The Mutable Mode

The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into three categories or modes, cardinal, fixed and mutable.

It symbolises the principle of flexibility and adaptation. Actually, it attempts to make a new integration of body, mind and soul, working with the energy of the other two modes.

It symbolises the principle of flexibility and adaptation. Actually, it attempts to make a new integration of body, mind and soul, working with the energy of the other two modes ‘

The mutable signs; Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, represent the closing month of each season.

These signs encompass some of the characteristics from the cardinal and fixed signs, as such they possess the ability to oscilate between extroversion and introversion, their purpose is to complete the work of the season and plan for the next season.

The mutable mode is receptive to change, versatile and adaptable, people with a strong mutable influence tend to be mobile, open-minded and natural mediators.The strength of this mode is diversity, it’s weakness is instability and avoidance of conflict.

The mutable houses, or cadent houses as they are more correctly named are the third, sixth, ninth and twelfth houses.

While consideration is given to the weighting of the zodiac mode, the weighting of the house modes is often passed over by astrologers, however the house highlights the areas of life where you will focus your energy and as such it is often helpful to be mindful of the balance of energy they contain as this can increase your understanding of your basic motivations.

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