What are the air signs? Zodiac's guide to Aquarius, Gemini and Libra

Meet the air signs, zodiac's wittiest and most intellectual members

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Want to dig deep into all things air signs? Zodiac's charming, bright and practical beings may seem easy to predict on the surface, but there's a lot more to Aquarius, Gemini and Libra than meets the eye. 

To better understand who you're dealing with, we spoke to the pros to see how air signs interact in relationships, the boardroom and so on.

"Air signs are some of the wittiest and most intellectual members of the zodiac, and they are especially skilled at flirting and charming the pants off of those they encounter... but only if they're in the mood to do so," says astrologer Renée Watt.

Ready to learn more? Let's dive in.

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What are the air signs: zodiac birthchart 

First thing's first: where do air signs fall on the birth chart? We've narrowed down the important dates and symbols you need to know. 

  • Aquarius: January 20 to February 18 (The Water Bearer) 
  • Gemini: May 21 to June 20 (The Twins) 
  • Libra: September 23 to October 22 (The Scales) 

What are common personality traits of air signs?

Your typical Aquarius, Gemini and Libra may seem like the life of the party and the one to get everyone's attention in a social situation, but they oftentimes keep a lot of information bottled up inside. 

"While their head-over-heart is a strength, it is also the air sign weakness," says astrologer Liz Simmons of The Crone. "These signs typically present the classic 'calm, cool, and collected' exterior. Unlike fire or water signs, air signs tend to be emotionally reserved."

Although it's a plus to be considered one of the smartest signs of the zodiac, it does also present problems. 

"Air signs are such logical, mental people who have a tendency to overthink," Simmons adds. "They may benefit from talk therapy, meditating or journaling."

Watt adds: "Exercise is also a friend to air signs, to help them blow off any steam and alleviate stress that may otherwise collect in the psyche."

What are some downfalls of air signs?

You might want to proceed with caution when revealing sensitive information to an air sign. 

"Gossip is one of the less than stellar qualities air signs tend to lean towards, which can get them into trouble if they allow their tongues to wag too freely," Watt says. 

What are air signs like in love?

They might not wear their heart on their sleeves, but air signs are certainly emotional in relationships—they just might have a difficult time showing it.

"Air signs tend to intellectualize and compartmentalize their emotional states. It’s usually a private act as well, so not many people get to see an air sign truly emotionally moved," Simmons says. "Air signs can be emotional but prefer to keep this part hidden from the public. In turn, they can present as unemotional and cold."

What are air signs like at work?

They're definitely the ones you'd like to see take control in a group meeting, that's for sure. 

"You want an air sign in your corner when it comes to presentations, pitches, and spiels. Air signs have a way with words," Simmons says. 

(Do remember, though, you might not want to share any private work-related info, as they have a tendency to gossip!) 

"Never assume you know every aspect of an air sign individual," Simmons warns. "These people are elusive, shrouded with social mystery."

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.