THE ELEMENT OF AIR
This is the element that connects all other elements, even though it might seem less relevant, invisible as it is. The distance from the nature of Earth lifts us up high, in impractical and mental planes that don’t satisfy our physical needs. Still, this is the element that can be found in all others, keeps the fire going just like the Sun burns hydrogen. We may say that the beginning of life wouldn’t be possible without Fire, but there would be no Fire on our planet without Air.
The element of Air gives us room to breathe, widens our lungs, and with them, opens our Soul to personal freedom. All signs that belong to this element have a strong need to feel liberated and free.
Signs that represent the element of Air in the zodiac are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. It is interesting to notice that two of them have a problem with the Sun, Libra taking it to fall and Aquarius to detriment. This is understandable for the Sun keeps all things in order and circling around it, and Air needs to be free to circle the Universe instead.
Looking at the bigger picture, people born under the strong influence of these signs have a problem fitting into a regular order of their surroundings, no matter if it is their country or their workplace. Their main goal in life is often just to stop pleasing others and worrying about their opinions, so they can be able to follow their brightest and most liberating ideas.
How Do We Balance Air?
The biggest challenge for every individual marked by Air is to find grounding and understand the importance of their body. They have a strong tendency to remain in higher spheres, where everything is lighter and seems possible. It is not easy to find a way to implement their ideas, intelligence and knowledge into practical things and truly make them alive.
To truly succeed in personal growth and overall development, the most important thing for Airy individuals is to stop talking and start doing concrete, practical moves towards fulfillment. They are balanced by the element of Earth and need a healthy daily routine, with their meals repeated at the same time every day, and physical activity to remain aware of their physical existence. If they forget to eat, for example, this hole in their stomach will have an effect on any rational plan they’ve had. The importance of fulfilling their physical needs is primal and irreplaceable.
THE ELEMENT OF FIRE
When speaking about the element of Fire, we have to keep in mind that this is the only element that shines. Water can sparkle, that’s true, but only if it reflects the light created by Fire, whether a campfire or the Sun as an enormous fiery celestial body.
This is the element that represents energy itself, and even though there is a lot of earthly energy in the element of Water, it cannot be compared with the amount of energy that lives in the Sun, even though they might be equally important to the human race.
The element of Fire is represented in the zodiac through Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These signs truly uplift the strength of the Sun and each individual born as one of these Sun signs has an assignment to nurture and cherish their emotional side. They often have to be trained for compassion and a deeper understanding of other people, and have basic problems in relationships triggered by their need to give more than they should to those who didn’t ask for anything.
Each fiery individual has to use their energy solely on their own life, unless if somebody asks for their advice and engagement. Of all three, Sagittarius is the most giving, for they are at the end of this Fire trine, already learned so much, with a strong life philosophy and numerous good intentions.
How Do We Balance Fire?
This is the first element with strong masculine energy, and it easily neglects the feminine principles within, burning everything around a person and making all the Water in their body and life evaporate. A life without love isn’t worth living, and in order to make them happier, all fiery people have to respect their emotional side and acknowledge their emotional needs. In the outer world, this translates to their relation to women, suppression of the feminine principle on a wider scale, leading to all sorts of conflicts that ultimately take human life.
The biggest challenge for anyone guided by the element of Fire is to remain calm and peaceful along the way. With a strong need to move forward, people born with an ascendant or many planets in Fire tend to forget that passive approach is needed as much as an active one. Therapy could do miracles here, for they don’t lack awareness or the excitement when they learn something new and get an opportunity to save or recycle some of their wasted energy.