Elements in astrology: Fire, Earth, Air, Water

The elemental breakdown of my birth chart

I am filled with Spirit

It infuses me with insights, inspiration, and passion

I have thoughts

I observe them calmly floating away on the wind

I feel my emotions

I let them ebb and flow like waves on the ocean

I am safe in my physical experience

My body a sacred temple and home for my soul

The elements are a fundamental part of astrology. Above I have included an image of the elemental makeup of my natal chart. The F stands for fire, A for air, E for earth, and W for water. There is also a C, F, and M. Those are the modalities of cardinal, fixed, and mutable, and I will do another post on those at some later date.  

If you look at the above table, you will see that I have fire and air as my dominant elements, with water next, and only my South Node in Taurus for earth. I have had to cultivate practices to balance my elements. For example, I am drawn to bodies of water like streams, rivers, and lakes when I am feeling out of balance, and I also take showers or even soak my feet. For earth, I walk outside every day, surround myself with rocks and crystals, and eat vegetarian, with a heavy emphasis on mushrooms. I have only begun a regular meditation practice (started in Dec. 2020). I am very passionate and creative with all of that fire, and I have many outlets for it. When you know your elemental makeup, it is a quick way to assess what you can do to balance yourself without having to know any astrology at all.

Signs by element:

Fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius 

Earth: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn 

Air: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius 

Water: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces

Ways to get your elemental fix: 

Fire: creativity, dancing and movement of any kind, sweating, lighting candles, burning incense, smudging, having a bonfire

Earth: touching your body and anything that helps you feel grounded in your body, getting outdoors, putting your bare feet on the earth, gardening, eating foods that come from the earth (the earthier the better, like mushrooms, root vegetables, and potatoes), surrounding yourself with plants, rocks, and crystals, having a pet

Air: breath work, meditation, incense, smudging, feathers, watching birds, going outside and feeling the wind on your skin

Water: feeling and expressing your emotions (if you don’t know how to do this, watch a young child), drinking water, getting a table fountain, taking showers or baths, going to a body of water, soaking your feet

Published by Kandy Williams

I am an astrologer, healer, and artist. I love nature, creativity, and learning (especially anything that helps me understand myself, others, and the world better and live a more fulfilled life). I am very heart-centered and open-minded and believe that we are all sparks of divinity in form.

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