In Western Astrology, the signs are separated into four different elements: earth, fire, water and air. The air signs include Libra, Aquarius and Gemini. Similar to other signs that fall under the same element, there are many similarities between the personalities of the air signs. However, there are also key differences.
General Characteristics of Air Signs:
As noted above, the air signs do share many similarities. Signs born under the element of air tend to be very thought-oriented and cerebral; they are extremely intellectual in nature. They are often very curious, yet rooted in logic, order and structure. Their intellectual nature breeds creativity, making them some of the most imaginative signs of the zodiac. Air signs sometimes find themselves lost in their own thoughts; their minds are always exploring new possibilities. For the most part, people describe air signs as friendly, likeable and talkative. Generally, air signs are people who love people.
The air signs are known for being excellent communicators and those who can bridge conflict. Part of what makes them so adept at both intellectual and social situations is their noted ability to be flexible in their views of the world, allowing it to change as new facts or variables arise.
Libra – September 24 – October 23
Libra is often associated with the scales. This symbol stands for balance and homeostasis. Libras are often artistic, emotional and empathetic individuals. While highly intellectual, they have a high appreciation for the arts and get along well with people of all kinds. Libras like to help manage conflict, acting as mediators to help create peace and thus, balance.
They are excellent friends and prove to be trustworthy and loyal. Romantically, Libras know what they want in a mate and go for it. Very flirtatious in nature, Libras seldom have trouble finding a romantic partner; in fact, they’re usually the apple of many peoples’ eyes. Libras tend to work best in social settings as they thrive when decision making is shared and work is done in a group.
Aquarius – January 20 – February 19
Aquarius is associated with water to represent fluid, abstract thinking. Aquarius’ are similar to the other air signs in that they are very logical and enjoy thinking. Incredibly curious, Aquarians love intellectual pursuits as well as the arts. However, they tend not to be as social as the other air signs and are often eccentric and very independent. They are very devoted to their own way of living life and are not easily deterred from their personal course. Put simply, Aquarians march to the beat of a different drummer.
They like autonomy and introspective thinking. Like other air signs, they are friendly, yet reserved. Aquarians tend to be the force behind forward-thinking, out-of-the-box ideas. They are the innovators of the air signs.
Gemini – May 22 – June 21
Gemini is associated with the symbol of twins, representing their split, seemingly duel personalities. This because Gemini is very social; they may be the most social sign of the zodiac. Gemini does well with others, often making friends with everyone they come into contact with. Friendly and charming, Gemini’s know how to appeal to a variety of people. Their strong interest in people makes them one of the most outgoing and accepting signs.
Like the other two air signs, Gemini’s either produce or appreciate art. They see the beauty in the most abstract parts of life and often feel inspired by the world around them.
Unfortunately, because this sign is so outwardly friendly and changeable, they have trouble making decisions. They must be careful not to focus too much of their energy on pleasing others or they will surely forget about themselves.
The air signs are the thinkers of the zodiac. They know how people tick, and therefore are some of the best communicators you’ll meet. They are often artistic and incredibly good at coming up with the most imaginative ideas. The new insights they provide both help and enlighten those around them each and every day. People-oriented, empathetic and understanding, the air signs are some of the most amazing friends and lovers you’ll ever have.