The Fixed Modality: Signs And Houses

There are three modalities in Astrology: cardinal, fixed and mutable. Yesterday I talked a bit about Cardinality And The Angles so I thought I’d mention the fixed modality. The fixed modality is like it sounds, stable. My favorite buzzword for this is tenacious. While the cardinal modality is associated with action and starting action, the fixed modality is of paramount importance in developing what is started.

The fixed signs are Taurus, ruled by Venus; Leo, ruled by the sun; Scorpio, ruled by Pluto; and Aquarius, ruled by Uranus. The angles of the chart are cardinal, as are the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses. The fixed houses follow behind, the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th. These houses represent the areas that follow the angles, develop the qualities described by the angles.

Planets in fixed signs or fixed houses display an energy that is capable of follow through, building, loyalty. Fixed chart elements go the distance and resist change.

Do you have planets in fixed signs or houses? Do they express tenacity?

12 thoughts on “The Fixed Modality: Signs And Houses”

  1. l forgot the 10th house is capricorn an initiator a cadinal sign! yep!l have sun, jupiter and mc conjunct in the 10th(placidus).
    Fixed signs and houses l have Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and for the the houses 8th h. 11th and 2nd. l can endure and wont give up easy. l have to finish what l’ve started or l wont feel satisfied and i can’t let it go..:)untill it’s finished. l can go a long way if l have to.
    Although l like changes in a way some things never change. The same with friendships l can be loyal for life to my friends.

  2. Yes!! Pluto & Saturn in 11th… 2nd chances has been a big theme through my life. And with Saturn coming in to return, I’m finally realizing this and am trying to learn from my mistakes. I have a lot of cardinal so the ideas are intentions are always there but staying on task to completion is something I have trouble with.

    I also have Mercury Taurus in 5th house but have not yet been able to find a way to really incorporate it with the rest of me..

    Seeing Bob there makes me happy..
    “can we fix it? YES WE CAN!” ^_^

  3. So often I’ve read negative things about having a ‘fixed’ chart, this post makes it sound much more positive… Thanks! Moon/Neptune/Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/NN/MC/AC = all fixed.

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    Yes, exactly! Fixed people are often pictured very negatively – it’s always mentioned how we’re stubborn, uncompromising, unyielding, slow, unwilling to change… this did make it sound much better. Thanks satori 🙂

    I have: Taurus Sun and Venus; Scorpio Moon, Asc, Uranus; Leo NN/Aqua SN; Neptune in 2nd; Saturn and Jupiter in 11th. Yes, I have a lot of Fixed! I am definitely tenacious as hell, extremely loyal and hard working! I just don’t give up, even if all the other people have already given up and left the scene a long time ago. It’s hard to get me going at first but when I have gathered enough momentum, there’s nothing that’ll make me stop. I’ll just go on until the job is done. And if I care for you, I’ll do anything for you, day or night, and you don’t need to ask.

  5. I am very fixed. Aquarius Sun, Scorpio AC and Neptune, Leo Mars and MC, 2nd house Venus, and 5th house Jupiter. I’m such a beginner that I don’t know what it all means but I trying to learn. I do know I’m very dedicated and loyal and yes stubborn. Lol Thanks for the Satori!

  6. I have a fixed chart heavy on Leo with some Scorpio. And my sun’s ruler Mercury is in the 11th house along with Pluto.

    Tenacious is an apt word – it can apply to positive or negative contexts. I am very loyal, which does not always serve my highest interests.

    I’m also only tenacious about what I really care about. Everything else is water under the bridge.

  7. Sigh:.

    I love my fix people! But I live with 3 fixed people in my family so it can be exhausting at times.

    I have a Leo mother, an Aquarius father, and a Scorpio brother. They’re all stubborn as heck, but they love me. They can be difficult to deal with at times, but I think that’s why God made me a mutable (Gemini) so that I can keep peace in the house, LOL!

  8. I have lots of cardinal planets in fixed houses, so I initiate and persist. Like a dog with a bone. Definite OCD tendencies.

  9. Lordy!!! I have 6 planets (& ASC/DSC) in fixed signs and 4 planets in fixed houses.

    I find myself beating dead horses A LOT…:-( But, I’d like to think that my big Gemini Sun/Jupiter helps to balance that out a little.

    And I do LOVE that word tenacious;-)

  10. I only have my Ascendant and Pluto in a fixed sign and my Sun, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus in fixed houses ya know, that film The Red Balloon… Just floating around

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