Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn




The Cardinal signs, also known as “pioneers” or “initiators,” are linked to each season’s creation and beginning.

The Cardinal signs, also known as “pioneers” or “initiators,” are linked to each season’s creation and beginning. The nature of these signs drives them to action, initiation, and creation.

They seek and produce change and actively work to make things happen. They make decisions quickly, taking action and directing others according to their vision.

Natural leaders do not like to take orders or deal with people or situations that represent an obstacle to their entrepreneurial spirit.

The Cardinal Signs

The Cardinal Signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

  • Cardinal Houses - First, Fourth, Seventh, Tenth.
  • Keywords - Action, entrepreneurship, challenge, affirmation, initiation, energy, change, leadership, willpower, impetuosity.
  • Cardinal Personality - you need to initiate changes for everything to work. Natural leaders carry other signals to act. They are the zodiac’s most active, proactive, and enterprising signs.

How is the Cardinal Quality Manifested in the Signs?

In an astrological chart, with four or more planets in Cardinal signs, willpower and the desire for leadership are characteristics that stand out from all the others. Mastering the Cardinal quality can override the position of the Sun in a more peaceful (or “passive”) and receptive Sun Sign and be the secret to success.

Aries

- March 21 to April 20 -

It is the sign where the expression of the Fire element is most dynamic. He has an entrepreneurial personality and remains in control with immense willpower, one step ahead of everyone.

Learn more about the Aries sign

Cancer

- June 22 to July 22 -

Sign restricted by the Water element, and it concentrates the Cardinal energy in a lighter but less ambitious way. He has a tenacious personality that seeks emotional control, especially over home and family.

Learn more about the Cancer sign

Libra

- September 24 to October 23 -

This seems to be the least determined of the Cardinal signs. However, he demonstrates his Cardinal quality in the desire to control his social relationships and the controlling way he handles the situations in which he gets involved.

Learn more about the Libra sign

Capricorn

- December 22 to January 20 -

It is the sign where the Cardinal element stands out the most. This increases the determination that the Earth element generally lacks, making this negative sign one of the most ambitious in the zodiac.

Learn more about the Capricorn sign

Influence of the Cardinal Signs on the Planets

Positioning in a Cardinal sign energizes a planet, reinforcing willpower and a strong desire for leadership, the most apparent characteristics of Cardinal signs.

Dynamic Planets

Dynamic planets are active and reactive planets that initiate changes and are male in quality. When positioned in Cardinal signs, the characteristics of strength and leadership are further enhanced. Mars, for example, can be unstoppable in fiery, buoyant, and Cardinal Aries.

  • Dynamic Planets: Sun, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto.

Placid Planets or Passive Planets

When these planets are energized in the Cardinal signs, they can become nervous and irritable.

  • Placid planets: Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune.

Neutral Planets

When positioned in Cardinal signs, they tend to express themselves more clearly. Neutral planets are planets without significant energy that can be passive or dynamic, depending on the planets with which they are associated.

  • Neutral Planets: Mercury and Chiron.

The Modes of Signs