The Zodiac Elements underly everything. They are the basic building blocks. In fact, the elements are the core matter of Magic, of all substance. If you look at one of my Astral DNA birth reports, you will see the elements displayed in two different ways.
Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. These are the Elements in Astrology and pop up everywhere. You can see them in Tarot, where the Wands are Fire, Pentacles are Earth, Swords, Air, and Cups Water. Think also of the Jungian typing system, medieval temperaments and the different but related elements of Feng Shui and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Winds of the ancients and classical mythology are all linked to elements.
The elements have a narrative of their own, beneath the more precise and complex alignments of the planets at your birth. Do you have a deficit in one element? Betcha that’s the element you’re going to be drawn to mate and date. Elemental balance is ideal so if you are high in Fire but low in Earth, you can bring yourself back into harmony by grounding in the physical. Think orgasms, bare feet on grass, time with animals, yoga etc.
People who are low in Fire may think they need more chill exercise and passive entertainment such as the cinema or binge-watching television but they thrive on martial arts or aerobic anything. Otherwise, you seek out the element you are missing and project it all onto that person. How many people do you know who out-source their Water element energy to a partner? So that person does the emotional work of the relationship whilst the other person carries the Fire?
So, for instance, are you a bit low in Water? It sounds cheesy but you can bring Water into your life via swimming, bathing and wearing blue hues. Low in Fire – I always think martial arts and wearing red works amazingly well. But you also think a la aping the most haute Aries, Leo or Saggos that you know. Bring positive Fire energy into your life. Low in Earth – massage and gardening are you. Walking barefoot on grass & consciously striving to be more grounded. Low in Air – be more breezy and cultivate an objective mindset…something that comes v.easy to blessed in Air but which can be hard if you have no or few planets in Air.
Two more things: If you are low in a particular element, watch for when something such as your Progressed Moon fills in what is missing. Eg; you have very little Fire element and maybe lack confidence and assertive powers but then your Moon progresses into Leo.
Be conscious about the way you work the Elements in Astrology for sensational results. Otherwise, you’ll pull strange stunts in a subliminal attempt to balance things out.
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