Although they may have an unfair reputation for always staying on the lighter side of life, air signs are some of the deepest, most complex members of the zodiac. If you have one of these fascinating individuals in your life, if you are one yourself, or if you’re just interested in knowing more about the complex world of astrology, you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve compiled nearly everything that you need to know about air signs into one place, to make it much easier for you to understand and interact with them. No one loves harmony more than an air sign so, from all of the astrology lovers at Birthdate Co, here’s how you can help them (and yourself) achieve at least a little bit more of it.
What Are the Air Signs?
To begin, let’s look at each of the air signs individually. While the air signs have a lot in common, each sign brings its own unique twist to those characteristics.
Gemini (May 21st to June21st)
The first air sign in the zodiac is Gemini, otherwise known as “The Twins.” Gemini is considered a “mutable” air sign, which means that it falls at the tail end of its season (spring, in this case). Mutable signs tend to be more flexible than others, no matter what element they are under.
Geminis are known for their ability to be able to understand any situation, even without needing to be directly involved, although they like staying neutral as much as possible. They are also flexible with how they view “right” and “wrong,” choosing to believe in more of a grey area instead.
Geminis are also on the lighter side of the air signs tendency toward introspection and deep thinking. They have all of the same thoughts and ideas, but they tend to express them in more funny, witty ways.
Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd)
Next up is Libra, or “The Scales.” Libra is a cardinal air sign, meaning that it occurs at the beginning of the season (fall, for Libras). Cardinal air signs are known for being natural-born leaders, and they love to be at the forefront of everything (especially social change).
Libras have also earned a well-deserved reputation for being the flirtiest sign in the zodiac, although they often don’t even know that they’re doing it. They are also notorious for being indecisive, but it’s really more about their wanting to make the “right” decision instead of not being able to make one at all.
Out of all of the signs, Libras are the most passionate about justice. Like their symbol, The Scales, they’re driven to find balance and harmony in all things. That can also lead to getting genuinely upset when things seem unfair, whether it is happening to them directly or in the world as a whole.
Aquarius (January 20th to February 19th)
The final of the three air signs in the zodiac is Aquarius, better known as the “Water Bearer.” Instead of being at the forefront of the season (like cardinal signs), or at the end (like mutable signs), Aquarius falls in the middle of winter. This means they are considered to be a fixed sign, a category filled with the most stubborn versions of their element.
Luckily, Aquarius channels those stubborn impulses into good things, which is why they have earned a reputation for being humanitarians. They may take longer to process things, but they also tend to be much deeper thinkers, choosing to focus as much as possible on the big picture.
In fact, Aquarius may be the deepest thinker in the entire zodiac. This can also be a little isolating for them, as it can be hard to get out of their own heads so that they can rejoin the world around them.
Common Air Sign Characteristics
Although each of the air signs is special and unique in its own way, there are some common characteristics that they all share.
A good example of that is how intellectual they are. While other signs focus on their emotions and how they feel about things, air signs are much more drawn to the logical side of life. When something happens, or they’re forced to make a difficult decision, they are much more likely to take the time to clear their heads instead of reacting emotionally. They would much rather objectively problem solve than make a rash decision with their heart instead of their head.
Air signs are also talkers. Instead of processing things internally, an air sign would rather talk it out. Communication is very important to them, even if they’re communicating about something that may be uncomfortable to discuss. In most cases, they are even open to people who may disagree with their opinion because they love to learn new things (and may even change their opinion accordingly!).
This need to communicate is a major factor behind their reputation for being social butterflies. They can quite literally talk to anyone, and their ability to make both deep conversations and small-talk seem incredibly natural (no matter the subject matter) is one of their greatest advantages. When you talk with an air sign, there will likely not be a dull or awkward moment.
Air Sign Compatibility
While every connection that we make occurs on an individual basis, there are certain signs and elements that we naturally vibe with more.
As with most things in life, opposites really do attract. With air signs, that means that they tend to be drawn most to fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius). Fire and air signs have a lot in common, and their differences tend to balance each other out.
Both are incredibly passionate, although what they are passionate about may be different. Because both elements bring something slightly different to the table, they really are the total package (especially when it comes to plotting and carrying out a plan).
If you’re interested in catching your own air sign, remember that they put intellectual discourse above most everything else. They aren’t one to shy away from temporary flings that are hot and heavy and burn out quickly. Overall, they tend to be at their happiest in a loving, supportive long-term relationship.
How To Make the Best Out of Being an Air Sign
Every sign has things that they’re great at, and things that they can improve on. Developing an awareness of the ways that you can help boost some of the things that may be more difficult for you is an excellent exercise in self-awareness. In order to help you be the best you can be, we’ve come up with a few ways that you can better yourself while still embracing the unique, beautiful human that you are.
For instance, one of the best parts of air signs is how free they are. Each of the air signs likes to live with their heads in the clouds, often thinking about lofty things and ways that they can make the world a better place. However, practicing a little mindfulness is a great tip for everyone. It can help you remember to stay in the moment so that you can appreciate everything that is happening in the here and now just as much as your goals for the future.
Air signs are also likely the most forgiving of the elements, but it’s important that you don’t let that get out of hand. There’s a difference between seeing all sides of a situation, taking a step back, and thinking before reacting, and letting people take advantage of you.
In an effort to avoid conflict, it’s easy to assume the best intentions of people who don’t always have yours in mind. Forgiveness is essential, for both your own mental health most of all, but make sure that you’re extending that to people who truly deserve it.
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Up in the Air
Air signs are the deep, intellectual thinkers of the zodiac. Whether you are a Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, or you have one in your life, learning more about what makes them tick can only boost your understanding and respect for who they are as people. Each of us is a wonderful, beautiful, unique creature, and Birthdate Co. is here to help you nurture that relationship, especially if it’s with yourself.
What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It) | Harvard Business Review
Mindfulness Definition: What Is Mindfulness | Berkeley
Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness | Mayo Clinic
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