Our world is composed of four elements which in some ways are influenced, changed, and ultimately dependent on one another. Earth, air, fire, and water are traditionally viewed as the four elemental states or “temperaments”.
Each element represents the monumental strengths along with the dire weaknesses aligning with unique characteristics and personality traits of each of the individual signs of the zodiac.
The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius (Hot and Dry)
Fire can be destructive but it also gives life. Those with fire signs are just as powerful and dynamic. Fire signs are spontaneous and impulsive, yet they cultivate great passion and persistence towards an ultimate goal. Easily burned out if they are not refueling themselves, those with a fire sign demand to be nurtured—carefully.
The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn (Cold and Dry)
Stable and grounded, those that are earth signs are by no surprise considered the most “down to earth” of the zodiac. Earth signs are also considered to be great friends by providing others with a solid foundation and unwavering loyalty. But be aware, their solid emotional and physical roots can be hard to shake up.
The Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius (Hot and Wet)
Air signs are all about movement and change. When their influence hits you, you might find it hard not to budge. Along with bringing in a much needed fresh breeze, they can also be notoriously hard to tie down. Whether their head is in the clouds or they are twirling in circles around you, time with an air sign is nothing short of an adventure.
The Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces (Cold and Wet)
Water signs are as mysterious and deep as any ocean. Similar to fire, water can be both life-giving and deadly. Extremely passionate and imaginative, they are fiercely loving and sensitive. Security is important to a water sign because water needs a container so it won’t meander or disappear.
These elemental groups help us understand the rich complexities each sign of the zodiac embodies. Studying the temperaments of each sign also lends us some much-needed patience while uncovering their quirks. Interestingly, utilizing astral elements can be a good way to interpret the potential compatibility among signs. Symbolically speaking, water and earth signs are compatible because water gives life to earth. By the same token, air and fire are compatible because air will keep the fire burning.