How the elements manifest in the 12 zodiac signs



Based on 6/72 Symmetrical Astrology, each ascendant sign in the zodiac possesses within them all of the four elements of earth, water, air and fire. How these energies manifest in the native – both in their natal chart and during planetary transits – will be the same.

The corresponding elements are represented for each ascendant by the modalities they’re paired with – whether it’s cardinal, fixeds or mutable. How does this work in principle?

Take Aries, for example. The air element of Aries ascendants is Libra (its fellow cardinal sign), so when Aries natives transit Libra from ages (36 – 42), the air energy that manifests is that of Libra. Converseley, when Aries transits Capricorn from (54 – 60), the earth energy that manifests is that of cardinal sign Capricorn, and the water energy is that of cardinal Cancer (ages 18 – 24).

This model also applies to transiting planets aspecting the natal planets of the natives. for example, airy planets like Mercury moving through Aries will affect Aries ascendants, which will make the Aries personality being overpowered Airy energy. In an Aries natives case, the Air energy that manifests will be that of a Libra personality, in the case of Taurus ascendants, an Airy Gemini personality will manifest, for Leo ascendants, it will be that of an Aquarian Airy personality.

Using the list below, you’ll be able to see how each ascendant will experience a blend of elemental energies as they move through the zodiac wheel. You’ll notice that the collection of energies for each ascendant matches a single modality (cardianal, fixed and mutable). For Cardinal ascendants, the elements will manifest will be that of Cardinal ascendants, for fixed ascendants, it will be that of fixed ascendants, and for mutable ascendants, it will be that of mutable ascendants.


Aries Ascendant

The Air element energy of Aries ascendants is Libra.

The Earth element energy of Aries is Capricorn.

The Water element energy of Aries is Cancer.

Taurus ascendants

The Air element element energy of Taurus is that of an Aquarian.

The Fire element energy of Taurus is that of a Leo.

The Water element energy of Taurus is that of a Scorpio.

Gemini ascendants

The Fire element energy of Gemini is that of a Sagittarius.

The Earth energy of Gemini is that of a Virgo.

The watery energy of Gemini is that of Pisces.

Cancer ascendants

The Fire element of Cancer is that of an Aries.

The Air element of Cancer is that of a Libra.

The Earth element energy of Cancer is that of Capricorn.

Leo ascendants

The Earth energy of a Leo is that of a Taurus.

The Airy energy of a Leo is that of an Aquarian.

The Watery energy of Leo is that of a Scorpio.

Virgo ascendants

The fire element energy of Virgo is that of Sagittarius.

The Water element energy of Virgo is that of Pisces.

The Air element energy of Virgo is that of Gemini.

Libra ascendants

The Fire element energy of Libra is that of an Aries.

The Earth element energy of Libra is that of a Capricorn.

The Water element energy of Libra is that of a Cancer.

Scorpio ascendants

The Fire element of a Scorpio is that of a Leo.

The Earth element energy of a Scorpio is that of a Taurus.

The Air element of Scorpio is that of an Aquarian.

Sagittarius ascendants

The Earth element energy of Sagittarius is that of Virgo.

The Airy element energy of Sagittarius is that of a Gemini.

The Water element energy of Sagittarius is that of a Pisces.

Capricorn ascendants

The Fire element energy of a Capricorn is that of a Aries.

The Air element energy of a Capricorn is that of a Libra.

The Water element energy of a Capricorn is that of a Cancer.

Aquarius ascendants

The Fire element energy of an Aquarian is that of a Leo.

The Earth element energy of an Aquarian is that of a Taurus.

The Water element energy of an Aquarian is that of a Scorpio.

Pisces ascendants

The Fire element energy of Pisces is that of a Sagittarius.

The Earth element energy of Pisces is that of a Virgo.

The Air element energy of a Pisces is that of a Gemini.

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