Today’s Key Topic – Elements
The signs can be divided into four groups called elements. Each element describes a basic temperament. When reading a chart it is important to consider the distribution of planets by element. A dominance of a particular element will be give a person a noticeable bent. So will a lack of any element.
The FIRE SIGNS are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. People with a lot Fire in their charts are willful, energetic and bursting with spirit.
The EARTH SIGNS are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. People with alot of Earth in their charts are realistic, reliable and concerned with practicality.
The AIR SIGNS are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. People with a lot of Air in their charts are social, intellectual and lean toward abstraction.
The WATER SIGNS are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. People with a lot of water in their charts are sensitive, emotional and feel psychic.
Note: There are three signs to each element. This is why you will sometimes see elements referred to as “triplicities.”
ASC – 15 degrees Gemini
That makes this a Mercury ruled chart, with a quick breezy feel pervading. Gemini risings are dexterous and witty with one hand on their phones and the other in the fountain of youth. These people have an innocent appearance and get carded for everything.
The Sun – Gemini in the 1st House
More Gemini. Again we have a first house Sun (See Chart I.) All the usual descriptions of Gemini apply; intelligent, communicative, Hey, did you know that distract is from the Latin “traho” meaning to pull? Dis-tract is to pull away in different direct…Click, click, I love this glitter pen, have you been to Sam Moon? In the first house this energy can manifest as physical agility.
The Moon – Gemini in the 12th House
More More Gemini. The person has a preponderance of Gemini/Air energy. The moon in the 12th gives a tendency to bury the emotions. This adds to the airy tendency to intellectualize. Any attempts to communicate emotions will be prefaced with “I think I feel…”
Can you guess who else had/has this Triple Gemini Combo? That’s right Gemini gets two!
Pro tennis players Don Budge and Steffi Graf! Who remembers this, Steffi exercising her quick wit in response to an admiring fan?
Now here’s Satori with the re-mix.
With the Sun, Moon and Rising all in Gemini, in the air element, we can see they pretty well agree. They present a unified front, and the ego is in step with the moon needs. While this is definitely a good thing (or at least an interesting one), such a great emphasis on one element, one sign can benefit from a balancing factor. With air we’re looking to the aspects to see how this person doesn’t just go sailing into space!
This triple Gemini is a balloon, so where’s the string? There it is at the bottom of the chart in Virgo, an earthy sign, grounding. The Virgo Mars Saturn conjunction squares the big three from the fourth house. Mars conjunct Saturn can be reflected in a drive that’s slow to move or restricted in some way. With all that quick air rising it’s not difficult to see how that kind of grounding could be utilized in a positive way, once boucy Gemini learns to overcome the frustration of being tethered.
Opposing the Sun, Moon, Rising is Neptune in 7th house Sagittarius. With the Mars Saturn position, these three points form a tee-square, two squares and an opposition. While this adds more tension, it is spread over a closed aspect pattern. If this person does the work they can utilize this interrelation.
One way this might manifest is The Sun Moon Rising has the idea, Neptune in Sadge dreams up the adventure, and Mars Saturn moves slowly to manifest. This slow movement is probably a good thing, with so much air dreaming up an adventure you want to have a plan and make sure you’re not driving over a cliff!
As Gemini on steroids, you have thoughts about your thoughts and will find the process of examining each idea breezing through your conciousness as endlessly interesting. That’s a fun hobby! There’s a tendency here, though, to replace having emotional experiences with thinking about emotional experiences instead. This feels safer and less disruptive in general, but don’t always rely on brainpower to keep you a step removed from your emotional side. Otherwise, you’ll miss some of the most powerful insight that’s easily within your grasp. And I know you don’t want to miss anything!
Now it’s your turn. Got a question? Ask away. Anything in common with this chart? Tells us all about it. Itching to show off your skills? Give us your reading. This is your workshop. Have fun!