The elements play an integral role in astrology. The signs correspond as follows:
_FIRE: Aires, Leo, Sagittarius
_EARTH: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
_AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
_WATER: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Each element supplies a specific set of qualities to the signs they correspond with:
_FIRE: Initiation, passion, celebration, intuition, impatience
_Tangible, reality, manifestation, results, stubbornness
_AIR: Communication, creativity, inspiration, information, unreliable
_WATER: Emotions, empathy, psychic ability, healing, addiction
The four elements create our world. And just as we are all a combination of planets and signs, so are we a combination of the elements. Our natal charts provide insight into which element(s) we have more prominently and which need developing.
We can balance our energies by looking to the elements that we lack in our chart, and emphasizing activities that support those elements. For example, if you lack fire in your chart, intense exercise might help you stoke your internal flame. If you lack water, regular soaks in the bathtub may help you access your emotional nature more readily.
Having knowledge of the elements in your chart is one of the many ways that astrology can support your growth and healing. It can be difficult to discern the elemental emphasis in your chart as, like always, aspects and houses can significantly alter the sign that each planet is in. Work with an astrologer or DM me for a helpful resource.