(Last Updated on : 23-08-2019)
Elements in Astrology speak of certain tendencies that each zodiac sign
has, simply because it belongs to one of them. It helps one to understand that there are other ways of looking at each individual and make it clearer why some signs are more compatible than others. The twelve zodiac signs in Horoscope
are grouped into four elements - Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each of these elementary groups has distinct traits.
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Together, these elements in Astrology
form the natural world, so each is in some way dependent on the other. Roughly interpreted, Earth will go well with Water, and Fire will go well with Air. Likewise, Water gives Earth its fertility and brings human being to life, while Air keeps the Fire burning and sparks the light and humans power of creation.
This is the element that represents energy itself. Fire signs tend to be passionate, dynamic and temperamental. Fire
can keep a person warm, or it can do great destruction. While fire burns out quickly without fuel to keep it going, it can also regenerate its power from the ashes. A single spark can set off a forest fire. As a result, fire signs need to be nurtured and managed carefully.
The element of Fire is represented in the zodiac through Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These signs truly uplift the strength of the Sun
and each individual born under one of these Sun signs has an assignment to nurture and cherish their emotional side.
Air signs are all about action, ideas, and motion – they are the “winds of change”. Air
signs bring everyone a breath of fresh air when things start to get stale. This is the element that connects all other elements, even though it might seem less relevant, invisible as it is.
The element of Air is represented in the zodiac through Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. All signs that belong to this element have a strong need to feel liberated and free. People born under the strong influence of these signs follow their brightest and most liberating ideas.
Earth signs keep it real. They are the “grounded” people on the planet
, the ones who bring one down to earth and reminds to start with a solid foundation. The element of Earth
is the sole purpose of all elements, since it represents a basis for each of them, for existence and materialization of desires.
Signs ruled by the element of Earth are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. It is instantly obvious that these are all practical signs that value material things, work hard and know how to make a plan and put it to action. All three of them have the ability to be specific and concrete.
: Intuitive, emotional and ultra-sensitive, water signs can be as mysterious as the ocean itself. Like water
, they can be refreshing, or they can drown one in their depths. This is the element of constant movement, but slow and steady, swirling inside each individual and holding on to its mystery. This is the element of conception and death
, of genetic inheritance and ancestors.
Signs belonging to the element of Water are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. These signs often have intense dreams and borderline-psychic intuition. Security is important to them – after all, water needs a container, or it dries up and disappears.