What does it mean to have many Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) in my astrology chart?

Air + Earth: The Planets in your Chart that are Air or Earth Signs are DRIVEN BY THE MIND



What does it mean to have many Air and Earth Signs in your chart?

Air and Earth are both elements of the mental body. AIR is the abstract component of the mind and rules ideas, theories, mathematics, music, brilliance and sociability. EARTH is the practical portion of the mind, which is more concerned with tangible results than with intangible ideas.

People with many Planets in Air Signs and few in Earth Signs tend to be very mental and intelligent, but not very practical. They may put a lot of energy into creating something, and then lose interest and move on to a new activity or project without reaping the tangible rewards of what they have already done.

People with a lot of Planets in Earth signs and few in Air can get bogged down with repetitive patterns. They need an Air person around them to provide the insights that can help them break free to reach the next level.

Having more placements in the mental realm (Earth and Air Signs) indicates an individual who makes decisions based on rational considerations, logic, and practicality rather than emotional promptings.


Which are the AIR SIGNS?


What are the Air Signs?  A person with four or more Planets in AIR Signs and a lack of planets in Earth Signs is likely to be an “airhead.” Air people are brilliant, theoretical, mathematical, musical, social adept, well read, and can discuss almost any topic.

Their minds are abstract, positive and fluid – UNTIL a practical concern enters the picture. Then they begin to worry and, upon occasion, can become almost paranoid.  Their fears begin to loom out of proportion when faced with the reality of the situation.

For example, an Air person, in their usual positive frame of mind, may be out walking and have the thought: “Oh, it’s February. I need to remember to gather my tax records for the year!” They continue on their way and another thought occurs: “You know, I forgot to declare that one source of interest last year… it wasn’t a big deal…”  Then: “Gosh, come to think of it, I just read about a doctor who was jailed by the IRS for that very thing”…. and before you know it, they think they are in trouble with the IRS!

Air people need the comfort of Earth people to help them stay relaxed, confident and grounded in their bodies – and in reality.

The Planets that are in AIR SIGNS are EXTROVERTED in their expression.


Which are the EARTH SIGNS?


What are the Earth signs?  Earth and Air are opposite components of the MENTAL BODY. Earth is the practical portion of the mind and is concerned with tangible results rather than intangible ideas.

Earth people – those with four or more Planets placed in Earth Signs – do NOT think in abstractions, and consider endless theoretical discussions to be a complete waste of their time. For the Earth person, if the conversation isn’t leading to a tangible result (building a house or a business, doing practical service, or moving toward the completion of a personal goal) it has no value.

If a person has many planets in EARTH signs, their practical approach to life insures that they will make adequate material preparations for the future. Even if they are not motivated by money and do not enjoy the process, they will do it because they recognize the practical importance.

When Earth people are working on a personal problem their mind goes over and over the same details, and it’s easy for them to get stuck. It’s almost like an endless-loop-tape just keeps repeating in their minds and they can never reach a resolution. This is why it’s to their advantage to spend time with Air people, who have fluid minds and can tune in to the Earth person’s endless tape and see the specific answer they are looking for.

Patience is recommended here. If the Air person hears the problem but doesn’t give the desired insight right away, it’s to the Earth person’s advantage to keep running it by the Air person until they come up with the correct solution. Then the ‘mental tape’ will pop and resolve itself.

The Planets that are in EARTH SIGNS are INTROVERTED in their expression.