by Cindy Fadoir
I know I’ve been promising a discussion of Relationships and Compatibility. This is a huge subject with many different approaches. I am researching and reviewing a few of them and will go more in depth in future months. Some of the building blocks are the elements, qualities, polarities and houses in which all of the planets utilize in the birth charts of the people of interest. Last month we started a discussion of the elements when imbalanced.
Here is a quick review what we already know about elements. The twelve zodiac signs each have one of four elements (Fire, Earth, Air or Water). The Fire element is energetic, enthusiastic, volatile, impatient and passionate. The Earth element is tangible, sensual, material, cautious and practical. The Air element is intellectual, communicative, innovative, insightful and interactive. The Water element is emotional, empathic, intuitive, compassionate and sensitive.
My own personal chart is missing the Earth element. As you may recall, “too little earth may lead to not being attuned to the physical world and limitations, being spaced-out, ungrounded, fight taking on grown-up responsibilities, feelings of rootlessness, not fitting in, ignoring requirements of the physical body.” In my life, too little earth shows up in my inability to stick to a budget and live within my “financial limitations”, feelings of not fitting in, and ignoring healthy requirements of my body by overeating and craving sugar. I worked most my adult life as an accountant (focus) in the corporate world (fitting in, responsibilities) which gave me the grounding, regular routine and security to offset my lack of earth in my chart.
A friend of mine also has no earth element in her chart but her husband has plenty of earth. Also she has mostly water element in her chart even though she is a fiery Sagittarian. Her husband is a fiery Leo but has no water in his chart. The two of them are attracted to each other’s fire and balance the other elements. Having this information helped my friend understand why her husband did not seem to respond to life as emotionally as she did. It had been a source of great frustration for her but now, knowing this, she can appreciate his balancing her lack of earth and too much water with his abundance of earth and lack of water.
My sister has only air element in her chart. She is very intellectual and approaches life in a logical way but with meditation and personal growth, she’s learned not to limit herself. She’s learned the art of being in fascination. She has also increased her intuition by training and practicing with professionals.
The main point of this is to show that imbalances can be overcome. Sometimes it might take focus and concentration, but the first step is to know your birth chart so you know what areas might need that effort.
I find it interesting that the four seasons of the calendar year each have only three elements, which means each season has at least one imbalance. Spring is missing water, Summer is missing air, Fall is missing earth and Winter is missing fire. Winter’s cold months missing fire makes sense readily. Spring missing water is offset physically by April showers. Summer’s lack of the air intellect allows for carefree days. Fall is missing earthly nourishment which results in the foliage colors to change brilliantly and readies for hibernation.
Understanding your chart and the potential imbalances can help you understand yourself better. Knowing the chart of your partner can assist in understanding them and their strengths and weaknesses. But most of all, you will see how you balance or imbalance each other elementally.
More next time as we continue this journey called Relationship Astrology. Until then, may your shooting stars bring you joy and happiness.
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