#1 Reason Relationships Fail
Male / Female Energy in the Astrology Chart Even the most cursory look at a basic Astrology book will show the importance of masculine and feminine energy in life. There are two female and two male elements in the chart, each element is repeated three times through different modalities. (Cardinal, fixed, mutable) The four elements in the Astrology chart from the densest to finest are: Earth and Water (female) — Fire and Air (male) — LET’S LOOK DEEPER.
Earth shows our physical body as well as all things that are practical, useful, tangible and material. Our life unfolds through our physical body and its needs are the most urgent when they arise. The element of Earth will remain at rest unless acted upon by another force or object. Earth provides the tangible structure for which our life unfolds, but it may also be the stagnant quality that prevents our life from moving forward. Earth rules the sense of smell.
Water shows the flow of our senses into our environment and the deep emotional connections formed. Water is related to our feelings. Water and Earth together
Fire shows our passions, drives, motivations
Air shows our thoughts, philosophies
Space (ether) is related to pure consciousness, the witnessing self, which is not identified with the previous four elements. Space is the container of the other elements; everything exists in space. This is why we are able to perceive our thoughts, watch them move and witness them. If there were no space between our thoughts or no space operating behind them, from what vantage point would we be able to observe them? Space rules the sense of hearing.
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Female Energy wants to stabilize, sensitize and nourish us, just like Earth and water. These qualities of life are fundamental to any actions that come later. If we’re disconnected from our deeper feeling nature and our stable grounded connection to the Earth, our actions (as shown by the male signs) will lack sensitivity and meaning.
Male energy wants to assert, comprehend and protect, just like fire and Air signs. These qualities of life are necessary if we are to grow in truthful identity, strength
People have all four elements within them, both physically and psychologically. Yet in relationships, women will generally have an affinity with earth and water traits, feeling more comfortable when energy is stabilized, sensitized and nourishing and when they can use their heart to feel into a situation.
Men will generally have an affinity with fire and air traits, feeling more comfortable when acting, protecting and using their mind (intellect) to rationally understand the world. This dynamic is also relevant
These powerful gender types come together in a relationship and either work for or against it as we will explore.