Earth Signs: Fire, Earth, Air And Water Signs

The Earth signs: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water all have their own unique qualities and traits. Depending on your particular sign, below we discuss some of the personalities of each, both positive and negative.

Each of the twelve zodiac signs belongs to an element: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Each of the elements contains three different zodiac signs.

Although each zodiac sign has its own distinctive traits, signs that belong to the same element share a number of similar characteristics.

Here is how the twelve signs are organized by element:

Fire Signs:

  • Aries (March 21 – April 19)
  • Leo (July 23 – August 22)
  • Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Earth Signs:

  • Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
  • Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
  • Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Air Signs:

  • Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
  • Libra (September 23 – October 22)
  • Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Water Signs:

  • Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
  • Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
  • Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

What Are Fire Signs Like?

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As different as they may seem in many ways, they do have a few general traits in common.

Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius have a clear tendency to be passionate and temperamental. They can also be dynamic.

I’m a Sagittarius, and one of our major qualities is that they are blindly optimistic. – Taylor Swift

As an element, fire can help keep us warm if managed well but it can also be a great destroyer. This potentiality to be both warm and, if nor managed and nurtured careful, very destructive applies to people born under a fire sign.

The lives of fire signs are normally driven by passion. They have a huge passion and tend to have big personalities.

They are great seekers for experiences that will make them grow as people and be enlightened.

Fire signs can have great enthusiasm and inspiration, but not all the time and not for all things.

Luckily for them, they also tend to have great instinct and are often good at seizing new opportunities.

And they know how to have a great time, particularly with other people born under fire signs, which are the only ones that can keep up their high level of enthusiasm and passion.

Fire signs may appear to be extremely strong but beware of this. It is likely that they are just covering up their true emotions because they hate looking vulnerable.

People born under the signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius tend to be hugely compassionate and caring.

What Are Air Signs Like?

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What the Air signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius have in common is motion, action, and ideas.

The element of air has different ways of influencing those born under one of those three signs. For example, they are open to being changed by external circumstances (gusts of winds that hit them suddenly). Sometimes, people born under Air signs can be what we consider “airheads”.

I’m a Libra. That means that I can make a decision, but only after much thought. – P.J. Harvey

But, other times, people born under the signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius can act like a breath of fresh air in other people’s lives.

Air signs can be hard to keep up with but trying can be quite an adventure!

Air signs are often credited with possessing extreme intelligence despite any appearances to the contrary. They are not quite the “airheads” that they appear to be.

Actually, it is never a good idea to judge them by their appearance. Air signs are notoriously hard to read and elusive.

But they are also great communicators, so they tend to be great people to work within any kind of group project that requires communication.

They are also adventurous and love to have fun. The most spontaneous, the better.

What Are Earth Signs Like?

The three Earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn tend to be grounded, realistic people. They are the ones who have their feet always firmly on the ground. They are always the ones who are willing to bring other people back down to earth when they need to.

I’m a typical Capricorn. I’m hardworking, loyal, sometimes stubborn, and I don’t believe in astrology. – Jonah Peretti

As such, people born under the signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are stable and loyal. They believe in building solid foundations.

These signs are among the most loyal friends. They also tend to be hugely practical people.

But they can also be too superficial or materialistic, who are not interested in going deeper than necessary.

Earth signs are very risk-averse. They certainly avoid taking any unnecessary risks. Because of this, they tend to be more conservative than other sings when making decisions. This is often coupled with a strong sense of duty makes them come across as quite serious. But it also makes them into dependable people.

But do not make the mistake of thinking that the Earth signs are dull or boring. On the contrary, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn have a taste for the finer things in life. And they do not mind working hard to get them. They tend to be good at setting goals, making plans, and sticking to them no matter what.

What Are the Water Signs Like?

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Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

They can be very mysterious, particularly for people born under other signs but they also tend to be emotional, intuitive, and extremely sensitive. They can easily be overcome with emotion.

One of the most important things to them is security.

Their intuition can be so acute that it is not unusual for them to have extremely intensive dreams.

Part of their extremely high intuition derives from the fact that they are great at observing and very few things manage to escape their attention.

They are also very thoughtful and can get lost in thought easily. But they do not like feeling isolated and would go to almost any lengths to feel included.

One of their weaknesses is indecision. They can easily get distracted, too!

Juan Ramos

When people ask me why I write, I tell them that I do it so I can learn. The main reason I became a writer is my insatiable curiosity. My favorite part of writing is researching and learning about new topics.

I hold a BA in English Studies from the University of La Laguna and an MA in English literature from the Open University.

Cite this article as:
Juan Ramos. Earth Signs: Fire, Earth, Air And Water Signs, Science Trends, 2018.
DOI: 10.31988/SciTrends.19613
*Note, DOIs are registered Friday weekly and therefore may not work until then.

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