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Earth ~ Air ~ Fire ~ Water August 30, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness, Nature, People.

Sometime ago, Debra (at BreatheLighter) concluded a post on the USS Iowa with a question:

I wonder if my love of water…ocean or from the tap, has anything to do with the fact that I’m a Pisces?

Just wondering . . .


My response (at the time of her post):

YES!  It does.

I’m Cancer (the crab, not the disease) . . . one of the 3 “water signs.” WATER has always been where it’s at for me when I need to reclaim balance.

Wikipedia ~ Cancer (astrology) in Public Domain

Earth ~ Air ~ Fire ~ Water

Our zodiac signs give us clues about how to recharge our batteries when we are “running on empty.”

Wait . . . do I sound like a New Age Hippie Freak?
About to launch into the chorus of The Age of Aquarius?

Just wondering.

What say you?  Have you ever noticed a correlation between your Astrological Sign and how you recharge your batteries?

Are you . . .

Wikipedia ~ Astrology (in Public Domain)

* Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) ~ grounded by hugging trees or wandering the woods?

* Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) ~ inspired by mountains and rooftop vistas?

* Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) ~ warmed by the sound and scent of crackling campfires and the flickering sight of candle light?

* Water (Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio) ~ buoyed by the splashing of waves?

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Don - August 30, 2013

Only one way in which I recharge my batteries and that is to withdraw and be still, and only then re-engage with new vigour

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Oh, yes. Extroverts recharge in the midst of ample and sundry comradery ~ they plug in to the power of those around them to recharge their batteries. Not me. Like you, I recharge on my own ~ at the beach, watching a thunderstorm, taking a hot shower, watching a blazing fire, staring at the night sky.

Aah . . . that’s better! 😎

2. Tammy - August 30, 2013

Fire all the way. I live in the hot burning desert.

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

I didn’t even think of the “hot burning desert” as a place to recharge . . . but that makes sense. Thanks, Tammy.

3. katecrimmins - August 30, 2013

Oh dear, I am a Capricorn. I can recharge by working in the garden but I much prefer being by the water. Originally the doctor said I would arrive in February so maybe I am a closet Aquarius although I am a typical Capricorn in every other way.

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Judging from other comments, water seems to be a favorite of several non-water signs. That really makes sense since we’re like 90% water. 😀

Gardening is relaxing for me too . . . especially when I turn the sprinkler on.

4. 2e0mca - August 30, 2013

That’s interesting – never having been really into astrology I would have assumed that Aquarius was a water sign. I love birds and took up flying as a hobby – need I say more? Of course that doesn’t explain the interest in trains, photography, etc…

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

That would have been my guess too since Aquarius is the water-bearer. Birds and flying are perfect for the element Air.

I’ve always been a bit skeptical of strict adherence to astrological claims. My sister and I were born under the same sign and we’re as different as day and night. 😉

2e0mca - August 30, 2013

The amusing thing is that my Wife is also an Aquarian. We’re supposed to row all the time as a result and sometimes we do but other times the Chinese calendar seems to cut in and we ‘find the love’ – so astrology or astronomy or zoroastrianism… so much to chose when trying to find a pagan religion 😉 Not that any other religion is any better!

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Well said. I’m glad you have the Chinese calendar to counter-balance your Aquarian natures. 😉

5. Booksphotographsandartwork - August 30, 2013

Hmmm I am a Sagittarius having been born in December but I should have been born in February just like katecrimmins. I don’t think I have any special affinity for a crackling fire. I like one just as much as the next person but I am allergic to the smoke so it’s hard for me to be around one. Water however is my thing even though I can’t swim.

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Looks like Water is a favorite for many, Linda . . . no matter what their assigned sign. I’m going to have to backtrack on my initial response to Debra. Maybe she loves water because it’s a “crowd pleaser” and not because she’s a Pisces. 😉

6. Andra Watkins - August 30, 2013

I am an Aries and a candle freak.

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Cool! We have a winner! Flickering flames and firelight can be so mesmerizing.

7. lindalitebeing - August 30, 2013

I am a Scorpio sun with plenty of water in my chart. When I was younger it was all about the ocean. Then I becames enchanted with the mountains and I adore birds, I also live near the woods and really need to be near trees, and as I move more through life the roar of a fire or the twinkle of candles warms my soul. We are much more than our Sun signs and as we move through life parts of our charts become activated! Lovely post and great reminder to find what brings us joy and nurturing energy!

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Thanks, Linda! I agree . . . just as we are all yin and yang, we are much more than our Sun signs. We maintain balance by all the elements of life ~ Earth, Air, Fire, and Water included.

8. jannatwrites - August 30, 2013

Interesting idea that I haven’t thought of before. I’m a cancer, too. I love waterfalls and the sound of waves crashing on a beach…but I detest sand. I think that’s why I prefer lakes and rivers 🙂 My husband is a Taurus, and we both enjoy the hikes through the woods.

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Yes! We’re overdue for a waterfall. We did hit the beach for a float in the waves yesterday. We tried to leave the sand at the beach, but some followed us home. It’s tenacious.

9. ericjbaker - August 30, 2013

Fire. No wonder I like loud music and pentagrams.

(my other answer would have been a boring lecture on confirmation bias)

nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Ha! You couldn’t give a boring lecture if you tried. 😀

Believe it or not, confirmation bias popped into my head while writing this post ~ we tend to believe what we tend to believe, discounting evidence to the contrary and highlighting evidence that supports our pre-existing hypothesis.

I expect that’s how organized religion stayed in business after the age of enlightenment. 😉

ericjbaker - August 30, 2013

Hmmm. Now who’s playing with fire?


nrhatch - August 30, 2013

Haha! That’s me . . . 😎

10. sufilight - August 30, 2013

I am a Scorpio and have always loved being around water, it’s very soothing for me. When I was in the corporate world, I would sit next to an office building’s water fountains while eating my lunch and it was very relaxing for me.

nrhatch - August 31, 2013

Another Water! I did the same thing with lunch on nice days . . . sit by the water fountain and chill! Soothing and relaxing in the middle of a busy day. Thanks, Marie.

11. Pix Under the Oaks - August 31, 2013

Interesting Nancy! Air!! Libra. While I love the sea and lakes, the mountains call to me. I love lindalitebeing’s comment. She could have wrote that for me.. 🙂 Nancy the things you post about that make me smile and make me feel happy. Thanks.

nrhatch - August 31, 2013

Thanks, Pix! Your comment made ME smile and feel happy. Always a good way to start the day. 😀

12. Three Well Beings - September 1, 2013

I think you have an amazing memory, Nancy, to recall that post! I’ve always found the astrological signs really fascinating. I hope your post has encouraged others to really consider how they might point us in the “right direction” when we need to be refreshed! Thank you, too, for the mention, my friend. That was such a nice surprise! 🙂

nrhatch - September 1, 2013

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, but a quick first draft got buried underneath other drafts. So, it’s not so much my amazing memory, as my willingness to start new projects before completing those waiting patiently in queue. 😕

Judging from the comments, water is a favorite refresher ~ and not just for those born under the sign of water. That may be because we are comprised of water.

Have you ever read Hidden Messages in Water? If not, I expect that you would find it a fascinating read:


Thanks for bringing up this topic of discussion in your post!

13. spilledinkguy - September 2, 2013

I’ve always found it interesting how accurately a lot of ‘Pisces Characteristics’ seem to describe me. Although, (well I love being near the water) I tend to do a lot more sinking than swimming! 🙂

nrhatch - September 2, 2013

I am able to swim, but I’m not good at just floating about unless I have help . . . “Now that’s using your noodle!” 😀

14. savitha jvn - September 3, 2013

well, i am a scorpio, but i fear water bodies, no matter how inviting they look. may be because of the near drowning experiences that i have.never been afloat on water, sadly!!

nrhatch - September 3, 2013

That is sad, but I don’t have to be in the water to feel its restorative power ~ I can sit beside a waterfall, a raging river, or a placid lake, high and dry, and feel its charge recharging me. Watching a thunderstorm is also great ~ the combined power of air, fire, and water tumbling down to earth.

savitha jvn - September 4, 2013

of course, watching it from afar does make us feel good! only i never could swim, not once, though i wish i could.

nrhatch - September 4, 2013

If you wish to learn to swim, you might consider taking lessons.

15. shreejacob - September 3, 2013

Oooooo no wonder I LOVE mountains! Well….I don’t (and have never actually climbed one!) but I love pictures of snow peaked mountains!!! But I like lakes too…and the ocean…my mountains always come with a huge deep blue, like sapphire blue lake 😀

nrhatch - September 3, 2013

I’ve hiked up a few “small mountains” . . . climbing Mount Everest is not on my Bucket List. 😉

shreejacob - September 3, 2013


16. CMSmith - September 4, 2013

I’m a Pisces too, and my sister was/is a “new age hippie freak” so I have my own personal star chart thanks to her. 🙂

Next time, though, if I’m going to be in a form that walks on the planet, I want to be one of the signs with feet. I have a lot of problems with my feet. I should be swimming.

nrhatch - September 4, 2013

Hahaha! Swimming is easier on the joints . . . but without weight-bearing exercises, our bones may get brittle. 😉

17. Perfecting Motherhood - September 7, 2013

My kids and I are all water signs so we enjoy being by the water. But I have to admit I love being surrounded by green too. I like the earth but it has to be productive, wet earth, not dry.

nrhatch - September 7, 2013

I agree. The desert has its own kind of beauty . . . but I prefer a bit more green in my landscapes.

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