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Decoding the four elements and their effect on zodiac signs

By Nikita Banerjee  — Jun 24, 2015
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Four Elements - Air, Water, Earth and Fire

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Four Elements - Air, Water, Earth and Fire
Air, Water, Earth and Fire make up the four essential elements in our universe. Our 12 zodiac signs are grouped under these four essential elements as without them there would be no possibility of life. Each of these four elements has characteristics that are independent of them and they heavily influence the zodiac signs.

Influence of these elements on our zodiac signs

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Influence of these elements on our zodiac signs
Such is their influence on the zodiac signs grouped under each of them that they help determine unique characteristics and personality traits of individuals born under the sun signs. It is important that each of the elements work in sync with other so that there is no chaos and one can co-exist with the other to maintain a balanced life.

Fire

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Fire
The zodiac signs Leo, Aries and Sagittarius fall under the fire sign. The element of fire is very important for the sustenance of life. Fire is good as it is used for cooking food, it keeps in warm on cold days. However, it has a negative side too. Fire can burn homes, destroy crops, kill living beings and much more. Known to be an unpredictable element, it contains a chemical reaction that can either go off instantly or die down as quickly as possible.

The three fire signs

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The three fire signs
The zodiac signs falling under the fire element have unpredictable natures too. They are temperamental, can ignite easily but it handled with care, they can be the most giving of the signs. They are at once volatile as they are passionate. The three fire musketeers, i.e. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, are dynamic personalities. They take charge of any situation they are involved in and are the first ones to take initiatives. They are as adventurous as they are mystical.

Aries, the first fire sign

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Aries, the first fire sign
Being the first fire sign, for the Aries, their temperaments are very heightened. They represent the element of fire in its purest form. Hence, they are known to be the most active among the three and adventurous too. They possess raw enthusiasm for every task they undertake. To know more about Aries, Click here

Leo - the second fire sign

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Leo - the second fire sign
As the second fire sign, Leo loves to be in the middle of everything, i.e. they love to be the centre of everyone's attention! Just like all the planets revolve around the Sun, Leo whose ruling planet is the sun, wants everyone and everything to revolve around them! Just like its ruling planet, Leos are stable, dependable and dynamic. To know more about Leo, Click here

Sagittarius - the third fire sign

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Sagittarius - the third fire sign
The third and the final fire sign, the Sagittarius is the mystic among the three. This zodiac sign is more philosophical and seems out of one reach. They are creative, high on energy, optimistic and idealistic in their approach to life. They have very high ideals and often wander in pursuit of these. Unlike the first two fire signs, they are more gentle. To know more about Sagittarius, Click here

Water

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Water
Water is the very basic necessity for living beings. It can be cool, refreshing and rejuvenating on one hand. On the other hand, it can be dark, dangerous and consuming. Similarly, water can be contained, i.e. in a pool or a vessel, can be easily dealt with. However, water that cannot be contained, i.e. water in the form of floods, torrential rains or tidal waves, can wreak havoc.

The Complex element

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The Complex element
The depth of water cannot be measured and hence, the individuals born under the signs ruled by the water element are often difficult to understand. Yet they are highly intuitive and emotionally charged because like water when liquid, they can be easy-going, when solid, they can be as hard as ice and can easily evaporate into thin air. Water is a complex element and a paradox in itself.

Water, an essential element

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Water, an essential element
Water is an essential element for living beings across the world and, therefore, those born under the water sign are often people who are most adaptable and are able to deal with all kinds of people. In short, water sign individuals are caring, nurturing, loving, intense, loyal and sacrificing.

Cancer, the first water sign

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Cancer, the first water sign
Representing water in its purest form is Cancer, the first water sign. Just like the pure form of water, Cancer is genuine, they are nurturing, sensitive and empathetic towards others. However, if pushed too hard, the crab will bite and how! Also, do not ever harm the people they love as they will ensure you are hurt. To know more about Cancer, Click here

Scorpio, the second water sign

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Scorpio, the second water sign
Scorpio, the second water sign, represents the potential of water. It stands for the unfathomable power of water. If under control, i.e. under self-control, Scorpios make wonderful companions, are loving and loyal. But if not contained carefully, they will sting back with a vengeance just like a raging river. To know more about Scorpio, Click here

Pisces, the third water sign

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Pisces, the third water sign
The final water sign, Pisces, is gentle and dreamy just like the beautiful creek or stream flowing by the mountain side. Its path can changed by adding a few obstructions as they are flexible and adaptable in nature. They are charming and have a welcoming warmth about them. Artistic and mystical, Pisces is more spiritual in nature. To know more about Pisces, Click here

The Earth

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The Earth
Earth is our reality; it is the solid ground that holds us, it is real as we can hold it, feel it and smell it. Being literally ground, zodiac signs that fall under the element of Earth, are ground people. They are down-to-earth, realistic and stable. Just like the many elements that make the earth, individuals of the earth element are multi-faceted and multi-talented.

Earthy people

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Earthy people
They are not pretentious, make dependable companions but can be rigid in nature. This is because the earth may adapt, but it does not change. It remains the same so adapting to a new idea or change may be difficult for such individuals. Further, these individuals believe in face-value and may not dig deep.

Taurus, the first earth sign

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Taurus, the first earth sign
The bull or the Taurus is the first earth sign. They are the most stable of the signs and are the strongest. They are stubborn by nature and hate changes. While they can be earthly sensual and want harmony in their relationships, they prefer sticking with familiar company. To know more about Taurus, Click here

Virgo, the second earth sign

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Virgo, the second earth sign
Virgo, the second earth sign is stuck somewhere in the middle. This means they are not entirely on the surface nor are they deep in the ground. Hence, they are generally very indecisive. They are fussy and finicky as they observe and analyse too much. But they are also stable, helpful and adaptable. To know more about Virgo, Click here

Capricorn, the third earth sign

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Capricorn, the third earth sign
The Capricorn, the final earth sign, represents the earth in the purest form. They have a materialistic side to them, but they prefer earning their riches through their own hard work. Just like the deep depths of the earth, they are mysterious and deep. They can be conservative and rigid in their thought process. To know more about Capricorn, Click here

Air

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Air
Air is the most mystical element as it is real. It is something that you cannot touch yet feel it. It is difficult to contain as it will seep out somehow or get stale. Similarly, the zodiac signs that fall under the element of air, are people who value their freedom the most and if tried to control, it might bring out the worst in them.

Facets of Air

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Facets of Air
Air can be unpredictable too. It can come in the form of a soothing breeze to calm your nerves on a warm day or blow you off in a thunderous storm. The air sign can be eccentric, i.e. you are never going to be sure of how they react to things. They like to stay aloof and elusive, lost in their own thoughts, away from the hustle-bustle. They are intelligent folks but may lack emotions.

Gemini, the first air sign

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Gemini, the first air sign
Gemini is flighty. They represent the gusty wind that kicks up a storm, picking up every little thing in their way. They will not stop as they go wandering off to explore new pastures each time. Gemini individuals love to wander through everything. They are curious and love to talk. Know as the communicators among the zodiac signs, they are indecisive and are always in search of something. To know more of Gemini, Click here

Libra, the second air sign

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Libra, the second air sign
The second air sign, Libra, represents air that is balanced, i.e. air that is not a breezy nor a storm but that which circulates and helps one breathe. As believers in justice and harmony, Librans like to be surrounded by all good things. To know more about Libra, Click here

Aquarius, the third air sign

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Aquarius, the third air sign
The third and final earth sign, Aquarius is the highest element of air. It is a powerful force, original and a sign of change. For Aquarius, knowledge is of utmost importance as it helps them bring down barriers. They wish to learn and unite all. However, they can be unpredictable and erratic in their approach to life. To know more about Aquarius, Click here