Zodiac Modalities and Crystals

In the zodiac system, the 12 signs are divided into groups on the basis of modality. Modality refers to the way a zodiac sign expresses itself through its desires and motivations. The three modalities are Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable, with each group containing four signs. 


This modality group contains the signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Like the cardinal directions of a compass, these signs are self-sufficient and enjoy initiating new ideas or projects. Those with planets in these signs have a natural inclination toward leadership. Although they may have self-starting attitudes, they do struggle with being domineering and following through with plans. Crystals that would aid individuals with Cardinal placements would be Carnelian for motivation and Amazonite for communication.


Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are grouped together as Fixed Signs. These zodiac signs tend to be resistant to change, often preferring the comfort of familiarity. Despite their stubborn nature, these signs are known to get the job done once committed. If something is desired by those with Fixed signs, they will obtain it, no matter what stands in their way. Some crystal recommendations for Fixed signs include Moldavite for promoting growth and Citrine for optimism.


The mutable signs consist of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. These signs enjoy freedom and flexibility. Naturally curious, mutable signs are the type of people who are adventurous, often spreading their attention across various interests. However, it is important that individuals with mutable influence find a form of structure or routine that will allow this scattered energy to be channeled productively. Mutable placements would benefit from using Obsidian for grounding and Amethyst for calming the mind.