Friday, January 14, 2011

what's your sign?

Unless you were hiding under a rock yesterday, you probably felt the emotional whirlwind that quickly swept over twitter and facebook - all started by this occurrence. I'm really into astrology, so I can empathize with those suffering an identity crisis after being faced with the reality that their sign was totally different than they had once thought. For example, I have always taken pride in being a Cancer because it's ruling planet is the moon -which I have a small obsession with- and it is a water sign, which is perfect because I am very much drawn to water and the ocean and river.

For my entire life, I have read about my sign and glorified the bits that described me while somehow reasoning away the bits that didn't do such a super job. For example, I do carry around a 'hard shell' when in all reality, I am extremely sensitive. I am a homebody, although I wouldn't say that I am an introvert. And statements such as 'Cancer's like to take care of and be taken care of' always gave me the creeps and made me feel like I was pre-destined to be somebodies Betty Homemaker. I'm also very independent and the furthest from clingy, but I always told myself this is because I have taught myself to overcome these negative traits. Right.

But then yesterday, things changed. I am suddenly a Gemini. And the more I read, the more I felt that I 'fit'. I am fidgety and always have to do something different and exciting. I bore easily. I love to gossip. I love to talk. I flirt on a regular basis. I like to think I'm quick witted. Furthermore, I change my mind a lot and back out of plans on a whim {oops...!}.

This is all so stupid, I kept telling myself. And I kept waiting to hear that this was all a joke, and some sort of social experiment to prove to the world that we often force ourselves to believe that we fall under one of these twelve {well... now thirteen} categories. Why do we do that? Why do we allow the way the stars were aligned on the day of our birth to determine our moods and feelings about those around us? That sounds so dumb when you say it out loud.

So, I took a personality test to see which of the signs I most fit... and I got Aries. Now I'm really confused, although it is humorous to note that all three of these signs can be seen as self-involved and short tempered. Awesome.

I have decided that no matter what position the stars were in at my birth, I have always been connected to water and nature and independence. I have always been wishy-washy and have always been comfortable in the spotlight. I talk very loud, sometimes over people {my voice seems to rise with my alcohol level}. But, I genuinely care about those around me and would give anything in the world that I could if it meant making a random strangers night. I would give my life for my friends happiness. And I cannot be grouped into certain personality traits based on my birthday, I am human and always changing. Today I feel like a Sagittarius, and tomorrow I'll possibly be a Virgo. I am unique. And so are you.


  1. That happened to me too, Cancer to Gemini! I've never been that into astrology, but the Gemini definition you posted is me to a T. How weird.

    I think the worst part about it is that I bet everyone who has a zodiac tattoo is really pissed off right now.

  2. I'm the new sign, Ophiuchus. I used to be a Sagittarius, which I felt I identified with. I've always enjoyed astrology. I like the idea that the stars may have to ability to tell us a little bit about ourselves. Like there's something bigger out there...

  3. hi there.

    most important, this shift doesn't concern anyone who follows western astrology, it only affects eastern vedic astrology!
    i wish i had been online during the fb whirlwind, to set things straight. :)

    also, we're much more than our Sun signs, so your fidgeting could come from your Moon or Mercury signs, for example.


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