We all know someone who never seems to want to budge. They just dig in their heels and don’t even consider any outside opinions or suggestions. In fact, maybe this sounds sort of like you! Well, there are some individuals who are a bit more stubborn than others. They just like being the author of their own experiences, and they aren’t really up for people interfering with their flow. The following are some of the most stubborn signs of the zodiac. Keep reading to find out if your sign has made the list!
Coming in as the number one as the most stubborn zodiac sign is none other than Taurus, the bull. Taurus, you already know that you are stubborn. Perhaps you even revel in it! As the fixed earth sign, Taurus’ stubbornness is related to its desire to build strong foundations. When you think about the earth element and the security that’s involved with being on solid ground, that’s the energy of Taurus. This is the zodiac sign that understands that it’s very hard to enjoy the fullness of the physical experience if we don’t have something solid to rely on. So, Taurus orients itself toward building a strong foundation so that it can kick back and enjoy its senses to the fullest!
Luckily, right now people with Taurus energy are experiencing the Uranus in Taurus transit which lasts until 2025. This energy has really been offering some unexpected changes to Taurus helping them get out of their ruts and embrace the new…even if they don’t want to.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for someone that is solid, sure, reliable, and capable of building firm foundations, look no further than Taurus. Their stubbornness is complex; great for the stability and surety it provides, but a drawback for its inertia and resistance to change.
Second up as one of the most stubborn zodiac signs is the fiery, fixed sign of Leo. Most of us know that Leo loves being the center of attention which is related to its planetary ruler the sun being the center of the solar system. This is not necessarily what makes them stubborn, however. Leo is stubborn once they decide that they want to do something. Fire energy gives us passion and motivation to get moving. So, once Leo decides that they are ready to go all-in with a person, place, and thing; that’s it! It’s going to be very hard to get them to consider otherwise.
Also, because Leo considers itself to be the best, this self-confidence can sometimes lead them to the perception that maybe others don’t know as much as they do. There’s this kind of hubris where if they don’t see someone as capable then they simply will not consider their suggestions! It’s just that simple. Leos are the royals of the zodiac, and they tend to hold high court when it comes to whom they confide in. Since Leo knows that they deserve the best, if they are seeking advice, it will usually be from someone whom they deem of a high caliber. Otherwise, expect them not to budge.
Leo’s stubbornness can be interesting to experience, and in some cases quite endearing when they’re at that moment when they’re fired up about something they want to do. Likewise, their stubbornness can be quite a lot to deal with when they refuse to acknowledge others for the sake of their own interests. When this happens people can accuse them of being self-absorbed and self-centered. Leo won’t care though because they have their own way of being, and they aren’t budging for mere mortals.
Amongst the water signs, Scorpio is the most stubborn. Due to their fixed nature, once Scorpio has determined something is what it is, that’s pretty much it. The combination of their excellent spidey senses and X-ray vision fuels their fixed nature. For example, if Scorpio has determined that a person or situation is worth investing in, they are all in…unless something major happens like a betrayal. They aren’t easy to let go of people and circumstances once a considerable amount of “sussing out” has been completed, and the subject has been determined to be “legit.” If people and circumstances are able to get through the harsh, glare of the Scorpio peering eyes, then what is the point of letting go of something that makes sense?
While this fixed nature can show up in a variety of ways in Scorpio’s life, it’s more likely to be seen in the emotional realm. This is the one sign that has been known to hold onto a grudge, and if Scorpio ever decides that you are one of their hit list for revenge do understand that the stinger is coming for you at some point. Unless of course, you’re dealing with a Scorpio who has gone through some form of transformation where they have learned to live and let live, then they’ll be more willing to not focus on revenge. However, don’t think that even the most enlightened Scorpio has forgotten about the transgression. They may move on, but they won’t forget what was done.
There’s a quirky, interesting facet to the Aquarian stubbornness…especially since this very avant-garde, freedom-loving sign is often touted for its progression. Aquarius is forward-looking and highly inspirational. However, they can be very stubborn when it comes to the cerebral…ironically. Because Aquarius is oriented towards what is different, unique, avant-garde, and progressive, there are times when they can adopt a fixed perception that they are not willing to release.
As weird as it may seem, It is possible to be both open-minded and stubborn…which Aquarius can be. Particularly, if being open-minded means being focused on things being done in a particular way. For example, with Aquarius, there could be a desire to have a society that is inclusive and more supportive of what is considered “alternative” which is great! However, the pendulum can swing in the other direction where Aquarius’ focus on progression can result in ostracizing others, ironically, for not being as progressive or “woke” as they are. That’s the irony about Aquarius’ stubbornness because it can result in limiting the freedom for others that it supposedly desires through its progressive thinking.
The “Fixed” Effect
If you’ve noticed, there’s a commonality amongst the four signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius in regards to their stubbornness. They’re the fixed signs of the zodiac. Fixed signs are solid and steadfast in the expression of their particular zodiac energy. For example, Taurus is an earth sign that seeks to form solid, immovable structures. Leo is a fixed fire sign that once set ablaze with passion is firm in its sense of self. Scorpio is the fixed water energy where the intuitive and emotional faculties are used in a strategic and grounded manner in comparison to the other watery counterparts Cancer and Pisces. Aquarius, as the embodiment of fixed air energy, is where the intellect is grounded like a lightning bolt hitting the earth.
Because fixed energy is the more grounded and solid expression of the particular zodiac element, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are more set in their ways in comparison to other zodiac signs. This is simply the nature of who they are.
Let’s face it, we all need people in our lives who are like rocks. The fixed zodiac signs, while stubborn, can be counted on for their follow-through and consistency. Taurus will always have a place to chill and some good food to eat. Leo will always be there to offer their inspiration and heart-centered enthusiasm. Scorpio is the ever-steady physical embodiment of the truth that helps us to transform. Aquarius’ fixed orientation towards the progressive encourages us to move towards something that we may have never considered.
So, being stubborn isn’t that bad all the time. Stubbornness has its place, and when integrated positively, it can be an asset.