When the subject of astrology comes up, a lot of people my age or older get the image of some polyester clad, gold chain wearing, hairy chested, mustachioed dude in a bar saying “Hey Baby, what’s your sign?” Ewwwww!
Our friend Rory at A Guy Called Bloke asks the question, Are You Your Star Sign Personality?
I was born under the sign of Pisces, using the Placidus style. If I used the Sidereal or Vedic system, I would be an Aquarius. I dont know enough about any of the systems to say which is better or more accurate, I know that Pisces feels more accurate than Aquarius, and Placidus is the most popular system.
I’ve been learning more about astrology. I have been interested in it since I was in middle school, but never learned much beyond my sign. I made a page with my natal chart a while back, if anyone is interested in astrology and wants a bigger picture of me.
So, what makes Pisces relatable to me? I like the article I linked, here are some excerpts
Pisces has inhuman, supernatural levels of empathy. They always know exactly how their closest people are feeling, and even if they don’t, they can imagine (and are almost always right).
They see the sweet, beautiful, loving soul in each of us, the small child yearning for love and safety. They see our scars and, our failures, and our triumphs, and they love it all.
Pisces gets a reputation for being a pushover, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Pisces is an iron fist in a velvet glove. Pisces is a cloud with a spine of steel. Pisces may choose to forgive and forget, but it is very much a choice. And if you wrong them and think you’ve gotten away with it, be warned.
Those are things I would say about myself. So I guess the answer to Rory’s question would be yes, I feel like my star/sun sign.
The thing about astrology is that even if you think its a bunch of hooey, there are enough people in the world that DO believe to lend it some power. Think of it as an influence… like the weather… We may (or may not) change our plans or our clothing choices depending on the weather, right?
What do you think? Believer or not so much? Does your sign fit you?
(featured image is mine)