In astrology, there are four elements, one of which are carried by each of the twelve signs of the zodiac: Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
The element to which your sign belongs describes core aspects of your personality. At a deep level, the elements unite different zodiac signs with a shared way of looking at everyday life, which makes certain relationships easier to build. If a man’s zodiac sign shares the same element with you, getting to know him will be so much easier. Even if you two are from different walks of life, you will each have an outlook on the way the world works that is in sync. What some call “chemistry” and others refer to as “hitting it off” is called “sharing the same element” in astrology.
As easy as a relationship of similar elements is, these are often relationships that get too comfortable too fast. They can drift apart if you and he find so much in common that there is no advancement in whom you both are by being in the partnership. But every element of the zodiac is balanced by an opposing one that occupies the zodiac sign opposite of yours. This is the zodiac sign with which you will inevitably have the most friction but will also enjoy a transformative relationship. The element that opposes your sign is the element that most complements who you are. Any of the three signs that belong to this opposing element are likely matches for you if you can handle someone who brings a unique approach to life to the relationship. Some people prefer a partner with similar traits and an intuitive predictability, while other unions thrive when different ways of doing things are constantly presented.
Same Element Relationships
- Two Fire Signs
The three Fire signs of the zodiac are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. This element signifies energy. When two people who are both fire signs get together, they mutually understand that actions speak louder than words. If they can agree on a course of action, watch out – they will definitely get things done. In love, this manifests as taking the relationship deeper, faster. Often the strongest relationships are those forged with certainty early on. There is little hemming and hawing in a Fire-Fire relationship – you both either go for it or you don’t.
- Two Earth Signs
The three Earth signs of the zodiac are: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. This element signifies materialism. When two Earth signs first start dating, the practical aspects of why you two should be together get discussed right away. The hurdles to commitment will be based more on economic and cultural differences than they will be in emotions or passion. Two Earth signs have concrete goals and expectations of the partnership to further things along. When it appears that these standards can be met, love blossoms.
- Two Air Signs
The three Air signs of the zodiac are: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. This element signifies ideas. When two Air signs get together, communication is the core of the relationship. Exchanging ideas and discussing options is the method in which you two establish intimacy and build a foundation of trust. If one partner talks more, it is because the other understands where the whole conversation is going at all times. A quiet air sign controls communication by staying in charge of access and availability. Without speaking, the mere presence of one Air sign partner says enough to the other as a reassurance of love and commitment that both lovers can get to work.
- Two Water Signs
The three Water signs of the zodiac are: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. This element signifies emotions. When two Water signs are in a relationship, you each understand the other’s approach and reasoning on a gut level. You may not be able to articulate the intricacies of why and how he does what he does, but you get it, and since he gets you, the two of you find a space for mutual love and respect. Without the friction of having your motives questioned or your goals defined, though, you might have nothing to aim for and your love relationship can be seen as a drifting away from priorities. Two Water signs swim together well, but may often just float along and get almost nothing done.
Opposing Element Relationships
- Fire and Air
The opposite element from each Fire sign is an Air sign. Air challenges Fire to stop and think about why you do what you are doing. The philosophical side of things is not a priority for Fire. Meanwhile, Fire demands that Air get up and do something, rather than just sit around and discuss what should be done. Fire signs do not want to hear about love – they want to love.
- Earth and Water
The opposite sign from each Earth sign is a Water sign. This is a reminder that there is more to life than status, facts and a dollar amount. The need for love to be pure and given unconditionally flies in the face of the Earth sign’s love of logic, which is exactly why an Earth-Water match-up makes for such a beautiful partnership.
Other Elemental Relationships
- Fire and Earth
People who are born under Earth signs are inspirations to the Fire sign, as one’s actions yield results. An Earth-Fire relationship will last if the ground rules include wide latitude early on and time is taken to define boundaries.
- Fire and Water
Those born under Water signs look up to all that a Fire sign is doing with a deep desire to know how you do it. The capacity that every Water sign has to feel inspires a purpose in the actions of the Fire sign.
- Earth and Air
An Earth-Air affair will be strong if each partner has specific roles that are adhered to. Air signs have great ideas and Earth signs can make them happen, but Air must chip in on the hard work and take direction about what is actually attainable as a partnership.
- Air and Water
Air signs can live in the realm of the theoretical and not notice a disconnect between the way they think and the way they behave. A Water sign brings the emotional side back into the picture and balances the logic of the Air sign.
The elements of astrology are one small part of what makes up the total astrological picture of every individual and all of your relationships. A talented astrologer on Keen can provide you with a detailed love compatibility report that’s personalized to you and your man. While it is an efficient method of explaining chemistry between two people, love takes commitment to last. That is one elemental truth no matter what your sign is.
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