The Air Signs in Astrology

Gemini, Libra and Aquarius make up the Air signs in astrology.
Air signs tend to be thinkers, who take an objective, intellectual approach to life.


Gemini shares the sense of intellectual detachment and objectivity that is common to all of the Air signs. But with Mercury as the ruling planet, there is additionally an intense mental energy that expresses itself as an eager curiousness about things. Geminis are at their happiest when exploring many different things and ideas. A Gemini can often be found flitting from one activity to another at a rate that others find quite dizzying. Whilst the symbol of Gemini is the Twins – signifying their dual, communicative nature – a Gemini is sometimes likened to a butterfly fluttering freely yet energetically about.


Under the sign of the Scales, Librans like to seek balance and harmony in everything they do. Venus is the ruling planet of Libra, and gives Librans a love of beauty and beautiful things. As an intellectual Air sign, Librans often find themselves particularly fascinated by and drawn to the spheres of the arts and culture – everything from high art to popular culture. Whilst a pursuit of the good life can often take on a special importance all of its own in the hearts of Librans, they are nevertheless famously fair-minded and objective in their approach to life and those around them.


Aquarius, the Water Carrier, is the sign of the creative humanitarian. Aquarians love to put their objective and intellectual Air sign skills to use in pursuing their philanthropic and cultural interests.

Ruled by Uranus, the planet of creativeness and originality, Aquarians are independent and original thinkers. Often concerned with the well-being of their fellow man, Aquarians will often surprise you not just with the originality of their ideas, but with the calm and tenacious manner that they will hold and further them.

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