Um, WTH is that supposed to mean, and what does it say about you? Like, are you Ms. Fix It, or are you more of a fixer upper? Jk jk, it doesn't mean either (well, not exactly, anyway).
Not to worry, here to your astro-rescue is Donna Page, a certified astrologer.
What exactly does it mean to be a fixed sign?
If you're an astrology buff, you've probably know how your rising sign, Moon sign, and even Mercury sign all play into your personality. But you might not know there are three different types of signs, each coming with its own set of so-called "qualities" in astrology.
You can either be a cardinal, mutable, or fixed sign, with four Sun signs falling into each category.
How can you tell if you’re a fixed sign?
The fixed sign is determined by your Sun sign, a.k.a. the one you look for when you read your horoscope. If you’re a Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius, you’re a fixed sign, Page says. Easy peasy.
Not one of those four? Then you're either a cardinal sign—Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn—or a mutable sign—Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
What are the common traits of a fixed sign?
In general, being a fixed sign means that you’re basically a creature of habit. "When you find what you want, and you’re comfortable with it, you’re not willing to change or don’t want to change," says Page.
So, don't be too surprised if you're just now noticing that you always eat the same breakfast every day (guilty), love rewatching your favourite TV show (Friends binge, anyone?), or never change your route to work (hey, at least you're not late!). In contrast, cardinal signs are generally the leaders of the zodiac, and mutable signs are more flexible and comfortable with change.
Basically, you like things the way you like them, m’kay?
How does being a fixed sign impact your life?
Like everything in life, there are some pros and cons to being a fixed sign. "When fixed signs know what they want, they’re not going to give up and are willing to give things a chance instead of saying, 'It didn’t come easy, so I’ll just try something else,'" Page says. That can pay off big time in certain areas of your life that require patience and effort, like your career and fitness goals. Ditto with your relationships—you’re super loyal and, really, who wouldn’t want to be with someone like that?