The 4 Zodiac Elements Of Astrology & How To Connect With Each One

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The 4 Zodiac Elements Of Astrology & How To Connect With Each One

Every zodiac sign is assigned to one of the four elements in astrology. Each of these zodiac elements gives us a clear insight into understanding our signs more thoroughly.

When you are connected with your element, you have the knowledge required to experience ourselves and the world around us. 

The four elements are fire, earth, air, and water. 

Ancient alchemists believe that these four elements were created to form the basis of all life, and each zodiac sign is group under one of these elements. 

According to TikToker @ilovemusicfestivals, there are certain techniques you can use to connect with your zodiac element's energy.

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Fire Zodiac Element

The fire element represents action and creativity.

Fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius

Fire sign traits: Fire signs have a distinct spark about their nature. Anytime you come across a fire sign, you will often see them putting on their best show to display for the world. They are independent and do not like to sit still. However, they must be wary about a burn out period. If the Aries Leo or Sagittarius run amok and do not sit still for a moment, they will immediately feel their own heat of exhaustion.

How to connect with the fire element: One way to connect with your fire element is by meditating near a source of heat or flame. Light a candle the next time you have some serious reflecting to do. You will almost immediately feel a calming presence. @ilovemusicfestivals also suggests spending time outside soaking up the sun.

Air Zodiac Element 

Air represents duality and intellect.

Air signs: Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini

Air sign traits: Air signs are everywhere and nowhere. They do not like to be in one place all the time because their curious nature does not permit this. There is a whole world to be discovered and explored, and the air signs will make sure to do just that. Gemini, Leo, Aquarius need to watch out for their commitment issues. They need to learn how to stick with one thing instead of starting too many projects all at once. 

How to connect with the air element: According to the TikTok video, one of the best ways to connect with the air element's energy is by lighting incense (or using an essential oil diffuser) and watching the smoke in the air. She also suggests "making a wish on a dandelion and watch the seeds fly away on your breath."

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Water Zodiac Element

Water represents emotions and intuition.

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces

Water sign traits: Water signs are deeply in touch with their intuitions as well as those around them. They have an enormous amount of emotions and feelings. They have a gift of reading between every thin line which allows them to fully understand a situation or person. Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces must be careful in worrying about other people too much. If they allow themselves to feed into someone else’s problems, they will begin to feel those same emotions which can lead to destructive behavior.

How to connect with the water element: One way to connect with your water element is to be near a body of water. You can meditate while taking a bath or while you are swimming in the ocean to "connect to your shadow self," explains @ilovemusicfestivals.

Earth Zodiac Element

Earth represents substance and practicality.

Earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo

Earth sign traits: Earth signs are very practical. They know that when it’s time to get to work, they will do whatever it takes to accomplish their assignments. They are very wise and love to serve others in times of need. The Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo need to be careful about being overly logical. If you think too deeply into something, your mind will create an entirely different version of the situation.

How to connect with the earth element: One way to connect with your earth element is by spending time in nature. Whether you are planting a garden or walking along the grass barefoot, you will feel grounded and relieved. According to @ilovemusicfestivals, earth signs can benefit greatly from houseplants and can "practice grounding your energy while barefoot and outside."

How the zodiac elements work

The Aries is first in the line of the zodiac group. Their element is fire, and the zodiac cycle follows with the Taurus (earth), Gemini (air), and Cancer (water). And the cycle repeats until the final sign (Pisces). It has been said that each zodiac sign has a better sense of self during their elemental season.

In terms of compatibility, a fire sign in an air sign would pair well together. Think about it in terms of oxygen aiding fire. Water and earth signs work well together. For example, earth and all of nature require water to help support growth and sustenance. 

Sometimes we feel as though each element has one quality to them. For instance, we believe fire can only be fire when in fact when a fire is cooled it becomes up a piece of earth. When air is ignited, it becomes fire.

Each element is transmutable, which means they can transform into their neighboring element. 

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Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers astrology, spirituality, and self-care topics.