The Modes

The modes explain how each motive is achieved. Is the sign aggressive or pushy? Or is it stable until it’s time to strike? The modes relate to the three different phases of a season: the Beginning (also known as Cardinal), the Middle (also known as Fixed), and the End (also known as Mutable). Let’s take a closer look at how these energies work:
Cardinal: These are signs that introduce each new season, including Aries (spring), Cancer (summer), Libra (autumn), and Capricorn (winter). Their mode of expressing their elements is by assertion of their will.
Fixed: These signs symbolize stabilization and are represented by the middle of each season. They include Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Their mode of expressing their elements is through persistence.
Mutable: These are the signs that prepare the seasons for change, including Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Their mode of expressing their elements is through adaptability.