The Four Elements of Astrology

The four elements can be regarded as four basic principles that guide life. A focus on the elements can be beneficial when addressing a challenge, setting a goal or the course for your future. By understanding each of the elements you will be able to evaluate better your individual strengths and weaknesses giving yourself a compass to guide you throughout your life.

WATER is the element of stillness. It is the place of feelings, dreams, mysticism and symbols. People who are in tune with the element of water have a connection to the emotional current and feel at home in the land of dreams. In many spiritual practices waters is the element of cleansing and purification. Water is where you gain your capacity to feel compassion, be in stillness and experience deep peace. When clear and balanced, this element is where the purity of love is experienced. Water people are the ones who can be in a room and feel their surroundings. If your water is high you may feel drained after being in a large group or around a lot of people.

Evolved water has the capacity to hear and tell the truth without blame or shame. Water is the place where you forgive and release the past. Growing the element of water in your life creates spiritual depth that allows you to foster acceptance and faith that there is a reason for everything that comes into your life. The secret motto for water people might be “breath, believe and receive.” Having healthy water means you have learned how to heal the pain, are willing to ask for forgiveness and able release blame and destructive self-talk.

AIR is the element of the mind and the intellect. It is the part of ourselves where we create the narrative for our world. We as humans are hard wired to connect and Air people came in with a how-to manual. Air people are the ones in a room bouncing around from person to person talking non-stop. Having balance and a capacity to foster the element of air is how belief in the possibilities are develop. With ample air there will be no limit to your imagination. Evolved air is open to possibilities but not attached to the outcome. The intellect is always turning, testing and created endless thoughts and ideas. The trick for air is being able to remember and not “blow out” what it takes to put the ideas in to action.

Advanced air can speak to the unspeakable and know how to speak from the heart. They are able to use words that are authentic and honest. Air is often the researcher and the one who is giving feedback. As air evolves it develops ways to communicate in a way that word no longer carry the sting of judging but are formed to cultivate creative intelligence. Air is connected to the soul and the breath of life, which serves the heart. The power of air is its ability to carry away your troubles, blow away strife, and deliver positive thoughts to those who are far away.

EARTH is the element that is practical, wants to provide and be in service to others. It is the stable constant that provides us strength. Earth people are on the show up and get things done team. They are the ones who come to a party and end up in the kitchen washing the dishes or go to a business meeting and leave with a to do list. Earth people arrive in this world with a clear calling to contribute, nourish and provide. Steadfastly loyal, they often are the ones able to manifest what they believe in. They get it done by putting one foot in front of the other and keep their focus on the day to day.

The power of Earth people is their reverence to each day remember what they do impacts generations to come. They are the stewards of creating heaven on earth. For that reason they are apt, as they evolve, to expand their focus from financial matters to a broader understanding of what it means to live abundantly. Advance earth people know when to be strong like a stone mountain and gentle like a blanket of soft grasses in the spring. The natural virtue of Earth is just that we are all one family and are living in the joy of the wonderful gift of life.

FIRE is the element of change. Fire both creates and destroys. There is no way about it when fire is hot – it is honest, righteous and passionate about truth. Fire creates new possibility and is the element of inspiration, creativity and the catalyst for transformation. Fire doesn’t burn it’s self out, rather it may be smoldering in the background gaining energy to go head first into life’s next adventure. For those who have had ample fire as a child they sometimes become self conscious as they have seen where they have burned people or felt the sting of being a forgotten star.

Evolved Fire pays attention to what has heart and meaning. As fire mature it know how not to burn everything in its path but rather to walk with courage into the flames with an open heart with faith that what is next is perfect and meant to be. Fire people have a love for life and know that rage and anger used proactively with consciousness is the catalyst for transformational change.

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