All the 12 signs of the zodiac are further placed under 4 major heads of category: fire, air, water and earth. They are associated quite intricately with the zodiac signs they represent. Each is unique, intriguing and complicated in its own essence. Life is complete and pure with the existence of these elements that is, fire, air, water and earth.
They’re the soul of all lifeforms in this universe after all; they make survival possible. Therefore, with the vital characteristics of these elements, they portray a lot of meaningful information about the person. It’s generally accepted that the personality type you have is deeply shaped by your zodiac and in turn, the element it represents.
Though each individual possesses unique traits of their own however, the elements stand for the overall, common traits found in the zodiacs forming a part of it. The zodiacs represented by elements are as follows:
The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Like fire, these elements show intense emotions. They’re feisty nature, like being temperamental, can make them lash out at you, whether physically or emotionally. Contrarily, due to this same fierce energy, fire elements can achieve great things despite the obstacles in the way.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Aries are among the most fierce and temperamental signs. Pure of heart, interesting people often engaging in some sort of new exciting adventure, they’re very enthusiastic with a spark in them that ignites a lot of happiness and love in their and other’s lives. However, their anger is just as bad. So don’t get on their bad side; they’ll attack harshly in provoked.
Leo (July 23 -August 21)
Despite being a fierce fire sign themselves, Leos try their best to attain middle ground in every situation. They love being under the spotlight when they can, their ego making them carry the act well enough. Sometimes, others might even end up benefiting from their confidence. They aren’t one to shy away. With a fierce guise boasting off good leadership and reliability, you’ll know when a Leo enters a room.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 22)
Compared to Aries and Leo, Sagittarius is the most nurturing and gentle fire sign. The Sagittarius fire element lives up to its ability to bring new life, same as fire does. Sagittarius are often known for behaving in symbolic ways, giving off a philosophical impression towards their intentions. Quite often having an interest in forms of mysticism, they devote life force to search for answers to life and death, tackling philosophical concepts to the fullest of their potential. This makes them creative and thoughtful in a unique way.
The Water Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Just like water, these signs show sides to their personality. Because like water, they can either be a sustaining source of life and peace, or they can drown you in their murky waters with their complicated persona.
They tend to be mysterious overall; they value their space and solitude at the same time having a psychic-like demeanor. They’re the most sensitive and emotional signs, much like water that takes a split second to dissolve and hence be affected from whatever comes in contact with it.
Quite intuitive, water signs value security and privacy above all else, like water contained in a vessel.
Pisces (February 20- March 20)
Pisces’ personality is exactly like a small river or creek – they don’t just travel in one direction. Many pauses and breaks often exist in those small rivers and creeks, splitting off into other areas. This is clearly indicative of Pisces.
Quite flexible personalities, they’re adaptable and tend to be great at leading and inspiring, based on their unique attitude towards life and people. They are charming with a slight tough of mysticism and enticement in their nature. Their vision for art is like no other.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
The most caring and nurturing water sign, Cancerians are often called the mammas and pappas of the zodiac – for good reason, too; they worry for their loved ones like no one, giving caring a whole new definition.
They might be all sweet and caring but get on their bad side and it’ll be just as intense. When in anger or feeling threatened, their river banks flood instantly – which is to say they become overwhelmed with emotions and will make sure to use them, no matter how harsh they come out as. So don’t ever cross a Cancerian when it comes to family and friends.
Their crabby nature is all too clingy and stubborn, but helps them make tremendous efforts too for things and people they believe in.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Intense like a raging river, Scorpios are known for their dangerous and fierce nature,; a raging river that destroys everything in its wake, with little or no control. Most Scorpios crave what they often lack: the power of self-control.
Once all this energy and liveliness in them founds common ground and the right direction to be focused at, Scorpios make successful personalities even without any outside help. Being close to them has its perks too; they will protect you no matter what using their hurricane of power and determination.
The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Like their elements, these signs are grounded, loyal, practical people who are best at bringing others back down to earth, ensuring a dependable foundation in whatever they do and say. Very reliable partners in every kind of relationship, they strive to keep a sense of security for those around them.
However, they often tend to be materialistic, losing sight of emotions and thoughts – both of others and their own.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
They are known to be the strongest, most stable signs of all the zodiac. They also teach others to attain a strong foothold in their lives, to build themselves and develop control. This helps them improve themselves at the same time.
Caring, sympathetic and intelligent with a great sense of style, Taurians make great friends but are too stubborn at times as well. Not much can change their mind. Termed as ‘earthly sensual’ to a degree, they are resilient to their loved ones and their beliefs.
Virgo (August 22 – September 23)
Virgo is the earth sign that falls on middle ground, representing the middle earth – literally. This is mostly why they are caught in the middle of doing more things at a time, multitasking. This is also why they can’t often decide on a single idea or plan.
But they also tend to be flexible, observing, caring and helpful people in the long run. In between Capricorn and Taurus, Virgo’s element is not quite at the upper and not at the lower level, but just about right. This accounts to their capability to have pinpoint analytical precision more than others do.
Capricorn (December 23 – January 20)
This sign is somewhat ‘deep’ not to say mysterious, in the least. They envision mostly deep, lower regions of the earth, where there is a lot of purity, so to speak. They have a keen interest and love for practical hobbies and tasks, finding comfort in materialistic possessions and also high status.
They tend to be conservative in nature in a somewhat subtle way. Hard work mean an awful lot to them so they focus a little too much on building themselves a good career and being independent at all spheres in life. Their drive to be successful often ends up inspiring others around them. Team work is also another thing they promote and teach all too well.
The Air Signs: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
The phrase ‘wind of change’ applies all too well to these signs. When they see something they want, like the onrush of furious wind they will strike hard whoever stands in their way. Ideas, practicality and creativity are some of the things that rule their world most.
With such traits, air signs can often be found to be a bit airhead, yet they can be more powerful and fierce when you get on their bad side. However, they mostly have a fun and adventurous disposition and make great friends, more than anything else.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
Soaring above the remaining air signs, Aquarius live life to the fullest potential and speed, taking others in with their sense of cooperation, sympathy, clarity and enthusiasm. They like to keep a deep sense of unity among others, while they themselves look for harmony in the general discord of life.
Aquarius mostly represents positivity but that’s not to say they’re pure of any kind of negativity. This includes their unpredictable nature; it makes them lash out unevenly and do more damage than they intended to. Critical thinkers, Aquarius wish to see humanity progress towards its highest potential.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
Geminis are like a tornado which is to be reckoned with at all times. They fly the most, in comparison to their counterparts. As symbolized by the sign of the twins, they have a clear-cut dual nature. That is to say, they are both reliable with great sense of independency plus how to maintain it as well as indecisiveness with a constant need for fulfilment.
They do not like to keep things stuck on a rut, and this ability to do things fast and accomplish things earlier than most around them would, is both a great advantage and a disadvantage to the goals and dreams they wish to pursue; because rushing into things can be both good and bad for them.
Geminis are very talkative, like to interact with others, have deeply creative and inquisitive minds that never stop learning whatever they can about people and things and places and the whole world, in general.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Libras are known for their need to maintain balance and stay balanced themselves – in every walk of life. They are, therefore, basically the air keeping us alive and well, circulating around us at all times and keeping us calm in a world of chaos; because in the long run of things they provide balance and security, which is all life is about: a balance between good and bad, between holding on and letting go.
No one understands this better than a Libra does. These airers are a harbinger of a sense of peace and balance to all relationships in life. Due to this, they are commonly looked up to for good conversations and important advice. Do not overlook the importance of just relationships with a Libra because they come first and are at a top priority to Libras.
So now you see that a lot of the zodiac signs and their representative element signs are similar in many ways and well-balanced. This makes humans incorporate best qualities to achieve greatness in life. Understanding them is the ultimate way to live a balanced life.