Elements, Qualities & Temperaments

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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.


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 ofrepparttar 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 alsorepparttar 122443 natural rulers ofrepparttar 122444 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. Whererepparttar 122445 Cardinal signs initiates,repparttar 122446 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 arerepparttar 122447 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 arerepparttar 122448 Earth and Water signs. These signs are characterized as being more secretive, reflective and strategic.

Lynda Filer lives in sunny Brisbane, Australia and is the owner and webmaster of Astrological Knowledge (http://www.astrologicalknowledge.com) and Scullywag Design and Hosting (http://www.scullywag.com).

Mercury - Planet of Communication

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Diplomatic and charming, Libra rarely has any trouble finding friends to share their social time with. You make an excellent friend or companion, taking a genuine interest in others and offering a sympathetic shoulder to cry on when necessary.

Making decisions can almost berepparttar death of Libra at times though, as their innate need to weigh and balance allrepparttar 122442 pros and cons of a argument can be so frustrating and lengthy.

Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury in Scorpio is intense and secretive. This placement tends to make people skeptical and curious to get torepparttar 122443 bottom of things, to find outrepparttar 122444 real truth ofrepparttar 122445 matter.

Intuitive and often able to discernrepparttar 122446 weakness of others, you can be rather a scary person to come across let alone anger. You innate curiosity and ability to "read" other people makes you a natural investigator or detective. You are often entrusted with other peoples secrets, as they instinctively know that you can keep information to yourself.

Your manner can at times be rather abrupt, you have no time for fools. If you chose, your words can be used as weapons against others. If you feel it is not diplomatic to state what you truly feel you will remain silent, rather than compromise your integrity. However, often your silence is as frightening to others as if you had said what you thought.

Mercury in Sagittarius

Mercury in Sagittarius is out-going and lively. You are a natural story-teller and are not above "improving"repparttar 122447 truth if it increasesrepparttar 122448 dramatic effect. You have wide and varied interests and are likely to be fascinated with foreign cultures as well as philosophy and religion.

There can at times be a tendency to form opinions before allrepparttar 122449 facts are in and you are prone to saying exactly what is on your mind atrepparttar 122450 time, and damnrepparttar 122451 consequences. This is rarely if ever done in malice though, as Sagittarius' aim is to get atrepparttar 122452 truth - to explore and discover all that there is.

You enjoy study forrepparttar 122453 sake ofrepparttar 122454 knowledge it brings you andrepparttar 122455 only real difficulty you are likely to find here is that there is so much for you to learn and discover. You may feel you are spoiled for choice and find it hard to settle on one or two subjects at a time.

Mercury in Capricorn

Mercury in Capricorn is reserved and rather cautious. You weigh your words before saying anything, aware ofrepparttar 122456 impact that they can make. You are not overly friendly with others not already within in your social circle.

You have an excellent memory and are extremely diligent when applying yourself to a task. Planning and organization are your forte and anything you undertake, you do well and meticulously. You can at times be quite resistant to change as you have an inbreed love of tradition and order. You probably feel that often change is effected simply forrepparttar 122457 sake of change.

Although you may not be as quick as others to pick up new skills, once attained, you hone them well. This placement can sometimes indicate someone who feelsrepparttar 122458 need to vindicate themselves inrepparttar 122459 eyes of others. There may be a tendency to feel that others do not fully appreciate your mental capabilities.

Mercury in Aquarius

Mercury in Aquarius is avant-garde and insightful. New ideas excite you and you are likely to get hunches and intuitive flashes at times. Innovative and daring you are likely to be considered eccentric and "out there".

Although you are witty and outgoing, you can at times come across as being a little impersonal. You have high ideals and are not a social snob, accepting people for what they are, not their status or title. You are a good judge of character and are adept at seeing through torepparttar 122460 core of a person.

Progressive and at times revolutionary, you can be rather unsettling for more conservative types to be around. You have a natural talent for writing and speech that you should exploit.

Mercury in Pisces

Mercury in Pisces is intuitive and often artistic. You have a good imagination,repparttar 122461 only problem being that at times you may prefer to dabble in your daydreams than deal with day to day life.

This sign is often psychic in some ways and you tend to do best when you follow your hunches. Beauty and art are sure to move you profoundly in some way and if you have no flair yourself, you are likely to be a great admirer of others' talent.

Easily hurt, you can become moody and reclusive when you feel that someone has done you wrong. You are also trusting and a little naive at times, preferring to seerepparttar 122462 good in others even at your own expense at times. You need to watch that you are not taken in by every sob story you hear or by opportunistic con artist.

Lynda Filer lives in sunny Brisbane, Australia and is the owner and webmaster of Astrological Knowledge (http://www.astrologicalknowledge.com) and Scullywag Design and Hosting (http://www.scullywag.com).

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