What Are You Made of, Astrologically?
The balance of the Elements and the Qualities is one of the simplest approaches to interpreting the birth details of a person, and yet it can be surprisingly revealing. Subscribers to my Micro-Lessons of Astrology acknowledge that a brief description of the Qualities that I offered helped them to understand themselves and their partners, their strengths and weaknesses.
There can surely be different approaches to evaluating the balance of the Elements and the Qualities. This particular algorithm only takes into account the natal planets, from the Sun to Pluto. It also assigns a different weight to different groups of planets. The Luminaries, the Sun and the Moon, get 4 points. Personal Planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) get 3 points each. Social Planets (Jupiter and Saturn) get 2 points each, whereas Uranus, Neptune and Pluto only get 1 point each.
Interpretations only appear for those factors that either stronger or weaker than the average. For example, if the amount of Fire in your profile is average, you won't see anything about it, but if it is stronger or weaker than average, you will!
It might be interesting to ponder on your so called "synthetic sign". It's the sign of the zodiac at the intersection of your strongest Element and Quality. It can often be your Sun Sign or Moon Sign, and so unsurprising, but occasionally it can be something very different and thought-provoking.
I hope you will enjoy this interactive feature. Please do not hesitate to contact me and tell me about your discoveries.
Planets' Positions at Birth
|Sun||29° 43' Virgo||Jupiter||17° 33' Capricorn|
|Moon||6° 33' Sagittarius||Saturn||25° 23' Capricorn|
|Mercury||23° 53' Libra||Uranus||10° 08' Taurus|
|Venus||17° 48' Leo||Neptune||19° 16' Pisces|
|Mars||27° 02' Aries||Pluto||22° 31' Capricorn|
Modes and Qualities Count
The average values for the Elements are from 6 to 7, for the Qualities -- from 8 to 10. If your points for an Element are above the average, that Element is strong in your profile, and the more points, the stronger it is. But if the number of points is less than average, that Element is weak, and the lesser -- the weaker. The same is true about the Qualities.
Below you will find interpretations for strong or weak Elements and Qualities for the submitted birth details.
The Element of Fire is Strong
Strong Fire gives the person plenty of energy. He or she has a constant urge for activity, and only very serious obstacles or lengthy periods of bad luck can deprive him or her of their innate optimism. Fire people are happy to share with other people their ideas, energy and enthusiasm. The Element of Fire is the engine of the world!
On the physical level, a strong Fire gives an accelerated metabolism, propensity to hot and spicy food, as well as to inflammatory diseases, high temperatures and sweating.
On the emotional level, warmth, passion, ardor, desire to warm-up another person, to share with him or her one's optimism are prominent. We can literally say about a person with strong Fire that he or she is hot!
On the intellectual level, strong Fire gives idealism. In any situation this person seeks the essence -- the idea -- and gets happy like a child, if succeeds, often forgetting about the practical side of the issue.
The Element of Earth is Strong
Strong Element of Earth makes a person practical, realistic, firmly standing on the ground and recognising only tangible things. He or she is usually thrifty, has a high capacity for work, able to do things with his or her own hands and possesses diligence in financial matters. The Element of Earth is the flesh of the world.
In the body, the Earth is responsible for the construction of organs, tissues, systems, and for making sure that the building materials are available in sufficient quantities and in the necessary assortment. That's why when this Element is represented excessively or disharmonically, salt deposits or stone formation can occur in the body, or there can be vascular sclerosis, or excessive fat stores, or an accumulation of substances that should have been removed from the body. When the Element of Earth is strong, metabolism is somewhat slowed down, and people better tolerate cold rather than heat.
The practicality of Earth also shows itself in the intellectual plane. It helps to implement, to make real the most beautiful but intangible ideas and concepts of Fire and Air. The idealists and the dreamers dislike the realists of the Earth Element because the latter would immediately start counting how much of what they will need, and how much it will cost, and whether they have enough resources, and so on. However, without people with strong Earth humanity would probably still lived in caves and only dreamed about flying to the starts.
The Element of Air is Weak
Weak Air makes it difficult for the person to establish contacts with the others. He or she might be very clever but nobody will ever realise this, just because it is so difficult to engage them in a communication. Like an astronaut in the vacuum of the outer space, people lacking the Element of Air feel themselves isolated and need an assistance from the others.
The Element of Water is Weak
Weak Water manifests itself as a lack of imagination. It can erect around the person the boundaries of dry realistic schemes, depriving him or her of emotional support and intuitive rapport with others.
The Cardinal Quality is Strong
Strong cardinality is typical for initiators, generators of ideas, people making the first step in a new direction.
Acute, suddenly emerging health problems are typical for Cardinal people. These usually come to naught quite quickly, without leaving behind a significant trace.
The impulse that prompts Cardinal people to take an action usually comes from within. It arises in their mind, and so the Cardinal quality is sometimes also called 'mental'.
On one hand, this way of motivation is beneficial, since Cardinal people are very independent, but on the other hand, there is also a hidden weakness, as the Cardinal people's actions are usually poorly connected with reality.
Another fundamental weakness of these people is that they are unable to continue what was started. For this, they need assistance of people representing the other two Qualities, the Fixed people in the first place.
The Fixed Quality is Weak
This means that the person is unstable. It would be better for him or her to not engage in an activity that requires a lot of time for completion.