12 Reasons I Believe In Astrology

by AnomalousArtist

I believe there's some merit to astrology; a quick tour of the plusses and minuses of each sign may help explain why!

At a very early age my mom turned me on to astrology. In truth what she said was, "Kiddo, you're a Pisces, you're going to get into it anyway--you might already being into it without even knowing--I'll give you a head start."

Good old mom!

It wasn't until I was an adult that I began to follow western, sun-sign astrology more (I think there is merit to other forms and levels, I just haven't delved into them personally). In studying the different characteristics of each sign I began to believe there was something to the assignment of specific personality traits to signs of the zodiac. I didn't care about the science (or lack thereof) to the practice, I just noticed it *worked!* Increasingly, as I go through life shaking my head trying to understand the motivations and nature of my fellow man, I find myself turning to my trusted books of astrological knowledge (Linda Goodman still occupies the first position!). Again and again I've seen evidence that there must be SOMETHING to it all.

I don't use astrology to predict trends (I probably should), I don't know how it works or why (and I probably should). What I DO know is that, after years and years of reading up on each of the signs, I have become a bit of a guru at the art of assessing someone, often before I have officially found out what their sign is (and oh DEAR how scorpios *hate* this, tee hee!). If I can't predict what someone is right away I can usually get a person shaking her or his head in recognition soon after I find out what sign the person is. "Yes, I love dogs, I love ALL animals but dogs the most!" the one will say. "No, you've got it all wrong, I hate animals, I hate astrology and I hate YOU!" another will respond.

The bottom line is I feel that ANYTHING that helps one understand one's fellow human beings can't be a bad thing, whether it's b.s. or not. Getting to know the signs and their personal quirks has helped me immensely and I've found it to be fairly accurate.

Below I list each sign, followed by a brief "con" and "pro" description stuffed with double-negatives! I tried to be as a-sexual (or pan-sexual?) as possible, for in ONE thing at least it seems women and men are fairly similar! I'm no expert, but check out your sign and see if you agree (tell me why you DIDN'T agree and I'll be sure to explain to you your sign never WOULD agree with me no matter what I said ANYWAY, ha!). Try it out on your spouse or partner and enjoy sleeping on the couch for a week! Confuse and irritate your friends! But whatever you do, don't take it personally, it's all meant in fun.

Keep watching the stars!

Crab Nebula
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1) Aries (March 21-April 19)

I've never met an Aries that could understand why, if HE liked something, everyone ELSE didn't like it too; I've also never met one that wasn't positively bursting with enthusiasm, loyalty and persistence.

2) Taurus (April 20-May 20)

I've never met a Taurus that could change her or his ways, particularly when it comes to matters of home or luxury; I've also never met one that was unpleasant, rude, or un-likeable in any way. 

3) Gemini (May 21-June 20)

I've never met a Gemini that you could get a word in edgewise with; I've also never met one that wasn't fascinating to listen to and eager to listen with full-attention as well as speak.

4) Cancer (June 21-July 22)

I've never met a Cancer that could resist taking things too personally, eventually hiding in his or her shell; I've also never met one that couldn't make you feel like you were Home.

5) Leo (July 23-August 22)

I've never met a Leo that wasn't susceptible to flattery, particularly his own; I've also never met one that didn't have a huge heart and a million great ideas she was willing to share with you, for free!

6) Virgo (August 23-September 22)

I've never met a Virgo that wasn’t just a WEE bit nervous about something or other; I've also never met one that wasn't efficient, organized and deeply caring. 

7) Libra (September 23-October 22)

 I've never met a Libra who could make up his mind and get truly serious about ANYthing; they also are so cute with their dimply smiles and musical laughs you can't help but let them get away with murder!  

8) Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

I've never met a Scorpio that didn't have a dark, manipulative side, especially when it comes to sexual matters; I've also never felt more safe, secure or intrigued than by members of this sign.

9) Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

I've never met a Sagittarius that cared about anything but having a good time; I've also never met a Sagittarius that cared about anything but having a good time (it's not always a bad thing, you know)!   Oh, and they're great conversationalists too!

10) Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

I've never met a Capricorn that wouldn't happily tell you a better way to do whatever it is you're doing whether you asked her advice or not; I've also never met a sign that could give better advice!

11) Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

I've never met an Aquarius that preferred emotional meanings to factual ones; I've also never met any more quirky, interesting, dry or fascinating individuals than those born under this sign.

12) Pisces (February 19-March 20)

I've never met a Pisces that wasn't a bit passive, bewildered and ruled by his or her emotions; I've also never met one that wasn't empathetic unto personal pain, thoughtful, sensitive, creative and deep as the ocean floor. 

Crab Nebula
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Updated: 05/12/2013, AnomalousArtist
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Rose on 03/05/2014

Sun sign astrology is too simplistic. Each person has a dominant planet and that rules their nature, depending on the sign that planet is.

AnomalousArtist on 05/12/2013

It's a funny thing...there are always exceptions and someone will always be quick to point out to me that rising signs and moon signs, birth date and location have a great influence...there aren't enough hours in the day for me to study it fully but I've been cross-referencing various books for 25 years or so and they seem *fairly* consistent! (And Goodman's book still seems relevant!)

kimbesa on 05/12/2013

I first read Linda Goodman's Sun Sign MANY years ago. It's still an insightful and entertaining introduction to astrology. I usually read mine, and a couple of others where I have significant transits going on.

katiem2 on 05/12/2013

Very interesting read, I enjoyed the descriptions you provided for each sign very much. I see so much truth and evidence in the signs but I don't fit the mold of my sign at all... well maybe a little bit...

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