Everyone knows (everyone does
know, right? If you didn't before, you do now) that the four Houses correspond to the four classical elements: Gryffindor - Fire, Ravenclaw - Air, Slytherin - Water, and Hufflepuff - Earth. This makes it really easy to map the four fixed signs to the houses too: Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Taurus, respectively. Just for kicks I thought I'd try plugging in the cardinal and mutable signs, assuming that it would not be straight elemental lines (Aquarius is Ravenclaw, yeah, but I see Libra as more Hufflepuff. etc). The mutables fell in pretty easily, I thought, but I am having a devil of a time with the cardinals.
|Cardinal||Cancer? Aries?||Capricorn? Aries?||Libra||Capricorn? Cancer?|
Libra for Hufflepuff seems reasonable to me, but my conceptions of Aries, Capricorn, and Cancer don't seem to fit in well in any arrangement of Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Gryffindor. I'm not quite sure about Gemini in Gryffindor, either; it kind of fell there by process of elimination. Goes to show you can take an analogy too far, I guess.
Just curious what others' thoughts were.
eta: Wonder if thinking about the ruling, exalted, etc planets might illuminate this. Could be an interesting exercise when I'm not supposed to be working.
eta2: Things people have said here and on DW are convincing me Capricorn pretty much has to go with Slytherin. People keep suggesting Aries for Gryffindor but 1. I was trying to work it out so that each house would have signs of three different elements, and 2. that leaves Cancer in Ravenclaw which I find hard to understand. The reverse isn't really better. Neither Aries nor Cancer makes much sense for me in Ravenclaw and I have a hard time with Cancer in Gryffindor too. Mrr. I dunno, as I said, maybe this whole analogy doesn't bear out well past the level of the Fixed signs.