There are three modalities in Astrology: cardinal, fixed and mutable. Yesterday I talked a bit about Cardinality And The Angles so I thought I’d mention the fixed modality. The fixed modality is like it sounds, stable. My favorite buzzword for this is tenacious. While the cardinal modality is associated with action and starting action, the fixed modality is of paramount importance in developing what is started.
The fixed signs are Taurus, ruled by Venus; Leo, ruled by the sun; Scorpio, ruled by Pluto; and Aquarius, ruled by Uranus. The angles of the chart are cardinal, as are the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses. The fixed houses follow behind, the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th. These houses represent the areas that follow the angles, develop the qualities described by the angles.
Planets in fixed signs or fixed houses display an energy that is capable of follow through, building, loyalty. Fixed chart elements go the distance and resist change.
Do you have planets in fixed signs or houses? Do they express tenacity?