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Regardless of how long you have been a student of Astrology, the basics always need to be forefront and continually refreshed.

Most of us understand our birth signs but did you know that each sign has an element?

There are four elements in Astrology - Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

The signs governed by the element Air are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

The signs governed by Fire are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

The signs governed by Water are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces and the signs governed by Earth are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

In a birth or natal chart, all the planets are influenced and placed in the astrological signs, just like the Sun. For an example, Pluto is at 23 degrees in the sign of Capricorn (November 2020). If you were born in the eighties, for example, your Pluto was in Libra or Scorpio, depending on what year you were born.

As mentioned the signs are all influenced by one of the four elements, so if you were born with Pluto in Libra your Pluto is under the influence of Air. If your Pluto is in Scorpio, it is under the influence of Water. These elements are very significant in Astrology and particularly influential with the inner planets in your natal chart. (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars)

If your birth chart has a strong influence of Air, you will live primarily in your mind and seek information and knowledge with a great desire to share this with others. If you have a strong emphasis with the element Fire, you may consider yourself or others would consider you dominating, always on the go and usually motivated to invest everything you have into your endeavours. If you have a lot of Water in your birth chart, you can easily lose yourself through your intense emotional makeup. You are in tuned to the emotions. If you have a strong emphasis on Earth in your natal chart, you would consider yourself security minded and are tuned into your immediate environment and would be considered down to earth and practical.

In an Astrology chart, you can also have what is considered a weak element. This is when a particular element is lacking in your chart. We will not go into any description of lacking an element as we are striving to keep our posts a “quick read”.

We can go a little more in depth on the individual elements in a future post.

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