is easily understood when you think:
The year is divided into four seasons; spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Each season has three months, each month with its own sign. 12 months,
There are three qualities, or stages to each season. The first month of every
season is termed CARDINAL: it initiates the season. The second month is
FIXED: its when the season is most stable, dug in. The third month is
MUTABLE: the culmination, adaptable and ready to change. 4 seasons, three
qualities or months per season; 12 months.
are four elements that rotate like the seasons, but in a different pattern.
They cycle FIRE, EARTH, AIR, WATER, three times over the span of a year.
FIRE is active and initiating; EARTH is the passive, a practical builder;
AIR is active, the thinking element, the intellect; and WATER is passive,
and feels, deals with the emotional content. Four elements time three
months, 12 months.
is a science of patterns and interpretations, built on centuries of observations
made by astrologers. The seasonal patterns follow the same dictates as
Each sign is a type of energy. We are made up of these energies, each of
us alive on this planet Earth. We are each a collection, unique and
different from each other. How we express these energies makes us unique.
Astrologers seek to understand these collections in order to best access
the abundance life has to offer.