If you’re even remotely interested in astrology, you’re probably aware of your Sun sign. That’s your “primary zodiac sign,” the one established by your birthday and the one you tell people when they ask, “What is your sign?” You’re a Leo, a Cancer, or an Aquarius, for example.
You may also be aware that your birth chart contains far more information than your Sun sign. Every planet in the sky has a sign, including the Moon, Mercury, and Saturn, as well as some points (like your Rising sign, determined by which sign was on the horizon when you were born).
The zodiac consists of 12 signs, each of which is broken down differently by astrologers. Fire, water, earth, and air are the four elements that each sign represents. If you’re a Pisces, for example, you can say you’re a water sign, or you can look at your entire birth chart and say that, while your Sun sign is a water sign, you also have a lot of planets in earth signs like Taurus and Virgo.
The signs are also divided into three qualities in astrology: cardinal, fixed, and changeable. These are referred to as modalities. Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are the four cardinal signs. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are fixed signs, whereas Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are mutable signs. Examine your horoscope for your Sun sign. What is its mode of operation? Examine your entire birth chart. Are there a number of planets in fixed, cardinal, or changeable signs in your horoscope?
What does it mean to be a zodiac cardinal sign?
Cardinal signs are the signs that appear at the beginning of each season. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, Aries heralds the start of fall, Cancer heralds the start of winter, Libra heralds the start of spring, and Capricorn heralds the start of summer. For people in the Northern Hemisphere, Aries ushers in spring, Cancer ushers in summer, Libra ushers in autumn, and Capricorn ushers in winter. As a result, they’re known as the zodiac’s leaders, trend-setters, and “idea people.”
They’re visionaries; they can handle new beginnings and change, and they can make things appear out of nowhere. While they may not always succeed in their endeavors, you can count on them to come up with great concepts and lay solid foundations.
Is it true that cardinal signs are unique?
To be honest, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of astrology or zodiac signs in general is probably your Sun sign. (For example, Scorpio, Gemini, Taurus, and so forth.) While your Sun sign is the first thing you notice when reading your horoscope, there’s a lot more to astrology than that. Cardinal signs, for example.
Are you unfamiliar with this astrological term? Consider it another way of categorizing each of the zodiac signs according to distinct attributes, this time by modality. In astrology, there are three different modalities: cardinal, fixed, and mutable, each of which brings out a particular set of attributes in the signs that belong into that category.
Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are the four zodiac signs that make up the cardinal sign category, according to certified astrologer Donna Page.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are the changeable signs. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are the fixed signs. (Can you tell me which modality you are?)
While each of the modalities and the zodiac signs that come under them offer something unique to the astrological table, cardinal signs are believed to be the zodiac’s initiators, or those who initiate change and leadership. (Isn’t that cool?)
According to professional astrologers Page and Sanasjia Clervoix, if you’re a cardinal sign and this resonates with you, or if you’re just astro-curious and want to learn more, here’s all you need to know about being a cardinal sign.
What is the name of the cardinal earth sign?
This is a sign that can have it all and enjoys having it, but despises losing it, much like a youngster with a favorite toy. Refusing to share has a bratty selfishness to it, but it also has a love and tenderness to it, as well as a total loyalty to their goods.
Venus rules Taurus, just as she does Libra. Libra, on the other hand, is concerned with Venusian attributes such as poetry, philosophy, and romantic love. Taurus enjoys the finer things in life, such as tangible possessions, luxuries, cuisines, beverages, furniture, exquisite fabrics, and priceless jewels, which would be offered to Venus at an ancient Roman shrine. Taurus is a nester, and he enjoys gathering all of his belongings into one ideally snug area. And this Venusian sign enjoys creating a meal for a loved one, spooning them in bed, or fucking them with savage ferocity. Taurus placements must again be wary of their own immaturity and avarice. Their possessiveness can extend beyond their worldly belongings to their lovers, and although this can be comfortable and consistent, it can also suffocate. Taurus has to build the skill to give things away since they have a scarcity mentality.
Sid Vicious, Cher, Karl Marx, Carmen Electra, Harper Lee, Shirley Temple, and George Clooney are all Taurus suns. They all have a distinctly compassionate beauty that can only be achieved with tenacity and a love for the physical environment.
The earth sign VIRGO is a changeable one. Given their anal-retentive reputation, this may come as a surprise. Other mutable signs are a little more… erratic. Type-A control freaks aren’t common in Gemini, Pisces, or Sagittarius. Virgos, on the other hand, are continually adjusting, always conscious of the balance between their own material wants and those of others, always holding space. This is both what makes them so appealing and what makes them so irritating. Virgos are always keeping score, and everyone else would prefer they kept their ideas to themselves at times.
“The Virgin, replete with long locks and a sheaf of wheat,” says the Virgo constellation. Let’s not picture this virgin as an adolescent who has a promise ring on her finger. Imagine Diana running through the woods with her bow and arrow, refusing to stop for any man, including a god. Virgo is passionately self-reliant and certain that they can do it all, and do it better, on their own. Of course, this isn’t always the case, but Virgo will adapt until they’ve gotten it just right.
Because Virgo is controlled by Mercury, their stock and trade is in communication and information. Let us recall these archetypes’ Greco-Roman origins once more. Mercury, the god, was the messenger of the gods, the sole power capable of traveling wherever without restraints, with speed and grace, from the highest peaks of Olympus to the lowest depths of the underworld. Virgo is the physical messenger, speeding from place to place, accumulating, arranging, and disseminating information. Gemini, the other sign controlled by Mercury, is connected with airborne and intangible information such as gossip and witty discussion. Whether you like it or not, they believe information transmission to be their responsibility and task.
Mother Teresa, Ingrid Berman, Caligula, Freddie Mercury, Amy Winehouse, Jesse Owens, and Mary Shelly are all famous Virgo suns. Their fame stems from their messages, which include songs, mottoes, and impacts that benefit others more than they benefit themselves.
A cardinal sign is CAPRICORN, the eldest and wisest of the earth elementals. That means that everything they do, like Libra, Aries, and Cancer, has a sense of immediacy and urgency to it. They’re ambitious, ready to get it done, and they want to get started right away. Capricorn, like the other cardinal signs, has an aversion to any elemental force that isn’t their own, as if anything that isn’t earth doesn’t exist. This means that in the Capricorn universe, there is no room for the distractions of airy solipsism, watery sensations, or flaming craziness. There is only this world: only the things we can touch and see, only material and terrestrial achievements, only the things we can do before we die. Capricorn may become chilly, aloof, and out of touch with their own internal landscape as a result of this; they readily compartmentalize those other elements of themselves in order to deal with worldly problems.
Saturn, the planet of order and discipline, and the astrological incarnation of Father Time, the most memento-mori planet, rules Capricorn. Capricorn is more focused with their own personal abilities: things that they can actually manifest, not simply fantasize, unlike Aquarius, the second Saturn-ruled sign, which prefers to apply Saturnian discipline to the collective, dreaming of better futures. If you don’t do it now, it won’t matter afterwards. Get it done before it’s too late, because there are no guarantees about second chances or new lives. Capricorns can hustle like no other sign in the zodiac, but their objectives and commitment to the grind can cause them to overlook personal milestones and interpersonal bonds, much like an emotionally distant, workaholic father. Saturn’s dominion might be a source of maturity, but it can also be a film that suffocates them in loneliness.
There was a reason why my Aquarian acquaintance was so eager for Capricorn’s genuine, earth-bound energies. Capricorn is resolved to stay focused and present, entirely committed to being alive, while the rest of us might easily get lost in the unrealour dreams, paranoias, and expectations.
Joan of Arc, Greta Thunberg, Martin Luther King, Nicolas Cage, David Bowie, Charo, Betty White, and Marlene Dietrich are all Capricorn suns. They all have an almost superhuman internal drive and attentiveness, and they’re all on a never-ending quest for global impact.
What are the three major signs of the zodiac?
When most individuals think of astrology, their solar sign is often the first thing that comes to mind. After all, that’s the sign you’d check up when reading your horoscope or researching your cosmic compatibility with your crush. Understanding the differences between your sun, moon, and rising signs is a crucial place to start if you’re ready to delve deeper into your own astrology.
In astrology, your “big three signs” are your sun, moon, and rising sign.
Consider them your most important astrological data. These three signs are quite essential in your horoscope, and each is in charge of a different aspect of your personality and total self. While the sun represents your core self and the moon your inner self, you might consider your rising sign to be reflective of your outward self.
Even if you don’t believe in astrology, it’s just a matter of time before someone asks you for your big three, so now is the time to practice. Let’s go through the basic meanings and differences of the sun, moon, and rising signs so you may start looking into your birth chart and using astrology to your advantage. Continue reading to learn more about this crucial astrological trifecta.
Are cardinal signs considered to be leaders?
The instigators are Cardinal signs, ready to move on with plans and attract those who can help them. Cardinal signals are leaders who are outgoing as a result of their active engagement with the world. They’re itching to get started on new initiatives, and they’re happiest when they’re in charge.
Taurus versus Capricorn: who is more obstinate?
These two astrological signs are frequently contrasted, and they are even considered one of the most compatible signs, in my opinion. Yes, they both desire financial security and are aware of how to accomplish it in a practical manner. Both are obstinate persons who take great satisfaction in the things they accomplish.
Financial prosperity is a wish for Taurus, while financial stability is a requirement for Capricorn, since it is a way to lay a foundation for the future.
Taurus is stubborn by nature, whereas Capricorn is stubborn for a reason. There’s always a reason for everything. This is why Capricorn finds it easier to make changes – a rational explanation might persuade Capricorn to change their minds. They, on the other hand, will never confess it. Instead, they will silently ponder on themselves and better themselves.
Taurus and Capricorn are earth signs that are practical and grounded. Both have moral universes that are quite robust. The only thing that separates them is how they present themselves and how they execute their ideas. Taurus attempts to persuade others to accept their message through verbal persuasion, and they are nearly always effective since they are so enthusiastic about it. If you do not agree with or follow their traditions, a Taurus can become enraged. Capricorns, on the other hand, like to communicate themselves through action rather than words. They like to demonstrate rather than tell because they believe that action is undeniable, but words can be misleading.
Both indications have a strong desire to work, but it is never unconditional. Both signals serve a specific purpose. Both anticipate receiving something in exchange for their efforts. Taurus, on the other hand, takes satisfaction in their work because they can see how their achievement will benefit them in the long run, adding to their sense of financial security in the future. Capricorn is conceited for the purpose of being conceited. Capricorn values pride because it is not only a sign of improved security, but also a mood enhancer and self-esteem builder. Capricorn’s worth in the world is assured by pride.
Finally, there’s the controversy over which star sign is “happier.” My solar sign is Capricorn, and I am a Capricorn. I’ve met a lot of Tauruses before, and the most significant distinction between Capricorn and Taurus is their emotional worlds. Capricorns have a rather “cool” exterior, yet we are incredibly sensitive and sentimental individuals beneath it. We simply don’t enjoy being vulnerable and predictable, so we don’t wear our hearts on our sleeves. The requirement to preserve security is the reason for this. Taurus, on the other hand, gives you exactly what you see. On the outside, they appear to be cool, and that’s because they are. Taurus is a more outgoing sign, yet they are still real introverts. They are unquestionably the happier of the two. Unfortunately, Capricorn is the most misunderstood of the zodiac signs, and as a result of our sensitive nature, we are prone to social misunderstandings, solitude, and inner struggle. Capricorn, on the other hand, can become nearly invincible, both socially and emotionally, after we have a solid basis on which to “grow.”
Aries, who should you marry?
Libra (opposites attract), Sagittarius, and Leo are the most compatible signs for Aries in friendship and romantic relationships (fellow fire signs will speak their same passionate language).