Elements, Qualities, and Polarities of the Zodiac Signs

The zodiac signs are grouped according to descriptive qualities. These would be the elements, qualities and polarities of the zodiac signs.

The 4 elements are Fire, Air, Earth and Water. Fire signs respond to activity very quickly. There always on the move and love to take risks. They are confident and idealistic. The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.The Earth signs are practical and realistic. They are more cautious. The Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The Air signs approach energy mentally. They are thinkers. They include Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.  The Water signs are deeply emotional. They include Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

Next, the qualities are also called the modalities. They indicated how people respond to stimuli. The Cardinal signs are most assertive and are interested in change.  They are Aries, Libra and Capricorn. The fixed signs are stable and self-contained. They are: Taurus  Scorpio, Leo, and  Aquarius. The mutable signs are most influenced by their environment. They are Sagittarius, Virgo,  Gemini and  Pisces.

The two polarities are Ying and Yang, otherwise known as the masculine/feminine energies. Yang is usually direct, outgoing, extroverted, giving, active , male , positive.
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receiving/recetive
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What is a rising sign?

 

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The rising sign is interchangeably called the ascendant.  The ascendant position is premises for calculating all rest of the house cusps.  Accurate birthdate and birthtime is very important for calculating the ascendant. A few minutes shift could result in a different rising sign, thus shifting the entire chart.

The rising sign was “rising” over the Earth at the moment we took our first breath. It rules our appearance, and the image we project to the world. It is akin to a “public mask” that we put on for the world. The sun sign would be our “real” selves, while the rising sign denotes the appearance we put on for the world. It determines our physical appearance as well. Thus, a person with Sagittarius rising is usually tall and graceful with long limbs, and a beautiful, chiselled features, much like the physical qualities of models.  

The rising sun is of extreme importance in the natal chart. Every planet and sign in your chart is filtered through the lens of the rising sign. Thus people with the same sun signs could have very different personalities because of different rising sign.

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