The Elements in Relation to Astrology
In the science of astrology their are 12 zodiac signs, each of which is related to one of four elements. These astrological signs share certain characteristics that are related to one of the four earthly elements – fire, air, water, and earth. Each element has 3 zodiac signs which is part of why some signs are more compatible with others.
The Fire signs are Aries (March 21 to April 19), Leo (July 23 to August 22) and Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21). Fire people are leaders, dynamic. They light up everything around them. Because Fire needs Air to exist, Fire signs are most compatible with the Air signs. Water is not a good match for Fire as a Water person could try to dampen the dynamism and enthusiasm that a Fire sign embodies.
The Air signs are Aquarius (January 20 to February 18), Gemini (May 21 to June 21) and Libra (September 23 – October 22). These are the intellectual and idea signs, the air that breathes a spark into a flame. They can’t be tied down, and they require freedom of movement and thought.
The water signs of Cancer (June 22 to July22), Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) and Pisces (February 19 to March 20) are characterized by the phrase still waters run deep. They’re emotional and sensitive, known for deep thoughts and conversations. Just as water can blur an image or hide secrets within its depths, so do Water signs share these secretive mysterious emotions and characteristics. The Water signs are most compatible with Earth signs.
The Earth signs are Taurus (April 20 – May 20), Virgo (August 23 to September 22) and Capricorn (December 22 to January 19). They are stable and consistent. While not as compassionate as the water signs, they are nonetheless nurturing. They can be rigid, strict and set on following routines. They are most compatible with Water signs, as Water is necessary for the Earth to properly nurture growing things. Earth helps Water contain itself, which is often necessary for survival on the planet.
The relation of elements in astrology goes far beyond the 12 sun signs and includes the aspects of numerous other parts of an astrology chart. Astrology is highly complex science and one can spend a lifetime studying the depths of astrological components and their influences to which they relate.