Baby, what’s your sign

Photo courtesy of Nik Cyclist
Photo courtesy of Nik Cyclist

I recently had a really interesting discussion with a friend about horoscopes, and I thought I’d write about it here on the blog and see what you guys you thought about it.

As a kid, I was extremely interested in astrology. From the ages of 10-14, I spent an embarrassing amount of time on and learned everything I could learn about my personal star sign, Aquarius. (Being a bit of a romantic, I also focused a lot of energy learning about my so-called “perfect” romantic matches–Gemini, Sagittarius, and Libra. Then I promptly fell in love with a Capricorn. Go figure.)

I was chatting with a friend recently about our respective signs, and how, despite my generally logical, science-minded approach to life, I consider myself a typical Aquarius.

Aquarians are regularly called “the genius of the zodiac” (humble,aren’t I?). Generally, they’re considered intelligent, creative, philanthropic, adventurous, and a bit aloof. They’re sociable, but more likely to have a small circle of close friends than a big group. They’re likely to have passionate views on social issues, and even more likely to be activists.

(Fun fact: I know my sign so well, I didn’t even have to look up that description.)

As I spoke to my friend, I wondered if, perhaps, my identity as an Aquarius wasn’t more of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Because I was so fascinated by the supposed traits of my astrological sign at a young age, did that dictate how I perceived my identity later in life?

Was I naturally creative, philanthropic, passionate about societal issues, and smart? Or did I foster some of these aspects of my personality as a way to fit myself into the image of a typical Aquarius?

How much of astrology do you guys think is phony-bologna? How much do you think is truth?

Do you identify strongly with your astrological sign?

Let me know what you think in the comments!


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