Most of us are familiar with a basic understanding of Astrology. We usually know what our astrological signs are, and how they relate to our personality, and experiences of life. But we often overlook our astrology elements.

Astrology elements have a long history in and of themselves, but always applies as a form of divination.

There are four astrology elements; Earth, Fire, Air and Water, and three zodiac signs linked to each element.

Each element carries different energies and aspects and the associated astrological signs will display aspects of these elements too.

Below is a list of each element and their associated astrological signs.

The Astrology Elements & Their Zodiac Signs

Earth Element = Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Fire Element = Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Water Element = Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Air Element = Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Earth Element

Earth elements are generally grounded in reality, they are practical, they enjoy material things, and creature comforts. They work hard, so that they can create and build tangible, and realistic experiences.

Zodiac signs belonging to this element know how to put a plan together, and how to bring that plan into reality, and they are very wise.

But they are often considered slow paced, methodical, and sometimes stuck in their ways, which can be frustrating for other astrology elements.

Earth Energy - astrological elements

Earth is the slowest paced out of all of the astrology elements but is the element that can bring things into reality.

And since the Earth is the foundation for everything, earth sign individuals are often found trying to help other signs ground their ideas into reality. Yes, even if you don’t like what you hear.

So don’t be frustrated when an Earth Sign bursts your bubble sometimes! They don’t mean it, they can see what you need and are trying to help.

Fire Element

In contrast to the element of earth, fire is fast, energetic, furious, and magical. Fire represents, energy and spirit, which also moves fast.

Fire signs are usually the life and soul of the part, for they are indeed the life and soul – that is what their energy and spirit represents.

Fire Sign - astrological elements

Zodiac signs belonging to the fire element can be friendly, louder than some, energetic, fast paced, and fun. They will blow away any cobwebs, and when they enter a room they can warm it up, just through their presence alone.

But they can be overbearing, and are also quick to temper. Their flare ups can quickly go out of control, often leading to destruction.

Be patient with a Fire Sign if he’s a bit too fast and energetic for you. He’s trying to make you feel alive.

Water Element

Water elements are the keepers of emotion, they will happily swim around in it all day long if they could. They are the nurturers, the carers, counsellors and advisors.

They excel at keeping others happy, they don’t like confrontation too much, and can get caught up in a fishing hook of emotional manipulation very easily if they’re not careful.

Zodiac signs of this element are creative, imaginative, and gentle. However, they can also be unrealistic, chameleons, and live in a fantasy world, or will retreat when they need to address something difficult.

Water Sign - astrological elements

Water signs move faster than Earth signs, but not as fast as air, or fire. Routine keeps them feeling secure, and they are often mysterious.

There will always be something about a water sign that you just cannot uncover, their hidden sides are, well, hidden, and often mystical.

They teach us about unconditional love, but the same time they protect all of themselves.

Be patient with a water sign if you notice them change their personality to fit in with others, or if they retreat from confrontation, they don’t mean it, they just want everybody to be happy.

Air Element

Air elements are fleeting, changeable, refreshing, air has no place in the ground of earth, but it’s energy feeds everything. It’s the invisible force that fuels our spirits and cleanses our earth.

It never stays still, it never stays around for long, it is liberated and free.

Air Energy - astrological elements

Air reflects mental energy, and shows us that when we have ideas that we must ground them so that they can take form.

It’s the only way air can give life to something, by inspiring and then using other elements to create.

Likewise, other astrology elements cannot create without air.

Be patient with an Air sign if he seems distracted, it’s his nature. It’s very difficult for an air sign to totally relate to other elements because he can’t sit still for too long, he’s busy feeding the world with his ideas!

He just wants to inspire you and to do that he needs to keep moving.

Final Word

Now that we’ve learned about the zodiac sign elements, here’s what you can do next. Apart from elements, zodiac signs also have modalities that you need to take note of. Take some time to learn about cardinal signs, fixed signs, and mutable signs – this will give you an even more in-depth understanding about the elements!