Saturday, 22 November 2008

Elements of Signs

'Is his Sun sign compatible with mine?' is a common question I often hear people ask me during astrological consultations. Looking at the elements of each planet is a good starting point.

The twelve zodiac signs are grouped into four elements: fire, earth, air and water:

Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

As a rule of thumb, fire & air signs get on well with one another, as do earth & water signs. Afterall, air keeps the fire burning and earth is nourished by water. However, merely analysising the Sun signs is too simplistic. The whole chart needs to be taken into consideration. Besides the Sun sign, the Moon sign is also important. In addition, the Ascendant will further influence the elemental balance of the chart. These three significant factors tend to have heavier weighting when it comes to elemental analysis.
Here are the basic traits of each element:

Fire: With many planets in fire signs, you may be a dynamic character, infused with energy and enthusiasm for life. You tend to take the initiative, as leadership comes naturally to you. You are likely to be the life and soul at parties and gatherings. You could be prone to sudden outbursts, but they disappear as quickly as they appear.

Earth: With many planets in earth signs, you tend to be down-to-earth and practical. You may also be a methodical and an organised individual. You have a tendency to be stubborn and may find it hard to change from your day-to-day routine.

Air: With many planets in air signs, it is likely that you enjoy a good chat and the company of others. You tend to think analytically and logically, i.e. think with your head rather than your heart. Being mentally stimulated may be important to you, as boredom is something you cannot cope with. You may find it hard to stay still - both physically and mentally. You have a tendency to frequently change your mind.

Water: With many planets in water signs, you tend to be a sensitive and an emotional individual, whom tend to listen to your intuition and follow your heart on many matters. You may get influenced by others easily. You are caring and enjoy nurturing those around you. You have a knack for detecting the feelings of others.


  1. Have you encountered a situation in which one of the two parties in a consultation is apprehensive that in the event your analysis shows them to be "incompatible" they may end up breaking off?

  2. I haven't personally experienced that, though I have had some clients who were skeptical, but open-minded so the incompatibility turned into a learning experience for both parties - quite insightful and healthy I guess!