There are three Air Signs in the Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius These three signs tend to get along well with each other because of their common values
This is the quality associated with intellect, reasoning, communication, the handling of information, education, and relationships. Air signs, like the Fire signs with which they are compatible (Fire needs Air to burn; Air is warmed by Fire's heat and presence.) are more abstract in their ambitions and the things they deem important.
They thrive in the realm of ideas, concepts, principles, teaching and learning, reading and writing, conversation and brainstorming.
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The Elements in Astrology
* The Elements in Astrology -- Fire, Earth, Air and Water ---> There are four elements in astrology ... and in the other mystical / metaphysical traditions. These are fire, earth, air and water. They are the elements of physical existence ... the primary elements of life itself. We all need these things to exist in the material world. ---> Fire is the spark of life ... and in astrology, the motivating energy that animates form and substance. Earth is the very ground we stand on ... and the elemental principle that gives us form and substance.
* Elements and Gender in Astrology -- Different Ways of Engaging the World ---> The Triplicities ---> To an astrologer, Fire, Earth, Air, and Water are called the Elements or Triplicities - as each contains three signs of the Zodiac. Traditionally, members of the same triplicity tend to get along well with one another. (There are also the Qualities ... or the Quadruplicities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable ... whose members tend to have "problems" with one another. But that's the subject of a future article.)
* Earth, Wind and Fire ... and Water -- Compatibility in the Zodiac ---> An Introduction ---> Every astrologer hears the question: What signs am I compatible with? The person asking wants a list of three or four answers they can count on ... often to solve problems much larger than just a cluster of incompatible associates. Some of the misapplications of astrology suggest there are such lists ... and easy answers. There aren't. In astrology, as in life, broad categories and generalizations ... may not be worth much. Also, a lot depends on what you want ... what "compatible" means to you.
* The Four Elements: The Triplicities in Astrology -- Fire, Earth, Air and Water ---> Basic elements ---> There is a basic way of dividing the signs of the Zodiac into those signs that belong to the same element -- the fire, earth, air, and water signs -- and those signs that share a preference for certain tactics in engaging life's challenges -- the cardinal, fixed, and mutable signs.
Air Element -- The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
* Air Element -- The Air Signs ---> Getting the word out ... ---> The Air Signs of the Zodiac are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. There is one Air Sign for each of the Qualities -- Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Gemini is Mutable Air. Libra is Cardinal Air, and Aquarius is Fixed Air. ---> Air Signs are concerned with issues of communication, information handling, data gathering and management, invention and innovation, and the practical applications of knowledge.
* The Air Signs -- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius ---> Air Signs handle information ---> The Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius represent energy that is directly concerned with ideas, information, intellect, opinions, facts, perspectives and communications skills. They relate to others intellectually, share thoughts and experiences, listen to feedback, and combine information into new ideas and possibilities.
Are You an Aquarius? -- Is Your Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Aquarius? ---> An intellectual ... who's set in his ways -- Aquarius is an air sign. Air signs are considered masculine, positive, assertive, active, outgoing, and motivating. They do things, stir things up, take action, go after what they want, make things happen. In addition to Aquarius, the other two air signs are Libra and Gemini.
* Celebrating Aquarius -- The 5 most distinctive / admirable traits of the sign ---> Aquarius is the Winter Air Sign -- Perspective -- Their intelligence. Aquarius is hands-down the most cerebral Zodiac sign. The world of the mind and intellect matters to these natives. It's where they live, work and play, roaming the landscape of their conscious mind and imagination, constantly building their vision of the future.
* Conscious Living with Aquarius -- When The Sun travels through the Aquarius sector in your chart ---> Aquarius is the Winter Air sign. -- Where is Aquarius onstage in your life? -- When the Sun travels through Aquarius what area does it cover in your Natal Chart? What house(s) are involved in this particular slice of the sky? And specifically, what house (or houses) in your Natal Chart have Aquarius on the cusp?
* Born with the Sun in Aquarius -- The Aquarius Character ---> The symbol of Aquarius is the water-carrier. -- With a little help from your friends -- Friends play a very special part in the life of an Aquarius. In fact, for you, they make life worth living -- because they help make your contributions to the rest of the world possible. A cluster of dependable friends are indispensable to the aims of Aquarius.
Making the Most of the Sun in Aquarius ---> The Gifts of The Sun in Aquarius -- The energy of the Sun in Aquarius is inventive, ingenious, and independent. It encourages attitudes that are progressive and idealistic. It brings extra focus to friendships, networking, and long term goals.
Understanding the Sun in Aquarius ---> Rediscover your original self -- The Sun travels through the Astrology sign Aquarius once a year, a trip that lasts about a month. The Sun is in Aquarius from late January until late February. The energy of the Sun in Aquarius is inventive, ingenious, and independent -- and accompanies a rise in these attitudes in everyone.
When the Sun is in Aquarius -- January 19 to February 18 ---> The Sun has moved into
whimsical, capricious Aquarius. -- It will travel there until February 18. -- Time to lighten up -- It's time for us all to bring a little more fun and "craziness" (of the good kind -- there's already plenty of the other) into our lives! When the Sun is in Aquarius, people are adventurous, compassionate and imaginative.
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