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Zodiac Elements: The Astrological Impact On Your Personality

The 12 signs are split into 4 zodiac element groups; Fire, Earth, Air and Water and they all represent both a type of energy and a way of approaching life. Indeed, they exert great influences on our temperaments and attitudes. The Fire signs group together the energetic personalities with warm temperaments. The Earth signs correspond to calm and reasoned individuals. The Air signs are carried by communication and creativity. And the Water signs are the most emotional and intuitive. Susan Taylor reveals which element corresponds to your zodiac sign and how it influences your personality.

Click on your zodiac element for astrology insights!

Fire signs
Earth signs
Air signs
Water signs

To understand the zodiac signs, it's essential to know the symbolic meanings of the four elements of the zodiac.

Fire signs; Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: This group is zealous and determined

Fire signs

Just like their ruling element, the Fire signs are enthusiastic, dynamic and powerful. They can be identified by their passionate, outgoing and brave attitudes to life. Things can go either of two ways with these three signs; either they love you or they hate you.

These signs are full of burning confidence, ambition and willingness to succeed. They can do anything if they set their minds to it, although they do at times need help channeling their energy. Fire induces vitality, gives great energy resources and directs activities outward. But, Fire also provokes excesses, overflows, impulsiveness, meaning it can make people arrogant or self-centered. 

Fire signs
Best qualities:
Passion and drive.
Worst traits:
Short temper and pushiness.
Best career path for them:
Leaders/management positions.

Earth signs; Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are pragmatic and sensible

Earth signsEarth signs are known for their smart and logical decisions; they definitely have their feet firmly on the ground. Solid, grounded, stable and perseverant are the best adjectives to describe these three signs. These natives can come across as a little cold and distant at the beginning, but once you get to know them a little better, they become a lot friendlier and warmer.

Earth induces realism, it gives practicality and draws attention to concrete, useful and material things. But, the Earth also provokes rigidity, obstinacy, resentment and can make people stubborn or petty. 

Earth signs
Best qualities:
Smart and reliable.
Worst traits:
Distant and shy.
Best career path for them:
Decision making reliant roles.

Air signs; Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are all fantastic orators

Air signsAir signs are very gifted when it comes to communication and social exchanges. They are naturally very friendly and warm, although their chattiness can at times distract them from their zodiac sign goals.  These signs love learning new things and satisfying their natural curiosity. This group is known for its logical thinking, fairness and intelligence. The one downside is their superficiality.

This astrological component blesses natives with good communication skills and makes people curious, sociable and adaptable. These personalities seek to understand situations, mechanisms and people. However, when Air disperses will and objectives, it gives you a mocking, superficial or casual attitude.

Air signs
Best qualities:
Communication skills and intelligence.
Worst traits:
Naïve and unfocused.
Best career path for them:
Educational jobs.

Water signs; Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are known for being emotional and creative

Water signs

Water is the zodiac element of emotions, feelings and sensitivity. Signs linked to this component are secretive, emotional and have great intuition, yet they lack a sense of reality and choose to live in fantasy worlds. They also have a hard time dealing with materialistic people. Water signs make amazing artists and are usually the most creative zodiac sign. They are kind and fun, but if you hurt their feelings, they are likely to go crazy.

This powerful component makes natives emotional, sentimental and intuitive. It can also add secretive, sometimes mysterious and preoccupied elements to personalities too. That said, Water provokes irrational behaviors based on emotions and is an feature that dramatizes and sometimes brings confusion. 

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Water signs
Best qualities:
Imagination and creativity.
Worst traits:
Anger and instability.
Best career path for them:
Anything in the arts.

Which element group make good matches in love?

Discover your zodiac compatibility and find out which groups get on famously and which ones can't stand each other.


Why they get along:

Fire signs + Air signs

They both have amazing levels of energy.

Earth signs + Water signs

Their stable and sensitive nature is similar.

Fire + Fire 

This could be an explosive match.

Earth + Earth 

This pair will get on famously!

Air sign + Air sign

A poor match...

Water sign + Water sign

Too sensitive to ever work out.

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>>> The elements groups have an influence on your year ahead too, so discover what 2021 horoscope has in store for you!

* Literature Source: The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need, Author; Joanna Martine Woolfolk, Published in 2012 and available here: Amazon - The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

By Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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