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Astrology - Elements and Qualities

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Astrological symbol or glyph for the sun The Sun is in Leo Astrology symbol for Leo, one of the Zodiac Signs

The Moon is: Third Quarter Moon

Astrology divides the signs into the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Because there are twelve signs, three to each element, these are known as the Triplicities. The signs are also divided into three qualities, Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Because there are twelve signs, four to each quality, these are known as the Quadruplicities.

 

From ancient times four elements have been acknowledged by philosophers. Modern science derides this idea but misses the spiritual content.

It is only in recent times that the world of spirit and matter have been divided. In the age of Aquarius these concepts may well re-combine into a unified model of the universe.

Astrology divides the signs into the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Because there are twelve signs, three to each element, these are known as the Triplicities. The signs are also divided into three qualities, Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Because there are twelve signs, four to each quality, these are known as the Quadruplicities.

By judging the influence these bring to a sign, the astrologer can judge action. For example, Aries is a fire sign - full of enthusiasm. It is also a cardinal sign sign - enterprising and outgoing. When faced with a new business idea, Aries will tend to charge ahead starting up, perhaps carrying through a bad patch with sheer enthusiasm.

The chart below shows the signs, their qualities and elements with an explantation below.

Chart showing the elements of earth, air, fire and water and the qualities of fixed,cardinal and mutable in relationship to the signs of the zodiac, Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries symbol or glyph

 Aries

Taurus symbol or glyph

 Taurus

Gemini symbol or glyph

 Gemini

Cancer symbol or glyph

 Cancer

Leo symbol or glyph

 Leo

Virgo symbol or glyph

 Virgo

Libra symbol or glyph

 Libra

Scorpio symbol or glyph

 Scorpio

Sagittarius symbol or glyph

 Sagittarius

Capricorn symbol or glyph

 Capricorn

Aquarius symbol or glyph

 Aquarius

Pisces symbol or glyph

 Pisces

Earth Glyph

Earth

Practical and Stable, the Earth nurtures and provides the fertile soil for the growth of the spirit. Indicative of strength and resource as well as common sense.


Air Glyph

Air

Intellectual and Communicative, the Air is inventive and alert providing the intelligence to carry through ideas. Often indicates a co-operative nature combined with a desire to explain.


Fire Glyph

Fire

Enthusiastic and Active, Fire is the force of the spirit generating idealism and will. Stimulating creation and creativity as well as providing the underlying strength behind endeavour.


Water Glyph

Water

Emotional and Intuitive, Water enables change and progress. Compassion and artistic ability as well as psychic abilities are associated with this quality.


 

Cardinal

Enterprising and Outgoing. Cardinal signs are active, self-motivated and ambitious. Often leading or promoting ideas in any group.


 

Fixed

Unchanging and Stable. Fixed signs provide consistency, preserving heritage and holding onto traditional values. Filled with purpose and strength, a defender.


 

Mutable

Adaptable and Changing. Mutable signs learn and develop, able to see all sides to an issue and accept their opinion may change to match the reality.


 

 

Each astrological chart and the interpretation is derived from various elements - find out more on these components below:

The Astrological Ascendant

The Midheaven or Medium Coeli in Astrology

The Elements and Qualities in Astrology

The Aspects in Astrology

The Houses in Astrology

The Zodiac Signs

The Planets in Astrology

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