The Fore Zodiac Elements

Western Astrology Zodiac Horoscopes  Chinese Astrology Zodiac Horoscopes

Fire  Air  Water  Earth


The element of Fire represents life, will, and spirit. People with a strong emphasis of the fire element are spontaneous and impulsive, they apply their energies wholeheartedly. Their emotional response is quick and they have a lively imagination. Fire is outgoing, energizing and transforming. Fire is the most self motivated of the elements, and Fire signs tend to be the most action oriented. Fire signs are the most comfortable with emotions such as anger, joy, enthusiasm and humor, and have difficulty with more subtle and receptive emotions. Fire signs are concerned with identity.



The element of Air represents the mental and social functions. Airy people are quick and animated. They apply their energies in very diverse ways. They tend to intellectualize their feelings and expectations. While Fire rises, air moves horizontally, connecting things that it touches. Air adapts, transforms, reforms and changes, and expresses itself by engaging in social interaction. Air desires perspective rather than intensity, and dislikes strong emotions. Air seeks to cover as much ground as possible and to get an idea or concept of the whole.



The element of water represents the emotional, spiritual and soul functions. People with a strongly emphasized water element are feeling types and are very sensitive. Their imaginative and emotional lives are deep and rich. Water is maternal and feminine, and it sinks and penetrates. Water is non-linear, non-rational and non-discriminating. Water only understands feelings and emotions, and may have difficulty communicating with words. Just as water will continue to flow unless closely contained, water signs tend to have difficulty with boundaries.



The element of earth represents substance and physical form. Earthy people react quietly and slowly. They apply themselves with endurance. Emotionally they are deeply rooted and slow to change. Earth does not move; it stays in one place. Earth is practical, substantial and material, and is concerned with matter and our need to deal with it. Earth is passive and receptive: it must be acted on and formed by external energies. Earth is the most stable of the elements. Earth signs are concerned with the physical, the material and with issues of worth and value.