Practical Magic: A Beginner's Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics, and Spells - Nikki Van De Car 2017
The Elements and Their Signs
Fire signs are invariably powerful, energetic, and full of life. They are highly creative and charismatic, drawing others to them. They are inspiring, passionate, and feel things deeply.
ARIES. Someone born under Aries is a quick thinker and a born leader. Active and brave, they are competitive, efficient, and energetic. However, they can be impulsive, impatient, or aggressive at times.
March 21—April 19 RULER: Mars BEST PAIRED WITH: Libra
LEO. A Leo is creative and individualistic. Passionate and generous, they love life and adore solving problems. They can be seen as arrogant or a performer, as a Leo requires applause. Leos want to be seen for who they really are.
July 23—August 22 RULER: Sun BEST PAIRED WITH: Aquarius
SAGITTARIUS. A Sagittarius wants to change the world. They are philosophical and deep thinkers, but they can easily transform thought into action. They are intensely curious and love to travel, but can be impatient and tactless.
November 22—December 21 RULER: Jupiter BEST PAIRED WITH: Gemini
Earth signs get things done. They are dedicated and responsible—the epitome of “down-to-earth.” They are loyal, patient, and hardworking, though also naturally conservative; they don’t like to take risks. They are, however, quite ambitious and tend to get what they want.
TAURUS: A Taurus works hard and loves to bask in the fruit of that labor—and deservedly so. They are sensual and tactile, and often surrounded by beautiful material possessions. They are stubborn, but in the best way, and will stick with a project—or a person—until the very end. They can be overprotective and uncompromising at times.
April 20—May 20 RULER: Venus BEST PAIRED WITH: Scorpio
VIRGO. Empathetic and insightful, a Virgo treads carefully. They lead an organized life and leave nothing to chance. Virgos are polite and health-conscious, at one with nature. They can be shy and overly critical, both of themselves and of others.
August 23—September 22 RULER: Mercury BEST PAIRED WITH: Pisces
CAPRICORN: Often considered the most serious sign in the zodiac, Capricorns are independent and professional, but their families are of paramount importance. They are very responsible and practical, with excellent self-control. They can be a little condescending and unforgiving at times.
December 22—January 19 RULER: Saturn BEST PAIRED WITH: Cancer
Air signs are kind of like the best aspects of the Internet. They are extremely intelligent and excellent at communication, but they are so restless that they are constantly moving on to the next idea, and the next, as they hunger for more information. They are social and chatty, but they value truth and realism above all. That combination allows them to see both sides of an issue in a balanced way.
GEMINI: A Gemini can be a little confusing, in that sometimes they are fun and playful and social, but other times, they can be restless, introspective, and indecisive. They are excellent communicators, and excel at art, writing, and journalism. They are fascinated by the world and want to share that joy.
May 21—June 20 RULER: Mercury BEST PAIRED WITH: Sagittarius
LIBRA: A Libra is crucial to a successful society—they are peaceful and fair, and value partnership and cooperation. They have a keen mind and are easily inspired by the goodness and beauty in the world. A Libra might occasionally have a hard time being alone and may be so anxious to keep the peace that they will allow a grudge to develop before confronting the problem.
September 23—October 22 RULER: Venus BEST PAIRED WITH: Aries
AQUARIUS: Occasionally an Aquarius will come off as reserved, but they are simply very deep thinkers. They are excellent problem-solvers and love to help others, but they do require alone time to recharge. They value their freedom and need to get to know someone before they are allowed too close. They can be a little temperamental or aloof at times.
January 20—February 18 RULER: Uranus BEST PAIRED WITH: Leo
Water signs can be kind of unpredictable, but one thing is certain—they always feel things deeply, even if it doesn’t always show. They are sensitive, intuitive, and empathetic, as well as imaginative and independent.
CANCER: Like all water signs, Cancers care deeply—and in this case, they care most about their families. They are extremely loyal and experience another’s suffering as their own. They can have trouble controlling their emotions and can sometimes be moody or insecure.
June 21—July 22 RULER: Moon BEST PAIRED WITH: Capricorn
SCORPIO: A Scorpio is determined and decisive. Because of this, they are excellent leaders and, unlike some water signs, have no trouble feeling and expressing their emotions. They are great at keeping secrets (and a little mysterious themselves) and have an excellent business sense. They can be a little suspicious and jealous sometimes.
October 23—November 21 RULER: Pluto BEST PAIRED WITH: Taurus
PISCES: Pisces are very friendly and genuinely compassionate and caring—their selflessness makes them wonderful friends. They are wise, gentle, and very tolerant of other people’s differences. They are very musical and have lasting and deep relationships.
February 19—March 20 RULER: Neptune BEST PAIRED WITH: Virgo