The 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?
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