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The Quadruplicities in Astrology

28dfec591cfb919789ef0b83845b6f44The Quadruplicities in Astrology

Quadruplicities are a representation of the three basic qualities in all of life: Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer.

We find this trilogy reflected in some religions: The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost or Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva also in the symbolism of the Celtic Trinity.

In Astrology they correlate as qualities with in a grouping of the signs using the terms:Cardinal Fixed and Mutable also described as Action, Security and Learning.

The Cardinal Signs (Creative): Aires, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn and refer to action and initiative.

The Fixed signs (Sustainer): Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius  and refer to security, and consolidated learning.

The Mutable signs (Destroyer): Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces  and refer to the evaluation of learning, the letting go and transitioning into the creative again.

You will notice each category of qualities contains one of the four elements.

The Quadruplicity also refers to house positions using the terms : Angular Succedent and Cadent.

Angular Houses correspond to the main angles or “where or how we begin” and houses one, four, seven and ten.  The Creator

Succedent Houses correspond to the “attaining, consolidating, succeeding” and houses two, five, eight and eleven.  The Sustainer

Cadent Houses correspond to “ coming to the end, resolution, to disperse and the houses three, six, nine and twelve. The Destroyer

Where are the Cardinal signs your in chart and what can you discover about yourself?

Comments most welcomed here.

Lynda Lee

 

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a beautiful and helpful breakdown and metaphor for the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable signs! As a Leo, the learning aspect of my fixed/sustainer sign definitely resonates with me. Thank you, Lynda!

    September 29, 2013
    • You are most welcome John. Astrology is an amazing tools for Self Acceptance and Self Awareness

      September 30, 2013

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