We at Premium Astrology and Norah Guide hope that you all have been having a wonderful holiday season. Norah Guide has started a discussion here on the aspects, elements, and qualities, and today we are going to explore this further. Today’s discussion is going to break down the zodiac a little bit, and help define for you the difference between the qualities, fixed signs, cardinal signs, and mutable signs. You may have heard in a reading in the past that you are a fixed sign, and so this means such and such, or you are a cardinal sign, and this means such and such. Our zodiac is arranged by the elements Air, Earth, Water, and Fire. There are three signs in each of the elements, and each of those signs is one of fixed, mutable, or cardinal qualities. Here we explore this notion further.
The Cardinal signs are the self starters and motivators of the zodiac, whether they are a water, earth, air, or fire sign. They are typically leaders, good in business, and are cardinal signs because they are the initiators of the zodiac. They project leadership in just about everything they do. They are also often creative, and cause things to both start and finish. The cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Librans, and Capricorn, and their cardinal qualities correspond to their elements. So, Aries is a Fire sign, and thus their leadership is passionate and sometimes impatient. Cancer is a water sign and thus their self starting projects are emotionally based. Librans are the cardinal air sign, the brilliant thinkers of the bunch, and their projects and viewpoints are thus intellect based and often very balanced. Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign, the most grounded and practical one of them all. They lead well because they don’t take things too personally, and are very grounded in their business efforts, one of the best business leaders in the zodiac.
The Fixed signs are not very changeable, which to some people means stubborn. They will get a point of view and they will not vary far from it. This can make others think they are contradictory, but having a solid fixed sign as a friend means you will have a friend for life. The fixed signs are Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius. Taurus is the earthy fixed sign, and thus very grounded and practical. They handle money well, but won’t budge on the budget. Leo is the fire sign that is fixed, ruled by the Sun, so you can expect things to be fiery and intense with the Leo in your life. The best thing about Leos is that they are among the wealthiest business leaders of the world because they follow their passions and won’t budge until they succeed. Scorpio is the fixed water sign of the zodiac, and so their emotional center rules…almost everything. They can get pretty intense and passionate themselves when someone tries to sway their opinions, but you can almost never change the mind of a Scorpio, especially if the matter at hand is an emotional one. Aquarius is the fixed thinker of the bunch, being the fixed Air sign. They keep their thoughts and beliefs and will not move far from them. This is the group that serves humanity the most as their fixed thoughts are almost always at the bigger picture level.
The Mutable signs are the most flexible group in the zodiac, because they come and go with the tides, and aren’t too upset with transitions and change. In fact, they thrive on change, they never like to do the same thing over and over again or keep going to the same place over and over again. The upside to mutable signs is their flexibility, the down side is they bore easily and can be difficult to keep happy or entertained. Many astrologers believe for example that the signs most likely to cheat on their spouses or partners are the mutable signs. The mutable signs are Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius. Gemini is the mutable air sign, symbolized by the ‘two headed monster’ often characterized as Jekyll and Hyde. So this gives you an idea of how mutable Gemini can be. These are the love them or leave them types. Virgo being an Earth sign is the most grounded of the mutable signs, and they are very organized and scheduled and can adapt to change the best without too much intensity or drama. You can always rely on a Virgo to keep cool when the going gets tough. Sagittarius, our mutable fire sign, can never stay in one place for long. They want to see the world, and nothing will stop them from following their passion. Pisces is the mutable water sign, and although they are among the most loving people on the planet, they are hard to read and difficult to be involved with because they feel one thing one minute, and another thing the next.
And there you have your introduction to Fixed, Mutable, and Cardinal signs. This discussion is not one to suggest that these signs have bad qualities, we all as humans all have flaws and weaknesses. Recognizing them and overcoming them personally is the way to success, and accepting others in our life for their weaknesses is what makes our love for them stronger. Read more about these signs when you follow me on Pinterest or how these signs affect our daily lives in my daily astrology forecast on Tumblr.