FIRE SIGNS

Aries
Leo
Sagittarius

Fire blends easily with Fire and Air but requires tolerance to blend with Earth and Water.

AIR SIGNS

Libra
Aquarius
Gemini

Air blends easily with Air and Fire but requires tolerance to blend with Earth and Water.

EARTH SIGNS

Capricorn
Taurus
Virgo

Earth blends easily with Earth and Water but requires tolerance to blend with Fire and Air.

WATER SIGNS

Cancer
Scorpio
Pisces

Water blends easily with Water and Earth but requires tolerance to blend with Fire and Air.

FIRE andAIR

Air fans Fire, and causes it to burn more brightly, stimulating enthusiasm and excitement–or inciting passion and anger. Too much Fire can burn up the oxygen in Air, making it difficult to breathe–and too much Air, such as a strong wind, can cause a flame to flicker even more dimly.

FIRE and EARTH

It is always obvious which is the stronger and more enduring of the two elements. Earth remains where it is, unless moved by inner explosion, or through outside forces. Fire charts its own course, ever reaching toward the heavens. Fire can scorch Earth but never completely destroy it. Earth will support Fire, forming a stable foundation for its flames; yet too much Earth can bury the brightest Fire.

FIRE and WATER

A large Fire can dehydrate or dry out a small amount of Water, with excessive heat. On the other hand, large quantities of Water can extinguish Fire, put out its flames. Therefore, Fire instinctively either fears or respects Water, and vice versa. Both subconsciously sense the danger–that each is capable of completely destroying the other.

EARTH and AIR

Earth contains Air and needs it, but Air neither contains Earth nor needs it. Earth is obligated to remain where it is, moving only through earthquake, volcanic or outside forces. Air has freed itself from such restricitons, moving above the Earth at whim, neither changing Earth nor long remaining. Earth is detached from Air, seemingly unaware of its existence, until strong winds disturb the plants and flowers growing on its surface, rooted in its bosom.

EARTH and WATER

Water seeks a home, which it finds within the Earth, penetrating Earth and moistening it, which is a blessing to the Earth–for it is Water’s penetration alone that allows Earth to “mother” all forms of living plants, trees and flowers. Without the enrichment of Water, Earth is dry and useless. Without the Earth to moisten, Water’s course is aimless and equally useless. These two elements were designed to need the other. But too much Water can turn Earth into mud or quicksand–and too little Water can be lost, can disappear withini the mountainous masses of Earth.

AIR and WATER

Air penetrates Water. . . stirs it, churns it into lashing waves . . . then moves away . . . an infilration or attack over which Water has no control. When Water penetrates Air in the form of moisture, it causes Air to be heavy. But, in the process, it also brings to all of Nature the blessed relief of rain, magically changing Air into its own element, a transmutation over which Air has no control. In the final analysis, there is no choice of outcome for either individual–only through Destiny’s Higher Will.

Excerpted from Linda Goodman’s Love Signs, published in 1978 by Harper & Row, Publishers. Copyright by Mannitou Enterprises Unlimited, Inc.

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