Astrology Autonomy: The Cardinal Signs

A Sexual Libra
3 min readApr 4, 2022

Kicking off the Astrological Solar New Year

This week, I’m kicking off the Solar New Year with astrology posts related to autonomy in relationships— enjoy!

The astrological ‘Cardinal’ signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

Cardinal signs are the ‘leaders’ of their elements. They’re the leaders — the creative visionaries. Aries is the leader of fire signs, Cancer is the leader of water signs, Libra is the leader of air signs, and Capricorn is the leader of earth signs.

They don’t lead the other signs in their element. The sense here is that they are prone to be leaders and their focus in leadership is realized most fully from the energy of their element.

They, first, intuitively know how and feel the need to lead because they readily envision what they need to do and where and how they need to go about doing it. In early stages of life, they learn to lead themselves and the particular way they learn to master themselves is dictated by their element.

Aries learns to lead who they are.

Cancer learns to lead their emotions.

Libra learns to lead their connection to others.

Capricorn learns to lead themselves in the accomplishment of goals.

In maturity, they are often able to lead others in the ways they’ve mastered leading themselves.

You’ll often find mature Aries teaching you how to embrace yourself.

You’ll often find mature Cancers teaching you how to manage your emotions.

You’ll often find mature Libras teaching you how to be well connected with others.

You’ll often find mature Capricorns teaching you how to reach your goals.

They want to be valued for the insights. You’d be wise to give weight to the insights of a mature, Cardinal sign’s advice because they know what they’re talking about.

That they’ve learned to lead themselves creates an air of strength and confidence about their person and, from within them, it creates a strong sense of independence and a need for autonomy over who they are. Everyone needs autonomy, but you will know quickly…



A Sexual Libra

I’m happily, nonmonogamous/polyamorous. I’m, here, writing about my sexual journey through the Zodiac and open lifestyle. Thank you for reading and enjoy!