The Elements of Astrology – How To Nurture Your Element 

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Astrology elements are essential ways of grouping the twelve zodiac signs, based on key personality traits those signs have in common. Each zodiac sign falls into an element which can then be used to describe not only personality type, wants, needs and desires of each sign, but also overall energetic vibe. This can be a great predictor for compatibility comparison of signs as well.

There are four main elements: fire, earth, air and water. Three zodiac signs fall into each element category. These elements are essential because they represent the circle of life and things we as humans need to survive and keep our lives balanced.


Signs that fall under the element of fire are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Fire is impulsive and difficult to contain. Fire zodiac signs tend to be passionate, proud, courageous, impulsive, spontaneous, driven. They are bold, fearless and like to be noticed. Fire signs love to take initiative on projects, they are natural born leaders. Fire signs fall into the masculine energy, making them action driven.

It is important to note that despite their similarities, each fire sign differs based on their modality. Aries is a cardinal sign, which makes them great at initiating and spearheading. Leo is a fixed sign, which makes them passionate and loyal. Sagittarius is a mutable sign, which makes them more adaptable and flexible.


Signs that fall under the earth element are: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Earth is overall grounded, reliable and practical. Earth element is responsive most to things physical in nature, things that can be clearly touched and seen. This characteristic makes them more sensual and prone to deeper relationship connections. Earth signs appreciate beauty around them. Although they can be inflexible and stubborn in their thinking, they are extremely loyal to people they love.

Taurus is a fixed earth sign, they love to plan and conceptualize. Virgo is a mutable hard worker and at times has a tendency toward perfection and overburdening themselves. Capricorn is the cardinal realist who can be cautious and likes to oversee things.


Signs that fall under the air element are: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air signs are intellectual, can be emotionally detached and are considered great minds. They also tend to be very social, curious and fast talkers. They are master communicators and great conversationists who can engage anyone. They can also be indecisive, since they rely so much on their mind, with a tendency to get “stuck” in their heads.

Gemini is a mutable sign, its natural ability to take on different personality aspects (twin duality) leads to adaptability to their environment, they tend to be the “social butterflies”. Libra is the action oriented air sign, they strive to find balance and equilibrium in their lives. Aquarius is the fixed air sign, they tend to be more disciplined, specifically when it comes to finances and love.


Signs that fall under the water element are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Water signs are the most emotional signs, associated with feminine energy. Water signs are highly intuitive, they rely on their feelings and practically live in their emotional mind. They are sentimental and empathetic, which makes them great partners and friends. They are nurturing, perceptive and easy to connect with.

Cancer is the cardinal water sign, they are the most emotional and nurturing, known as the “mama bear” of the zodiac signs, they prioritize family and tradition. Scorpio is the fixed water sign, they love to understand deep issues, desires and intimate connections, their fixed nature makes them extremely determined. Pisces is the mutable romantic, they tend to be extra sensitive and at times even psychic. Pisces are known for bridging the gap between physical and spiritual realms.

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The elements play an important role in helping you understand your astrological Sun sign, however your overall astrological birth chart has a significant amount of information as it relates to your overall soul purpose. You can read more information about it in How To Raise Your Consciousness Using Your Astrological Birth Chart.

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