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Fundamentals of Astrology
The fundamentals of astrology is where you will discover the basics of astrology. You can find astrology, astrology and more astrology from qualities, essential dignities, elements and more.
Ptolemy's Table of Essential Dignities of the Planets
These are the qualities of the signs.
equals Cardinal. Angular signs are cardinal in nature and
these signs and houses are the strongest of the quadruplicites. Angular
or Cardinal houses are identified as the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th
houses. Cardinal signs are enterprising, action-oriented and initiators
of all things. These signs are active, movable and responsible for
beginnings. Cardinal signs or moveable signs initiate the beginning of a new season.
These zodiac signs are: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Succedent equals Fixed. Succedent signs are fixed
in nature and these signs and houses are the neutral quadruplicites.
Succedent or Fixed houses are identified as the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th
houses. Fixed signs are stable, stubborn and they continue what the
Cardinals could or did not finish. Fixed signs continually resist
change and are responsible for maintaining. These zodiac signs are: Taurus, Leo,
Scorpio and Aquarius.
Cadent equals Mutable. Cadent signs are of a mutable
nature and these signs and houses are the weakest of the
quadruplicites. Cadent or Mutable signs are identified as the 3rd, 6th,
9th and 12th houses. Mutable signs are adaptable, changeable and they
bring to fruition what the Cardinals and Fixed could or did not. They often signify instability. Mutable signs or common or even dual signs, to which they are referred, destroy and are responsible for endings. These zodiac signs are: Gemini, Virgo,
Sagittarius and Pisces.
These are the elements of the signs.
The Fire element inspires and drives us. It seeks truth.
Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Fire-ruled people inspire
and lead. They are impractical dreamers, yet they are creative and
daring. They are represented by the male yang energy.
The Water element cleanses us. It seeks equanimity.
signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Water-ruled people are reliable
and intuitive. They are emotionally sensitive. They are represented by
the female yin energy.
The Air element teaches and enlightens us and helps us understand. It seeks knowledge.
signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air-ruled people are thinkers,
and they are mentally driven individuals. They are unreliable, yet
social. They are represented by the male yang energy.
The Earth element grounds us and provides a foundation from which we can build. It seeks wisdom.
signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Earth-ruled people are reliable
and sturdy. They are practical builders, and they are hard workers.
They are a grounding force. They are represented by the female yin