I always associate Virgo with fall because it is when school starts, the end of unconstructed summer days. However, Virgo is actually the last sign of summer with Libra bringing in autumn. Correspondingly I think of Pisces as spring because where I live it is the time when we start seeing warm days. Officially it is the end of winter with Aries signaling the start of the new season.
The cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn mark the seasons’ beginnings, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. The fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, are midseason, in full swing. The mutables, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, mark the ending and transition into each new season. So each sign is associated with both a season and a seasonal phase.
The cardinal modality is associated with action and beginnings. The fixed modality is associated with developing the action and keeping it going. Mutability shows transitional energy, culmination and adaptation. Understanding each season, its phases and their sign association is helpful in understanding the quality of the modalities themselves and their relation to the individual signs.
Do you have a favorite season or seasonal phase? How about a favorite sign? Do they correspond?