In order to understand the signs, we must take into account the typical expressions of the elements, as well as the characteristics belonging to the planets associated with the signs. It also represents your personality traits.
Tradition sees the entire universe as consisting of the elements fire, air, water and earth. When we apply this system to personalities, the elements represent certain basic traits and give a certain “temperament”. This varies according to the emphasis of the elements in the horoscope. Any placement of planets or personal points in a sign constitutes an emphasis. (see also “The House System”)
The four elements can be regarded as four basic principles of life. These can be applied to all sorts of things through the principles of similarity and analogy. C.G. Jung has opened the door to a modern understanding of these categories by developing a system of types, in which the elements correspond to four basic functions of the psyche. The emphasis or non-emphasis of the elements in the individual horoscope reveals fundamental aspects of the personality.
Fire signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Fire is purifying, masculine energy, associated with the SOUTH and connected to strong will and energy. Fire both creates and destroys and symbolizes the fertility of the God. 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. Strong emotion, enthusiastic, achiever and interesting.
Strengths- Courageous, strong and passionate
Weaknesses-Angry, obsessive and jealous
Chakra- Solar Plexus Chakra
NEW LIFE, POWER of the MIND, and COMMUNICATION
Air signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Airy people are quick and animated. They apply their energies in very diverse ways. They tend to intellectualize their feelings and expectations. Air is the element of the East, connected to the soul and the breath of life. If you are doing work related to communication, wisdom, or the powers of the mind, Air is the element to focus on. Powerful, creative, fun, adventurous, exciting and full of ideas.
Strengths- Communicative, joyful and imaginative
Weaknesses- Self-centered, dishonest, and flaky
Chakra- Heart and Throat Chakras
SUBCONSCIOUS, PURIFICATION and PSYCHIC POWERS
Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Water is feminine energy and highly connected with the aspects of the goddess. Used for healing, cleaning, and purification. Water is related to the WEST. It is associated with passion and emotion. People with a strongly emphasized water element are feeling types and are very sensitive. Their imaginative and emotional lives are deep and rich. Refreshing, charming, mysterious, private, sensitive and emotional.
Strengths- Healing, peaceful and trusting
Weakenesses- Indifferent, depression prone and erratic
Chakra- Sacral Chakra
ABUNDANCE, SOLID FOUNDATIONS, FERTILITY AND NURTURING
Earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Earth is considered the ultimate feminine element. It is connected with the NORTH. The earth is fertile and stable and associated with the Goddess. Earthy people react quietly and slowly. They apply themselves with endurance. Emotionally they are deeply rooted and slow to change. Dependable, reliable, loyal and practical.
Strengths- Grounded, logical and hard-working
Weaknesses- Lazy, stubborn and materialistic
Thank you for reading. I hope this helps you along your spiritual understanding of who you are and your journey. Much love and light to you.
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