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Mutable signs are part of the modalities. In astrology, the signs are grouped in fours known as a quadruplicity, based on their qualities. These qualities are Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. For each element, there is one of each quality. The qualities are one of the building blocks of astrology and are based on how each type of quality engages with the world.

Mutable Sign Summary

Mutable signs are concerned with changing things into something else. This is not transforming as much as it moving on to something else. The emphasis is on adaptability in the sense that while the fixed signs resist change, the mutable signs accept it. The mutable signs end a cycle and lead on to the beginning of the new quadruplicity.

The adaptability of mutable signs makes them light on their feet in a crisis. They travel well in and among different types of people, exchanging ideas on what to do next. With quickly evolving natures, they understand change intimately, and are at home in chaos.

Mutable signs experience the sense of multiple selves, and sometimes struggle to feel real and solid in themselves. Their sense of identity is loose, and like a kaleidoscope, always changing. But over time, a core sense of self-emerges, based on this changeability, but transcending it, too.

What are the Mutable signs?:

They are Gemini (air), Virgo (earth), Sagittarius (fire) and Pisces (water).

The mutable houses are the third, sixth, ninth and twelfth. So if someone had more planets in the 3nd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses, their energy and the energy of the chart would be weighted toward fixed and stable qualities.

What are the characteristics of the Mutable Signs?

The adaptability of mutable signs makes them light on their feet in a crisis. They travel well in and among different types of people, exchanging ideas on what to do next. With quickly evolving natures, they understand change intimately, and are at home in chaos.

Mutable signs experience the sense of multiple selves, and sometimes struggle to feel real and solid in themselves. Their sense of identity is loose, and like a kaleidoscope, always changing. But over time, a core sense of self-emerges, based on this changeability, but transcending it, too.

What are the characteristics of the mutable signs?:

They’re flexible, adaptable and thrive on change. Their swift changeability allows them to see life from many different perspectives. Mutable signs have a restless nature that comes from being the breakdown before the breakthrough — in preparation for the end of the season. They bring people and ideas together in an innovative synthesis.

What’s the difference between the mutable signs based on element?:

Each of the mutable signs mutates itself with the tools of its particular element.

Mutable air(Gemini) rides the circuits of ideas, taking in and disseminating what it collects.

Mutable earth (Virgo) changes through purification of the body and by being a force of healing for others.

Mutable fire (Sagittarius) evolves through learning, travel, seeking knowledge — and usingintuition to glean the truth from all this experience.

Mutable water (Pisces) dwells in the collective depths, and contains all the signs as the last one.

 

Gemini: Mutable Quality, Air Element:

Gemini (geminiS.jpg (946 bytes)) is a sign of the air and therefore is concerned with communication, words and the mind. Geminis will adapt themselves to their environment and therefore not cause things to persist. While the fixed signs adapt the environment to their needs, wants and goals, the mutable signs adapt their needs, wants and goals to the environment. If the field grows weeds, they adapt themselves to them. And if the field becomes a wilderness, they adapt themselves to the wilderness. In this way they cease to make the changes necessary to keep things as they are, and allow almost any kind of change. This is true of all the mutable signs. This is not to say that mutable signs never resist change, or that they never try to achieve goals at odds with the environment, but it is to say they are more likely to give up or to give in or blend in than the fixed signs are.

 

Virgo: Mutable Quality, Earth Element:

Virgo (virgoS.jpg (930 bytes)) is critical and analytical. In this way, Virgo brings to an end something which was previously believed. False beliefs, subject to analysis and given up. 

 

 

Sagittarius: Mutable Quality, Fire Element:

Sagittarius (sagittariusS.jpg (890 bytes)) is the ninth sign. It is a sign of fire. It is a seeker of knowledge, its keyphrase is “I know”. Sagittarius brings about the end of ignorance by discovering the truth – according to Sagittarius  – as it seeks final knowledge (the end of knowledge).

 

Pisces: Mutable Quality, Water Element:

Pisces (pisces) brings about the end of emotions through dissolving into the oneness of all things.