Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's your sign?

So, chances are you're aware of the recent changes going on in the stars. To be fair, I suppose the change was in the orientation of the Earth, but why quibble over details?

I am far from informed on matters of astrology. I know my sign, and those of my loved ones, but beyond that, I am fairly clueless. And now, with the recent changes, I don't even know that much.

I've done enough research to be thoroughly confused. Are there 12 signs or 13? Does the change apply to newborns alone, or to everyone? Have astrologers been compensating for the shift and giving us horoscopes for our old signs or our new ones? If there are only 13 signs, why is it that Scorpio gets only one week out of the year? Most importantly, what IS my sign?

I think that last question is the one that bothers me the most. Not that I felt that being a Taurus was something that ruled my life, but at the same time I did feel a certain affinity for it. Adjusting to being an Aries will take some time, and, what's to guarantee that someone won't just go and change it again?

For now am I a Taurus or an Aries? Was I once a Taurus but am now an Aries, or was I an Aries all along and just reading the wrong horoscopes? Am I persistent, patient, loyal and dependable, or am I independent, optimistic, enthusiastic, and courageous? Can one be both dependable and independent? I think so. As far as the negative traits go, I think I'd rather be moody than lazy, but I know at times I can be both stubborn and impatient. For now, I'm just confused.

Is there a sign for that?


  1. At least I'M still a Taurus! Although, I seem to have lost my rising sign (supposedly very influential) of Sagittarius.

  2. Oh dear, rising signs? I had no idea. I have no idea what mine is, or was, or if it has changed!

  3. How about you just select the traits you like from each of your two possible signs, and call yourself a "Tauries."

    I'm still a Leo--which is nice because Leos are perfect. (Well, they do have one flaw. They think they're perfect.)