Today we are looking at our Sun Signs a little more closely. Most of us know general characteristics of our Sun Sign, but by looking closely at Elements, Qualities and Temperaments of different Sun Signs we gain a better understanding of them.
It must also be remembered that although your Sun Sign is a major part of your natal chart there are other planets in your natal chart that do also have a significant impact. It could be that although you have your Sun in Aires which is a Cardinal Fire sign with a Male Temperament, your chart on a whole could show a heavy tendency more towards Water signs with a Female Temperament. If this is case you are going to exhibit more of these tendencies as a whole.
AIRES - Cardinal, Fire, Male
TAURUS - Fixed, Earth, Female
GEMINI - Mutual, Air, Male
CANCER - Cardinal, Water, Female
LEO - Fixed, Fire, Male
VIRGO - Mutable, Earth, Female
LIBRA - Cardinal, Air, Male
SCORPIO - Fixed, Water, Female
SAGITTARIUS - Mutable, Fire, Male
CAPRICORN - Cardinal, Earth, Female
AQUARIUS - Fixed, Air, Male
PISCES - Mutable, Water, Female
ELEMENTS OR TRIPLICITIES
The twelve astrological signs are broken up into four different Elements (or Triplicities). These Elements are Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each Element has a sign from each of Qualities in it.
The Fire signs are Aires (Cardinal), Leo (Fixed) and Sagittarius (Mutable). These signs are go-getters. They are enthusiastic, energetic and optimistic. Their nature is warm and kind although they have a fiery temperament when things are not going their way.
The Earth signs are Taurus (Fixed), Virgo (Mutable) and Capricorn (Cardinal). As you may well imagine, these signs are often described as being salt of earth type as well as being known for their earthy and sensual nature. They are reliable, dependable and stable. Security is very important to these signs.
The Air signs are Gemini (Mutable), Libra (Cardinal) and Aquarius (Fixed). These signs are characterized by their need for intellectual stimulation. These signs may often be referred to by others as being rather "airy-fairy" or of having their head in clouds. Communication is important to these signs and intellectual over emotional is often emphasized.