Modalities In Astrology: What Are Cardinal, Fixed, And Mutable Signs?

Last updated by Susan Taylor

In astrology, the three modalities are known as; cardinal, fixed and mutable. They each encompass 4-star signs and gift them with certain energies and characteristics. The personalities grouped under the three astrology expressions all belong to different elements, which make their qualities even more diverse. Without further ado, it’s time for us to look at the deeper workings of the zodiacal features; so which group are you associated with, and how is your personality influenced by this association?

Modalities In Astrology: What Are Cardinal, Fixed, And Mutable Signs?

Each zodiac mode is defined by a point within each season. The cardinal signs start a new season, the fixed signs carry the weight of the season (in the middle), and the mutable signs conclude the season.


Contents:

What are the 3 modalities and their elements?

The three vibratory zodiac modes are closely related to the rhythm of nature and the seasons. We also notice the different energies for people born at the beginning, middle or end of the season.

Elements and modalities

Main quality
Fire
Water
Air
Earth
Leadership
Aries
Cancer
Libra
Capricorn
Sturdy
Leo
Scorpio
Aquarius
Taurus
Versatile
Sagittarius
Pisces
Gemini
Virgo


🌟 Discover your destiny with the help of a Psychic! 🌟


What is cardinal mode?

The cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. They each mark the start of a new season, which means the main quality of their energy is full of initiative. The cardinal signs are impulsive, dynamic, and they always want to start new things. In general, people with cardinal signs in their birth charts come up with more new ideas and projects compared to the natives blessed with more passive energy.

What does the fixed mode mean?

The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. These signs carry the weight of each season, which makes them robust. These personalities are capable of a lot of endurance, and in general natives with a lot of fixed energy in their birth charts are stable and focused. Whilst on the other hand, those who lack the energy of the fixed signs may lack perseverance.

What is mutable mode?

The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Since these signs fall at the end of each season, their energy anticipates movement and change. People with mutable signs in their natal charts tend to be more flexible and adaptable to the changing world around them. Those who lack mutable energy are often more stubborn and inflexible.


Astrologist Susan Taylor

Astrologist Susan Taylor's insights:

'Knowing the influence of each mode in your natal chart is very important. These astrological nuances are what shapes us as individuals. Also, going beyond your sun sign is the key to understanding astrology and who you really are.'


How do the modalities impact our personalities?

Each individual represents a mixture of the different signs, elements, and modes in their birth chart. Once you understand the energy of each modality and combine this information with what you know about each zodiac sign and its elements, a more complete picture will begin to develop.

Zodiac signs

For example, Aries is the element of Fire and a cardinal sign. This Fire / Cardinal combination is very bold, meaning the more a person has the Aries energy in their natal chart, the more they will dare to do new things. On the other hand, Taurus, an Earth sign with a fixed quality, possess very slow and well grounded energies, meaning these natives reflect more.

The zodiac is a symbolic system composed of 12 signs, which can be seen as 12 versions of the same universal life energy, just like the colors of the prism which together form white. Each one of us possesses ALL the signs within us and the meanings attached to them.

>> Take your knowledge a step further and consult the zodiac elements and calculate your rising sign to complete your personality puzzle.

* Literature Source: The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need, Author; Joanna Martine Woolfolk, Published in 2012 and available here: Amazon - The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Most recent articles

October 2022 Horoscope

What do the stars have in store for you this month? Will you get what you desire? Find out what the astrological predictions are for the month of October 2022.

Ophiuchus: The 13th Zodiac Sign You've Been Waiting For!

Your life and whole existence might be about to change thanks to the discovery of the 13th zodiac sign, which is known as Ophiuchus. This revolutionary discovery falls between Scorpio and Sagittarius in the zodiac and has just made the astrological field even more interesting! This exciting revelation could potentially change the way you view your personality and for some of you, it may even change your original sun sign. Susan Taylor reveals all the essential information you must know, including its dates, character traits, essential facts, and meaning.

What Is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?

The Ancient Egyptians used to look up at the night sky when they needed advice and guidance. They believed that the stars we were born under influenced our personalities, lives, and our fate. This art form has had a major impact on modern Western astrology, and there are indeed some clear similarities between the two. Read about the Egyptian zodiac signs and delve a little deeper into your natural personality, life purpose, and destiny. That's right, according to this ancient form of astrology, your birthday corresponds to a god or a goddess, who is endowed with magical powers.

6 Signs That Indicate You've Met Your Twin Flame

You’ve probably heard people talking about soulmates before, but are you familiar with the term 'twin flame'? Well, twin flames are much deeper than regular soulmates and are in fact two different people who are said to share the same soul. Once each flame or person is ready, they’ll cross each other's path and will be lucky enough to experience an extraordinary love story. This obvious and fascinating connection defies the notion of time and limits. Now, thanks to these 6 signs below, you will immediately be able to recognize the person destined for you.

Here’s Why You Should Never Blow A Candle Out

Candles have a very strong power and influence in many rituals, especially when it comes to black, red or white magic. If flames have a reputation for being able to soothe souls and chase away evil spirits, did you know that blowing them out does in fact cancel out all of their positive effects and impacts. Why is it never necessary to blow on a candle to extinguish it? We reveal everything you need to know to help you revel in the good vibes.

Our most popular astrology rankings

The 12 Zodiac Signs Ranked From Most To Least Evil

We are all different when it comes to tolerance and patience, yet some of us have scarily low levels of these qualities, and are therefore far from being saints. We’ve taken a look at the stars and can now reveal which zodiac signs are the evilest and who should never be messed with. Are you a real evil genius, or are you too kind to cunningly plot? We're about to get all Game of Thrones on you, it's time to find out who has the most devious personality, and the ultimate bad side.

Which Zodiac Sign Is The Prettiest?

Astrology explains how influential the planets are, and how their movements could change the course of our lives. As for our zodiac signs, they influence our personalities, attitudes, and desires, so why wouldn’t they impact our looks and images? What do the stars say about your beauty and the image that you project? We’ve compiled a ranking of the zodiac signs from the prettiest to the ugliest; so the question is, where do you fit in?

The 6 Most Hated Zodiac Signs Ranked

Life is undeniably a wild journey, during which we are fortunate enough to meet people we instantly get on with, however, from a less fortunate perspective, we also come across folks that we instantly dislike. You know, those people who, by simply breathing, rub us up the wrong way and make us want to pull our hair out. As with many things, astrology and in particular our personality traits, are often responsible for how appreciated or in this case unappreciated we are by our peers. Discover which 6 zodiac signs are the most hated.

The 6 Sexiest Zodiac Signs Ranked

Beauty is not always enough to make you attractive and drop-dead gorgeous. In fact, being sexy is a state of mind and an attitude. As you’ve probably witnessed, sexy people attract you and draw you in with their electric charm and seductive ways. Some zodiac signs, by their nature, give off this little something extra that draws people in, so without further ado, let’s discover who is the sexiest according to astrology.

ENLIGHTEN ME ABOUT MY FUTURE - 📞 018572144450

The period is tumultuous, more than ever we are asking ourselves questions. How about contacting one of our exceptional experts to shed some light on all this?

Check out our amazing experts