The circle of the zodiac contains within it, groupings of four zodiac signs called the quadruplicities. Big word for something so easy to understand and use. Knowing about these will help you quickly get a sense of the people you come in to contact with on a daily basis and their personality.
The term quadruplicities refers to these groups of signs and more specifically to certain characteristics that people who have planets in these signs, have in common.
If you combine this knowledge with the Zodiac Elements - you will be one step ahead in understanding those around you.
Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
In Aries, the cardinal quality gives rise to an attitude of ' I want to do my own thing my way, or get things my way. Self expression in their own way takes precedence.
In Cancer, the self orientation is masked by a cloak of caring for others. Emotional needs and mood are a primary motivation for them.
In Libra, we find individuals who have the ability to assess other people's strengths and weaknesses and make use of this knowledge so as to gain their own objectives.
In Capricorn, the cardinal quality shows in their stamina and ambition, which usually is demonstrated in a self-made man or woman. Results oriented and materialistic.
Fixed signs - Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius- tend to be people oriented. Their behavior is usually steady and consistent so people tend to trust them. Patient and persistent they can be be extremely headstrong and stubborn.
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
In Taurus, these qualities predominate in business relationships. Material possessions are important to them.
In Leo, we tend to find people with leadership qualities which are reflected in personal and group relationships. A powerful strength of purpose.
In Scorpio, we find individuals who have an absolute determination to see a project through. They seek to gain understanding to the underlying feelings within people.
In Aquarius, these individuals can assess, judge and thus, manipulate others. Although they seem detached communication is important to them.
Mutable signs- Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces - tend to be group oriented. These individuals relate best within a group rather than on a one-to-one basis. Versatile and restless they can be very resourceful and adaptable.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
In Gemini, we tend to find people who have natural wit, are popular and are extremely good at communicating with others. An active mind filled with ideas.
In Virgo, we find individuals who tend to have an uncanny ability for sorting out complex problems involving groups. They are the most practical of the mutable signs their work is very important to them.
In Sagittarius, the mutable signs qualities are reflected in their ability to inspire team effort in any venture. Restless they seek new adventures in life and ideas.
In Pisces, these qualities show up best in helping people within a structured environment. Intuitive, they are always trying to adapt to feelings and moods of others.
Use Zodiac Signs
Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable
in combination with the
Fire, Air, Earth, Water
to gain quick insights into the people around you.
If you are trying to get a quick sense of some of the basic characteristics of someone in your life than using the Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs as a guide will be a great help. As a side note, if there are a number of planets found in signs belonging to one of these groupings, it becomes more prominent in their personality, relationships and in their life.
Zodiac Elements will give you added insight and really boost your understanding of those around you. A quick example: You meet a Taurus - and you know that Taurus is a Zodiac sign that is a Fixed sign. Also Taurus is in the Zodiac Element of Earth. Easy to remember - grounded, down to earth. Fixed - stubborn - so probably best to ask, not tell and keep things practical.
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