Astrology aspires to grant deeper comprehension of self, and others, by identifying the energies present in our birth charts. This understanding offers the opportunity to work with awareness of our positive attributes and the more challenging aspects of our personality as well as enlightening us to our true potential in this life
In order to understand which sign you are most Astrologically compatible with, we first have to take a quick look at how the Astrological signs are energetically organized under the four Elements.
Each of the twelve zodiacal signs is allocated to one of the four elements. Each element functions as a way of distinguishing the archetypal energy and foundational personality structures unique to astrological signs. The four zodiacal elements could be said to be the ‘broad-brush strokes’ describing characteristic influences that constitute thought processes, emotions, social expression and perception of the world at large.
The Four Elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
Air Signs: Libra, Gemini and Aquarius
These signs are often idealistic, tending toward the rational and analytical, are great communicators and handle abstract thought very well. Social, intellectual and broadminded, they enjoy debate, philosophical discussions and reading. Air Signs often excel in professions where communication is key and originality in thought and action are required. Think journalism, analytics, creative writing, legal professions and public speaking for starters.
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Inclined to be passionate, fiery, romantic and enthusiastic. Swift to anger, they forgive easily, rarely sulk and tend not to grudge-hold. Generally self sufficient and naturally born adventurers, they are usually blessed with a robust energy and a keen appreciation of life. Courageous, idealistic and intelligent, Fire Signs make for inspirational and brave leaders in their chosen fields and generally excel in any arena where imagination and creative thought is needed. Fire Signs usually need to be in a position of authority, whether that is within a management structure or using their entrepreneurial skills to succeed in their own endeavour. Think politics, entertainment, acting, media management and teaching.
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Decidedly influenced by the emotional body, Water Signs are usually empathic and sensitive, possessing a well-developed ‘psychic antennae’. Highly intuitive, naturally nurturing, and tending towards moodiness, they are often easily displaced from their centre and because of this, Water Signs need short periods of solitude; essential time out needed to soothe their souls and recharge their social battery and armour. Generally quite private souls, they are very loyal and family oriented. Water Signs often make for great managers, bosses, and excel in any profession with a focus on service to society at large; think Nursing, Psychology, Police, Therapists etc.
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
These signs are loyal, reliable and possess great practical intelligence. Surprisingly conservative they are nonetheless sensual, deriving enormous pleasure and spiritual sustenance through their keenly developed senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. Patient, clever and creative Earth signs are generally good listeners, bosses, managers, project supervisors, artists and healers. Commonly it could be said that the most compatible zodiac signs are most likely to be those that share the same element. Strictly speaking if your Sun Sign is Capricorn then a relationship with another of the Earth Signs should at least be blessed with a natural and easy understanding of each other’s basic characteristics. However if this is not the case it could be down to any of the reasons already mentioned as well as incompatible Venus or Moon positions on the Natal charts.
Just a word to the wise; it would be naive to assume that a person’s Star sign and the element it falls within is enough to guarantee a successful relationship/partnership. It is impossible to ignore the the individual complexities and influences of the rest of their chart, let alone the ethnic, religious and cultural influences that shape and mould our characters, outlooks and moral structure.
Understanding a persons’ star sign characteristics and element in a general sense, will at least offer an idea of which signs they are most likely to connect with harmoniously, whether that relationship is professional, friendship, romantic or a family based one.
Wishing you a multitude of blessings, peace and love.