Fixed Signs(religion, spiritualism, and occult)
The 12 signs of the zodiac are subdivided according to three qualities: cardinal, mutable, and fixed. The four fixed signs (the fixed quadruplicity or fixed cross) are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. The Sun moves through these signs when the seasons are at their peak: Taurus in spring, Leo in summer, Scorpio in fall, and Aquarius in winter. The identifying trait of the fixed signs is captured by the connotation of fixed: In response to changing circumstances, fixed signs tend to persist in acting according to preestablished patterns. Positively, the fixed quality can manifest as strength and persistence; negatively, as inflexibility and stubbornness.
The same classification can be found in Vedic astrology—Chara (“moveable” or cardinal), Dwi-Swabhava (“dual” or mutable), and Sthira (“fixed”). The three Vedic qualities, which are associated with the same signs as their Western parallels, have similar connotations.