One of the three modalities (see also Cardinal and Fixed) assigned to the zodiac signs. The mutable signs in astrology are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. The mutable modalitiy defines the basic quality of these signs as adaptable or changeable.
The four basic Elements (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) can each act in one of three basic ways, or Modes (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable). In addition to the above links, the Study Guide Signs of the Zodiac, Houses, and Planetary Rulers shows the Mode and Element of each sign.
One of the modalities for expressing elemental energies. The mutable expression involves expanding in all directions at once, changing or transforming the original energy in new ways. It suggests traits of flexibility, changeableness and adaptability, often promoting a change in conscious awareness. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
1. A mutable object has components that can be modified (via setf accessors) once the object has been created, such as streams and output records. 2. A mutable class is a class all of whose objects are mutable.