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What Your Fixed Signs, Mutable Signs & Cardinal Signs Mean For Your Zodiac

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Do you know how your cardinal signs affect you? What about your fixed signs or mutable signs?

Let’s discuss if your zodiac sign a Trendsetter, a Doer, or a Closer? It depends on these 3 things:

While reading your horoscope every day is a great way to prepare for potential pitfalls and identify opportunities, astrology is a lot more than just daily predictions. Everything from your birthplace and time to the inborn qualities your sign possesses can affect your karmic journey. And, you might not know that the 12 zodiac signs are broken down into three categories — cardinal, fixed, and mutable — with each category having its own unique set of characteristics.

“As you delve into astrology, you will discover that human attributes follow the natural rhythms of nature. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the way characteristics of the three qualities are derived,” Astrologer Susan Miller explained on her website Astrology Zone. Four signs share each category, which could be why you get along with some signs more than others, and you seek out other signs because you’re attracted to qualities you lack.

Whether you are a cardinal, mutable, or fixed sign depends on if your astrological element is air, fire, water or earth, and these elements rule your zodiac sign. What’s more, each of the three qualities plays an important role in the four seasons of the natural world as well as in human interaction in everyday life. “If you were putting together a record deal, for example, it would work like this: cardinal signs would be the stars or the promoters, or the trendsetters who create the act,” Astrologists the Astro Twins noted on Astro Style. “Fixed signs would be the patient workhorses who produce the album. Mutable signs would be the editors who take the near-finished product and do the final mastering and remixing.” Which of the three qualities are you? Let’s find out. Here’s everything you need to know about your astrological quality.

Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

If we stick to the record deal analogy from the Astro Twins, Aries-born cardinal sign Lady Gaga is the star and trendsetter who thinks 10 steps ahead of everyone else. Cardinal signs begin every season with Aries ushering in the start of spring, Cancer announcing summer, Libra welcoming fall, and Capricorn ringing in the winter holidays. Because of this, Cardinal signs are natural-born leaders. “These signs prize originality and like to be first in everything they do,” the Astro Twins explained. “They’re the trendsetters and trendspotters, the ones who get the party started and the crowd hyped. Count on them to initiate a winning idea or plan.” The bottom line? If you want to know what’s next, ask a cardinal sign.

Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Fixed signs fall in the second month of every season, and it’s their job to maintain the momentum once the cardinal signs have launched their big idea. In the case of the record deal, Leo-born fixed-sign producer BloodPop, who co-wrote and produced parts of Gaga’s “Joanne” album, is the stable force that helped keep the cardinal signs grounded and carry the record to completion. “Fixed signs can take the enthusiastic ideas that cardinal signs spark, and craft them into something real,” the Astro Twins revealed. “They pick up the ball when the cardinal sign passes it, and run the distance to the goal. Fixed signs are the trustworthy types who like ‘to-do’ lists and fancy titles.” Without a fixed sign on their team, a cardinal signs’ idea might never become a reality.

Mutable Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

The closers of every season, mutable signs have absorbed everything that’s happened — both good and bad — and make appropriate tweaks to ensure success. In our record-deal scenario, Capricorn-born mutable sign Tom Coyne, who mastered Gaga’s last album, smoothed out the rough edges based on what he’d learned over the recording process to position the album for success. Miller noted that the traits of mutable signs include communication, flexibility, and destruction, which means a mutable sign has the power to make or break a project, so it’s best to keep on the good side of these signs. Basically, when all the stars align, and you have just the right mix of cardinal, fixed and mutable signs, no one can stop you.

While it’s unlikely Gaga compiled her team based on their zodiac signs, people tend to unconsciously seek out in others what they themselves lack. For example, if you have a team of trendsetters but no one to execute the ideas, those grand plans are probably going to sparkle and fade. If a group of fixed or mutable signs have a shortage of ideas to push forward or trends to promote, they’re going to feel a lack of purpose. Each quality complements the others, and the best way to succeed like a boss is to surround yourself with a mix of cardinal, fixed, and mutable signs. If it feels weird to ask people their sign when you’re putting a team together, just think about how much more you can accomplish with the right karmic balance. Go ahead and ask the hard question: Hey, what’s your sign?

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