While not completely closed off to the idea that our astrological signs and the -whether you believe or not- inherent characteristics that are attached to each somehow influence us I also am not a fanatic about it.
I don't believe in the magazine article horoscopes or the little snippet in the newspapers that say "Today you will meet someone interesting" or "You will come across a challenge but will make the right decision". Those are gimmicky and cheesy. However I do believe in horoscopes the way I read them in a book I bought called "The Secret Language of Relationships". This book describes the relationships between people from the perspective of their respective astrological signs. It covers all relationships; siblings, love, co-workers, the relationship between parent and child etc... all form the vantage point of how the astrological signs of all parties involved effect the relationships.
Of course there are some parts of the book that can be misconstrued for the most part the book is a guide and you take away from it what you find is relevant to you, your sign and your personality.
The book divides the year up into 48 periods, with each period associated with distinct personality characteristics typical of people born in those periods. Raised eye brows yet? Yeah I held the same feelings. VOODOO, MAGIC and WITCHCRAFT!!! But the more I read the more I started to see that a lot of what the book was explaining made sense.
According to the book I am:
Oct 26th - Nov 2nd
The week of intensity
And how it explains my personality and traits while not exact in some areas, far off in others are also spot on in some as well:
Scorpio 1's are hot and cold: If passionate about something I am red hot. If I don't like something it does not even garner a cursory glance.
Scorpio 1's are loyal and fierce: I protect my self my family and friends and am loyal to a fault.
Scorpio 1's don't shy away from conflict but prefer to discuss things out: I don't go looking for trouble but if trouble comes looking for me it is usually unprepared for what it gets.
Scorpio 1's Think that while the completion of a task is important how it gets done is the main focus: I believe in doing things right the first time and also doing things in an honest and morally correct way.
Scorpio 1's more than most people have a polarized personality with a sunny side with radiance and seductive charm and a dark side that is destructive and damaging: Though the dark side I like to think is well kept in check.
Scorpio 1's pride themselves on what they do and accept personal responsibility: Unfortunately I also hold others to the same high moral standard which I have found incredibly decreases friendships.
Scorpio 1's are highly selective with who they spend time with and have few friends: If I like someone I like them a lot if I dislike someone I have nothing to do with them.
Scorpio 1's are fair but often judge others by intentions rather than actions: Spot on.
Scorpio 1's are often excellent mimics, imitating accents, gestures and movements equally well: Yes and I can keep people rolling around on the floor for hours with my sense of humor.
Scorpio 1's are terrible teasers with one minute being mock seriousness and the next exploding into laughter: This is true I have a great poker face.
Scorpio 1's have thin skin: Don't think this has ever been true for me though at times I do let certain comments get to me.
Those are just some of the statement the book made about my sign or my sign and the period I was born into. It also states somewhere in the book that the particular Scorpio that I am is "the best and worst of all signs" which I have not quite figured out what that is supposed to mean. I also have a problem of feeling guilty about things that have happened in the past. And I have a tendency to turn my back and become cold to those that have wronged me no matter the length or involvement of the relationship seeing any emotional attachment as weakness. Something I am working on.
It is funny because when I first saw the book at a friends I was thinking "uhg, seriously!?" but then I got interested in it and bought the book. After paying attention to the signs of people I know really well, I have to say that when reading the books descriptions of each sign and its period every person I know does have some if not most of the characteristics the book describes based on sign to a greater or lesser degree which I actually found to be fascinating.
Rather than leave this on a serious note how about some:
Astrology according to Adam Sandler
- Aquarius (Jan 23 - Feb 22)
You have an inventive mind and are inclined to be progressive. You lie a great deal. You make the same mistakes repeatedly because you are stupid. Everyone thinks you are a ****ing jerk.
- Pisces (Feb 22 - Mar 22)
You are a pioneer type and think most people are dickheads. You are quick to reprimand, impatient and full of advice. You do nothing but piss-off everyone you come in contact with. You are a prick.
- Aries (Mar 23 - April 22)
You have a wild imagination and often think you are being followed by the FBI or CIA. You have minor influence on your friends and people resent you for flaunting your power. You lack confidence and are a general dipshit.
- Taurus (April 23 - May 22)
You are practical and persistent. You have a dogged determination and work like hell. Most people think you are stubborn and bullheaded. You are nothing but a goddamned communist.
- Gemini (May 23 - June 22)
You are a quick and intelligent thinker. People like you because you are bisexual. You are inclined to expect too much for too little. This means your are a cheap bastard. Geminis are notorious for thriving on incest.
- Cancer (June 23 - July 22)
You are sympathetic and understanding to other people's problems, which makes you a sucker. You are always putting things off. That is why you will always be on welfare and won't be worth a shit. Everyone in prison is a Cancer.
- Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
You consider yourself a born leader. Others think you are an idiot. Most leos are bullies. You are vain and cannot tolerate criticism. Your arrogance is disgusting. Leo people are thieving motherfuckers and enjoy masturbation more than sex.
- Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
You are the logical type and hate disorder. Your shit-picking attitude is sickening to your friends and co-workers. You are cold and unemotional and often fall asleep while ****ing. Virgos make good bus drivers and pimps.
- Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
You are the artistic type and have a difficult time dealing with reality. If you are a male you are probably queer. Chances for employment and monetary gain are nill. Most Libra women are whores. All Libras die of venereal disease.
- Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 22)
You are the worst of the lot. You are shrewd in business and cannot be trusted. You shall achieve the pinnacle of success because of your total lack of ethics. You are the perfect son-of-a-bitch. Most Scorpios are murdered.
- Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 22)
You are optimistic and enthusiastic. You have a wreckless tendency to rely on your luck since you have no talent. The majority of Sagittarians are drunks. You are a worthless piece of shit.
- Capricorn (Dec 23 - Jan 22)
You are conservative and afraid of taking risks. You are basically chickenshit. There has never been a Capricorn of any importance. You should kill yourself.
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