Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The 12 Signs of the Zodiac: Their Qualities and Elements Part 2

Part 1 looked at the Sun Sign's qualities and Part 2 will describe their elements.  Each Sun Sign is identified with one of the four classical elements which include water, fire, earth and air. Fire and air are considered positive or extrovert, masculine energy; while water and earth are considered negative, introvert, feminine energy.


1.  Fire Signs ( Aries, Leo and Sagittarius)  These are people with strong convictions and moral principles. They are virtuous and truthful. They possess a mental and moral rectitude and are not easily intimidated or thwarted by others.  As fire would suggest, they are passionate and warm. People are naturally drawn to them as they are charismatic and appealing. And they are spiritual in nature and enjoy a strong connection to the magical. Some astrologers suggest that those born under a fire sign are of a warrior mentality and temperament. That is, fearless and courageous in the face of insurmountable odds. However, be wary of crossing a fire sign as they can scorch the earth when betrayed.

2.  Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) As the name suggests, these signs are the most closely identified with the physical and material world.  They are happiest when dealing with the tangible and concrete. They enjoy the finer things in life e.g., art, jewelry and clothing. They are also most associated with finance and money. They abide by the rules of society and lean towards conventionality in conduct and behavior. They are not impulsive and think things through. Theirs is the realm of common sense and prudence.

3.  Air Signs ( Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) These are the intellects and communicators of the zodiac. They have a mastery of language and generally know something about everything. They're sociable and friendly and easy to get along with. They are curious about the world and go out of their way to learn about the unfamiliar and new. They're thinkers and rational. On the other hand, they can be self-critical and judge themselves harshly. Their standards are high and they need to temper their tendency to be critical of others.

4.  Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces)  They are the most benevolent and forgiving of the elements.  Their nature is charitable and kind. They are empathic and do good deeds. They often put others before themselves. They possess an emotional nature and their feelings are readily available to them. They must be careful not to be led by their emotions at the expense of their better judgement. The water signs can have their feeling easily hurt, but they do not harbor resentments as they see the good and not the bad in people.

Adapted from Wikipedia

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