Ancient Greek Philosophers believed that the elemental nature of the zodiac signs stems in the universe was
made up of one or more of the four basic elements: fire, earth, air and water. Each element contains three zodiac signs and these are known as triplicities. They are indications of energies and personality types. The elements have been divided into two groups, the active and passive. Signs under Fire and Air are considered active while under Water and Earth signs are considered passive.
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius belong to the element of Fire. Fire signs represent spirit, warmth and energy. Which
means they are enthusiastic, passionate and romantic and also tend to be spontaneous. Fire signs are driven,
motivated and frequently provide inspiration to others. Be careful because if these strengths go overboard, it
can be like playing with matches. They might unleash their pushy and forceful sides.
Signs that belong to element of air are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. They represent communication and
intellect. The air signs lack grounding and try to take on too many projects at once. They seem to not know
their limitations. Air signs have their head in the clouds. They are philosophers and enjoy lengthy
discussions and debates. They tend to intellectualize within themselves, which may have the adverse effect of
blocking their inner peace and happiness.
The earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. They represent material possessions and security. Under these elements are dependable, no-nonsense and sensible. One might find them to be people that can be rely on. They recover quickly from obstacles and maladies they undergo.
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are signs that belong to Water element. They represent emotion, nurturing and
intuition. Because they belong to Water element, signs that belong to it are the most emotional of all the
elements. They are capable of understanding the needs of others what drives them. Water signs are intuitive
and can at times, tap into their psychic abilities. They are the caregivers and nurturers. Their feelings can be
hurt easily for the reason that water signs are so empathetic and emotional.
And because all four elements are necessary to live a balanced and fulfilling life, we are compelled to compensate for those elements we are naturally lacking in our birth chart. We often attract people into our lives who are strong in our weak elements, and vice versa. Of course, these partnerships work out best when, instead of relying on the other person to make up for what we’re lacking, we learn to develop these qualities, inspired by the other person’s example.