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The Quadruplicities and Gender

Tropical/Cardinal - Quick, changeable, initiates new actions but doesn't seem them to completion

Solid/Fixed - Fixed, slow to change, but can see things through

Double bodied/Mutable - Ambiguous, moving from stability to change, can signify two of whatever is being considered.

Masculine - active, can literally represent males,

Feminine - passive, can literally represent females

Clearly in the 21st Century it can be argued that the qualities of active and passive are based on gender stereotypes, however for Astrology a way of distinguishing between active and passive is useful and the planetary placements may signify males or females with those qualities.

Their use in a literal sense is more for say predicting the sex of an unborn child or the sex of an unknown person.
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