While you may know your sign, you may not know that it belongs to one of four elements. The 12 signs of the zodiac are divided into four elements: fire, earth, air and water. These groups have similar traits, meaning that your sign is most similar (or as some might say, compatible) with the others in your element. Of course, it is important to remember that your sun sign is only one part of you and if you want to dig deeper, we recommend looking at each facet of your chart. Take a look at our breakdown of the four elements of astrology and let us know your element in the comments section on social media.
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are the fire signs and like their element, they light up every room they’re in. Naturally extroverted, strong and energetic, they make excellent leaders and fierce friends. They’re known for flocking to the spotlight and commanding a room, even without trying to be the center of attention. However, when it comes to their bad side, they’re known for having quick tempers and acting on impulse.
Notable fire signs: Emma Watson (Aries), Lady Gaga (Aries), Kylie Jenner (Leo), Demi Lovato (Leo), Billie Eilish (Sagittarius), Miley Cyrus (Sagittarius)
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are the earth signs and they’re known for being stable, practical and down to earth. They’re hard workers and planners who gravitate toward routine. This means that one of their biggest weaknesses is adapting to change, as they like to stay grounded and can find it hard when life alters their master plan.
Notable earth signs: Gigi Hadid (Taurus), Kehlani (Taurus), Beyoncé (Virgo), Lili Reinhart (Virgo), Dove Cameron (Capricorn), Issa Rae (Capricorn)
Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are the air signs and like their element, they’re free and changeable individuals. They are naturally social people who thrive in a variety of circles. They’re cerebral people who can think broadly and historically have been known as progressive change makers. However, their weaknesses come from their strengths, as they can be hard to ground and predictably unpredictable.
Notable air signs: Marilyn Monroe (Gemini), Angelina Jolie (Gemini), Cardi B (Libra), Halsey (Libra), Shakira (Aquarius), Megan Thee Stallion (Aquarius)
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are the water signs and are known for being emotional, empathetic and sensitive. They’re extremely intuitive and excel in creative situations. But, while their vulnerability is their greatest asset, it also comes with challenges, as water signs are known for being overly emotional and hyper sensitive.
Notable water signs: Ariana Grande (Cancer), Selena Gomez (Cancer), Katy Perry (Scorpio), Amandla Stenberg (Scorpio), Rihanna (Pisces), Camila Cabello (Pisces)