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Astrology's Elements

Astrology is the pseudo-science, or science, depending on what you believe, of how heavenly bodies affect our daily lives, relationships with other people, and who we are at the core. Its believed that heavenly bodies, stars, and planets can be used as a road map to govern our lives if we know how to read them. Each person is born under a different sign, which has a unique element that governs it. There are four astrological elements--water, fire, air, and earth. In this article, I will describe and explain how elements are used in Astrology to help define a person born under that sign.

Astrology is the pseudo-science, or science, depending on what you believe, of how heavenly bodies affect our daily lives, relationships with other people, and who we are at the core.  Its believed that heavenly bodies, stars, and planets can be used as a road map to govern our lives if we know how to read them.  Each person is born under a different sign, which has a unique element that governs it.  There are four astrological elements--water, fire, air, and earth, commonly referred to among those familiar with Astrology as the triplicities.  In this article, I will describe and explain how elements are used in Astrology to help define a person born under that sign. 

Water Signs - The water signs are made up of Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.  Each water sign is unique, but they do share some common threads.  Water signs are emotional, intuitive, and sensitive.  They are known as "feminine" astrological signs.  Astrological signs can be either masculine or feminine.  This does not mean the person born under this sign is affeminate, or masculine if they fall under a differnet sex that stereotypically owns those characteristics, but they do share some characteristics that are described as feminine to most people.

Fire Signs - The fire signs are made up of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.  Fire signs can be enthusiastic, friendly, generous, and free-spirited.  They rely on their gut instincts to govern their actions and can hurt people without even knowing they are doing so just being themselves and relying on what motivates them for their basic survival.  Fire signs tend to live in the moment and are the signs in the zodiac that inspire others to strive for things they wouldn't normally dare to do on their own.  Fire signs tend to be creative and they dare to dream and actually shoot for their dreams!  Fire signs are "masculine" in nature as they are all described as "masculine" astrological signs.

Air Signs - The air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.  Air signs tend to be physically detached from their emotions and can often seem cold.  Its not that they can't be warm, this is just their nature and their emotions are detached from their mind.  They can be care-free in matters of the heart as well, because their whole being isn't wrapped up in relationships like fire or water signs tend to do.  People born under the air signs are free thinkers and don't like to be told what to do or what to believe.  The air signs rely on their mind to govern them.  They use their head instead of their heart or their instincts to navigate through life.  They are the group of signs in the zodiac that truly think things through before embarking on any important idea or journey in life. The air signs are extremely social and do well in professional environments.  They know much about various subjects, especially pop culture and off-color facts. If you are looking for an entertaining conversation on any subject or social commentary, consider befriending an air sign.

Earth signs - The earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.  Earth signs tend to be stubborn, realistic, hard-working, practical, and sensual.  Earth signs are grounded and can survive in any environment, using what's around them to navigate their world and get the things they need for survival.  However, people who are born under earth signs are most comfortable in their own natural surroundings and are very particular about their possessions and their environment.  Their surroundings affect them on the deepest levels.  The expression that comes to mind that can drive this point home would be, "cluttered house, cluttered mind".  The earth signs are very organized and are governed by order.  Chaos drives them insane and will depress and upset them.  They need to win every argument and have a difficult time letting things go.  If you want to hire a professional organizer, you might look to the nearest earth sign.  They are good at the practicality of cleaning out their lives until all the clutter is gone, both in relationships and in their physical surroundings!

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Comments (7)

A very good article, learned about myself here as well as friends from past. It all seems relevant now, especially with air signs.

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Thanks, Peter!  I've been studying Astrology for a long time.  I have probably done a Natal Chart for every human I know, lol!  I'm glad you learned something new :)

Informative article, thanks Amy! I just connected with you on Twitter as well.

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Thank you!  I am glad you enjoyed it.  Thanks for following me.  I shall follow you as well :)

Very good article.My best friend is gemini and now i understand why he always thinks from his head:)

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Lol, Paras.  As a teenager in high school, my best friend was a Gemini, also.  She was always thinking logically, and I thought with my heart, :)

lol same is with me....I never bother my brain to think:)

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