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The Water signs are Cancer (Cardinal), Scorpio (Fixed) and Pisces (Mutable). These signs are known for their emotional nature and may often be noted as being rather "deep". Water signs are often noted for their intuitive and at times almost psychic abilities.
QUALITIES, MODALITIES OR QUADRUPLICITIES
The twelve astrological signs are divided into three different groups called Qualities (also known as Modalities or Quadruplicities). The three qualities are Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Each Quality has a sign from each of different Elements.
The Cardinal signs are Aires (Fire), Cancer (Water), Libra (Air) and Capricorn (Earth). These signs are self-motivators and show intuitive and determination in their endeavors. They are natural leaders and are unafraid to venture into new territory. They are also natural rulers of 1st (Ascendant), 4th (Imum Coeli), 7th (Descendant) and 10th (Medium Coeli) Astrological Houses. The beginning of these signs are also linked to an equinox or a solstice.
The Fixed signs are Taurus (Earth), Leo (Fire), Scorpio (Water) and Aquarius (Air). These signs are noted for their persistence and determination. Where Cardinal signs initiates, Fixed signs refine and perfect.
The Mutable signs are Gemini (Air), Virgo (Earth), Sagittarius (Fire) and Pisces (Water). These signs are known for their adaptability and ability to handle change.
The signs can also be broken down into two separate Temperaments, male and female.
The male signs are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. You may notice that these are Fire and Air signs. These signs are noted for their more aggressive and dynamic, idealistic personalities.
The female signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. You may notice that these signs are Earth and Water signs. These signs are characterized as being more secretive, reflective and strategic.
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