There are 12-star signs in western astrology, divided into dualities of Feminine and Masculine energy.
These dualities were given to the signs over 2000 years ago and express the star signs’ primary energetic attributes.
Furthermore, the star signs belong to one of the four elements of FIRE, EARTH, AIR, and WATER. This is called TRIPLICITY, and each element symbolizes a fundamental characteristic.
Fire signs are ARIES, LEO, and Sagittarius; they are more enthusiastic and active.
EARTH signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, and they are the most practical and stable of all of the star signs.
AIR SIGNS are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and are said to be intellectual and communicative.
Water Signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. They have their emotionality and intuition in common.
We now can divide the signs even further into so-called Quadruplicities.
Those Quadruplicities denote a sign quality to interact with the outside world.
Four signs are cardinal: ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA, and CAPRICORN.
These signs are Initiators; they are more enterprising and outgoing than any other signs.
We can find those signs associated with Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice in the seasonal calendar. The appearance of those signs marks an essential change of seasonal energy, often associated with endings and new beginnings.
The four fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Those signs resist change and tend to hold on to things, thoughts, ideas, and sometimes even grudges. They tend to be more perfectors and finish things rather than initiate them.
The last four signs are mutable: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Their strength lies in their flexibility and adaptability to different circumstances.
As you can see, not one sign in the zodiac has the same duality, element, or quality as another one.
So now, when you look at your chart or the chart of a friend or family member, you can spot their Sun and Moon sign and figure out their duality, element, and quality. This will give you many insights into their outer and inner nature.
The SUN represents how we see ourselves ( our EGO), while the Moon marks our inner Soulaspect ( emotional motivation) and our need to feel safe and secure.
Let’s do an example: We assume that you are SUN in Aries and Moon in Leo; both are Fire signs; however, they have different qualities and duality.
Aries is masculine, and so is Leo. However, Aries is active, takes charge, and initiates. It is an excitable and energetic sign – it also is cardinal, which means it is open to new ideas, experiences, and adventures.
Leo, however, is s fixed sign that is much more focused on oneself, opinions, feelings, thoughts, and desires. It resists change and is set on what it thinks or feels. It is hard for a Leo to find new ways of thinking or change its way; it just does not adapt so well to unique circumstances. Ever tried to change Leos’s mind?
So SUN is how you see yourself. In our example, you describe yourself as open-minded, excited, courageous, and outgoing. Open to new ideas and seeking new adventures and experiences. However, with the Moon in Leo, the hidden aspect of emotional security. You like to have it your way. There is a sense of control ( fixed sign) and a desire to meet your own needs. It is easier for you if other people follow your ideas rather than you follow other people’s ideas if you be honest with yourself.
As we can see, there can be a certain ambivalence that can create conflict within ourselves and allow us to make aware of who we indeed are and that there is more than one force inside of us. There are hidden aspects under the surface that are opposite of what the outside world ( or we see ourselves). These forces need to be balanced and understood to harmonize our inner and outer life; otherwise, we will see those internal conflicts reflected in the outside world in the forms of partners, relationships, or situations.
Once they are understood, nurtured, and balanced out, our lives become much more at ease and harmonious.