Another simplified was to get some key insight into your child’s astrology chart is to look at the dominant Mode or quality used to express the energy of the elements. The qualities indicate the "mode of behavior" they operate from. There care three characterized ways of operating in Astrology called Qualities or Modes.
Where is there dominance or lack in your child’s chart? What does it mean? How does it manifest in behavior? How do you manage and nurture their quality design?
This is what we can explore here together. And below is some basic insight to get you started.
The Qualities (or Modes) by Sign
Nurture the Nature of a Cardinal Quality - A person or child with a strong Cardinal dominance will be seen and experienced as a generator, an initiator, aninstigator, a go-getter, and a doer whoestablishesand directs life on all the basic levels of individual identity, family and domestic life, relationships and career or life work. If there is a lack of Cardinal modality there maybe a lower level of enthusiasm or energy to propel life forward andit may take more encouragement and support from others to take action. The Cardinal Mode colors the Element it is directing. Below are a few key indicators, insights and awareness to have based on the four elements in Cardinal mode.
Cardinal Fire (Aries) - Forward motion. Ready to confidently move forward, pioneer self desires. But can be impulsive and run over others by not using consideration of consequences of actions.
Cardinal Water (Cancer) - Wanting to meet needs. Ready to care for, mother and establish security. But may not wait to be asked for it and end up feeling hurt instead of helpful.
Cardinal Air (Libra) - Willing to compromise. Very accommodating and happy to give to make peace. But too much Yes when you really mean No can leave you feeling out of balance and frustrated.
Cardinal Earth (Capricorn) - Eager to work it out. Wants to lead to work things out and be successful. But can be stuck in the tried and true rather than being open to new ways of structuring things to reach mastery.
Nurture the Nature of a Fixed Quality - A person or child with a strong Fixed dominance will be seen and experienced as focused, stable, reliable, deep and dedicated to the development and organization of the areas of life initiated at the Cardinal phase. The fixed signs work diligently to grow personal resources, character and creative expression, sexuality, intimacy and shared resources as well as freedoms for all to live as they see fit individually and together. If there is a lack of Fixed modality there may be a challenge in building and sustaining long term desires or goals. The Fixed Mode colors the Element it is building on. Below are a few key indicators, insights and awareness to have based on the four elements in Fixed mode. Fixed Earth (Taurus) - Immovable. Loyal, loving and desire harmony. But can be stubborn or stuck to what works and working only to attract that.
Fixed Fire (Leo) - Willful. Generously willing to find a happy place for all. But will want to ensure they can still shine brightest there.
Fixed Water (Scorpio) - Unforgiving. Wants to be able to trust and be trusted. But may push to over control and dominate in an effort to avoid being hurt. Fixed Air (Aquarius) - Know it all. Want to find and offer all the possible answers to help a cause. But will resist conforming to any way that feels restrictive.
Nurture the Nature of a Mutable Quality - A person or child with a strong Mutable dominance will be seen and experienced as curious, changing, seeking, spiritual and open to ideas, knowledge, experiences and sources that offer the ability to integrate, connect and consciously complete things for the purpose of renewal. If there is a lack of Mutable modality there may be a struggle to adapt, adjust, let go and understand the natural cycles of life, death and rebirth.
The Mutable Mode colors the Element it is evolving through. Below are a few key indicators, insights and awareness to have based on the four elements in Mutable mode.
Mutable Air (Gemini) - Open to ideas. Wants to talk things through and understand. But can get restless and mentally taxed over time if not getting anywhere or resolving things.
Mutable Earth (Virgo) - Open to change. Wants to serve and is willing to change to try to improve or do better. But can be picky and opinionated in the process.
Mutable Fire (Sagittarius) - Truth Seeking. Wants to get to the truth, open to learning and adapting. But can be brutal in tone and expression if pushed too hard. Mutable Water (Pisces) - Overly Forgiving. Wants to forgive and forget. But can sacrifice personal pain or suffering to self detriment.
Putting it all together
The Modes go hand in hand with the Elements, and determining the placement, balance and expression of these in your chart child's chart can offer a great jumping off point to better understanding your child's behavior and how to guide, nurture and navigate to positively parent them.