The elements in astrology

The astrological elements are very important for giving you more of an in-depth insight into your astrological character. The four main elements in the Western Zodiac are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.
Each element governs three signs: Fire governs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Earth governs Taurus,
Virgo, and Capricorn. Air governs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Water governs Cancer, Scorpio, and
Pisces. If your Sun sign is different to your Zodiac sign, then you will have more elements influencing
you. For example, a Capricorn with Sun in Sagittarius is influenced by both Earth and Fire.

There are five main elements in the Chinese Zodiac, and these are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and
Earth. You will see that there is no Air element in Chinese astrology. This is represented by Metal,
which shares many of the attributes of Air. The Wood element is important as a stabilizing influence
in Chinese astrology, and you will see that it is in the middle of all the five elements for this reason.
You will find a comprehensive description of each element and how it influences your character in
my book, Astrolations!