Finding Your Zodiac Element

“Water. Earth. Fire. Air.” This phrase is not just the opening to Avatar: The Last Airbender; it is also believed to have formed the universe in modern astrology. Each of the four elements has its own unique characteristics, and your astrology sign lies under greatly influences your personality traits or temperament as each represents certain basic traits. By finding your element, you’ll be able to better appreciate your own strengths and be more self-aware of your weaknesses.

The Water Element: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

You are compassionate and caring and can relate easily to others. You stand out with your sensitivity. You are dreamy and often idealistic, with a capacity for listening and understanding everyone around you. You connect with people whole-heartedly, which can sometimes make you overly trusting. When spread to thin you are unproductive, but when collected and focused you are a force to be reckoned with. However, this compassion for others leaves your own needs neglected. You must find balance in learning to help others and learning to help yourself in order to find harmony.

Strengths:                                                    Weaknesses:

Understanding                                             Unstable

Trusting                                                        Prone to depression

Devoted                                                        Irrational

Forgiving                                                      Gullible

Flexible                                                         Lack of self     

The Earth Element: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

You are logical and practical. You aren’t interested in unrealistic dreams, you believe in setting achievable goals. You learn through experience, which is never difficult for a curious person like yourself. You are an artist and love to create. Your home is welcoming and always open to friends and family, which is fitting since you’re a bit of a homebody. You do not let people into the inner circle easily, but when you do, you are loyal to a fault. You are stubborn and will often stick to your position for no other reason than it is your position.

Strengths:                                                   Weaknesses:

Stable and consistent                                 Lazy

Hard-working                                              Scornful

Loyal                                                           Overly cautious

Nurturing                                                     Stubborn

Logical                                                         Rigid

The Fire Element: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

You are warm, passionate, and light up the room. You are the life of the party and a natural-born leader. You become fully committed to what you believe and follow your gut instinct. Of the four elements, Fire is by far the most entertaining, drawing, and dynamic. You have the power to convert any negative situation into a positive one. However, you can also easily turn a positive into a negative. Your passion turns to anger quickly and blinds you, fire spreads to anywhere nearby and so do you. Your loved ones are what motivate you and keep you stable. Without them, your passion turns to obsession and you quickly exhaust yourself.

Strengths:                                                  Weaknesses:

Passionate                                                 Prone to rage

Bright                                                         Obsessive

Charismatic                                               Unfaithful

Focus                                                         Jealous

Daring                                                        Vindictive

The Air Element: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

You are witty, entertaining, and a welcome guest anywhere. You think through every decision and often find clever solutions to difficult problems. Of the four elements, air is the most concentrated on thought. You are studious and often see “the big picture” when others can’t. You excel at multitasking, but can also be easily distracted. You have an ability to adapt to everything around you and are sociable with an interest in everything to do with humanity. You seek contact with others and have a need for communication. However, you may need encouragement to express your emotions more freely.

Strengths:                                                 Weaknesses:

Thoughtful                                                 Inconsistent

Witty                                                           Insensitive

Charming                                                   Selfish

Carefree                                                     Flaky

Independent                                              Dishonest

Whether you’re a believer or not, it is always fun to learn about your zodiac element.