Modes

The modes are the adverb, the how in which we express the elements

Memorizing Signs

It's easier to memorize the elements and modes and the signs they go in, then to memorize each sign's influence.


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Introducing the Modes

Each Sign is also a member of a Mode.  There are three modes and each mode consists of four signs.  Each sign belongs to an Element and a Mode.  The modes are best understood as the primary means of expressing an element.  The modes are the adverb, the how in which we express the elements. 

The Modes, like the Elements, are also one of the basic building blocks of a horoscope.  Again, while most horoscopes have a blend of modes, often particular modes will be strongly emphasized in a horoscope and their distinctive characteristics will dominate behavior.  When an individual horoscope is severely lacking in a particular mode, there will tend to be difficulty with the behaviors associated with that mode. The three modes and their qualities are detailed on the subsequent pages.