If you’re the type of person who gets caught up in big ideas or strives to connect with others on a deep level, your zodiac sign may fall under the air element. Free-spirited socialites are known for their tendency to defy ideas and for being the agents of change in the zodiac. When these visionaries aren’t busy looking for brains, they’re planning the next big social event or protest. This guide to air signs dives deep into the inner workings of zodiac intellectuals.
The 12 signs of the zodiac are classified into four different elements: fire, earth, air and water. The elements represent the zodiac sign’s motivations behind their actions and how they view the world. “For air signs, what motivates them to act is logic,” the Tik Tok astrologer Astrodim told Bustle. “They rely on objectivity and if something doesn’t make sense to them, they won’t move forward.”
When you understand the motives behind your actions, you can better understand yourself and know how to leverage your strengths. But you don’t need to have aerial placements in your birth chart to appreciate and understand the social group. Read on for your ultimate guide to air signs.
What are the three air signs?
Three zodiac signs fall under each group of elements, as there are 12 zodiac signs and four elements. The three air signs of the zodiac are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
The Gemini zodiac signs (May 21 – June 20) are mutable air signs. They are flexible, curious and talkative signs that seek to express themselves and expand their knowledge. Gemini, symbolized by the twins, are known for being dynamic, but Mercury-ruled signs have a reputation for procrastinating and struggling to commit.
Libra zodiac signs (September 23 – October 22) are cardinal air signs. Sociable, diplomatic and romantic, Libras ruled by Venus love the finer things in life. On the other hand, they tend to be indecisive, and their natural tendency to take on a mediating role can come across as playing both sides.
The Aquarius zodiac signs (January 20 – February 18) are fixed air signs. The eccentric and eccentric water bearer, ruled by chaotic Uranus, aims to challenge convention and advance society. But their aloof disposition tends to manifest as being emotionally unavailable.
Characteristics of air signs
Air signs are intellectuals
Air signs use their brains to probe and analyze in order to get to the bottom of things. These clever cookies always use their logic and reason to find deeper meaning in things and unlock the secrets of the universe. “Air signs are known for their intelligence because they focus on or approach facts,” Astrodim explains. “It’s easy for them to tap into their logical side because they always ask ‘why?’ until they get an answer that makes sense to them.
Air signs are social butterflies
Whether it’s throwing a party or organizing a protest, air signs value their social life and like to know what motivates others. They are often the glue of their inner circle, keeping each other connected by a common goal or interest. “The path to an air sign’s heart is a meaningful and exciting conversation,” says Astrodim. “They enjoy learning and teaching with like-minded people. They also like to learn why people do the things they do because it fascinates them.
Air signs are open-minded
Air signs are all about connection, which requires hearing the views and thoughts of others. Basically, they aim for mutual understanding to find common ground. “Just like the air, air sign thoughts are everywhere,” Astrodim explains. “Their thought process runs on turbo, which allows them to be open to learning and open to hearing perspectives that may be different from their experiences. That’s why they seem unique and ahead of the curve.
Air Sign Compatibility
When looking at astrological compatibility, one should consider how the elements behave with each other in nature. When air and water meet, for example, you can anticipate a rainstorm – and they may struggle to find common ground or understand where the other is coming from.
Are Air & Air panels compatible?
It’s almost as if air signs have their own language, so connecting on a deep level with another air sign is effortless. However, since they will work in the same way, an air-to-air relationship is likely to create an echo chamber and could have emotional difficulties. “Although their approach may be different, they all base their approach to life on the same thing: what makes the most sense!” explains Astrodim. “They talk to each other the way they like to be talked to – talk about anything and everything except emotionally sensitive personal issues.”
Are air and water panels compatible?
Air signs use their brain over their heart, which can cause friction when it comes to relating to a water sign, who tends to wear their heart on their sleeves. “When water and air are usually around each other as independent elements, it can indicate a storm,” says Astrodim. “Water can deny logic to feel and air prefers to put aside their emotions for reason. It can be a tough game due to misunderstandings.
Are air and fire panels compatible?
When an air sign has a big idea, it needs the dedication and enthusiasm of a fire sign to see it through. Both signs have the potential to uplift each other and elevate their missions. “Air is what encourages fire to grow and it is the same with their synastry. Air is seen as the objective partner that connects fire passion with facts and data,” says Astrodim “These two elements together are known for their open and exciting energy – they will never get bored.”
Are air and earth signs compatible?
On paper, the logical disposition of an air sign is an obvious fit for a pragmatic earth sign. But their methods of analysis may clash with their underlying needs. “Air and earth signs are often attracted to each other at first because they both enjoy a no-nonsense approach to life, using practicality and logic to guide them. However, order is a necessary function for earth signs and air signs yearn for freedom. Air finds earth too restrictive and earth also finds air in clouds,” explains Astrodim.