The four elements are one of the building blocks of astrology, and one of the important
often overlooked keys to understanding the Zodiac.
THE FIRE SIGNS
Fire is the energy of creation, as well as destruction. It is fast-paced and all
consuming. It is our fire that drives us, draws us, and energizes us. Fire is the
raw energy of life.
The term ‘inner fire’ refers, quite literally to the fire energy within each of us.
The fire signs bring this element, this energy, to whatever planets and houses are
found there. They are reactive, quick-moving and passionate. There is a willful,
assertive feeling to the fire signs.
THE EARTH SIGNS
Earth is our grounding and endurance. It is the energy that stabilizes, strengthens,
and solidifies. It is manifestation; the physical or material existence of anything,
or any body.
In the Earth signs are prone to a slow, deliberate, and practical approach. The
placement of earth signs, and the planets they hold, can often show one's affinity
for business. In this world, the material and physical is inseparably linked to
money - therefore, so are the earth signs. However, they also represent many other
forms and concepts in solidity and manifestation.
THE WATER SIGNS
Water is emotion, intuition, and creativity. It is flowing, elusive, and pervasive.
This is the ebb and flow of life, and the connection with life force.
The water signs are known for bringing emotion and spirituality, along with psychic
abilities. The water signs connect us to our inner selves, our families, and the
universe. As the most fertile signs of the Zodiac, they often represent parenthood,
gardening, and creativity - anything we are giving life to, and nurturing.
THE AIR SIGNS
Air is the energy of the mind. It stimulates and enlightens. It is air the gives
vitality to the body, and individuality to the mind. It is the energy of individual
intelligence, along with the thoughts and ideas of the collective consciousness.
The air signs focus on ideas. Where they fall in your chart, and the planets they
hold are areas of heightened mental activity. There is a creativity, and quickness
in response with these signs. Thoughts, ideas, concepts, art, symbolism… There are
many ways of sending or receiving information - ideas and messages are intertwined
with most aspects of our lives. This is the realm in which the air signs operate.