Masculine Signs / Feminine Signs
Fire and Air / Earth and Water
The Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. The Air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. They are the masculine signs.
The Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. They are the feminine signs.
Two orientations on the world
In Astrology and metaphysics, Masculine and Feminine refers not to gender or personal manner, but to one’s basic orientation on the world and one’s preferred strategies for dealing with problems.
Essentially, “masculine” signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn’t suit them with their actions and choices. Feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change.
Masculine sign people are life’s movers-and-shakers, while feminine signs prefer to be patient, bide their time and “wait and see what happens” before spending energy and resources to make life bend to their will.
Steady as she goes
They believe that in an ever-changing world, life will often hand them a better situation and require nothing but a little extra time to work things out. That suits them far more than working up a sweat or kicking up a fuss.
Feminine sign people are life’s stabilizers, the ones who keep the flow and continuity going, and maintain the cohesion that sustains life. They avoid the roiling chaos of radical change, and believe that by working slower and fitting themselves to the natural flow, they create better, more durable, more predictable results.
They prefer that to the dramatic upset Fire and Air people create with their proactive tactics and get-’er-done attitudes.
Active / Passive
Masculine signs are active, spontaneous, overtly ambitious and more interested in imposing their will on the the world than adjusting to what exists. Feminine signs are sensitive, measured, more likely to act on hunches and feelings.