Your Sun sign keys you into understanding the fundamental energy that you run on. There are four basic different categories of this energy: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Start with understanding your element and then move on to understand it’s specific qualities within your sign.
Today we take a look at the energy of Air.
Air energy is detached, mental and social. Detached in the way that it doesn’t take things so personally. Mental in the quickness of it’s associations. Social in the need to reach out and relate what you know with others. Air connects us. The air we breath now was once breathed by Shakespeare (or anyone you can think of!)
A radio tower’s airwaves demonstrate this element’s ability to connect people
Cardinal Air: Libra. Cardinal energy does what? It INITIATES. Mental and social initiative energy brings up the image of a conversation starter. It’s one person seeking a balance with another. We may achieve this balance not only with another person but also with our own reactions to what we find beautiful, such as art and culture.
Sting is a double Libra with his Moon conjunct Neptune in the 4th. He credits his mother (Moon and 4th house) for teaching him that the mark of maturity in a man is to accept that a part of yourself is woman (Libra balance). Yoga also compliments his very open spiritual (Neptune) approach to achieving balance.
Fixed Air: Aquarius. If we apply the concept of MAINTAINING to this connective and social energy an image that comes up is one of protecting social rights and uniting together in groups that identify with the same ideas. It can also conjure up the character of the non-conformist, who stays put with his own ideas amidst the pressures of society and it’s status quo.
Rosa Parks is a powerful example of Aquarius energy with her Moon in the social service 6th house, and her Sun right on the Descendant which represents equal partnerships. Her defiant words inspired millions to unite, giving rise to an enormous civil rights movement.
Mutable Air: Gemini. What happens when this light and communicative energy seeks to CHANGE, REFINE and ADAPT itself? There is a ton of curiosity, and versatility as information is constantly turning into something else. The hunger is for diversity and mental stimulus.
Who could represent this element better than double-Gemini Mel Blanc, the “man of a thousand voices” (literally!!). Interestingly enough, when in a coma after a horrendous car accident, after two weeks of no response one of his neurosurgeons tried a different approach and asked, “how are you feeling today Bugs Bunny?”. Bugs answered, and Mel came out of the coma.