I often get asked this question:
Are my Energy Type and astrological sign connected?”
The answer is yes…and no. But first, let’s go over why people think they’re connected in the first place.
Same 4 elements, but 2 different systems
First, let’s do a quick recap of the 4 Types in Energy Profiling and the 4 elements they’re associated with:
- TYPE 1 EnergySM expresses with the element of Air.
- TYPE 2 EnergySM expresses with the element of Water.
- TYPE 3 EnergySM expresses with the element of Fire.
- TYPE 4 EnergySM expresses with the element of Earth.
Energy Profiling looks at the general picture of who we are. It’s about each person’s expression of movement. You can see the 4 Types of movement in human nature as well as in the animal kingdom and the natural world.
In Western astrology, the 12 signs of the zodiac are each classified into one of the same four primary elements:
- Air Signs: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
- Water Signs: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
- Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
(Note: Chinese astrology has 12 signs, but it’s based on 5 different elements.)
Where the confusion comes in
Because Energy Profiling and Western astrology share a basic foundation of the same primary four elements, many people make the common mistake that the two systems can be directly connected.
But sharing 4 elements is as far as the connection goes.
I do believe everything is connected in a general sense. But in a specific sense, it doesn’t work out because different systems can’t be overlaid on one another.
For example, a not all TYPE 1 people are born under Air signs. A person can be born at any time of the year, and their astrological sign will match their birth date, not necessarily their Energy Type.
For me personally, I lead with dominant TYPE 3 Energy (fire), but my astrological sign is Capricorn (earth sign).
So what’s in your soup?
The analogy I like to use when explaining this is a pot of soup.
Energy Profiling is the general expression of who we are. It’s like soup. You know what soup is—it’s a liquid type of food.
But there are many different kinds of soup! A lot of different ingredients can go into soups. That’s where astrology and other tools come into play.
Astrology looks at the intricate design of us. It can add more detail and ingredients to the picture of you.
This may help us understand why not all people of the same Energy Type are alike.
We each have our own individual expression, even if we share the same general expression.
Does astrology have a place?
I want to be clear that I do not follow the pop culture horoscopes that use astrology for entertainment purposes. Those are not meant to be a compass for your life
I don’t use any of that because I personally don’t want to align with something superficial. I don’t want to give my power to that and align my will to something of that nature.
But I have looked into more balanced systems of astrology to look at how the planetary systems affect my personal energetic playbook for the year, or for a season.
If astrology is of interest to you, here are 4 questions to ask yourself when researching information:
- Consider your sources. Are they valid, grounded?
- What’s the practical use of it?
- Does is really make a difference in my life to help me understand myself more fully?
- Does it help me live my life with more truth and authenticity?
And if you want to go deeper with this, one of the more balanced systems my husband and I have looked into is the Human Design system, which factors in astrology and other aspects into the mix. With this tool, I’ve learned some things about myself that have been supportive.
Find out which of the 4 Types you lead with.
Learn your Energy Type online for free! You’ll see yourself—and the world around you—in a whole new light.