|

The Air Signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius:

Blessings of the Messengers

You probably know that all of the astrological zodiac signs belong to one of the four classical elements – fire, earth, air and water. Understanding what the elements helps us to understand the common traits which link some zodiac signs together. Although the elements are only a very small part of astrology, they add another layer to the personality of a birth chart, so it’s useful to think about how each element manifests.

Which Zodiac Signs are Air Signs?

The three air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

What Does the Air Element Mean in Astrology?

Astrologically, the air element represents communication, intellect, ideas, the mind, analysis, curiosity and invention.

In astrology, we understand the air signs to be talkative, expressive and keen to relate on an intellectual and mental level rather than necessarily an emotional or physical one. Air signs are gregarious and friendly, and they tend to favor logic and reason over emotions or instincts.

The air element in astrology is seen as idealistic, because this is where ideas are formed in quite an abstract way. Sometimes the air signs may appear to be ahead of their time, with brilliant ideas which aren’t very practical or doable, but which nonetheless excite interest and admiration.

To understand elements in astrology, it’s helpful to think about these elements as we know them in the natural world. Of course, we need air to breathe, and as we communicate, we breathe air in and out. Air can manifest as wind too. A gentle breeze can float a kite to the heavens just as an air sign can float an idea into reality. A stronger wind, however, is unpredictable and the rush of air can either cool and refresh us or damage our structures, just as the air signs can tend to blow hot and cold in an unpredictable manner. A hurricane, or course, destroys everything in its path without favor or emotion – and an air sign’s detached, unemotional nature can sometimes seem very hurtful to those around them.

What are the Differences Between the Three Air Signs?

Despite all having the air element at their root, the three air signs are not identical. Why is that? Surely if they’re all based on air, they’ll be very similar, no? Well, it’s true that all of these signs manifest the air element – but they do so in subtly different ways according to the mode the sign belongs to.

Modes are another way of grouping zodiac signs. While there are four elements, there are only three modes. Each of the zodiac signs in an element group belongs to a different mode. For air signs:

Gemini is a mutable air sign.
Libra is a cardinal air sign.
Aquarius is a fixed air sign.

Each of the modes operates differently, which is where the differences between the air signs come from.

Gemini, the first air sign, is a mutable sign. Ever changeable, ever flexible, this is air which rushes first one way and then the other. This air sign can see every side to every story, all at once, and is happy to talk about them all at once too! Gemini people have many varied and often scattered interests, as the air element keeps their minds in constant motion. The need to communicate is perhaps strongest with this air sign above both of the others; Gemini needs to talk, to write and to express. Likely to change their minds as often as the wind changes direction, you can picture Gemini as a child having fun chasing a kite in the breeze.

Libra, on the other hand, is a cardinal air sign. Here is the air element taking charge, taking action and moving in a positive direction rather than randomly. Libra has the strongest leadership qualities among the air signs, as this is where the air element uses reason and logic to shape decisions. Even though Libra has a reputation for being indecisive, you’ll find that once a decision has been made, Libra will pursue it wholeheartedly. The air element embodies communication but in Libra the communication is less about talking and more about listening. This air sign wants to relate to other people and craves close relationships, and the idealism of the air element is often expressed by Libra thinking the best of everyone. Librans lead by understanding balance.

Aquarius, the last air sign, is a fixed air sign. Here the air element is still, which is not a natural state for air. Perhaps the purest expression of air energy, Aquarius is a zodiac sign in which the intellect dominates. Ideas are everything to this sign and it is consequently one of the most principled signs of the zodiac. However, the stillness of the air can lead to dogmatic views and an entrenched mentality. Highly independent and determined to maintain their individuality and freedom, Aquarius people can be emotionally aloof and overly rational in their approach to life. The idealism of the air element, however, comes through in a strong humanitarian trait which makes this air sign very kind, tolerant and willing to work for the greater good.

How to Balance Air Energy in Your Birth Chart

You probably have air energy somewhere in your chart, even if your Sun sign isn’t Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. All of the planets are somewhere in your birth chart and there’s a good chance that at least one of them is in air! However, it is possible to have no air in your chart at all, or to have too little; conversely, it’s also possible to be over-blessed in this department with too much air!

Some signs that you might be lacking in the air element include feeling uninspired, lacking in ideas and perhaps unsociable too, not wanting to communicate.

Hints that you might have too much air include spending too much time socializing and not enough time handling your own emotions.

One way to see at a glance whether you’re likely to have enough air in your astrological chart or not is to make a list of your Sun sign, Ascendant sign, Moon sign and sign of your ruling planet. Take note which element each of those signs belongs to. If none of those points are in an air sign, you may be lacking in air (although not necessarily, because you may still have any number of other planets in air – but these points are the heaviest weighted in the chart).

If you do think you are lacking in air, you could try the following activities to bring the inspiration and reason of air into your life:

· Fly a kite
· Fan yourself
· Go to a windy spot and feel the power of the air
· Listen to your breathing
· Blow bubbles or dandelion clocks
· Make a windchime or spinner for your garden and watch it moving
· Open your windows
· Fly a flag
· Declutter to allow the air to move more freely around your home
· Go hangliding

Alternatively, if you think you have too much air, try some of these activities – these are associated with earth, which is an element which can help tame air:

· Dig in the garden
· Plant something or harvest something
· Walk barefoot on the earth
· Dig for fossils
· Build a sculpture with pebbles or stones
· Collect twigs, fir cones, interesting leaves or other natural items from the earth and create a mini earth altar in your home.

The air element is vital to us, in proper balance with the other astrological elements, because it provides the power of ideas. Innovation and genius are the gifts of the air element, so use them wisely!

The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Elements in Astrology

The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

The Water Element: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

The Air Signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

Appreciations

  • ★★★★★
    Loved all the educational information on astrology and astronomy.Cached
    Juliet
  • ★★★★★
    Encouraging and thought provoking readings.Cached
    Marcella
  • ★★★★★
    Very insightful!!!!Cached
    Ashley
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you so much.Cached
    Kiarash
  • ★★★★★
    Long ago I've been reading zodiac sun signs of many other Astrologers. But I find your insights to be closest of really what has, or is, or will happen. With much appreciation.Cached
    Ruby
  • ★★★★★
    Your readings and timings have given added insights and awareness to the key situational changes in my life which keeps me more grounded, calm and less reactive.Cached
    Daniel
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for this free reading, quite inspiring.Cached
    Celia
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for your reading.Cached
    Hayat
  • ★★★★★
    Thanks much. Great input!Cached
    Dee
  • ★★★★★
    Brilliant 😊Cached
    Frederique
  • ★★★★★
    Love listening to this amazing lady. Thank you!Cached
    Lisa
  • ★★★★
    THANK YOUCached
    Stephanie League
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for this free service. When I read my horoscopes on your site, I feel word for word is really directed to myself. It really enlightens me and I feel some what confident, going through this very hard life change right now.Cached
    Lisa Schmidt
  • ★★★★
    Thank you for your time!Cached
    Robyn
  • ★★★★
    Precise details in the daily readings, just what I like to read.Cached
    Debra
  • ★★★★
    Dear Kelli Fox, thank you so much for your messages. I really appreciate it and I really enjoy reading your astrological forecasts.Cached
    Fazeena
  • ★★★★★
    Informative message worth reading. Great job! Thank you.Cached
    Hima
  • ★★★★★
    I can't thank you enough for the wealth of information you have provided for me, and written so I can understand it! Thank you so much!Cached
    Holly B
  • ★★★★★
    No words of the 26 alphabet can explain my gratitude. What a living evidence to prove everything is possible. I love you!Cached
    Onwusi chukwuebuka
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you! xCached
    Emma
  • ★★★★★
    Very professional content, very satisfied.Cached
    Andre
  • ★★★★★
    Hi, u are amazing it's lovely what u have to say each day!Cached
    Maggie
  • ★★★★★
    Excellent :)Cached
    Helena
  • ★★★★★
    All the things mentioned earlier in this year are true 😊 looking forward to a better year ahead.Cached
    Antoniette Fernandes
  • ★★★★★
    Great work!Cached
    Rebecca Suzanne Campbell
  • ★★★★★
    🌠🎆 ☔ 🎩 😎👍Cached
    GarY Malcomb
  • ★★★★★
    Fully satisfying!Cached
    Sarika
  • ★★★★★
    Amazing. And on point. Thank you.Cached
    Thora Fawcitt
  • ★★★★
    I appreciate the guidance I receive and ask for. Mostly it helps me be mindful and attire with my intuition.Cached
    Casey
  • ★★★★★
    Excellent!Cached
    Jagdish
  • ★★★★★
    Wooow MERCI 1000XCached
    Pierre-Alexandre Gendron
  • ★★★★★
    Yes I'm successful in my life and I make money and to get ready to go anywhere in the world and help other people and live my real life. Thank you.Cached
    Sheik Chowdhury
  • ★★★★★
    On point and very interesting!Cached
    Terry
  • ★★★★★
    5 stars is not sufficient for an earth angel. I commend you for your passion, for your calling. Eternal soul, you are a star. We are one! Love and light, a star to the lost. Thank you.Cached
    Preggie
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for sharing important information and giving me a view into my potential future.Cached
    Anthony C
  • ★★★★★
    Your predictions are amazing!Cached
    Bernadette Myler
  • ★★★★★
    I like u mam and the way u help really Im impressed.....Cached
    Samiksha
  • ★★★★★
    I love her style and energy she puts into her area of expertise astrology and more I feel sure. She makes me wish I hadn't stopped being so interested in astrology when I was young and wondering if I could have made sense of it all like her. Lol she's a great teacher for learning how to understand astrology better too. You are definitely living your purpose. And you found your success.Cached
    Cathy
  • ★★★★★
    I like your readings because you are sincere.Cached
    Marianne
  • ★★★★★
    Muchas gracias por ayudarme con todo su sabiduría un abrazo grandeCached
    Hugo
  • ★★★★★
    Thank u!Cached
    Dana
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you! You are my go to for decisions always. You put into words what I feel but cannot express. Incredible.Cached
    Tricia
  • ★★★★★
    Love it thank you so much!Cached
    Debbie
  • ★★★★
    Love your site, very informative and pleasant!Cached
    Joyce Meier
  • ★★★★★
    You guys always seem to keep me in line thank you so very much…Cached
    Cynthia
  • ★★★★★
    I loved it so accurate!Cached
    Fredrick
  • ★★★★★
    Youre the best!! I love the depth of everything you do. Your personality is sweet, your work is informative!! Thanks love! Youre the best - 5 stars!!Cached
    Janice
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for your insight,that is the story of me! I look forward to seeing much more of your gift.Cached
    Carol Kammerer
  • ★★★★★
    I'm struck by Kelli's uncanny way of giving a clear picture through words. Call it command of the English language, word-smithing genius, a way with words, but the way she brings the astrological influences to us is nothing short of divine skill, in my view.Cached
    Beth
  • ★★★★★
    Amazing lady gives u hopeCached
    Sherie
  • ★★★★
    Kelli has such an amazing gift of communication and knowledge and really makes her astrology sessions meaningful but most of all, fun!Cached
    Lindsey Wilson
  • ★★★★★
    I enjoy attending Zoom events on Thursday, especially when you choose and analyze charts for those who are present at the time. I can imagine their faces and I already know their names, and I feel like I know you all :-) And I'm always thrilled the way you react (like a child) when you open any chart, because you always see good things first, but also give useful advice when needed. That says a lot about you Kelli and I just love it. Thank you for that! :-) P.S. I can't mark the stars (I don't know why) but they're all on!Cached
    Silvija
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli, thank you for all your insights regarding our Astrological charts. Your swift insightful comments on our weekly Zoom meeting regarding our personal charts, and what we add in the chat as comments, are especially helpful. It’s like learning another language, after a while it all seems to gel and make sense.Cached
    Valerie-Anne Kimpton
  • ★★★★★
    Thank. You that was awesome keep up the great work.Cached
    Dawn
  • ★★★★★
    THANKS SO VERY MUCH for your shared knowledge youre the best you'll save the rest of Humanity.Cached
    Leo Walker Phillips
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli is smart, affirmative, artful as she provides the best to do or know. Astrology is a science and she is using it for good.Thanks for being here for us!Cached
    Michele D'Ambrosio
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you kelli foxCached
    Saleem sohani
  • ★★★★★
    Hello, Ms Kelli Fox...good day to you 😊🌹 Thank you for the free astrology reading of my sign Cancer. Its fun reading it and very grateful of your kind heart sharing it for free. All the best to you and family. May you enjoy the gift of life and the gift bestowed on you by serving and sharing it to others. Best regards and continue serving with a smile in your heart.Cached
    Maribel
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you so much Kelli Fox. Most appreciate what you do. Youre amazing and most accurate. I recommend everyone to use this.Cached
    Dolores
  • ★★★★★
    Life is a blessing together with this powerful knowledge. I am getting closer to there everyday and I trust with all my heart. Loving how it's unfolding my life and to evolve. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!Cached
    Aminath Masha
  • ★★★★★
    Life is a blessing together with this powerful knowledge. I am getting closer to there everyday and I trust with all my heart. Loving how it's unfolding my life and to evolve. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!Cached
    Aminath Masha
  • ★★★★★
    Life is a blessing together with this powerful knowledge. I am getting closer to there everyday and I trust with all my heart. Loving how it's unfolding my life and to evolve. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!Cached
    Aminath Masha
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli is amazing however i miss the daily aspects.Cached
    Lorraine
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli always finds the balance between shadow and light to guide us in the best direction. She can see clearly through the maze of mathematics of Astrology, hold it all in her head and clearly describe what’s on the Astrological agenda for the following day, week, month and year.Cached
    Valerie-Anne
  • ★★★★★
    I use Kelli's site to keep me up to date on what is coming up astrologically when I am unable to check on planetary placements myself.Cached
    Isabel
Share Your appreciation