Day 17: Who Are You?

Post about your zodiac sign and whether or not it fits you.

Even if you don’t believe in all that astrology mumbo jumbo, it’s always at least entertaining to read. When I was at an impressionable age I was reading the comic strip section of the paper (what “web comics” are to the kids these days) and I happened to read the daily horoscope for my sign. It said “Expect a surprise visitor today,” among other things. I brushed it off until my friend dropped by unannounced to drop off something at my house, which he never did. Even though I never went full “OMG THESE ARE SO TRUE” on horoscopes, you never really know what forces govern the universe and it did leave an impression on me (because of the aforementioned impressionable age). Whether you are religious, agnostic, spiritual, or atheist, everyone must admit that there are unexplainable things happening in our universe because we can’t possibly know the answers to everything that’s happening. Whether those unexplainable things are gods, spirits, metaphysical thingamajigs, or just more advanced science, we may never know.

There are a bajillion astrology sites, so after randomly picking one, here’s what a site said about Leos:

“Lions are powerful creatures and so are the Leos. They exert power at every state of life. Being a Fire sign they are also great source of energy and can be the motivating force to others. Leos are also great friends. They are kind hearted and will normally go to any extent to help their friends. They also spend lavishly on their friends and throw great parties. However, their desire to be praised and recognized for whatever they do lead them to gather people around them who are opportunists. Leos also befriend with people who are useful or potentially useful to them.

Leos love to rule. They simply can’t take orders from anyone. They will remain the only ruler in their domain, which can be office, home or partner. Leos are possessive and dominate in a relationship. Romantic relation with Leo can be exciting and their ideal partners are people who would accept their dominance. They strive to build an image larger than life. They crave for social acceptance and are often found to roam the higher social circle.Leos don’t like to be crossed. They would strike with a great force when criticized but will also easily forget and forgive.”

Let’s break this one down:

“Lions are powerful creatures and so are the Leos. They exert power at every state of life. Being a Fire sign they are also great source of energy and can be the motivating force to others”
If I’ve motivated people, great! But I haven’t really seen much evidence of that.

“Leos are also great friends. They are kind hearted and will normally go to any extent to help their friends. They also spend lavishly on their friends and throw great parties.”
I don’t think I have ever thrown a party in my life. Also, ask any of my friends the last time I bought something for them.

“However, their desire to be praised and recognized for whatever they do lead them to gather people around them who are opportunists. Leos also befriend with people who are useful or potentially useful to them.”
This isn’t looking good. I’m not even sure if I would want to be my friend.

“Leos love to rule. They simply can’t take orders from anyone. They will remain the only ruler in their domain, which can be office, home or partner. Leos are possessive and dominate in a relationship. Romantic relation with Leo can be exciting and their ideal partners are people who would accept their dominance.”
This just sounds weird. Dominate! Domination! Possessive! Rule! I am probably the least dominating anything in any of the environments I exist in. Just ask my wife. Heyyooooooo!

“They strive to build an image larger than life. They crave for social acceptance and are often found to roam the higher social circle. Leos don’t like to be crossed. They would strike with a great force when criticized but will also easily forget and forgive.”
It is true that I like to dream big and I don’t like to be crossed, but who does like to be crossed? However, I will strike with a great force when criticized, with that “great force” being the unfriend button. But then I’ll re-add you because hey, life’s too short to hold a grudge.

It’s always fun to read these things, especially with loved ones and friends and others who actually know you. Sometimes things match up, sometimes they don’t. Just remember that correlation does not equal causation.

 

1 thought on “Day 17: Who Are You?”

  1. My problem is: which zodiac to believe in? I have a Chinese zodiac sign in addition to being a Leo. What happens when they conflict? I call shenanigans…

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