolic element, the people born under these signs posses a fiery drive and liveliness in their behavior. The constant urge to accomplish things is very evident in those lustrous sign holders. Fire also gives a great deal of pride and warmth to the people. The people under element of fire are highly independent. Fire is considered very pure in Hindu texts. It can also be destructive. Similarly, every passionate action taken by the people born under these signs can break and make their karma with ease.
Water signs are Cancer
. Many water qualities can be seen in the emotional beings born under these signs. Their own emotions run deep, and they have absolutely no problem in sensing and soaking other`s emotions as well. The signs ruled by water are very intuitive. Water can take the shape of the vessel in which it is held. This shows the adaptability of the element and people born in it. This zodiac borne have to take care that they do not hold on to their emotions for too long, as water standing can become stagnated. They have to let the emotions flow gently like a moving water.
Air signs are Gemini
. People born in these zodiacs have a fast and at times multidirectional quick thinking. They take all information with the swift movement of their own. This sign also give good power of speech and communication capabilities. The movement of air is uncontrollable and changeable and so is the basic thought process of these people. Air hates confinement and needs the freedom to move and the same is true for the people influenced by the element. People in these signs need to give a direction and shape to their movements and life.
Earth signs are Taurus
. Once formed across the period of time, earth takes the definite shape, and refuses to let it go. The same is true for the characteristics of these signs. People born under it seem grounded and down to earth. They do not like to budge from their opinions and basic character. Their slow, conventional approach to life is the anchoring force for many. They form a good foundation and support system for all the things to accomplish. The people born under it need to be in harmony with all the elements around them, as well as with themselves, to save the world from rare but possible disruptions.
Human relations and compatibility can also be judged on the basis of the relationship of these elements. Interestingly, the mutual compatibly of the people born under a particular sign depends upon the compatibility of the elements governing them. All the signs are compatible with the other signs born under the same element. And there are some elements that are not compatible with the other elements. These are as follows:
1. Fire signs and water signs are not so compatible.
The emotional nature of water sign can be too demanding for the fiercely independent sign of fire. The enthusiasm of leading a life of desires of the fire signs can actually neglect the deep seeded need of emotional security of the water signs.
2. Water signs gel well with Earth signs
, thus these two signs are compatible, as emotional needs of water signs go well with firm and warm security of earth. The reverse is true for the other sign.
3. Earth signs do not gel well with air signs
, since rigid thinking and slow movements of the earth signs can be quite confining to the freedom loving airy people. And earth cannot adapt to the quick and changeable thoughts and actions of air.
4. Air and Fire signs are mutually compatible.
Both elements facilitate each others existence with beautiful easygoing nature.
5. Fire is neutral to earth, as both elements have no effect on each other.
Thus a basic emotional detachment exists when these two signs are operating together. They are neither too compatible, nor incompatible. In such cases, the level of compatibility is dependent on individuals nature.
6. Water and air signs are again neutral to each other.
The effects, when theses two come together are not specific or predictable. But still they can have profound effect on each other.
The signs can also be categorized according to the manner it behaves or acts in situations, and the kind of energy that governs them. There are three such categories:
These are Aries, Cancer, Libra
. These are highly action-oriented signs with changeability and forthrightness in their actions to accomplish things. People born in these signs are usually the leader or the charge takers. They usually lead the teams or group of people to a specific goal.
These are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio
. These are the ones, which remain glued to their habits and thinking resisting changes. They can be quite determined in getting what they want once they make up their mind. And they can go through enormous patience and odds on the way. Stubbornness is another characteristic associated with theses signs.
These are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius
These do not have any fixed pattern of doing things. They explore each and every facet of affairs, and can adapt to any situations. They explore different sides and directions. Sometimes that is how they get things done brilliantly. They can be good organizers and followers.