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What Does it Mean to Associate a Zodiac Sign with an Element?

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Question: What Does it Mean to Associate a Zodiac Sign with an Element?
Answer:

The twelve zodiac signs were divided up among the four elements as early as the Renaissance, with three signs associated with each element. However, early associations were by no means consistent. Different sources could provide wildly different groupings.

Today, the groupings of signs with elements has been standardized:

  • Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
  • Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
  • Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Your sign is determined by when you were born. According to the tropical zodiac (the system most commonly used in mainstream media such a newspaper horoscopes), the signs are as follows:
  • Aquarius - January 21 - February 19
  • Pisces - February 20- March 20
  • Aries - March 21 - April 20
  • Taurus - April 21 - May 21
  • Gemini - May 22 - June 21
  • Cancer - June 22 - July 22
  • Leo - July 23 -August 21
  • Virgo - August 22 - September 23
  • Libra - September 24 - October 23
  • Scorpio - October 24 - November 22
  • Sagittarius - November 23 - December 22
  • Capricorn - December 23 - January 20
This association is part of the complex web of correspondences often used by occultists. If one is attempting to attract the influences of fire, for example, they way wish to do so during the times of the year ruled by a fire sign, for example.

The correspondences can also be used to describe people born under a certain sign. People born under a watery sign are expected to be more emotional, for example, which is a trait associated with the element of water. Those born under an earth sign are expected to be well-grounded individuals.

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