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Elements and Zodiac Signs

March 21, 2019

When you come to life, the “when” and the “where” are really important. It may be weird to you like that, but your astral theme will determine a lot of things about you. You’re born with them, a zodiac sign, some specific planets, an element… all of those things tell a lot about who you truly are. And I would like to tell you more about what people can call “magic”, “astrology”  or  “bullshit”. We will not talk here about Chinese Zodiac.

First of all, let’s talk a bit more about Zodiac signs.  They represent the division of the zodiacal circle into twelve equal parts, starting from the point where the Sun is located at the beginning of spring. They are part of Astrology which is based on the law of synchronicity and states of planets in the universe. The Sun, the Moon and other celestial bodies are all individual forces of life with certain characteristics. They carry information that can help us to improve the quality of our lives and to understand the ways of the world goes. It’s an analysis of the image of the sky which allows us  to figure out one’s fears, flaws, tastes and qualities. With those signs come four basic elements in nature – Earth, Water, Fire and Air. Each one of the twelve signs of the zodiac belongs to a certain element, and each of the elements represents one energy that we need to feel and which build our character on.

Elements are :

Water Signs

Water signs are exceptionally emotional and ultra-sensitive. They are highly intuitive and they can be as mysterious as the ocean itself. Water signs love deep conversations and intimacy. They rarely do anything openly and are always there to support their loved ones.                                                             

The Water Signs are : Cancer,  Scorpio  and Pisces.

Fire Signs

Fire signs tend to be passionate, dynamic, and temperamental, always ready for action. They get angry quickly, but they also forgive easily. They have a great energy and love adventure. They are in general physically very strong and are a source of inspiration for others. Fire signs are intelligent, self-aware, creative and idealistic people.

The Fire Signs are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

Earth Signs

Earth signs are mostly conservative and realistic, but they can also be very emotional. They are connected to our material reality, like “down-to-earth”, and can be turned to material goods. They are practical, loyal and stable even during hard times.

The Earth Signs are: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

Air Signs

Air signs are rational, social, and love communication and relationships with other people. They are thinkers, friendly, intellectual, communicative and analytical. They love philosophical discussions, social gatherings and good books. They enjoy giving advice, but they can also be very superficial. 

The Air Signs are: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

As you know it there are 12 zodiac signs :

Aquarius – January 21 – February 19  Pisces – February 20- March 20  Aries – March 21 – April 20  Taurus – April 21 – May 21  Gemini – May 22 – June 21  Cancer – June 22 – July 22  Leo – July 23 -August 21  Virgo – August 22 – September 23  Libra – September 24 – October 23  Scorpio – October 24 – November 22  Sagittarius – November 23 – December 22  Capricorn – December 23 – January 20

All of them have general characteristics and each of them, depending of your personal planets, can have differents specifities which can changed from a person to an other. So we will only talk abouth the general characteristics.

Aquarius – January 21 – February 19                                color : silver

It is ruled by Uranus.

The sign of Aquarius is intelligent, energetic and full of brilliant ideas, while humane and honestly turned to the well-being of the human race. Eccentric and a bit strange, an Aquarius is someone whose company will never be boring, and they have incredible communication skills.

But their greatest weakness is their lack of connection with the world around them. Many Aquarius can seem distant, lost, detached from everyone in their lives. They need to take care of their loved ones, and understand that the well-being of a community depends on the well-being of each individual.

Pisces – February 20- March 20                                                color : purple

It is ruled by Neptune.

On the one hand, one of the greatest strengths of a Pisces is their imagination, they are really creative and dedicated, once they commit to a certain cause. These individuals are talented, compassionate and sensitive. They will easily adapt, be spontaneous and full of surprises, while at the same time gifted with a strong faith in the importance of relationships with others. Idealistic and talented, they search their own Utopia.

On the other hand, this can be an extremely pessimistic sign if their goals fade. Submissive and easily influenced, they can become insincere and weak. Confused and lost in the human race, Pisces can get lonely and detached from other people, in their own imaginary world.

Aries – March 21 – April 20                                                       color : red

It is ruled by Mars.

Aries is courageous and is considered the strongest sign of the zodiac. Their positive characteristics are enthusiasm, optimism, independence, strength, initiative and generosity. He rushes forward without fear, ready to take on any challenge or battle that comes their way; these individuals won’t hold on to the past and things which are dead and gone.

We can add that the most important weakness of those born with the Sun in Aries is their stubbornness. They don’t give up without a fight and this makes them persistent sometimes obsessive. Not knowing how to stop, they can become inflexible and too proud for their own good.

Taurus – April 21 – May 21                                                                    color : green

It is ruled by Venus.

Taurus is known for their attachment and reliability. Kind, dependable and caring, they will always give a helping hand. They understand ways of the material world. Determined and strong, they are always prepared to endure in the long run.

 This is a sign of physical love and hedonism connected to our material reality. The element of Earth can make them lazy, static, stubborn and overly attached to material possessions. A tad possessive, if they fear losing someone, they tend to become real control-freaks that can’t relax.

Gemini – May 22 – June 21                                                               color : yellow

It is ruled by  the Sun

People born with the Sun in Gemini are spirited, adjustable and smart. Their sense of humor will help them overcome any difficulty, just as their strong communication skills. Fun and always open for new friends, experiences and adventures, they are carefree and light people. Gemini have a way of imposing their charisma.

But they have to keep in mind that their weak point is inconsistency. As an air sign, they can’t stay in one place for too long. They can be superficial and uncompassionate, they seem distant and uninterested in others’ problems.

Cancer – June 22 – July 22                                                                     color : white

It is ruled by the Moon.

The strengths of every Cancer is their compassion and their ability to look after people they care about. They are born with extremely high capability for empathy but  they have to focus on themselves too. However, if they don’t fear getting hurt and bravely accept emotional challenges, they become adaptable, trustworthy individuals, with a motherly approach of things.

Often too attached to the past, while at the same time anxious about the future, they can easily lose their stability. It can be difficult for others and sometimes themselves to follow their deep, inner flow of feelings.

Leo – July 23 -August 21                                                                        color : gold

It is ruled by the Sun.

 Leo is confident and full of vigor and energy, most of the time successful too. They spread a creative energy and make possibilities happening. Determined and loyal, Leos will make good friends thanks to their warmth and childish nature. They are really respectful and tolerant.

Their emotional side is very important, if they forget it they can become incompassionate and unaware of their own responsibilities while closed for constructive criticism. They can also be very stubborn but keep in mind not to endanger things that are truly important to them. Leo can also become drama queens when things become hard for them.

Virgo – August 22 – September 23                                                           color : beige

It is ruled by Mercury

Virgo  can be seen as a healer: Virgo have a talent to fix everything : broken hearts, souls, egos or bodies. They are also considered the most intelligent sign in the zodiac, as they are practical, analytical and deep and smart to solve everyday issues. Their mind is a big strength but can be the source of their weakness. They may relate too much to this practical mind and hide their emotional side, that can push them in situations they don’t undertsand. They have to accept their fragility and sensible heart; they also have to keep in mind their own self worth too and to be tolerant and kind with themselves.

 Libra – September 24 – October 23                                                       color : pink

It is ruled by Venus.

Libra easily  take responsibility. They can lead people thanks to their tact and influence the final verdict. When a Libra is in a good place, satisfied and confident, they are just and incredibly balanced. Relationship with others are really important for them and they will put a lot of their energy into ways to improve lives of those around them. But judgment and resentment can also soil their sense of justice. Libra have to challenge themselves to feed their ego and keep their positive and confident attitude.

Scorpio – October 24 – November 22                                                      color : red

It is ruled by Pluto.

This sign is known as the most complex of the zodiac. Scorpio-born are passionate, assertive people, determined, brave and decisive. This sign is a great leader thanks to his dedication, a clear mind and his resourcefulness. As a Water sign they are very emotional and can have issues to express them. Trustworthy, they will always keep your secrets whatever it may be.

Pluto, which rules this sign, is the planet of transformation and regeneration, scorpios have the ability to emotionally  “die and be reborn”. People born under  this zodiac sign can seem older than what they actually are. They are generally calm and seem mysterious and fierce to others, probably because they understand very well the rules of the universe. Scorpios hate dishonesty and they can be very jealous and suspicious, they have to keep in mind that they also have to adapt themselves to others sometimes.

Sagittarius – November 23 – December 22                                                    color : blue

It is ruled by Jupiter.

Curious, energetic, open-minded and philosophical, Sagittarius is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs, searching the meaning of life and enjoying their most precious treasure : freedom. As other fire signs they need to be in touch with the world, to experience as much as possible.  They are extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals. Sagittarius are really enthusiastic, humorous  and have a great sense of humor. But because of their honesty, Sagittarius-born can be too impatient and most of the time tactless.They have to learn to express themselves better and be more tolerant.

Capricorn – December 23 – January 20                                                             color : Brown

It is ruled by Saturne.

Capricorn is a « traditional » sign, they believe in responsibilities and are serious by nature. Truly independent they manage to progress in their personal and professional  lives. Natural leaders too and with a great self-control, they usually learn from their mistakes and are good at managing and making solid and realistic plans. As an earth element, like taurus and virgo, they focus on the material world but also know how to use it. Unfortunately, this element makes them too stubborn to change their point of view or be as tolerant as they need. It can be difficult to accept differences of others and they sometimes try to impose their traditional values too agressively.

The Last thing you have to know is that the principal sign is followed by the ascendant, a rising sign in you, which completes you. The complexicity of the Human being is that we are not defined by a single thing with specific characteristics but that we are a mix of two of them and those characteristics can change with time, evolve, and depend on the person. But Zodiac can help us to find more easily who we truly are and to understand maybe more others. Personally, I am a Scorpio acsendant Pisces and you? Who are you?

Fleur-Lou

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