Fire – represents drive and ambition, courage, enthusiasm, adventure, resourcefulness, daring, thrill-seeking, energy, passion, impulsiveness, a zest for life, exuberance and is good for motivating.
Earth – represents practicality, seriousness, restraint; a feet on the ground outlook, emotional reserve, a desire for security, respect for tradition, the establishing of roots, stability, a sense of responsibility, organization, loyalty, steadfastness, endurance, thoroughness, detail, introspection, earthy passions, and a realistic attitude to life.
Air – represents, communication, cordiality, kindness, a people person. Changeability, restlessness, logic, open-mindedness, tolerance, cleverness, versatility, curiosity, freedom, independence, flirtatiousness, playfulness, elusiveness, gentility, light-heartedness, cheerfulness, and that play-it-by-ear outlook on life.
Water – represents emotional depth, sensitivity and complexity. Intuition, imagination, inspiration, creativity, spirituality, family orientation, a need for emotional security, compassion, empathy, sensuality, nurturing, understanding, caring, powerful desires, sentiment and the tendency to live life from the heart.
Fire with Air – Fire’s drive and energy burns brightly with air’s intelligent ideas. Meanwhile, fire’s zest for life where combined with air’s playfulness can result in great times together.
Fire with Earth – The combination fire ambition and the organization of earth will often result in material success. However, there can be clashes in the ways both signs go about it.
Fire and Water – These two can either be steamy passion between them, or some very emotional clashes, or both.
Earth and Air – There’s a mental meeting point here and these two will respect each other. But earth can feel uncertain with air’s changeability and unreliability, and air can find earth as like ‘a stick in the mud’.
Earth and Water – water feels supported by the stability and constancy of earth. While earth is nourished by the emotional warmth and caring of water.
Air and Water – with water’s imagination and air’s ideas, these two will have big dreams together. Air’s need for emotional space can make water insecure, and water’s need for closeness and reassurance can crowd air.
Elements divide the twelve signs into four groups: Fire signs, Earth signs, Air signs and Water signs. The other classification is known as Qualities, which divides the twelve signs into three groups: Cardinal signs, Fixed signs, and Mutable signs.
Born on the cusp: The date when the Sun leaves one sign and enters another varies by just a day or two from month to month, occurring sometime between the 20th and 23rd. The astrological sign of those born during the one day when the sun moves into the next sign is determined by the time they were born. Those born on or around these dates are often said to be on the cusp. What this really means is that they are not sure if the sun had entered another sign on the day of their birth.
Fire is represented by the signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Earth by the signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
The Qualities: are based on three basic attitudes toward life.
Cardinal – wants to get things done. Fixed – responds in a stubborn or fearful manner toward changes. Mutable – are likely to go along with the prevailing situation by adjusting to change.
The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. People born in these signs are strong-willed and have a desire for accomplishment. Also known as “executive” signs, Cardinal sign personalities like to be involved in major projects and to take charge of whatever needs to be done.
The Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. These personalities are cautious and tend to be extremely stubborn. Their opinions and habits are not readily altered. They do not appreciate unexpected, sudden, or imposed changes. The tenacity of these personalities is a valuable asset in research or other areas where patience and stamina are required. Their cautious nature prevents unnecessary waste of their time, talent, and resources.
The Mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. These individuals have remarkable ability to adapt to all kinds of situations, making it easy for others to live and work with them. Their adaptability makes Mutable sign people survivors. Their willingness to constantly adjust to the influence of other people’s situations, however, can seriously inhibit the growth and development of their own talents and personalities.
The interpretation of a chart is based on knowing the complete horoscope of an individual which indicates where all the celestial bodies were positioned at their time of birth. After the sun’s sign, the most important position is the sign in which the moon was located at birth. The moon has an influence on how one’s emotional personality and temperament are, as well as family and maternal relations.
Transits are the positions of the planets as they orbit in their daily motion. Even though the slow moving outer planets are farthest from the Earth, their slow motion lengthens the time that their aspects last, thereby creating the greatest change. The Moon aspects are the most fleeting and are used to time events, but mostly they indicate passing moods. Transits of the outer planets to your personal planets can signal big changes in your life.