Zodiac Signs Elements

Zodiac Signs Elements is a common term not only in western astrology but in Vedic astrology, we all have come across some time or the other. There are four elements in astrology: fire, earth, air, and water. Each of 12 zodiac signs falls into one of the four elements. This way, 3 signs come under one element each. What is your zodiac signs element? Find out the basic traits of each Astrology element and their compatibility with the other elements.

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It is noteworthy that just like the zodiac signs, even nakshatras are divided into four different elements. The zodiac signs alone as we know are not capable of giving accurate predictions and nakshatras play an equally important role in shaping an individual’s personality. Hence, the horoscopes used by us as examples are even based on Nakshatras and not just zodiac signs.


These serve as foundational principles that influence the characteristics and behaviors associated with the twelve zodiac signs. These elements also help us in understanding the compatibility between zodiac signs. These common astrology elements do help us understand and decipher the underlying nature of the zodiacs and the intricacies of their nature. Now let us understand a little more deeply about these zodiac sign elements.

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Fire Signs- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

As their zodiac sign element already suggests, fire signs are of ‘Agni tattva’ as the planets ruling them have a fiery nature. Aries is ruled by Mars, which is a hot, masculine planet, Leo is ruled by the Sun, and as we all know it is a ball of gasses and generates a lot of heat astronomically and is often termed as a ‘ball of fire’ and Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter which is also termed as a fiery planet. The zodiac element of these signs and their ruling planets is fire.

Fire signs are born leaders who inspire others to become the best version of themselves. Those born under the Fire element often find compatibility with fellow Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius). They can also get along well with Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), as Air adds intellectual depth to the fiery spirit. Likewise, nakshatras belonging to the Agni Tattva are: Uttraphalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Vishakha and Anuradha.

Chitra Nakshatra Gives George W. Bush The Courage He Displayed As President

Let us understand this concept with the help of a horoscope:

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This is the horoscope of the former American President, George W. Bush and as we know his Moon is placed in Chitra nakshatra, a fiery nakshatra. It is placed in the 3rd house of efforts, in conjunction with another fiery planet Jupiter forming the Gajakesari Yoga. The Lord of Chitra, Mars is a fiery planet and placed in a fiery zodiac sign Leo. Hence, he had an extremely successful political career and led the most powerful nation in the world.

Air Signs- Gemini, Libra Aquarius

They are constantly in motion, inciting a whirlwind of change and excitement. You might suspect you're with an air sign if they're a fun, bubbly person who can effortlessly keep a conversation going. So people born under an air sign are adventurous, curious, and ever-changing, just like a breeze. Air signs represent intellect, communication, and social interaction, highlighting a focus on ideas, relationships, and intellectual engagement. The Nakshatras categorized on the Air zodiac signs elements are Jyeshtha, Moola, Purvashada, Uttarashada and Sravana. Let us again understand with an example of a famous personality.

Albert Einstein- The Epitome Of Intellect Perseverance Born Under Jyeshtha

We will take the example of Albert Einstein, a world renowned physicist born under the Jyeshtha nakshatra, which has an air element. These zodiac elements help in shaping the whole personality of a person.

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Albert Einstein was born in Jyeshtha, an airy nakshatra and the lord of his ascendant, Mercury is also airy in nature, therefore this makes him an extremely intelligent person and his researches will definitely reach and be accepted by one and all. His horoscope shows this promise.

Water Signs- Cancer, Scorpio Pisces

Water signs are highly intuitive and emotional. When it comes to their loved ones they are super supportive. People like to talk to them, as they radiate a peaceful and gentle energy. Profound conversations are what water signs love the most. While fire signs are generally action-oriented, air signs tend to be focused on interpersonal and intellectual pursuits, and earth signs are pragmatic planners, water signs lead with emotion. Family-oriented dreamers and artists, water signs are the emotional — and sure, sometimes moody — empaths of the zodiac. They allow their sensitive, giving hearts to run the show and have no problem diving into the deep end of spirituality, often pouring their experience into their favorite creative outlets. The nakshatras falling under the water element are: Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Ashlesha, Purvaphalguni and Magha. Let us understand this using another horoscope:

Mahatma Gandhi’s Personality Displayed True Cancerian Ashlesha Traits

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This horoscope belongs to the ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi. His zodiac sign is Cancer and his nakshatra is Ashlesh, both come under the water element. Through these combinations we can understand where his immense power to mold emotions of the people of the nation during the freedom struggle comes from. His horoscope shows that he is a great strategist and has the power to sway people by playing intelligently with their emotions. Hence, we know how the zodiac signs elements come into play when talking about zodiacs and their personalities.

Earth Signs- Taurus, Virgo Capricorn

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think — Buddha.

Earth signs arethe most grounded people on the planet—you know, the ones who always keep it 100 real. They're known to be stable, pragmatic, and unwavering. If you want someone to edit your résumé or help you move, you're calling an earth sign. They're practical and reliable, and you can always count on them to help and support people. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn zodiac signs work upon the earthy zodiac elements. Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini Mrigasira nakshatras come under the Earth elements. Let us look at another famous horoscope to understand the Earth elements personality and qualities.

Queen Victoria- Sun An Exalted Moon In Ascendant Grant Her The Stature Of A Queen

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Queen Victoria was also born with both her Sun and moon in Rohini nakshatra with Taurus ascendant. The Victorian era was a period of industrial, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was known for her grit, power and personality and her horoscope shows how practical and stable she was. All these qualities made her the powerful Leader that she was.

These zodiac signs elements tell us how important they are in astrology and the importance they hold. These are the building blocks of a person’s nature, character and personality. These elements of astrology must be considered and analyzed thoroughly to reach accurate conclusions while making predictions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ques1. How do we find the element of an individual’s zodiac sign?

Ans. Its important to identify the zodiac sign first and then look up the element

Ques2. How important is the zodiac element?

Ans. The element is a crucial step in understanding a person’s personality, character, nature, etc.

Ques3. Which element is most powerful in the celestial sphere?

Ans. Earth and Fire are the most powerful elements.

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