Astrology-Made Simple


Elements Of Sun Sign

There are two classifications of the Signs of the Zodiac --
Elements and Qualities -- and they each refer to core human
Characteristics. The Elements, which are also known as
Triplicates (as in groupings of three), speak to the basic nature
And temperament of a Sign, whereas Qualities address their
Manner of expression
The four Elements and their corresponding Signs are Fire (Aries,
Leo and Sagittarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), Air
(Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and
Pisces). While the Elements in and of themselves help to
describe our basic nature, once combined in our overall
astrological chart, they help to define us as a whole and complex


The Element of Fire is associated with the Signs Aries, Leo and
Sagittarius and it also rules the First, Fifth and Ninth Houses. As
one would expect, those graced by Fire are fiery, indeed. They
are enthusiastic and sometimes larger than life. Just like a fire
that is left untended; however, Fire Signs can burn out of control.
Ouch! It's best to tend those embers.
A Fire Sign is also an indicator of creativity. This Element
manifests itself in creative and unique ways, and those in its
glows are also wonderfully courageous, lively spirits. Those
influenced by a Fire Sign are self-sufficient, spontaneous and
possess a tremendous zest for life.
It also stands to reason that a combustible Fire Signer would be
ardent in the game of love. Yes, these are the sexiest Signs of
the Zodiac, knowing they are the cat's meow and climbing ever
higher in the name of love. To their credit, those touched by Fire
are often an inspiration to others, certainly for their adherence to
solid moral and religious ideals.
If there's a flip side to the Element of Fire, it can be that those
who bear its will can be overly strident in getting their way. Call it
bossy, even. These folks can come across rather forcefully.
Selfishness and an overdeveloped ego can also be seen as part
of a fiery individual's shadowy side.
Fire Signs are strong, self-assured, creative and fun. When they
get too hot to touch, though, it may be a good idea to stand back!


The Element of Earth is attached to the Signs Taurus, Virgo and
Capricorn, and it also rules the Second, Sixth and Tenth
Houses. All the earthy metaphors are appropriate here: salt of
the Earth, feet firmly planted on the ground and so forth. Those
graced by an Earth Sign in their horoscope are practical,
grounded and dependable. These folks aren't taking big risks,
much preferring a sure thing.
Much like the Elements are considered the building blocks in
nature, Earth Signs are the builders of the zodiac. To these
Signs, creation is a tangible proposition. Whether it's building
jobs or homes, or creating comfortable rooms within that home
through the acquisition of possessions, Earth Signers are about
all what is solid around us. Those influenced by this Element feel
best once they have accumulated a goodly number of worldly
possessions. The risk inherent in this, however, is that these
individuals may become greedy and far too materialistic.
The Element of Earth also confers a sense of duty, responsibility
and reliability to those in its sphere. These are the people you
can count on to be there when you need them. Those influenced
by Earth also tend toward caution and conservatism, in both
desire and approach. That said, they are sensualists, certainly in
that they appreciate a good meal and fine wine better than
anyone else.
The logical mind of an Earth Signer is always appreciated. In
keeping with this measured approach, these folks also display
considerable recuperative powers. On the flip side of things,
however, those supported by Earth may be so caught up in their
objectives that they might overlook the feelings of others. It is a
big picture, after all, but these folks may be more concerned with
the finish line than the journey they are taking.
Earth Signs are dependable, practical and conservative, yet
fairly materialistic. They have their feet on the ground but their
eyes on the prize.


The Element of Air is attached to the Signs Gemini, Libra and
Aquarius. It also rules the Third, Seventh and Eleventh Houses.
It is rarefied air which usually surrounds those graced by this
Element, as this is the marker of the intellectual. Airy people are
smart thinkers and handle abstract reasoning well. They love to
analyze, synthesize and probe. Do you have a dilemma? Hand it
over to an Air Sign and watch them go to work.
Air Signs are also about communication. These individuals want
to get the word out, and it's not likely to be fluff. They are alert,
curious and perceptive. The world as seen by an Air Sign will be
an interesting one, as their analysis and subsequent explanation
(hopefully in terms we can understand) will indicate. Those
influenced by Air are inventive and clever. They see all sides of
the equation and are able to glean the best approach. Balance is
important to these airy folk.
So, are Air Signers fresh as a summer breeze or howling like the
wind? Probably both, depending on when you catch them. While
these folks are often cool, calm and collected, they can turn cold
if their equilibrium is upset. A word to the wise: there's little
upside in baiting an Air Sign.
Another plus with Air is that it manifests itself in a most humane
way. Those influenced by Air can truly wear another's shoes, as
it were. They are objective, cooperative and really want to help
make a better world. There's no prejudice with these folks, just a
bright and shiny idealism which can accomplish much.
Air Signs are communicative, intellectual, clever and fair. They
can blow hot and cold, though, so beware of a chilly draft


The Element of Water is associated with the Signs Cancer,
Scorpio and Pisces, and it also rules the Fourth, Eighth and
Twelfth Houses. The watery words flow with this Element: fluid,
flowing, wavering. These terms can easily apply to an
individual's emotions, which are exactly the realm in which
Water exerts its influence.
Water Signs are intuitive, sensitive and feel more intensely than
the rest. They are emotional and nurturing and, like a river, run
deep. How things feel is what matters to these folks, and they
base their actions on sense, rather than on logic or intellect.
Water is also about compassion and understanding, since the
receptive talents of these individuals are remarkably high. Water
Sign people can take in the feelings of others, process them,
and put forth a plan or solution that will be conscientious to all.
Those graced by Water love to take their sense of the world and
translate it into the artistic. They desire aesthetic beauty -- and
for everyone to be happy as a result of that beauty. Much like
still water can become stagnant, however, an inactive Water
Sign person is not a Water Sign person at their best. Water
Signs feel most fulfilled when they are helping others, and they
do so in an enchanting, considerate and even romantic way.
The flip side of this dreamy Water world is the tendency of these
individuals to brood. Water Signs are susceptible to mood
swings, and, at their worst, they could become self-indulgent,
controlling and hostage to a fantasy world. This also brings up
the ability of these folks to see things more clearly than others.
Call it psychic, if you will.
Water Signs are emotional, empathetic, receptive and feel things
deeply. Alternately calm like the sea or possessing the force of a
torrential rain, the emotions brought forth by this Element are
plentiful, indeed.



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