The 12 zodiac signs in western astrology are grouped into four elements. These elements are Water, Fire, Air and Earth. Each element consist of three signs and are believed to contain the building blocks of life. They also reveal how you relate to the universe.

Your essence consists of a unique combination of each element, but there’s always a dominant one. Discovering your dominant element can help you celebrate your individuality while appreciating your weaknesses. Here is a brief run-through of the elements.


Zodiac signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Water may appear to flow calmly on the surface, but there’s always something profound underneath. Water people are the same. Their affairs flow smoothly and have a cool and calm exterior. But their emotions are still in constant strife.

That’s the trade-off for having deep empathy for others. Water elementals have the following strengths; devotion, trustworthiness, compassion and a readiness to forgive others. But such gifts come with emotional instability, irrational behaviour, gullibility, and it also makes such people prone to depression.


Zodiac signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo

The earth remains reliably stable even though there are always violent tectonic shifts. If your zodiac sign falls under this element, you’re likely to be a very logical and practical person. You have a curious mind; therefore, experience is your best teacher.

Earth elementals are also very loyal, meticulous, emotionally stable, nurturing and protective of loved ones. However, such a pragmatic personality can make you rigid, guarded, over critical and scornful of dreamers. It can also make you lazy because it breeds an impractical feeling of stubbornness.


Zodiac signs: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

We can’t see air, but it’s still there and always on the move. Air elementals are as logical as the very concept of air. Every decision is reached after much thoughtful consideration. You are the one friend in your group that comes up with logical yet creative solutions to problems.

You may also exhibit the same independence that air possesses. This element also bestows a lot of charm and charisma upon you, wittiness and flexibility. You are also likely to have some inconsistency, dishonesty, selfishness and frequently flake on commitments.


Zodiac signs: Sagittarius, Leo, Aries

Fire consumes fuels to provide light and heat. People born under this sign are passionate with smiles that can light up even the coldest of hearts. This can make you into a pragmatic leader and a passionate lover. However, this need for attention can consume your soul and destroy others’ self-esteem if unchecked.