THE EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN BEING
The four elements come together to make all that we know in this world. Fire ignites and burns everything around it to create new life. Earth roots us in a tangible world and provides the harvest that we need. Air fills our lungs, allows us to communicate, and moves the sky. Water nourishes us and keeps us healthy, as well as ripens the food that we eat. Together, these four elements are the building blocks of our planet.
As mankind evolved and learned about the world, they believed that the Universe was a reflection of them. The planet had consistent patterns, as did the stars, which they began to map and chart in order to better control and understand the world around them. Through this reflection, mankind realized that the elements also were within themselves. These elements held different qualities and meanings, and when united, they also revealed how humanity is always woven together and needs each other to survive.
Of the elements, there are masculine and feminine dualities. Masculine elements, fire and air, are active and assertive. They tend to be more extroverted and spontaneous. Feminine elements, earth and water, are more self-contained and powerful through inner reserves of passion. They tend to be more introverted, preferring to first feel or think prior to acting. Because there are twelve signs in the zodiac, they are all grouped into four different groups of elements. Each group has three different signs, which is what astrologers call triplicities.
The Fire Signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire is the first spark of inspiration that motivates us to create change in the world. Fire energy is enthusiastic, passionate, and courageous as it sets forth to act. Just as humanity sought to mold and build the world around them, this, too, harnesses elemental fire. The Fire Signs are the ones who embark on adventure, inspire us to take risks, and believe no matter what. Just as humanity has had to fight for survival to establish our claim upon the Earth, so does fire lead us to embark on new quests. Fire energy is connected to passion, inspiration, sexuality, and action.
The Earth Signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Earth is the power that roots our hopes and dreams in reality. Without earth energy, nothing would ever get done and no progress could ever be made. Earth is as strong as the rock beneath our feet but as monumental as the great mountains that rise to the sky. The Earth Signs are practical, stable, enduring, and unwavering. This solid energy can take our plans and go the long haul even when the initial “spark” has blown out. Because of this, earth energy is connected to abundance, the harvest, and achievement.
The Air Signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Air is connected to the mind, genius, communication, and advancement. The intellect is one of the greatest attributes of humanity because through logic, we are better able to learn, grow, and improve the world around us. Just as oxygen fills our lungs to help us breathe and allow us to speak, this element is fast and ever moving. Once fire has created the spark, earth has made it a reality, air is what pushes us to look further. Yet, without anything to ground it, air energy can move faster than any other element and can quickly shift from a breeze to a hurricane. This constant movement mirrors the ether of our minds and our quest to see, do, and learn more.
The Water Signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water is connected to emotion, intuition, and the depths of our souls. This element is what weaves all of us together, unites us in love and relationships, and also helps us to transcend beyond just our intellect. After air propels us toward new horizons and beginnings, elemental water helps us incorporate all of the lessons from the other signs into something that means more. These Water Signs are also intrinsically linked to the divine, as the human experience searches to connect the mind and body with the spirit. Like the depths of the ocean, the rain that falls upon us, or the blood that runs in our veins, water is a life force that we cannot live without or else we will die.
WE ARE ALL A BLEND
It is extremely rare to imagine someone who is purely one element or has predominantly just one in his or her natal charts. Often times, we are a mix of many different elements, which is what makes us each unique and beautiful. By looking at the qualities of each of these elements, we can better understand not only how the world around us works, but how different people live, as well. Even better, when we reflect on these different elements we can become more aware of our needs, how we take in self-love, and how we can make the world a better place today and into the future.
Kyle Thomas is a globally published pop culture astrologer who has been interviewed by Cosmopolitan Magazine, Bustle, PopSugar, Marie Claire, YahooNews, and more. His work harnesses the power of the stars and he is known for his cosmic guidance from the stars regarding celebrities, entertainment lifestyle, as well as trends affecting people all over the entire world. Astrology has always inspired him and he is a great believer in using the Universe to manifest the life you've always dreamt of. With over a decade of professional experience and clients all over the world, he currently resides in Los Angeles where he works as a professional astrologer, life coach, writer, and producer. He is the resident astrologer of lifestyle brand, Love by Luna, lead host of pop culture radio show, AstroKiki, as well as the author of "2019 Lovescopes." Follow Kyle Thomas on Instagram: @MrKyleThomas (http://www.instagram.com/MrKyleThomas) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kylethomasulatowski)). More info: www.kylethomasastrology.com