Sunday, July 01, 2007


#66 - What's your sign?

Astrology. Whether you believe in it or not, it's a pretty interesting subject. Nearly a religion to some; an object of scorn to others. A rich topic. What do you think of it? And if you're so inclined, what's your sign and what does that mean (or not mean) to you?















According to my birthdate, I was born in the year of the Rooster, influenced by the element of wood, and on the cusp of Virgo/Libra. This combination gives me both compatible as well as conflicting characteristics. As such, I see myself as an astrological mongrel, a zodiac misfit. A woodcock and a virgin balanced on a libran scale.

Do I believe in the prescience of astrology? No

Do I think it's fun to read and compare the characteristics of my own and friends astrological descriptions? Yes.

Do I understand astrology? No, not really.

Do I think there is validity in this "science"? Everything is possible.

Do I believe in anything? Yes; Freewill, and the Golden Rule. To me, anything else is frosting and decoration. Gilding the lily, so to speak.

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20 Comments:

Blogger sarala said...

I like the free will and golden rule part. I quite agree with them. More than with the zodiac.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I find when meeting a person and spending a bit of time in their company, I can fairly successfully pick their astrological sign. Not sure how I do that actually.

I'm like you, on the cusp. I wrote a post about it some time ago, me as a Capriquarius and you replied that you're a scaly virgin!

I think we're as crazy as one another...

12:31 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

I'm a Libra and although I have fun sometimes reading the daily horoscopes in the newpaper, I don't pay much attention to astrology. I feel like the horoscopes are something like fortune telling...can't believe if it's true or not! lol xox

8:27 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Hey, I am a Virgo. I never pay much attention to astrological forecasts, but I think that I fit descriptions of Virgos given in most books on astrology to a T.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Chipper said...

I am Sagittarius and every description I have read so far, describes me as I am today. I do read my horoscope for entertainment and sometimes they are true. I don't really understand astrology but it is something I want to understand.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Sunday Scribblings said...

I agree, Rel -- I don't believe in astrology, but it can be fun. I like "astrological mongrel"!! I also believe in free will -- that is, "free" will richoting through the labyrinth of circumstance like a pinball, trying to go the way it wants, not always able. And the Golden Rule? Always. Such a simple creed, and so perfect.
-cheers! (and thanks SO MUCH for the kind words about my book!!)
-Laini

11:10 AM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

In India, they still match horoscopes before marriages.

Does it work? I can't answer that but the astrologers thrive on it.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

I think it's fun, but I'm not entirely like my sign.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...

What an excellent way to put it, Rel...frosting. I can't believe in astrology either, its just too open ended, but so much fun.

2:18 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

I agree with you, Rel. Did you get my email about Paris?

5:49 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

frosting and decoration! Love it! :))

9:44 PM  
Blogger Rob Kistner said...

Rel -

I'm right there with you friend. I'm a kinda mongrel myself, and that's even before we discuss astrology... ;)

11:51 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I am Taurus and I have to admit sometimes I can be quite bullheaded! But I dont really pay much attention to astrology..but I do think Taurus is a good one for me...lol

12:32 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Hope you had fun on your kayaking trip. I don't believe in the generalized astrological forecasts but I do think that the characteristics for each sign are often pretty accurate - I'm a Virgo and am pretty much the way I'm portrayed but with one or two plusses and one or two minuses which will be where the other planets have their effect. Since the moon is known to have huge influence on various aspects of the earth and of human beings (tides, menstrual cycles etc) I can accept that other planets etc could also affect things. There are more things in heaven and earth etc. I'm an odd mixture really of down to earth 'now let's be sensible about this' and a rather fey and imaginative dreamer who thinks that all kinds of things might be possible..

4:40 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Ha! I knew I connected with you for more than one reason Rel. I'm Sept 24th. LOL

Happy 4th
XXOO

7:53 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

I'm a Scorpio and a lot that is written about Scorpio does apply to me, I'm afraid! ;)

10:41 PM  
Blogger Becoming Amethyst said...

hello again :)

my eldest son is on the cusp of virgo and libra too ~ hopelessly messy but hates other people's slovenliness!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

I read my horoscope sometimes for pure entertainment value, but no, I can't take it seriously. I'm a Capricorn, and certainly do fit the mould in many ways. But I'm definitely not money-obsessed and like to think that I'm not quite as boring or as much of a plodder as Capricorns are reputed to be! Nose to the grindstone, yes, but I do have a sense of fun, too. :)

Free will and the Golden Rule are indeed the best captains to steer the ship.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Thunkful said...

I'm on board with everything except, "Everything is possible." How I wish!

2:06 PM  
Blogger arboleda said...

Yes, I agree with that thunkful

6:39 PM  

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