Here’s a quick review of the modes of energy in astrology.
Cardinal signs carry the energy of beginnings with Aries carrying the spark of life which gets the Western zodiac wheel turning. Signs in this area are great at starting projects, being leaders, discerning issues and creating ways to address them. They are not the signs to go to for completing a project whether that’s in the middle or end of the process. They need the assistance of other signs in the charts to help them see things through. These signs start the seasons and drive the spirit of birth, life, death, and renewal.
Stabilizing, enduring, and innovative are just some of the words to describe fixed energy in astrology. Where as Aries starts us off, Taurus provides that nurturing space to plant the seeds of creation so they can develop into full fledged goals and projects. Without the perseverance of the fixed signs, there would be so many unfinished manuscripts, ideas, inventions, and relationships. The downside of fixed energy would be stubbornness, not being open to change, and becoming so invested in completing a project or goal that they neglect the world around them creating isolating circumstances and discord.
Finally we have our mutable signs. This is the energy of change that comes from nearing the end of any endeavor. Mutable signs give us flexibility, creativity, and an ability to see the forest not just the trees. These characteristics allow for us to take all of the energy of the cardinal and fixed signs to completion. To investigate, weigh, learn, and share with the collective the journey from start to finish and back again.