Are you a believer in the Zodiac and its ability to influence our personality traits, thoughts, actions, and relationships? Yes? No? Still on the fence? Whatever your answer may be, one thing’s for sure - the practice of astrology and looking to the stars for guidance is utterly intriguing.
Astrology has been around for thousands of years and, with birth charts, horoscopes and zodiac signs being some of the most highly searched topics on the Internet, it’s clear that global interest in this practice only continues to grow!
Astrologists tend to split the twelve existing Zodiac signs into four separate Element groups - Fire, Water, Earth, and Air - containing three signs each. These work in a cycle, meaning that signs which embody the same Element are always four signs away from one another.
We’re here today to focus on just one of these very special groups. You guessed it - the Air signs. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius; Gemini is the third sign of the Zodiac, Libra is the sixth, and Aquarius is the ninth.
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Am I an Air Sign?
First things first, you’ll probably want to know if you qualify as one of the three air signs. Here goes:
- If you were born between May 21st - June 21s, you are a Gemini.
- If you were born between September 22nd - October 23r, you are a Libra.
- If you were born between January 20th - February 18th, you are an Aquarius.
What are Air Signs Most Common Traits?
Air signs have a reputation in the astrology world for being deep thinkers, great communicators, and go-getters. They tend to be highly intelligent and analytical, often being able to look at situations from a logical perspective (without emotions clouding their judgment), meaning they are able to make decisions swiftly and easily.
Does this make them cold and unfeeling creatures? Absolutely not! Air Signs are also known to be some of the most sociable characters in the Zodiac. They have the ability to charm, chat to, and get on well with everyone they meet. That person at a party who just knows how to work the room, whose social skills you can’t help but admire? Yup, they’re probably an Air sign.
Air signs have many other qualities, including wit, curiosity, and an appetite for knowledge, that make them a force to be reckoned with - much like the element they represent! While an encounter with an Air sign can sometimes feel like a cool breath of fresh air (pleasant, light, and refreshing), at times it can feel more like a run in with a tornado! But hey, at least they keep us on our toes.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the three, individual Air Signs and their most common characteristics.
The Air Signs
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
While most Zodiac signs are represented by animals, Gemini is interestingly represented by humans; more specifically, “the twins” from ancient Greek legend and mythology, Castor and Pollux, said to be the immortal sons of Zeus.
The inherent duality of “the twins” is a key Gemini characteristic. Some interpret this unfavorably, giving Geminis a bad rap and claiming they are two-faced. However, Geminis very rarely have a hidden agenda. A better explanation is that Geminis are simply flexible and find it easy to adapt to different situations, almost like a chameleon!
With their active, go-getter nature, Geminis are also often so busy running around trying to keep up with their fun-packed schedules that they wish there were two of them! A time turner would totally come in handy for these guys - right, Harry Potter fans!?
The most common birthstones known to represent Geminis are Pearl, Agate and Citrine.
Gemini’s Ruling Planet
Geminis are ruled by Mercury, a versatile, communication and intellectuality-focused planet (which may explain some of their innate characteristics!).
Want to know which famous celebs you’re sharing the stage with as a Gemini? Take a look at our list:
- Marilyn Monroe
- Kanye West
- Angelina Jolie
- Johnny Depp
- Kendrick Lamar
- Idina Menzel
- Helena Bonham Carter
- Colin Farrell
Due to their curiosity, energy, and drive, Geminis are likely to enjoy a wide range of hobbies, with some of the most suitable activities including: Reading and Book Clubs (indulging both their intellectual and social side!), Dance Classes (for an active and social element), Team Sports and anything adventurous!
Libra (September 22 - October 23)
The Libra Zodiac sign is represented by a set of scales, often interpreted as being the scales of justice. This depiction demonstrates Libras’ quest for fairness, balance and adjustment in their everyday lives - no easy task, but definitely worth striving for!
Libras are known to be exceptionally friendly, extroverted, optimistic, and conflict averse. They love to engage with others and make people’s day with a positive interaction such as a smile or cheery comment.
The flipside to this lovable trait is that Libras will occasionally neglect their own wants and needs to appease others. If you’re a Libra, try and remember to put yourself first sometimes, too!
Libra’s BirthstoneThe most common birthstones known to represent Libras are Opal, Peridot and Aquamarine.
Libra’s Ruling Planet
Libras are ruled by Venus, a planet named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, explaining Libras’ naturally draw to beauty, unity and peace keeping.
Want to know which hot-shots you’re sharing the stage with as a Libra? Take a look at our list:
- Kim Kardashian
- Will Smith
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Julie Andrews
- Simon Cowell
- Serena Wiliams
- Donald Glover
- Doja Cat
- Naomi Osaka
Libras are drawn to hobbies that are aesthetically pleasing, meaning artistic activities such as painting or jewelry making are some of their favorites. Libras also enjoy reading and taking walks in nature.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Although Aquarius is represented by a wave-like symbol and known as the “water bearer”, don’t get it twisted - this Zodiac sign is most definitely an Air Sign (not a Water sign!), and perhaps the most ethereal and abstract of the three.
Aquarians are known to be free thinkers - the trailblazers, trendsetters, and visionaries of the Zodiac. They love to do their own thing and explore new paths, while remaining open minded and receptive to the individual opinions of others.
Uniqueness and originality is the name of the game for an Aquarius. This can sometimes bring out a rebellious nature, as they refuse to toe the line, but Aquarians are also collaborative and social beings.
The most common birthstones known to represent Aquarians are Amethyst, Garnet and Jasper.
Aquarius’s Ruling Planet
Aquarians are ruled by two planets - Uranus and Saturn. The combination of Uranus’ free, liberated spirit and Saturn’s strength produces an eccentric, individualistic blend that sums up Aquarians to a tee.
Aquarius CelebritiesWant to know which hot-shots you’re sharing the stage with as a Libra? Take a look at our list:
- Harry Styles
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Michael B. Jordan
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Alicia Keys
- Oprah Winfrey
- Chris Rock
- Guy Fieri
Aquarians tend to look for hobbies that are goal oriented, giving them a sense of achievement, and where they can use their communication skills; this includes activities such as community work, jigsaw puzzles, home decor, and learning new languages.
And so ends our deep dive into the three Air Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Whether you are an Air Sign yourself, or you’re lucky enough to have a close friend or family member who is, always remember to embrace the unique traits and characteristics that define you. After all, it would be oh so dull if we were all the same!
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