The four main elements of nature nature are Water, Earth, Air and Fire. These four elements in astrology play a pivotal role. Once used by alchemists and long revered by ancient people, these elements continue to play a pivotal role in our astrological charts.
The Zodiac Signs and the Elements in Astrology
Each of the zodiac signs is associated with one of the four elements in astrology. These elements help us to learn about different ways of looking at the individual and can teach us which people are more compatible with each other. Like any other aspect of astrology, the four elements have a powerful potential to inform us about the world and our place in it.
While there are always slight variations, there are few general inferences you can make from the elements. Air and Fire tend to go well together. Meanwhile, Water and Earth generally make a good pairing. Water fertilizes the Earth, and Air fuels the Fire. When the elements are harmonious, it brings a greater balance and harmony to your life.
How Do You Interpret the Elements?
When you look at someone’s astrological charts, see the occupancy of each element. If there are no planets in one of them, it indicates a specific problem that they will have to deal with in their lifetime. The absence of a planet in one elements shows that the person is unable to connect with it. This causes problems on other planes of existence because we must have all of the elements working together to create anything in our lives. While it is possible to overcome this problem, it is challenging to find a balance and handle this issue.
There is also the opposite problem in some charts. The astrological chart may show many planets in just one of the elements. This indicates that it will be harder to be tranquil and balance out this plane or other planes. Toning things down and living harmoniously won’t be easy.
Finding the Natural Order of Life
These elements in astrology make your life possible. You see this theory at work in nature. Each element must be present and in balance for nature to exist. In human beings, the elements are just as important. Without all of the elements in harmony, nothing will be easy. All of these links are connected in nature and within ourselves. Earth can be one of the most important elements to have in balance. You are of the earth, and your body directly represents the earth. How everything manifests depends on the earth, so you can run into problems if earth is not well-positioned in your natal chart.
In rare cases, someone has just one planet in one of the elements. This rare situation is especially unique if it is one of the visible planets. This is liking tossing in a life raft to a drowning man. That life raft becomes the entire focus of the man, even though he would never have focused on or needed it otherwise. When you have this astrological situation, you have to focus more energy on it just to achieve a balance in your life.
To learn more about the elements in astrology, check out our four upcoming articles on each of the elements.