What’s Your Sign?

9 May


I wouldn’t say I’m into astrology. I don’t govern my life by it. I don’t check my horoscope every day or even every week. Actually, I don’t ever consciously check it, but if I do find myself reading the newspaper or a website that features horoscopes, I’m always drawn to them. While I don’t place a lot of stock in them, I find horoscopes fascinating. And honestly, although lots of intelligent and logical people dismiss them as silly hocus pocus, I don’t find them any different than lots of other religions or belief systems people may use to govern their lives. Also, it should be clear by now that I don’t care all that much what intelligent or logical people think about any of the crazy things I love (namely, Gwyneth Paltrow).

So while I’m hardly an expert on all things astrological, I have to say that I’ve always really identified with my sign. I’m a Taurus…you know, the bull. Take this description: Stubborn. Determined. “Your need for stability and simplicity can motivate Taurus to create a life for yourself that is quite functional, though it might seem boring to someone else. But Taurus aren’t interested in taking unnecessary risks that can put your solid footing in jeopardy.” Sensation over thought and feeling. Advice-giving. Sensible.

While I’m well aware that we’re all narcissistic enough to manipulate just about anything so that it applies to us, I very strongly identify with that description. I’m extraordinarily stubborn. I’m determined to write even though it, as of yet, hasn’t earned me even one red cent. Stability is extremely important to me…I think about my health insurance way more than I think most healthy people my age do, I generally won’t leave one situation until I have another set up, I feel best when I stick to my early-to-bed-early-to-rise schedule…so yeah, I really do feel like I’m a Taurus.

The biggest Taurus weakness? “Accepting less than you can achieve.” It’s hilarious (except not really!) how accurate that is.

I’m extra into astrology right at the moment, because I read that Tauruses are supposed to have an amazing May. So what if I mostly listen to my horoscope when it it tells me exactly what I want to hear? What about you guys? Are you into astrology? Do you check your horoscope? Girl, what’s your sign? Let me know!

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4 Responses to “What’s Your Sign?”

  1. Lucy May 9, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    I’m a Cancer through and through ;-) So is my boyfriend and my best friend…maybe that’s not a coincidence ;-) Astrology is pretty fun…I also had my astrological birth chart done up by a friend who was super into that and it was creepily accurate and detailed. :-)

  2. Fiona @ lifelyricslemoncake May 9, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I’m Gemini, the twins.
    I’m not into horoscopes and I couldn’t even tell you much about this one.
    But maybe it accounts for my constant indecision?

  3. ohdizzle May 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I’m a cancer, and I think I’m such a cancer…sensitive, shy, can withdraw into a shell instead of being hurt… My boyfriend almost had a stroke when he found out that I half believe astrology. What?! Oh…he’s being such a Scorpio. ;)

  4. matildacoco May 11, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I am a Taurus too! I definitely identify with the Taurus; I’m stubborn, sensitive, and I YEARN for stability. I read in an excellent astrology book that bread and sweets are my weakness and can eventually lead to my diabetic death. Oh how true that statement is. Just for clarity, that statement was meant for an April 23rd Taurus only, so don’t worry, Kerry, you’re free to eat all the sweets and breads as you want!

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