Zodiac Sign Qualities

Zodiac Sign Qualities

Explore the meaning of Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs

Tarotcom Staff

Ok friends, are you ready to dive a little bit deeper into Astrology? You probably know there are 12 zodiac signs and four elements (Fire, Earth, Air and Water), but have you heard about zodiac sign “qualities?”

Every sign is influenced by one of three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable. You can get your Essential Birth Chart report to learn more about how the qualities effect you personally. Each of the qualities is defined by a point within each season: Cardinal signs begin a new season, Fixed signs carry the weight of the season, and Mutable signs conclude the season.

Take fall, for example. Fall Equinox falls on September 22, the same day the Sun enters Libra. Because Libra kicks off the fall season, that makes Libra a Cardinal sign. Scorpio takes over in the midst of fall, making it a Fixed sign. And the season concludes with the Sun in Sagittarius, making that a Mutable sign.

Get it? Astrology is all about nuance, so to truly understand a zodiac sign you must explore the quality each is associated with. So now that you understand how the qualities are structured, let’s take a look at each of the three Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable qualities, what they mean and how they shape your personality.

Cardinal signs

There are four Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Because these signs each start a new season, the quality of their energy is full of initiative. Cardinal signs are impulsive and dynamic, and they push strongly to start new things. In general, people with Cardinal signs in their birth charts generate more new ideas and projects, while those lacking Cardinal energy are more passive.

Fixed signs

There are four Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. These signs carry the weight of each season, which gives them a sturdy quality. Fixed signs are capable of great endurance, and generally people with much Fixed energy in their birth charts are stable and focused, whereas those lacking Fixed energy may not have much sticktoitiveness or perseverance.

Mutable signs

There are four Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Because these signs fall at the conclusion of each season, their energy anticipates movement and change. People with Mutable signs in their birth charts tend to be more flexible and adaptable to the changing world around them, while those lacking Mutable energy may be stubborn and inflexible or have a difficult time adjusting to new situations.

How qualities are used

When you’re learning Astrology, you’ll discover that every person has a mix of different zodiac signs, elements and qualities in their birth charts. Once you understand the energy of each quality and combine that information with what you know of each zodiac sign and element, a more complete picture will begin to develop.

For example, the Aries zodiac sign is the element of Fire and the quality is Cardinal. This “Cardinal Fire” combination is very bold, so the more Aries energy a person has in their birth chart, the more brazen they will be. On the other hand, Taurus is an Earth sign with a Fixed quality, so it would be called “Fixed Earth” and its overall energy is very slow and grounded.

Knowing how much of each quality you have in your birth chart is very important. These astrological nuances are what shape us as individuals, so going beyond your Sun sign is key when it comes to understanding Astrology.

 

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Tarot Cards of the Zodiac

 

 

 

Tarot Cards of the Zodiac

Each zodiac sign is linked to a Tarot card

Each zodiac sign is linked to one of the Tarot cards in the Major Arcana. Most of these powerful cards have images of archetypal figures that represent the essence of a type of person. Animals are also used to portray human characteristics.

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your Tarot card is The Emperor, the guy who will always be there when you need him. This card represents your sign’s loyalty and ability to stick by your friends through thick and thin. Like the royal figure on your card, you use your authority and analytical powers to help others and to achieve your goals.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Your card, The Hierophant, represents learning from knowledgeable teachers who can help you search for higher truths by exploring tried and true traditions. Sifting through the superficial, these learned souls can lead you to the heart of matters where profound insights reveal important life lessons.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Every Gemini is blessed with a dual nature represented by your Tarot card, The Lovers. Turning points for you often involve making a moral choice between taking the high or low road. This card encourages you to weigh your options carefully and follow the path dictated by your personal integrity.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You stand proud and strong as you guide The Chariot on your card, steering a steady course and rising above life’s conflicts. Even though Cancers seek security, you also love the freedom of the open road where you can use your highly-developed intuition to win the race.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The Strength card represents your physical strength — like that of the mighty Lion on your card — as well as your emotional, mental and spiritual prowess. Like the Lion, you are blessed with plenty of courage, which helps you overcome problems and obstacles.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Like The Hermit, you often need to slow down and go within to focus on your purpose in life. The image on this card — an old man — represents a person who is weary of the outer world. When he retreats to explore the mysteries of his inner life, he becomes open and innocent like a child.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Justice holds the scales, asking you to weigh your desires against your needs. In order to reach a fair outcome, you must put your feelings and emotions aside. When you reach the light at the end of the tunnel of indecision, you will be able to serve the greater good.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Like your Tarot card, Death, you welcome transformation. You often shed your skin like a snake, seeking to release your spirit and be reborn. Because you are able to detach yourself from the ties that bind others, it’s easy for you to change your identity, making you the mysterious person everyone wants to figure out.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Like your card, Temperance, you are a gifted mediator, able to find common ground by balancing out judgments with genuine understanding and awareness. Like a steadily-meandering stream, you work your way through whatever difficulties get in the way.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

The Devil card encourages you to face your shadow-self in order to gather the knowledge necessary for spiritual transformation. It advises you to reflect on any negativity that has made you doubt yourself, swap it for confidence and hold fast to your highest vision of who you are.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Your card, The Star, focuses on your optimism. When you wish on the stars, you really believe you can achieve your heart’s desires. Your job in this world is to convince others they can too, thereby helping to lead them home in a spiritual sense.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Like your Tarot card, The Moon, you are a creature of ever-changing moods. You do best when you attune to nature’s cycles and use them to refresh your intuitive powers. The Moon rules emotions, which are your strong suit, especially when you use your compassionate nature to help others.

Cat Astrology: Traits by Zodiac Sign

 

Cat Astrology: Traits by Zodiac Sign

Find your cat’s sign and learn more about their personality…

Do you have a pretty kitty or a downright fat cat? Trust us, the cosmos affect your kitties’ personalities and moods just as much as they affects ours.Look to your cat’s zodiac sign for clues to why your little beastie might be a lover … or a biter.Please include attribution to Tarot.com with this graphic.Cat Astrology: Traits by Zodiac Sign

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Your Venus Sign – Explore the erotic style of Venus in every zodiac sign

Your Venus Sign

Explore the erotic style of Venus in every zodiac sign

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of venus, love, astrology

 

Venus is the planet of beauty, art and love, ruling over romance, partnerships, sex and style. Yeah, baby!

As Venus moves through each zodiac sign, the love planet takes on a slightly different erotic personality. For example, in Aries love gets bold, while in Cancer it gets cozy.

And if you know what zodiac sign Venus is in currently (it moves from one zodiac sign to the next in about one month), it can help you deal with matters of the heart more successfully.

Here’s a quick glance at the style of love and flirting Venus has in every zodiac sign:

Venus in Aries is all fire! Expect passion, enthusiasm and some rough handling!

Venus in Taurus is sensuous and affectionate. You like to feel secure in love, so take your time and build up your passion slow, steady and strong.

Venus in Gemini is talkative and curious. Make mental connections with your partner to turn them on.

Venus in Cancer is nurturing and attentive. You love to please your partner, and are super sentimental.

Venus in Leo is creative and affectionate. When in love, you radiate joy toward your partner and the surrounding world!

Venus in Virgo is practical, and very focused on your partner’s needs. You strive for perfection in relationships.

Venus in Libra is energetic and partnership oriented. Your relationships are harmonious, and sex is an art performed with style.

Venus in Scorpio is sizzling and intense. Your passion is powerful, but you can be possessive and controlling in love.

Venus in Sagittarius is feisty! You’re friendly and flirtatious, and love is an adventure you’re eager to explore

Venus in Capricorn is cool on the outside, but hot to trot inside. You take your time with matters of the heart, but you’re as dedicated to your lover as you are to your work.

Venus in Aquarius is a quirky lover who is turned on by intellectual matters. You can be cool and detached, but open minded and experimental in bed.

Venus in Pisces is built for intimacy, and you’re willing to please your partner in every way. You’re a creative and dreamy lover, expressing your feelings in word and song.

April 2014 Love Horoscopes

April 2014 Love Horoscope

Weathering a Cosmic Storm

By Maria DeSimone

Brace yourself: When it comes to matters of the heart, April is going to be the most challenging month of 2014. Powerful cosmic events, including a stressful Lunar Eclipse, the Grand Cross and Uranus square Pluto, will pull many couples apart. But at least a few zodiac signs will escape with their relationships intact. Find out if you’re one of the lucky few by looking up your zodiac sign below!

Aries (March 21 – April 19): This will most certainly be a defining month for you in terms of relationships, Aries.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Considering that this will be the most difficult month of the entire year, astrologically speaking, your love life will be in better shape than most.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Your love life AND your social life might be extra difficult this month, much to your frustration.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): It might be impossible to focus on your love life at all this month.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): April will be a tense month for many different reasons, but when it comes to love it will be more frustrating for some than for others.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): There’s good news and bad news this month when it comes to love, Virgo.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Put on your suit of armor and get ready to protect your heart this month, Libra.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): It appears you are one of the lucky few who will receive a “pass” from the universe when it comes to love troubles this month.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Ouch. That’s what you may feel as it relates to your love life for most of the month.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): While it’s true that you may feel stressed out because of other factors this month, your love life isn’t likely to be one of them.

Aquarius (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): You might feel grateful if you can skate by this month with a rather uneventful love life.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Love, sex and magic. That would be your idea of a perfect love forecast, wouldn’t it?

Zodiac Sign Qualities – Explore the meaning of Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs

Zodiac Sign Qualities

Explore the meaning of Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs

Tarotcom Staff on the topics of zodiac, insight, astrology

Ok friends, are you ready to dive a little bit deeper into Astrology? You probably know there are 12 zodiac signs and four elements (Fire, Earth, Air and Water), but have you heard about zodiac sign “qualities?”

Every sign is influenced by one of three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable. Each of the qualities is defined by a point within each season: Cardinal signs begin a new season, Fixed signs carry the weight of the season, and Mutable signs conclude the season.

Take fall, for example. Fall Equinox falls on September 22, the same day the Sun enters Libra. Because Libra kicks off the fall season, that makes Libra a Cardinal sign. Scorpio takes over in the midst of fall, making it a Fixed sign. And the season concludes with the Sun in Sagittarius, making that a Mutable sign.

Get it? Astrology is all about nuance, so to truly understand a zodiac sign you must explore the quality each is associated with. So now that you understand how the qualities are structured, let’s take a look at each of the three Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable qualities, what they mean and how they shape your personality.

Cardinal signs

There are four Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Because these signs each start a new season, the quality of their energy is full of initiative. Cardinal signs are impulsive and dynamic, and they push strongly to start new things. In general, people with Cardinal signs in their birth charts generate more new ideas and projects, while those lacking Cardinal energy are more passive.

Fixed signs

There are four Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. These signs carry the weight of each season, which gives them a sturdy quality. Fixed signs are capable of great endurance, and generally people with much Fixed energy in their birth charts are stable and focused, whereas those lacking Fixed energy may not have much sticktoitiveness or perseverance.

Mutable signs

There are four Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Because these signs fall at the conclusion of each season, their energy anticipates movement and change. People with Mutable signs in their birth charts tend to be more flexible and adaptable to the changing world around them, while those lacking Mutable energy may be stubborn and inflexible or have a difficult time adjusting to new situations.

How qualities are used

When you’re learning Astrology, you’ll discover that every person has a mix of different zodiac signs, elements and qualities in their birth charts. Once you understand the energy of each quality and combine that information with what you know of each zodiac sign and element, a more complete picture will begin to develop.

For example, the Aries zodiac sign is the element of Fire and the quality is Cardinal. This “Cardinal Fire” combination is very bold, so the more Aries energy a person has in their birth chart, the more brazen they will be. On the other hand, Taurus is an Earth sign with a Fixed quality, so it would be called “Fixed Earth” and its overall energy is very slow and grounded.

Knowing how much of each quality you have in your birth chart is very important. These astrological nuances are what shape us as individuals, so going beyond your Sun sign is key when it comes to understanding Astrology.

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Zodiac Sign Qualities – Explore the meaning of Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs

Zodiac Sign Qualities

Explore the meaning of Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs

Tarotcom Staff    Tarotcom Staff on the topics of zodiac, insight, astrology

Ok friends, are you ready to dive a little bit deeper into Astrology? You probably know there are 12 zodiac signs and four elements (Fire, Earth, Air and Water), but have you heard about zodiac sign “qualities?”

Every sign is influenced by one of three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable.  Each of the qualities is defined by a point within each season: Cardinal signs begin a new season, Fixed signs carry the weight of the season, and Mutable signs conclude the season.

Take fall, for example. Fall Equinox falls on September 22, the same day the Sun enters Libra. Because Libra kicks off the fall season, that makes Libra a Cardinal sign. Scorpio takes over in the midst of fall, making it a Fixed sign. And the season concludes with the Sun in Sagittarius, making that a Mutable sign.

Get it? Astrology is all about nuance, so to truly understand a zodiac sign you must explore the quality each is associated with. So now that you understand how the qualities are structured, let’s take a look at each of the three Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable qualities, what they mean and how they shape your personality.

Cardinal signs

There are four Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Because these signs each start a new season, the quality of their energy is full of initiative. Cardinal signs are impulsive and dynamic, and they push strongly to start new things. In general, people with Cardinal signs in their birth charts generate more new ideas and projects, while those lacking Cardinal energy are more passive.

Fixed signs

There are four Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. These signs carry the weight of each season, which gives them a sturdy quality. Fixed signs are capable of great endurance, and generally people with much Fixed energy in their birth charts are stable and focused, whereas those lacking Fixed energy may not have much sticktoitiveness or perseverance.

Mutable signs

There are four Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Because these signs fall at the conclusion of each season, their energy anticipates movement and change. People with Mutable signs in their birth charts tend to be more flexible and adaptable to the changing world around them, while those lacking Mutable energy may be stubborn and inflexible or have a difficult time adjusting to new situations.

How qualities are used

When you’re learning Astrology, you’ll discover that every person has a mix of different zodiac signs, elements and qualities in their birth charts. Once you understand the energy of each quality and combine that information with what you know of each zodiac sign and element, a more complete picture will begin to develop.

For example, the Aries zodiac sign is the element of Fire and the quality is Cardinal. This “Cardinal Fire” combination is very bold, so the more Aries energy a person has in their birth chart, the more brazen they will be. On the other hand, Taurus is an Earth sign with a Fixed quality, so it would be called “Fixed Earth” and its overall energy is very slow and grounded.

Knowing how much of each quality you have in your birth chart is very important. These astrological nuances are what shape us as individuals, so going beyond your Sun sign is key when it comes to understanding Astrology.