Classification according to element has gained such importance, that some astrologers start their interpretation of a natal chart , by studying the balance of elements shown by the position of planets and angles  especially the Sun, the Moon and the Ascendant. Each of the four elements manifests in three modalities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable.
Christian astrology relates the three qualities to the three aspects of God in the trinity [ citation needed ]. The combination of element and modality provides a basic sign characterization. For instance, Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, meaning that it is associated with action cardinal modality in the material world earth element. That can translate into ambition or practical application to the concrete, everyday necessities of life. Rulership is the connection between planet and correlated sign and house.
Psychologically-oriented astrologers often believe that Saturn is the ruler or co-ruler of Aquarius instead of Uranus; Neptune is the ruler or co-ruler of Pisces instead of Jupiter, and that Pluto is the ruler or co-ruler of Scorpio instead of Mars. Some astrologers  believe that the planetoid Chiron may be the ruler of Virgo, while other group of modern astrologers claim that Ceres is the ruler of Taurus instead.
Other astrologers, still, use the former planets Pallas, Vesta, Juno and Hygiea in their delineations and rulerships, for example Vesta to Taurus and Pallas to Virgo. Debate continues between those who consider the newly discovered planets as rulers or co-rulers of certain signs and those that do not. Therefore, they do not take into account planetary rulerships and the essential dignities when interpreting an astrological chart.
Note that, if one starts from Leo and Cancer, the traditional planetary rulers are arrayed outward in the same order from the sun as they occur in the natural solar system. Note that modern rulerships, which attribute Pluto as ruler of Scorpio, break this symmetry. The following table shows both traditional  and modern  rulerships. To note that Fire and Air light elements signs are opposited between them, like happens for Earth and Water ones heavy elements. A traditional belief of astrology, known as essential dignity , is the idea that the Sun, Moon and planets are more powerful and effective in some signs than others, because the basic nature of both is held to be in harmony.
By contrast, they are held to find some signs to be weak or difficult to operate in because their natures are thought to be in conflict. The most important of these categories are Dignity, Detriment, Exaltation and Fall. In traditional astrology, other levels of Dignity are recognised in addition to Rulership. These are known as Exaltation see below , Triplicity , Terms or bounds , and Face or Decan , which together are known as describing a planet's Essential dignity , the quality or ability to give of one's true nature.
In addition to essential dignity, the traditional astrologer considers Accidental dignity of planets. This is placement by house in the chart under examination. Accidental dignity is the planet's "ability to act. On the other hand, Moon in the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th would be more able to act as these are Angular houses.
Planets in Succedent houses of the chart 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th are generally considered to be of medium ability to act. The first decanate is said to be most emphatically of its own nature and is ruled by the sign ruler. The last decanate is sub-ruled by the next in order in the same triplicity. While the element and modality of a sign are together sufficient to define it, they can be grouped to indicate their symbolism.
The first four signs, Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer, form the group of personal signs. The next four signs, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio form the group of interpersonal signs. The last four signs of the zodiac, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, form the group of transpersonal signs. The tropical zodiac is the zodiac of seasonal factors as opposed to the sidereal zodiac constellation factors.
The primary seasonal factors are based on the changing ratio of sunlight and darkness across the year. The first factor is whether the chosen time falls in the half of the year when daylight is increasing, or the half of the year when darkness is increasing. The second factor is whether the chosen time falls in the half of the year when there is more daylight than darkness, or the half when there is more darkness than daylight.
The third factor is which of the four seasons the chosen time falls in, defined by the first two factors. Thus  . In Indian astrology, there are five elements: fire, earth, air, water, and ether. The master of fire is Mars, while Mercury is of earth, Saturn of air, Venus of water, and Jupiter of ether. The relation of the signs to the elements is the same in the two systems. All twelve zodiac signs are in our birth chart.
In some people some zodiac signs will dominate over others but obviously all of us, sooner or later, in one dimension of experience rather than another, will act under the impulse of these energies. A zodiac sign is something much more complex and deeper than a list of personality traits or behavioural stereotype. All the zodiac signs contain conflicts, ambivalence, duplicity, deficiencies. Again, the meaning of each zodiac sign cannot be understood if not included in the logic of the entire zodiac.
Aries is the first zodiac sign and symbolically represents the seed of a new life cycle: the entrance of the sun in Aries, in fact, coincides with the beginning of spring when nature awakes from its long winter hibernation. In this period we witness the eruption of the forces of life being born, the creative force of nature explodes, vital and exuberant, in thousands of directions, without any order or fear: the importance is being born.
It is no accident that Easter is celebrated at the onset of spring. In the Christian world, Easter, the day of resurrection, represents the victory of life over death. Similar to a flower blossoming, a new personality is born on the psychological level: its first instinct is to give shape, recognise the qualities hidden deep within itself, learn its colours and fragrances and, only by undertaking new experiences and setting multiple goals, can it discover the range of its potential and fully express them.
Under the influence of Aries' energy, thus driven by a strong spirit of initiative and self-determination, by various dreams and the thirst for newness, we throw ourselves into new endeavours knowing that our young personality is still fragile and untried. But it is the energy of fire that drives us. Thus we throw ourselves heart and soul into what we spontaneously and immediately undertake without worrying about the consequences of our actions. This is why, often, our behaviour may seem immature and reckless to others. When we are born, there is no past, no future, just the present.
Here and now is what counts. We do everything without second thought, inhibitions or influences and when we express our feelings or fight for something, we do it spontaneously, openly and sincerely. If Aries' energy is not evenly integrated, this need to live every minute of life to its fullest and immediate reach every goal could be expressed as impatience, impulsiveness and instability. It may lead to sudden and unforeseeable behaviour with the tendency to be discouraged when faced with difficult situations were constancy and perseverance are required.
Consequently, we uselessly waste our strength and energy without succeeding it achieving what we want.
If, instead, the drive for life represented by Aries is knowingly channelled and dominated, then we feel enthusiasm and strength grow within us and every morning is a new start. Days become a test field where we experiment and get to know ourselves. Obstacles become a chance to move forward, to conquer our fears and discover that it's not if you win or lose, but how you play the game. Taurus symbolically represents Mother Earth, the fertile womb that received the seed and prepares for gestation and growth.
It is the peak of spring. Nature must guarantee survival to the newborn.
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Thus it becomes passive, receptive, its rhythm slower and paced. The frenetic Aries period would now be dangerous: the earth, in this vegetative cycle phase, needs heat and nourishment. Similarly, on the psychological level, the personality that emerged under Aries requires consolidation and stability.
Taurus' energy awakes the conservation instinct within us and drives us to concentrate and focus all our efforts on building a favourable environment for our physical and psychological growth. In this phase we are highly dependent and influenced by our closest environment.
Horoscope Overview for November for Taurus:. The combination of element and modality provides a basic sign characterization. You take a step back, focus on intimacy with a partner, or simply retreat a little from the hectic pace of life. Fortunately, by the 24th as Venus embraces Jupiter, you'll receive a major reward for all the compromise and collaboration you've done with someone you're deeply bonded to. Astrology by tradition Babylonian astrology Burmese zodiac Early Irish astrology Chinese astrology Christianity and astrology Magi Astrology in Hellenistic Egypt German astrology Cosmobiology Hamburg School of Astrology Hellenistic astrology Hindu astrology Nadi astrology Jewish views on astrology Hebrew astronomy Maya calendar Astrology in medieval Islam Astrology in Sri Lanka Tibetan astrology Western astrology Yemeni astrology Astrology by type Agricultural astrology Electional astrology Esoteric astrology Classical planets in Western alchemy Geomancy and astrology Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot Financial astrology Heliocentric astrology Horary astrology Horoscopic astrology Judicial astrology Karmic astrology Katarchic astrology Locational astrology Astrocartography Medical astrology Meteorological astrology Natal astrology Natal chart Psychological astrology Sidereal and tropical astrology Sun sign astrology Synoptical astrology. A particular feature of the Chinese zodiac is its operation in a year cycle in combination with the Five Phases of Chinese astrology Wood , Fire , Metal , Water and Earth. Mercury is direct from November 20th forward: Mercury continues to transit your solar seventh house.
We need a habitat that welcomes and sustains us in our growth, like a plant needs the earth, water, heat and light to grow. The Moon in Aries, will encourage you to take some time off today and simply sit back to brood in the sanctity of your comfortable surroundings at home. You need to get over the feeling of depression that may be eating you from inside.
You have always enjoyed stability in whatever you did and today you may be getting a feeling that your boat is rocking. Being a stickler for completing your tasks at the work place you have never left things to chance. May be this commitment is not being appreciated. Maybe a change of surroundings will do you a lot of good.
Wear something in your lucky colour orange today to channel the positive vibrations of the cosmic event in your life.