When you assess your natal chart, one of the things you can look at is which of the four elements is your dominant element, the one with the most planets in it. That element can be most important in your life and personality.
But not everyone has just one element as their dominant element. For many people, you may have two elements with the same number of planets in them, or even three elements (which would put three planets in each element and one planet in the fourth as a singleton). So how do the elements come together in these cases?
To review, there are 4 elements in astrology, and 3 Zodiac signs are assigned to each. The elements are:
Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Mix of 2 elements:
Fire + Earth: Mixing fire and earth gives you the ability to take initiative and stick with it, seeing things through and being more practical with what you do embark on. You can be more willing to take charge but less impulsive about it.
Fire + Air: Mixing fire and air increases your sociability, your charm, and your creative energy. You can have a super active mind, and you can take action with the ideas you come up with and plans you put together.
Fire + Water: Mixing fire and water allows your emotions to fuel you to take action, and you can have stronger emotions. Your instincts can also be much stronger, along with your connection to your spiritual self and focus on your soul needs.
Earth + Air: Mixing earth and air can help to ground your mental energy so you don’t get lost and scattered as easily, and you can have great focus. You may be drawn to more practical ideas, and stick to the plans that you make.
Earth + Water: Mixing earth and water can ground your spiritual energy and intuition, and you can have a deep connection to the physical world and Earth. You can use your spirituality and intuition in more practical ways.
Air + Water: Mixing air and water helps merge your heart and mind, and you can more easily express your feelings while also more easily understanding emotions. Your intuitive intelligence can be strong.
Mix of 3 elements:
Fire + Earth + Air: This trio can show a balance between action (fire), responsibility (earth), and ideas (air), so you can take action with ideas and stick with them and think through your actions carefully. This combination shows a singleton in a water sign, which amplifies the importance of proper emotional expression.
Fire + Earth + Water: This trio can show a balance between action (fire), grounding (earth), and emotion (water), so your emotions can inspire you to act but not impulsively, and you can have more control over your emotions to make productive use of them. This combination shows a singleton in an air sign, which amplifies the importance of proper usage of mental abilities and expression.
Fire + Air + Water: This trio can show a balance between action (fire), ideas (air), and emotions (water), so your mind and heart can merge together to inspire you to take action, and you can move on the ideas that you feel guided to instinctively. This combination shows a singleton in an earth sign, which amplifies the importance of solid self-confidence and being grounded.
Earth + Air + Water: This trio can show a balance between grounding (earth), ideas (air), and emotions (water), so your heart and mind can work together but not control you, and you can keep yourself grounded and focused. This combination shows a singleton in a fire sign, which amplifies the importance of taking initiative and being assertive.
Suggested Reading: Elemental Sun in the Elemental Houses