Astrology Cheat Sheet

Polarities, Modes, Elements, Quadrants, Signs, Planets, and Houses

Polarities

POLARITYTRAITSDESCRIPTION
YANG

Aries
Gemini
Leo
Libra
Sagittarius
Aquarius
Masculine

Phallus
External

Assertive Extrovert, Radiates Outward, Open Display
Logical, Intellectual, Direct, Unmasked, Straight Shot
Loud, Outspoken, Blunt, Insensitive, Demanding, Hard Facts
Independent, Competitive, Dominant, Powerful
Hard, Rigid, Impenetrable, Formidable, Confident
Drive for Freedom or Independence, Conflict
Airy, Unstable, Unlimited, Unrestrained, Unstructured, Chaos
Simple, Uncultured, Undefined, Immature, Impulsive
Active, Fast, Immaterial, Energy
Open, Carefree, Expansive, Widespread, Maximum, Generous
Hot, Dry, Light, Day
YIN

Taurus
Cancer
Virgo
Scorpio
Capricorn
Pisces
Feminine

Womb

Internal

Passive Introvert, Incubation, Held or Protected Within
Emotional, Intuitive, Mystical, Mysterious, Hidden
Quiet, Silent, Sensitive, Accepting, Poetic, Creative, Artistic
Innocent, Dependent, Compliant, Supportive
Soft, Flexible, Vulnerable, Unprotected, Insecure
Need For Security or Protection, Harmony
Earthy, Grounded, Limited, Restricted, Organized Structure
Complex, Cultured, Refined, Formal, Compulsive
Inactive, Slow, Heavy, Material
Enclosed, Reserved, Narrow, Deep, Reception, Minimal
Cold, Wet, Dark, Night

Modes

MODETRAITSDESCRIPTION
Cardinal
Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
First Action

New Structure
Creative Force

First, Foremost, Foundation

Inception, New Start, Birth, Beginning

Original, Trailblazer, Chief, Founder

Fundamental, Quintessential, Inherent, Key
Fixed
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
No Action

Established Structure
Organized Force

Stability, Security, Reliable Commitment, Tenacity

Law, Order, Organization, Collaboration, Control

Traditional, Conservative, Establishment

Solid, Material, Inanimate Object, Resource, Property, Asset
Mutable
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Spontaneous Action

No Structure
Evolving Force

Mobility, Mutation, Evolution

Inconsistent, Inconstant, Fluctuating

Spontaneous, Random, Unpredictable

Variety, Diversity, Flexibility

Elements

ELEMENTTRAITSDESCRIPTION
Fire
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Light
Mobile
Fast
Unconventional
Open
Energy

Energy, Action, Inspiration, Inspired Action, Unbridled Action, Adventure, Ambition, Drive, Desire, Free Spirit, Freedom Movement
Earth
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Heavy
Darkest
Most Immobile
Inanimate
Most Conventional
Closed
Body

Physical Body, Bodily Tissue, Physical Senses, Matter, Solid Material, Objects, Material Possessions, Substance, Terrestrial, Ground, Organized Structure, Routine Repetition
Air
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Lightest
Most Mobility
Short and Quick
Most Unconventional
Widely Open
Mind

Mind, Thought, Intellect, Logic, Information, Data, Mental Anxiety, Atmosphere, Space, Ether, Freethinker, Imagination, Illusion, Fantasy
Water
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Heaviest
Dark
Immobile
Slow
Conventional
Enclosed
Emotion

Emotion, Emotional Connection, Emotional Attachment, Artistic Design, Romantic, Mystical, Empathic, Compassionate, Extra Sensory

Quandrants

QUADRANTTRAITSDESCRIPTION
Quadrant 1PersonalAries: Personal Foundation {Personal Appearance}
Taurus: Personal Assets {Personal Property}
Gemini: Personal Evolution {Personal Ideas}
Quadrant 2
Private
Cancer: Private Foundation {Private Origins}
Leo: Private Assets {Private Provisions}
Virgo: Private Evolution {Private Service}
Quadrant 3
Social
Libra: Social Foundation {Social Image}
Scorpio: Social Assets {Shared Resources}
Sagittarius: Social Evolution {Social Beliefs}
Quadrant 4
Public
Capricorn: Public Foundation {Public Foundation}
Aquarius: Public Assets {Public Value}
Pisces: Public Evolution {Public Service}

Signs, Planets, Houses

Sign: Personal Experience

Planet: Energy Force

House: Life Area

SIGN, PLANET, HOUSEPOLARITY, MODE, ELEMENT, QUADRANTDESCRIPTION
ARIES

Mars, Eris

1st House
Yang

Cardinal

Fire

1st Quadrant
Energy

Self Image

Ambition to Destroy with the Intent to Start Fresh or Create Something New in its Place. Desire, Self-Driven Action, or Energy Force to Experience or Build Something New which is Inherently Destructive of any Previous Structure. An Impenetrable Trailblazer. An Active Drive or Competitive Force especially for Dominance or for a New Start, New Birth, New Development, or New Structure. Physical Energy. Conflict, Wars, Fires, Explosions, Demolitions, or Cleansing Forces that make way for New Growth or New Material. Powerful Start but may Lose Steam.
TAURUS

Venus, Ceres

2nd House

*April 21 – May 22
Yin

Fixed

Earth

1st Quadrant
Material

Personal Resources

Nature, Natural Resources, Plants, Minerals, Stones, Metals, Self-sustainability, Materialism, Material Assets, Material Security is Paramount

Physical Body, Physical Senses, Physical Affection, Human Touch, Stable or Secure Commitment, Unwavering Determination, Money, Industrialized Manufacturing, Manufactured Products, An Established Structure or Building, Conventional Structures, Ground, Cement Foundation, Ground Floor, House, Material Possessions, Furniture, Clothing, Food, Land, Property Ownership, Real Estate, Monuments
GEMINI

Mercury, Pallas

3rd House
Yang

Mutable

Air

1st Quadrant
Mind

Personal Ideas

Exchange of Information or Material Assets in the ‘Town Square’ or Marketplace. Financial Exchange, Trade, Merchant Trade. Local Travel, Mobilized Adaptability, Running Errands. Superficial but Direct Communications, Conversation, or Chatting. Publicizing or Publishing Thoughts, Ideas, or Information. Casual Socializing, Town Gossip, Talking out of Both Sides of the Mouth, Contradictory Information or Data. A Competitive Strategy or Plan. Vocalizing or Sharing Opinions, Innocent Curiosity, Immature Thought Processes, Networking, Learning, Education, Thinking, Intellectual Versatility, Entertaining Various Ideas, Restless or Changing Mind, Mental Anxiety, Mental Chaos, Fast Thinking, Quick Wit, Quick-Changing Video Edits or News Clips, News Networks, Media, Media Entertainment, Pop Culture
CANCER

Moon, Lunar Nodes, Lilith

4th House
Yin

Cardinal

Water

2nd Quadrant
Emotions

Personal Foundation (Home, Ancestral Roots)

Ancestry, Family, Mother, Family Roots (Capricorn: National Roots). Desire or Drive to Give and Receive Emotional Affection or Sense of Belonging. Early Childhood Beginnings and Upbringing, Maternal Care, Emotional Provisions from a Mother or Parent such as Empathy, Warmth, Comfort, and Nurturing. Pampering, Swaddling, Spoon-Feeding, or Smothering especially the Young or Vulnerable. Establishing a Structure for Early Emotional Attachment or to meet Emotional Needs such as a Home and Family or to Create a Sense of Nostalgic Familiarity
LEO

Sun, Vesta

5th House

*July 21 – August 22
Yang

Fixed

Fire

2nd Quadrant
Action (Structured)

Personal Alliances (Family)

Private Skills: Skills for Home and Family Provisions, Sex, Recreation, Father

Controlled Desire or Disciplined Ambition most likely to achieve Success. Purpose. Focused or Refined Power, Authority, Sovereignty, Supreme Power or Natural Authority. Source. Committed, Consistent Inspired Action to Establish a Controlled Structure or Stable Environment such as a Home and Family; Reliable Provisions, Security, and Protection from a Father, Guardian, or Masculine Energy. Fire Contained, such as within a Wood-Burning Stove.
VIRGO

Mercury, Chiron

6th House

*August 21 – September 22
Yin

Mutable

Earth

2nd Quadrant
Physical Body

Personal Service and Health

Nutrition, Fitness, Medicine, Administration and Maintenance, Dependable Service or Administrator such as a Physician or House Cleaner. Organizing a Material Structure, especially a Home. Domestic or Industrious. Daily Routine Maintenance. Health Practitioner, Knowledge of Herbs and Medicine, Animals, Insects, Physical Body Movement, Health and Fitness Training, Moving Body or Moving Objects Around, Shopping, Gardening, Cooking and Cleaning, Shipping, Handling and Delivery, Theft, Car Theft, Driving or Moving a Vehicle, Transportation
LIBRA

Venus, Juno

7th House

*September 21 – October 22
Yang

Cardinal

Air

3rd
Quadrant
Public Relationships

Social Image

Public Image, Social Appearance, Drive to Create Order in the Chaos, especially in the mind; Establishing a New Mental Structure to be in Control, May always be starting and never following through due to Air element; Establishing Contracts or Partnership Structure
Own Resources (Taurus)
Exchange of Resources (Gemini)
Provision of Resources (Leo)
Maintenance of Resources (Virgo)
Shared or Common or Exchange of Resources? (Libra)
Other People’s Resources (Scorpio)
Ambition to Attain Resources (Sag)
Control of Resources (Cap)
Global Sharing of Resources (Pisces)
SCORPIO

Pluto

8th House
Yin

Fixed

Water

3rd
Quadrant
Intimate Relationships

Social Resources

Shared Resources, Other People’s Money, Inheritance, Public Resources, Taxes

A Solid Container for Fluid or a Fluid Structure, Deep Emotional Connection, Intimacy within a Secure, Protective Structure, Releasing Control within Safe Boundaries for Deep Emotional Fulfillment, Lake Surrounded by Mountains

Other People’s Resources, Life and Death Matters, Facing Mortality

Solid, Stable, Secure, Immobile, Consistent, Organized, Controlled, Inanimate, Traditional Establishment, Conservative, Reliable, Permanent
SAGITTARIUS

Jupiter

9th House
Yang

Mutable

Fire

3rd
Quadrant
Global Relationships

Social Beliefs

Religion, Politics, Ethics, Restless or Competitive Energy, Unbridled Energy, Untethered or Unregulated Incentives, Ambition with No Container, Structure, Laws, or Discipline. Drive for Power, Money, Wealth, or Fleeting Fame. Generosity. Indulgence or Overindulgence. Desire for Freedom or Liberation.

Ambitious Ethics, Global Travel, Inflation, Scalable Financial Operations

Energy, Action, Inspiration, Inspired Action, Ambition, Drive, Desire, Freedom of Movement
____________

Energy, Action, Inspiration, Inspired Action, Ambition, Drive, Desire, Freedom of Movement, Drive, Ambition, Drive for Freedom

Logical, Intellectual, Direct, Straight Shot, Unmasked
Loud, Outspoken, Blunt, Insensitive, Demanding, Hard Facts
Simple, Uncultured, Undefined, Immature, Impulsive
Independent, Competitive, Dominant, Powerful
Assertive Extrovert, External, Radiates Outward, Open Display
Hard, Rigid, Impenetrable, Formidable, Confident
Drive for Freedom or Independence, Conflict
Airy, Unstable, Unlimited, Unrestrained, Unstructured, Chaos
Active, Fast, Immaterial, Energy
Open, Carefree, Expansive, Widespread, Maximum, Generous
Hot, Dry, Light, Day

Change, Variety, Adaptability, Mobility, Unpredictability, Spontaneous, Inconsistent, or Random yet Continuous Movement, Animation, Impermanent

Energy, Action, Inspiration, Inspired Action, Ambition, Drive, Desire, Freedom of Movement

Civil, Official, or Mutual Partnerships, Business Partnerships, Marriage, 2-Party Relationships that are Recognized or Regulated by a Community or Culture whether Platonic, Casual, Professional, or Intimate
CAPRICORN

Saturn

10th House
Yang

Cardinal

Earth

4th
Quadrant
Social Organizations

Public Foundation (National Roots)

Foundational Establishment, Fundamental Institution of Great Importance, Establishing a Structure or Organization especially for Material Attainment or Material Control, Governments, Career, Success from Hard Work
AQUARIUS

Saturn, Uranus

11th House
Yang

Fixed

Air

4th
Quadrant
Social Alliance

Public Alliance

Evolving Social Structures held together by Common Beliefs, Organized or Structured Information, Social Institutions, or Social Conventions such as Language or a Subculture. Progressive Politics or Belief Systems, Intellectual Institutions, Universities, Schools of Thought, Evolving Ideologies, Classical Philosophy, Discourse in Ethics, Religion, Political Organizations, Science, Technology, Electric Vehicles, Hovercrafts, Airplanes, Structural Reforms, New Inventions, Innovations, Internet, Social Media, Digital Currency
PISCES

Neptune

12th House
Yin

Mutable

Water

4th
Quadrant
Social Service

Public Service and Health

Public Ideas, Public Beliefs, Public Awareness, Universal Consciousness, Public Health, Social Service

Emotional Connections but with No Structure, Container, or Boundaries, Global Compassion, Love that is Open, Flexible, Active and Continuous, or Experienced in a Variety of Ways. Romance, Poetry, Spirituality, Not Good with Logic or Health, Addictions, Substance Abuse, Rain Clouds, Gas, Oil, Chemicals, Universe
* Birthdates are approximate