It amazed me how seriously people took this total bullshit. I used to make them flattering and positive, which probably helped… Trolling with a conscience or something. All in good fun is a tough one for me to swallow.
Sorry to hear that your mum is afflicted by irrational belief in astrology. That must be tough. Ah, anyway, The Onion has funny horoscopes. And Weird Al had some great and accurate! I hear you. Like, my last relationship was with a Leo and it turned out to be the exact opposite of this description. Seriously, what is it with dykes and this stuff?
I feel like my girlfriend and I are the only two queers we know who are not into this stuff at all. I find it innocuous on the internet, but in real life these conversations tend to go on forever and ever while we just stand there giving each other little glances. My wife and I are history and science buffs as well as gaytheist lapsed Catholics, and are competitively crotchety about this sort of thing. I hear ya paperofflowers. I was hoping scorpio aquarius had more going on than that too. Except I have to avoid capricorn like the plaque.
But they say here that me n caps are beautiful together n I feel like a prisoner with any cap. This is the first time I see such a horoscope hookup for the queers and I love it. I kinda left a trail of broken hearts behind me because I love giving attention, I love to get attention and I love to love people. This is so amazing. I never tire of talking horoscopes. So yay for giving me more reasons to blabber to everyone who will listen!!
Did you and your friends hang out in cemeteries and try to put curses on the mean girls in your school after watching The Craft? I love this very much! Thank you! I tend to get a little offended. As a Gemini I get a little offended by these too. Hey, who are you calling fickle? I just think that the Cancer description highlights all my worst qualities: moody, needy, never wants to leave the house.
A lot of the other signs sound like me, too, only a more flattering picture! I tend to do the opposite. I always have to laugh at these because I think I am probably the most introverted, least popular person that I know, but it is a nice little boost for the self-confidence. I found the opposite! I am Aries to a T… asshole and all… but the relationship descriptions were totally inaccurate for me!
I never actually noticed before that the descriptions of Aries makes us seem like assholes. Yeah, I kind of prefer the sidereal sp?
Is it terrible that I find it kind of hot when women are into this nonsense? Or is my skepticism oh so very Gemini of me? Good luck. Never believed in these until I read a personal profile on my sign and I am text book Libra and too diplomatic and indecisive for my own good. Always wondered though about premature kids though- my girlfriend is a Leo by birthday but a Scorpio by predicted due date and she fits a Scorpio profile better? Veryyy confusing. I just want someone to laugh at all my jokes and banter with me using hilarious grammar puns and esoteric pop culture references.
And to rewatch The Craft with me. Post that on science. Hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East — powers of air and invention. Hear us. I love reading horoscopes and this was awesome. I am very much a Virgo and it was cool to read about how I would interact with other signs. There are so many Capricorns in my family and we are all stubborn and practical and reserved and over-think things.
I love this post so much! For the record, my partner is a Libra. Now tarot cards, on the other hand…. Ah, tarot cards. It works great! She lifts me up while I help keep her grounded. Round and round it goes …. Unbelievers beware! This post just adds to my new obsession. Aries and Scorpio are a homicide waiting to happen. Pretty funny, and even if by coincidence, accurate.
I reeeeeeeeally disagree. And also all the rest. I never feel right in these! Libra here, Sag rising, moon in Scorpio. Loved this!!!! I am a Libra and always thought that 2 Libras were meant for each other cuz of the balance thing! What does this dot have to do with me? This makes no sense. What are one of those dots and or connections you may ask?
What does MBTI have to do with astrology you might ask? You just have to learn to decipher that map, learn to observe and connect the dots because those dots start coming together and once they come together, they create the bigger picture. Hence, the upcoming AS astrology installments, where Kate will talk about the other signs and what that all entails. They are merely symbols, an abstraction that tries to explain certain phenomena.
Then you have other stuff such as houses that gets more complex. In Renaissance times, astronomy and astrology were almost inseparable, and Johannes Kepler, who proposed that the planets have elliptical orbits around the sun, worked as court astrology to a succession of German emperors.
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You could say that our knowledge about the structure of the solar system and the motion of the planets comes from astrology, but that does not give any validation to beliefs in astrology. If there is no explanation, and you are required to believe without questioning, astrology becomes like a religion minus the prayers. MBTI has been heavily criticised for its lack of methodological rigor. You are both looking at it through belief and because of that, you fail to understand my point.
My point? You can still learn something from astrology, MBTI, other personality systems and make interesting connections and those connections, whether they are epiphanies or some other thing, do not require belief. Some of that information is not always insightful or useful, but sometimes it is and you can use what is useful to broaden your perspective on things in general. No, I just disagree with you.
Pretty much everything requires belief. But too often, as in the original post, there is no mention of that and people believe or let others assume that the alignment of celestial bodies actually does drives personality and destiny. I also still think that requires belief, belief that the symbols in those systems have meaning, that they are a useful way to organise your thoughts, that certain archetypes can tell us certain things about the human condition, etc. Actually, no, everything does not require belief and that is the main thing I keep trying to point out, specifically with astrology.
You can utilize astrology without believing in it, just like you can utilize the MBTI without believing in it. Of course, there are other ways of thinking, but in this particular context, the concept of abstract and concrete thinking seems to illustrate the difference as to the nature of how belief can be viewed, or not. You might feel the same way about what I am saying. Fair enough. Unfortunately, those discussions seem to be a needle in a haystack.
If the aim is to increase knowledge about oneself, why would you use a source that lacks any credibility? In a way, astrology serves as a history to modern day personality systems. By bridging these gaps, you get a better in-depth understanding of the self and or the nature of others. I got interested in personality systems a few years back. You might ask, so what is the point then or why do you care about this? Language is a form of symbolism. Not everyone understands languages and or symbolism as thoroughly as others. Carl Jung further advanced the concept of archetypes.
What are archetypes? Archetypes according to the very first line of wikipedia is a universally understood symbol, term, statement, or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated. You ask that if my aim is to increase knowledge of oneself, why would I use a source that lacks credibility? Quite simply, astrology is not a source for credibility, nor is it a source for belief, which I keep reiterating. You can still utilize something without believing in it, you can still learn or take something away from it, without believing in it. Ideas are open, beliefs are closed.
Does that clear things up? I hope so, because my head is about to explode, LOL. The simplification of personality types for efficient study is fine, but the arbitrary designation of these personalities because of when you were born is what most people find absurd about astrology. That can some across to people as being intense and focused and successful.
Weirdly, I found myself thinking season as an influence on birth made the most sense — in terms of possible environmental influences on embryonic development.
Prolly moreso in past times. Seasons also vary geographically though, along with diets, movement patterns, and everything else you described. Excuse me…I am mildly offended being an aries train-wreck. It may be true, but only some of the time okay? Been with two Virgos. Also Virgos can be a bit selfish. So I guess that works too, or not. Capricorn on the cusp with Sagittarius here. Three of them had birthdays within two days of each other.
In fact, two of them had the same birthday. Very lucky Taurus sun signs to be with you. I am not a Taurus but sun, venus, juipter and mercury are in Scorpio. You are a beautiful woman on every level. I have a lot of aquarius in my chart. Freedom is needed in relationships. Good luck beautiful. But, I must say, the Gemini description is startlingly accurate. Will I now go around asking random women their signs? I dub thee zoDumped. Interested parties should inquire within. All applicants will be considered regardless of astrological orientation.
But when I was 16 and my mom offered to buy me my first tattoo, I got a scorpion right on my lower back. Sorta regret the placement, but I still like it. Detailed, hilarious information and beautiful artwork. Just excellent article altogether. Capricorn here, have done the long term with another Capricorn, can we say Procrastination to the max, both of us really… but ugh!
My other uhaul choices, are more in the friend spectrum, never really successful in the love spectrum, though I tried. I actually have some close friends to this day that are Tauruses, the one i tried to date… um no, lots of drama, lots of need for her to be in control, and not in the good way ;-. Also was with many Scorpios, they are stubborn, they think they are all that in bed, yawn…not really. But such intelligence and passion nonetheless.
The one Virgo, was for a long term relationship too, lovely woman, but the jealousy was too much, in the long run. But hey live and learn, and break the rules. Now I am with a Gemini, going on 2 years… and yes, opposites attract, she calls me on my bullshit, she fills my heart with joy,we compliment each other very wonderfully. I love how positive she is, and our sex life awesome! Great article, brought back a lot of memories. I could not stop laughing because not only does the bio fit me perfectly but also the awesome drawing looks exactly like me.
Go Gemini! Sun and rising sign in Taurus here, and I love this stuff. I am a Taurus through and through. My absolute best friends in the world are Leo and Aries, and my most successful romance was with a Pisces.
I LOVE this so much! I am a full believer in astrology in terms of birth charts not so much daily horoscopes. Im a libra with sagittarius rising sign and a capricorn moon so other can get a little confused once they really get to know me and see my inner capricorn control freak that I try desperately to ignore. But my libra sun and sagittarius rising sign blend pretty well. I have not yet been in a relationship but I agree as far as friends go with everything you said. I have had a lot of tumultuous friendships with aquarius sun signs though but that may be in part because of my capricorn moon.
Also even though I am a libra, I am not the life of the party and dont like too much attention. I am a Virgo and I recently dated a Cancer. I was in a relationship with a Virgo before. Towards the end I stopped and that person never did. Anyway, I do sometimes like to read these things and this was a slightly different, yet interesting, take on astrology. Would have been better if I had seen that picture…. So, so much. When I worked at an old bookstore one summer, I was given the metaphysical section to stock and curate.
This is so cool and so well put-together! A lot of it was really accurate, but I would not consider myself a social butterfly, and I absolutely hate going out to clubs. I would definitely rather stay in with my Cancer best friend and love watch Doctor Who rather than hate watch the L anything. Cause that would be kinda cool….
Poly relationship? I just thought of some bad pick-up lines based on me being a fire sign, for the other types of signs. I am even wearing a shirt similar to the woman in the cancer photo. I did not know we were so generic. I dated an Aquarius…it was an experience. I get confused with this cuspness. You know you do that shit too…. Some love for a Taurus here? I am a hopeless romantic. In Astrological terms, these two signs are powered by planet mars and planet Mercury. Both these planets are the icons of passion and Love. They are considered as a Male and Female energy with a balanced amount of Love and passion for a healthy love relationship.
Home Aries Libra Love Compatibility. Aries Mar Apr Taurus Apr May Gemini May Jun Cancer Jun Jul Leo Jul Aug Virgo Aug Sep Libra Sep Oct Scorpio Oct Nov Sagittarius Nov Dec Capricorn Dec Jan Aquarius Jan Feb Pisces Feb Mar Astrologers Team. Sun Sign Aries Libra Love Compatibility. Zodiac Horoscopes. They need to consciously curb their desire to battle and win. More specifically, they need to learn how to lose when fighting someone they love. It may sound like a quote from Sun Tzu, but in love they need to learn the art of winning by appearing to lose.
We have a separate article on Aries in love. Aries is a sign which sometimes gets bad press in this area. Being bold and spontaneous does have it's disadvantages here. If an Aries decides to cheat, then they typically can do so easier than most other signs. With that said, they are no more likely to want to cheat than any other sign. Whether they love their partner or not is the key factor.
My compatibility reports address this by scoring all factors alongside each other so you can see the whole picture, with any strong or weak areas highlighted. Understand what can affect how your sign is read. AstrologyBay explains what zodiac signs are compatible with Aries-Taurus cusps, and more. It has been a wild news week. You were born on the Cusp of Power, so it's no surprise that you're authoritative, resilient, and dedicated to your passions and goals.
If they do, they are totally loyal. If they don't.. Your Aries will have her own unique personality traits. This article talks about sun signs, however there are many other factors. For example her moon sign determines her emotional personality which affects whether she is sensitive, romantic, loyal etc. With her date, time and location of birth these other factors can be calculated for a complete picture of her personality.
To explore this further please see my article on astrology compatibility readings. I have a list of the top most famous Aries celebrities and historical figures. Aries typically is one of the most overt and straightforward signs. If an Aries woman likes you, then typically you won't have any doubt about it!
She's very unlikely to be the shy type or to play mind-games unless you're playing them too. For a full description of how an Aries woman acts when in love please see our article on Aries in love. This is a woman who prefers to sometimes be in control of a relationship. With that said, she doesn't want an easy win or a weak man. She wants a partner who is strong enough to fight back at least occasionally, and is at least moderately ambitious.
This is a question which is very hard to give a general answer on, as no two Aries women are totally identical. The key is understanding her and what she finds most attractive in a partner. Astrology can provide a wealth of information to enable this, however natal charts need to be prepared and studied to do so.
Please see the article on seduction and astrology for more information on this. Relationships are complex things, comprising hundreds of individual elements. Sun signs are one of these, however a detailed analysis of everything is required to find all the strong and weak areas. Please see the article on astrology and soulmates for more information on how astrology can be used to determine if someone is your soulmate. Online relationships and long distance relationships have unique challenges. One of these is that you get to see one side of someone very clearly: their personality.
You don't however get to see anything about other factors such as sexual attraction. My compatibility reports address this by scoring all factors alongside each other so you can see the whole picture, with any strong or weak areas highlighted. To explore this further please see my article on online relationships. Generally they don't. But, this is the type of generic question that often gets asked or answered whenever astrology is discussed. Individual experiences are then quoted back and forth as proof that Aries women do or don't. Individuals get offended by general statements that don't apply to them, and everything goes downhill fast.
The diagram below shows the problem here:. Astrology can predict someone's personality very accurately when the placement of all their planets is calculated. In that situation we can also predict their most likely behavior.