The Qualities in Astrology
After the elements, Astrology uses another classification to define the
different temperaments of the Signs. The Qualities, also called the
Quadruplicities, because they are divided into groups of four, describe a
personís attitude in life. Your Quality is a good indicator of how you deal with
Cancer, Aries, Libra and Capricorn share this quality. The Cardinal Signs
are known as the initiators of the Zodiac. You are not likely to find a person
in this group slacking off- they like to keep one step ahead of the crowd. They
have a strong need to control what is happening around them.
Cancer controls emotions, home and family; Aries look for leadership and
control in many areas; Libra likes to control the social atmosphere and their
partnerships; Capricorn uses and controls the material environment.
If you are a Leo, Taurus, Aquarius or Scorpio, you are a fixed sign. The
fixed signs are not as interested in manipulating their environment as their
Cardinal brothers and sisters- they are happy to concentrate on personal matters
and will resist outside attempts at trying to change their lives. They tend to
hang on to the past, which is their biggest weakness, but they are strong in
Taurus is the more mainstream of the bunch; Leo has a hard time adapting
behavior to different circumstances; Aquarius can become stuck in a negative
self-image; Scorpio has a tendency to get mired in emotional mud.
The Mutable Signs are Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces. This group
is the most exposed to environmental influences. Itís easy for these people to
let go, but they do tend to look for security to anchor their own instabilities
Virgo is very much dominated by his or her environment; Gemini tends to
change ideas and directions often; Sagittarius goes through life with a
continually adaptive view of things; from the outside, Pisces appear to adapt to
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