Often overlooked - the Elements, Qualities and Polarities are an integral part of understanding the Zodiac. Collectively they make up the core definition of the Zodiac Signs themselves.
Today we have the technology to poke around the sky, our knowledge and definition of Planets in Astrology has greatly changed, but humanity has not fully abandoned our historical relationship with the cosmos.
Within Astrology, the relative position of the planets at the moment of your birth is what determines who you are -
Despite the almost hegemonic scepticism we find in modern society, humanity has not lost nor weakened its relationship with astrology - Largely because it plays such a fundamental role in shaping how we view the Zodiac and Tarot.
Astrology - “the study of the movements and positions of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars in the belief that they affect the character and lives of people.”
Your Rising Sun, not the physical event, but the Astrological coordinates that tell what was the predominant sign/planet at the moment of your Birth.