- Religion and Philosophy
Understanding Astrology Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Written by: Jaclyn Popola
EARTH: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo -- (Sensation)
Earth signs are patient, reliable, realistic and down-to-earth, naturally. They are solid, loyal individuals. In a relationship, Earth signs are stabilizing forces, natural mediators who stress structure and organization in order to achieve balance and harmony. Earth signs foster growth and are born nurturers who love to see the results of their tender loving care, be it with people, animals or plants. They realize the importance of unconditional love and support. They love life, take pleasure in simply being alive, and like to be surrounded by beauty. Typically, Taurus is stubborn, Virgo is a hard worker, and Capricorn needs to constantly surmount new challenges.
AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius -- (Thinking)
Air signs are intellectuals who tend to think on a different level than the other elements. Their thoughts flow freely and their ideas contribute greatly to any philosophical conversation. Air signs are fanciful thinkers whose thoughts soar as fast as airplanes. However, because they are so preoccupied with indulging and analyzing their own thoughts, it is easy for their overactive minds to block them from achieving true inner peace and harmony. This is why meditation is so important for this element--deep, controlled breathing is needed to achieve higher levels of relaxation. Geminis are flighty, Libras are balanced, and Aquarius are humanitarians.FIRE: Leo, Sagittarius, Aries -- (Intuition)
Fire signs are the passionate, confident signs on the zodiac spectrum. Their energetic personalities and enthusiasm for life lights up any room and acts like a beacon for those in the dark. Because of their bright demeanor, people tend to flock to Fire signs. When used in moderation, Fire signs are passionate lovers who are extremely outgoing and a lot of fun to be around. Life with a Fire sign will never be boring. However, an over-expression of fire can easily turn into aggression as these signs are quick to temper. And when Fire begins to rage, he will quickly consume everything in his path. Typically, Aries is the flirt, Leo is the King or Queen, and Sagittarius has an unquenchable wanderlust.WATER: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces -- (Feeling)
Water signs are extremely flexible and adaptable. Water flows freely and can manipulate itself to fit into any surrounding, over rocks and around bends. It pours forth to others, allowing others to feel her pain and suffering, or vice versa, to offer the sincerest empathy and compassion. Water is uncontrolled, however, and can be very difficult to reign in and discipline. If uncontrolled, water signs will stay on turbulent paths which will cause her to be moody and unpredictable, ebbing and cresting like rough waves. While Cancers and Scorpios have a hard exterior to protect them from their own vulnerable sensitivities, Pisces does not. Cancers are fiercely loyal, Scorpios are dark and mysterious, and Pisces are the mystics of the zodiac.
- Compatibility Between the Elements
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