Wednesday, August 7, 2013
#31WriteNow Blog Challenge Day 7
Day 7- Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.
I'm a Cancer. And I'm so far removed from astrological signs that I had to google Cancers to see what they're about.
EVERYTHING I read said that Cancers are emotional. Well, that part is true. Toya once told me that I am a faucet of tears. It's true. I don't cry as much as I used to but I cry A LOT. For instance, last night I cried when a baby was born and a main character died on CBS' Under The Dome. I cried today when a really close friend sent me an email describing something their going through. I cried all day on my birthday but that doesn't count. Shut up...IT DOESN'T. I cry at the end of the Doctor Who episode "The End of Time." I mean, I cry EVERY TIME like I've never seen it and don't know what's about to happen. I sometimes go from happy to pensive so quickly I've genuinely thought about seeking professional advice about my moods. When my friends hurt, I want to do everything I can to make it stop, mostly because I don't want them to hurt but also because I know their hurt will affect me. All of that to say I pretty much stay in my feelings. Whatever...it's me.
The Moon is also the ruler of moods, and Cancers have plenty of those. These folks can cry you a river if they're so inclined, and they usually are. They can be overly sensitive, easily hurt and prone to brooding. - Astrology.com
Well there you go.
I also read that Cancers essentially are maternal and domestic. Yeah, I used to tell people I have helped raise more people's children than any one single woman should. Between being a pre-school teacher to working in the nursery at church for like a decade, I have spent more time mothering, hugging, encouraging and essentially loving on other people's kids. And you know what, I loved every minute of it. Even when I had clean explosive toddler diarrhea or I went home with vomit on my shirt, I found being around kids super rewarding.
The element associated with Cancer is water. I guess it's the whole crab thing or something. One search said it had something to do with how emotions roll like waves or whatever. I guess. I will say that I love to swim and sitting by the ocean all day is a viable form of entertainment for me. So there's probably something to the water thing.
So I guess essentially there is something to astrological signs. But then again, maybe there isn't. I mean, you can only be wrong so many times before you get something right. So I don't put a lot of stock in zodiac signs and astrological predictions. I don't foresee reading my horoscope any time soon. My moody life will just have to unfold without help from the stars.
I've never gotten into astrology because for some reason it has always struck me as kind of darksided. Even while I was trying to do research on my sign I felt a little uneasy. However, I looked into my sign, Capricorn, and just as I have always known, my sign in no way reflects my personality. For instance, I just read this about Capricorns:
Your Biggest Strength: Your ability to overcome obstacles
Your Potential Weakness: Too much work and not enough play
Yeah I don't know this person.
Capricorns are also prudent, disciplined, have great time management skills, and are pessimistic, and shy. No, no, no, no, and not by a long shot.
I told someone one day that my sign and personality didn't match and they asked me about the month I was conceived (Okay, eew!). That the month or day which I was conceived may have to do with why those didn't match. Then they started talking some other jibber jabber about stars aligning, and the moon being in the seventh house and some other mess that reminded me of this...
Ain't nobody got time for that.
What I do subscribe to are the Spirit Controlled temperaments (I am a textbook Sanguine) and the Myers Briggs Personality Test (ENFP's stand up!) Those are very accurate and are helpful in discovering how to handle your weaknesses and work within your strengths. They are also very helpful in understanding other people's personalities. Tia and I took one a while ago and found we were totally opposite in some things which explained why there were things that she thought were really simple that I couldn't wrap my mind around and vice versa. I highly suggest these. As for astrology, stars are beautiful to gaze upon but I wouldn't base my life choices around them.