Here's What The Element Of Your Zodiac Sign Really Means

If you're interested in astrology, you might know that the signs are organized by element. For instance, Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius are fire signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are air signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are earth signs, and Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces are water signs (via Cafe Astrology). But what do these elemental categories actually mean? 

Well, if you're a fire sign, your association with fire means that like this powerful, intriguing, unpredictable element, you are impulsive and passionate, you radiate warmth and magnetic energy that draws people toward you. You may automatically find yourself in positions of leadership in both friend groups and professional settings. While you might be quick to anger, you are also quickly moved to love, to forgive, to laugh, to feel joy and explosive excitement. You are likely to be an innovator and an idealist.  

If you're an air sign, you are likely to have a humanitarian spirit, as like the air, you often see things from a high-level perspective and can easily out yourself in the shoes of many different people. You likely strive for harmony and to keep energy "light as air" as far as you are capable. You are intelligent, both emotionally and otherwise, and you are able to clearly communicate your ideas and feelings to those around you. 

Earth and Water Signs

If you are an earth sign, it probably comes at no surprise that you are very well organized and in-tune with worldly things; your home is likely decorated just-so, you have a place for everything and prefer everything in its place, and you are great at making, keeping, and attending to your calendar, both on a professional and social basis (via L'Officiel). In fact, you often find yourself perplexed at how others seem to find it so difficult to just "get their stuff together," and offering adfice in this regard is. strong suit of yours (though it may not always be well received). You are grounded, practical, and incredibly reliable, and you are capable of deep connection with those around you and with nature. 

In the spiritual and psychological worlds, water often represents emotion, and as such, water signs are deeply in touch with their emotional worlds. If you are a water signm you are likely nurturing, perceptive, and many may call you intense. Because motions rule you, you wear your heart on your sleeve and don't see much value in keeping your feelings to yourself (although that's not to say you don't know how to be tactful and deliberate, as you read others very well and know how to express yourself to them effectively). Water signs tend to cherish family, both blood and chosen, and will do anything for the loyal, loving people in their lives. They are passionate and loyal friends and lovers and tend to be creative and intelligent.