Scrolling through my Bloglovin’ feed today, I stumbled upon a link-up that caught my eye.
Astrological signs? Yes, please!
I do believe in astrology. I believe that the placement of the sun, moon and stars during our birth do, somehow, have an effect on who we are, and that an understanding of current astrological occurrences can offer valuable insights into why certain things happen. Does that mean that everything can be explained by a full moon or a rising planet? Heavens, no. (That was an unintended pun, and I’m thrilled with it) Does that mean that I place my trust in daily horoscopes, or allow the stars to dictate how I live my life? No. I’m just confident that there’s a correlation.
I’ve gone through the currently existing links for What’s Your Sign and have decided to follow hostess Nadine’s approach. I’ll share with you characteristics attributed to my astrological sign and then whether or not I identify with the particular characteristic. It’s an opportunity for you to get to know a little more about me, and the astrological sign under which I was born. How well do I match up? Read on!
Personal Creed – I believe
Absolutely describes my way of looking at the world. There are the things that I know and the things that I believe. What I’ve learned, over time, is that the things I believe are what drive me. My decisions certainly take into account what I know, but hinge more critically on what I believe.
Element – Water
My parents can attest that I have always been a water baby. Just being near water calms me and soothes my soul. Ocean, lake, pond, river, pool – it makes no difference. Just seeing water brings me peace and opens my mind. Check two for astrology!
Body Part – Feet
This does not mean Pisces have great feet. It actually means Pisces tend to have trouble with their feet. Hello, Plantar Fasciitis!
Energy – Mutable
Changeable. As in, mood changes several times a day. This could explain my road rage, which does not (generally) last longer than the driving-based frustration. I have no problem ranting about the idiot in front of me and immediately returning to a cheerful exchange with another person in my own vehicle.
A Pisces is…
The best description for my childhood temperament is “terminally shy.” Once, in a garden shop, I tugged on the my mother’s skirt to get her attention. Or so I thought. When I looked up at the woman, it was not my mother. I burst into tears and ran away. The woman wasn’t scary, nor did she even speak to me, I was just terrified of strangers. Also people that I knew. My mother had to force me to attend birthday parties, again through tears. Even now, it’s a fifty-fifty chance that I’ll be withdrawn when meeting new people. Sharing everything right away just isn’t me.
It’s hard for me to truly say whether I’m more creative than the next person. However, it is a phrase that other people have used to describe me throughout my life. I will agree that I enjoy writing, drawing, painting, editing video, sewing, building, crafting… I could go on, but I won’t. I’ll consider this another win for astrology.
One hundred percent. Unfortunately, this is generally a negative thing. If someone has said something mean to me, EVER, I remember it. Forget if it was in jest, or a drunken haze, I remember it. And I’ve internalized it. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me? Are you kidding? I’ll take the sticks and stones. Words stay in my brain forever.
Much to Tall Guy’s dismay, yes, I tend to remain calm. My car dies in the middle of a main road, on the way to work? I’m on the phone laughing about it. An unexpected bill comes right after we’ve spent money on something frivolous? Getting upset isn’t going to suddenly change the situation. Aside from road rage (which I clearly need to work on), I tend to keep a pretty even keel. It just seems to lend itself better to dealing with crazy situations.
Blame it on the sensitivity. Yes, I can get very down on things. Myself, others, the world. In fact, there are times when worrying about things completely out of my control can send me into a nearly paralyzing tailspin. Example: I cannot allow myself to think about the causes, or ramifications of global warming. I’m not denying it exists (it EXISTS, people), but knowing what it all means, and the eventualities involved (even if they’re thousands of years in the future) is incredibly devastating to me. One could argue that I won’t be around to experience it, but then I get upset about not being around. Let’s move on, shall we?
Tends to blame self for everything
Uh, yes. I actually consider this a sort of defense mechanism. I’d much rather be frustrated with myself than with someone else. The theory is that if I’m the problem, I can fix it or, at least, deal with it. In actuality it does have its downsides. Constantly beating oneself up isn’t actually a good time.
It’s not laziness, it’s a conservation of energy! Okay, maybe I’m lazy sometimes. But the fridge is soooooo far from the couch. And laying in bed is soooooo much nicer than sitting in the office, in front of the computer, with my leg falling asleep under me.
Oh, yes. This is why those Pisces fish are swimming in opposite directions. This characteristic is me, to a T. I’ve actually created a game in order to help me make decisions. It involves in designating the items as two completely other, unrelated, items. Offering the “new” items to someone else who doesn’t know what they symbolize and making them choose one. Example: Do we want to open the pinot noir or the malbec? Hmm. Choose one of the following: painting or pottery. You choose one, I tell you which wine it corresponds to and we drink. No actual decision made by me!
Cautious in own affairs
True. I have no problem encouraging my friends to go for their dreams. Move to New York! Start that novel! Dye your hair red! I’m not so good at jumping into new ventures in the same way that I believe others should. And it’s not a double-standard, per se. I believe that I should try new things, I’m just much more cautious about actually doing it.
So now you know what I’ve known for a looooong time. I’m a Pisces, through and through. What I want to know now is whether you embody your astrological sign! Join the link-up or comment below – what’s your sign?