The Elements — Fire, Earth, Air, and Water
The elements are Fire, Earth, Air and Water and are grouped into four signs for each element. The positive or negative energy of these elements describes our unique personality types, traits, emotions and behavior and is reflected in our natal chart. Knowing the mix of elements and the strengths and weaknesses can help you understand your energy patterns and motivations. Each sign is a different expression of elemental energy and presents a different development pattern. Along with the three qualities, Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable, they are key components of astrology.
The Fire Signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
The fire signs correspond with the spirit and the spiritual aspects of life. They inspire action, attract attention, are optimistic, enthusiastic, and love spontaneity. People with a strong fire emphasis are often leaders and risk-takers. Other fire sign aspects can be impatient, egotistical and self-centered. Fire is a Yang or Masculine element.
Fire Weak in Your Chart — You have difficulty getting yourself motivated to achieve your own goals and desires. In fact, at times you may lack the self-confidence to even set personal goals. You may experience a general lack of enthusiasm, feeling overwhelmed by change.
You know your goals and desires, they reside in your heart. God put them there. It doesn’t matter what others think. Write them down! Write down your goals and desires!
Fire Strong in Your Chart — There is a spirited and fiery presence about you much like a wild stallion. Your dynamism reflects in forcefulness, power and impulsiveness.
You are a highly-motivated individual with many goals and aspirations for the future. You are vital and spontaneous, often enjoying the challenge of traveling down new and adventurous roads in your Life. Your flame and enthusiasm is irrepressible.
You may have a tendency to exaggerate (Good or bad things) and have difficulty coping with the more mundane activities of daily Life. As you bee-bop around the planet spreading your energy like wild fire, take the time to be a little more self-reflective and meditative.
The Earth Signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
The earth signs are solid, practical, supportive, determined, realistic and as reliable as the earth under our feet. People with a strong earth emphasis have common sense and are usually excellent for attaining material success. The earth signs are our physical envoys and are concerned with our tangible needs, such as food, shelter, work, and responsibilities. The earth signs can be practical to a fault and so cautious that they may miss out on opportunities. Earth is a Yin or Feminine element.
Earth Weak in Your Chart — Earth Weak refers to a lack of groundedness. You may have difficulty coping with the realities of every day Life. Practical daily chores just may not interest you. You just may have your sights on other things, thereby having difficulty in concentrating on the matters at hand, namely the things that would bring more stability and groundedness to your Life.
Embrace organization, stability and structure in your daily Life.
Earth Strong in Your Chart — You are a practical and efficient, hands-on person. You can be relied on to take a common-sense approach to most matters. Your down-to-earth style works well in your daily chores.
Embrace a more flexible attitude so that the necessary changes in your Life may be made quicker and easier. At times you may have a tendency to stifle both your own and other people’s enthusiasm. You can be practical, flexible and fun in all one breath. It can be done!
The Air Signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Air signs are all about the intellectual or mental side of life. They are thinkers, mentally oriented, intellectual and specialize in ideas and communication. Like air itself, they are light and elusive. They love conversation, communication, and mingling. Other aspects of air signs are intuitive, detached, and at times aloof and difficult to get to know. Air is a Yang or Masculine element.
Air Weak in Your Chart — You may lack objectivity and the ability to stand back and view aspects of Life from a detached and rational perspective. You may have difficulty making decisions in the process of weighing up the pros and cons in a logical manner.
Take your time weighing the pros and cons. You have the ideas, intellect and communicative capabilities to bring it all together.
Air Strong in Your Chart — You are objective and philosophical, preferring to view Life from an intellectual perspective. Your rational mind will outweigh your feelings every time, as you consider the world of emotions to be irrational. You have a high sense of fairness, and a logical thought process.
Entertain the thought that emotions have a way of revealing what may be hidden on a deeper level and when the bone is scratched, more knowledge may be revealed. You tend to view emotions in a disparaging light.
The Water Signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
The water signs correspond to the emotional side of our natures. Water signs are sensitive, emotional signs that are associated with psychic ability, compassion, and creativity. As changeable, subtle, and able to infiltrate as water itself, water signs gauge the mood in the room when they enter and operate on what they sense from their environment. People with a strong water emphasis often are moody, reflective, and protective of their emotions. Water is a Yin or Feminine element.
Water Weak in Your Chart — You may be out of kilter with your emotions. Crying or losing your cool in front of other people would be a horrifying thought, let alone action, for you. You lack compassion for others in your human relationships, and need to learn to honor both your own and other people’s feelings. Because of this, your words, moods and emotions can injure others and make them cry or get upset so you won’t have to.
Think before you speak!
Water Strong in Your Chart — You speak from the heart, and are a compassionate and caring person with strong intuition. You value your personal relationships, in which you often take on the role of caretaker. You are such a sympathetic and understanding person that you are often caught in the role of mother to your loved ones.
Remain objective and think things through before you react. Through your caring and intuitive nature you can empower others to take care of themselves. Use your intuition, you are right on target!