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Zodiac Signs & Qualities – Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable

Learn about the orientations that drive each of the signs as well as the qualities known as cardinal, fixed, and mutable. You’ll learn which signs are great at getting projects started, which ones you can count on to finish the project, and which ones are most flexible and can help when things don’t go as planned. This video not only illustrates these concepts making it super easy to understand astrology but also includes two art journal projects with demos using Kathryn Costa’s new zodiac stencils.

Astrology 101 Art Journal video lesson about the qualities of cardinal, fixed, and mutable zodiac signs.

Show Notes

Project 1 – Create a zodiac “qualities” chart using Kathryn’s Zodiac Chart stencil.

  • Cardinal: Aries, Cancer, LIbra, Capricorn
  • Fixed: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
  • Mutable: Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo

Project 2 – Create a Qualities & Elements Table. It’s a fun way to take notes to remember the concepts.

Get a free natal chart –

Download Zodiac Stencil Guide (pdf)

Art Supplies Used in this Demo

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Zodiac Chart with Zodiac Symbols Stencil StencilGirl Products:…

watercolor paper Canson cold press 140 lb. 30 sheets, spiral bound, 9×12:

acrylic craft paint Select a rainbow of colors including the primaries (red, yellow, blue) and tones (black, white) so you can mix to create the colors to represent the four elements.

DecoArt – wonderful selection of colors and metallics


sponges palette – I use a recycled plastic lid from a to go container.

white gel pen Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point:

Washi Japanese Pattern tape (masking or painters tape work too.)

colored Sharpie markers

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