Air sign folk are as essential to us as the air we breathe. They fill the role of both the thinker and the doer, the communicator and the listener, the lover and the fighter.
They’re movers and shakers who are always trying to inspire change by invoking thought and passion in those around them. They’re analytical in a free-thinking way and they aren’t afraid to ask the big questions.
They’re known to be humanitarians who care deeply about other people and the environment in which they live in and want nothing more than for us all to have a peaceful existence.
Read on to understand more about the three spirited signs that belong to the element of air: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Dates: May 21 to June 20.
Symbol: The twins.
Ruling planet: Mercury.
Crystal: Aquamarine, emerald.
Colours: Green, yellow.
Personality traits: Witty, expressive, curious, intelligent, scattered, fickle, two-faced, superficial, restless, nervous, flirtatious, fun.
Most likely to date: Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius.
Most likely to be mates with: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius.
Least compatible with: Virgo, Pisces.
Famous Gemini: Angelina Jolie, Fetty Wap, Kendrick Lamar, Marilyn Monroe, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Naomi Campbell, Prince.
Geminis are the chatty Cathys of the Zodiac. Because they’re ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, they’re excellent communicators and love conversing with people.
They’re always the first to strike up a conversation because there’s nothing they love more than having a yarn, whether it be with their mates or a perfect stranger. Small talk is their forte, although they’re never afraid to delve deeper and you don’t need to worry about awkward silences because they’re tremendous conservationists. They enjoy connecting with other people and gathering information.
Their other greatest asset is their glowing personality, but if you don’t find yourself clicking with them, not to worry, because there’s a second personality in there that’ll rear its head soon and you might like that one better. Geminis have unfairly been labelled as ‘two-faced’ because of their dual personalities, plus the fact that they love obtaining goss and keeping receipts. But I prefer to label them as dynamic creatures with a restless soul who transition between different states of mind depending on their environment.
Given that they have such an overactive brain, they’re big overthinkers who have a tendency to become scattered and erratic, but that side of them is balanced with thoughtfulness and their free-spirited and incredibly thoughtful nature.
Dates: September 23 – October 23.
Symbol: The scales.
Ruling planet: Venus.
Crystal: Blue tourmaline, opal, moldavite, rutilated quartz.
Colours: Blue, pastels, pint, sherbet.
Personality traits: Charming, friendly, social, romantic, peaceful, superficial, indecisive, people-pleasing, diplomatic, tactful, fair.
Most likely to date: Aries, Gemini, Aquarius.
Most likely to be mates with: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini.
Least compatible with: Cancer and Capricorn.
Famous Libra: Avril Lavigne, Donald Glover, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron.
Librans are the social butterflies of the Zodiac who bring joy and happiness everywhere they go. Because they’re ruled by the love planet Venus, it makes sense that they are absolutely adored by everyone.
Venus also represents beauty, hence why Librans are often considered the best-dressed star sign. They love an aesthetically pleasing fit and they know how to style the fuck out of anything from making your living space look shmick to putting together a dream flat-lay for the ‘gram.
But the real reason why everyone places their Libran mates on a pedestal is because they are the ultimate peacekeepers. The symbol for Libra is the scales as this air sign is all about balance, fairness and making things equal. They can’t stand turmoil or discourse of any kind, they yearn for world peace, or at least peace within their friend group.
They’re diplomatic fence-sitters who shudder at the thought of hurting anyone’s feelings, which can sometimes mean that they take on the role of the people-pleaser.
Because they’re always weighing up the pros and cons in everything, they can also be incredibly indecisive and struggle to make decisions. For this reason, they can become overly reliant on their friends to help them decide on something as simple as helping them craft a text message to selecting a movie to watch.
But you do it for them because they have a heart of gold and would do the same for you in a second.
Dates: January 20 – February 18.
Symbol: The water-bearer.
Ruling planet: Uranus.
Crystal: Amethyst, blue kyanite, rose quartz, turquoise.
Colours: Aqua, indigo, silver, turquoise, violet.
Personality traits: Inventive, clever, progressive, individualistic, rebellious, intellectual, unpredictable, temperamental, aloof, stubborn, independent, humanitarian.
Most likely to date: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Aquarius.
Most likely to be mates with: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius.
Least compatible with: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio.
Famous Aquarius: Alicia Keys, Chloë Grace Moretz, Emma Roberts, Harry Styles, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Jordan, Tom Hiddleston.
The visionaries of the Zodiac, Aquarian folks are cool, quirky and unconventional. They’re trendsetters who beat to the sound of their own drum and love to lean into their weirdness. They don’t follow trends, they make them, and because they’re so intriguing and magnetic, those around them can’t help but jump on board.
Aquarians are independent free-thinkers who easily become passionate about certain topics and issues and when they do, it literally takes over their entire being and it’s all they can think and talk about.
They have a strong social conscience and care deeply about humanitarian rights and the environment. They also have an affinity for otherworldly stuff like technology, sci-fi and envisioning the future.
They’ve been known to be rebellious but not even in an intentional way, their brains are just programmed to go against the grain and see life through a different lens than other people. They’re always looking at things from an analytical point of view and wondering why they are how they are and if they can be improved at all.
Aquarians believe it’s their mission in life to spread a message to the world. Whatever that message is varies, depending on the individual, but it’s usually something inventive and progressive, with the intention of helping those around them grow and better themselves.