Cardinal is like centrifugal force which moves outward away from the center. It radiates outward by beginning or initiating action. It moves away from self toward others. It seeks outside of itself for fulfillment. It has difficulty ending and finishing. It is called rajas guna. The psychopathologies of Cardinal are paranoid tendencies and phobias. Look at Richard Nixon’s chart. He had a lot of Cardinal signs and houses, and he “was not a crook” but had “enemies.” Remember, whatever it is, it is always “out there” with Cardinal. Nixon was his own worst enemy.
All Cardinal Signs: Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer, are domineering in some way.
Aries likes to control what you do. Capricorns like to control how you do it. Libras like to control how you think. Cancers like to control how you feel.
Aries control by force. Capricorns control verbally. Libras control by making suggestions, making you feel as if you initiated the change. Cancers control by guilt.