It’s Written in the Stars … or is it?

We are all guilty of checking our horoscopes every now and then (some of us every day). There’s something about knowing what kind of day we’re going have that will help us get through the day.  Better to know that your co-worker is going to stab you in back ahead of time, or that love is on the horizon … don’t forget to smile at that hotty who lives down the street from you.  So is this a bunch of BS or is this the real deal?  I took on a little experiment.  I went on the web to read my daily horoscope from different sources, I just put in “daily horoscope leo” in the search engine.  I immediately got thousands of hits.  So I decided to click on a few of them.  Immediately I got some good news and bad news.  Each one was different in its own way.  There was one that was way off.  Depending on which one I read I was either going to have an amazing day or I should hide under a rock today.  Hmmm … so does this totally debunk the whole horoscope and astrological sign business.  Well, I think when it comes to daily horoscopes, yes.  However, when it comes to astrological signs, I think there is some value.  Let me explain.

As you all know, depending on when we are born, we are assigned a sign.  I am a Leo … and oh what a Leo!  I fit the character to a “T”.  Generally when you look at descriptions and characteristics of a certain sign, it’s pretty accurate.  Of course, not every characteristic applies to everyone, but in general it is a pretty good judge of the person.  I always look this information up when I meet someone, whether romantically or not.  I find it gives me a good indication of what to expect.  Some of you may be laughing, but it’s true.  Think about it.  Think of someone you know well, what sign are they?  Look up the characteristics of that sign, don’t you see a lot of similarities? So far when dating, I have been right on the ball.  I think compatibility depends on the person, but certain signs are more compatible than others.  Now I refuse to date Taurus, Aries, Scorpios and I’m on the fence with Geminis.  I came to this conclusion by dating more than one of each sign, and my ex hubby was a Taurus so that’s an immediate write off!  Actually, I am tending to enjoy other Leos better.  What is better than two lazy lions lying around doing nothing but adoring each other?

Here are some characteristics of the different signs [taken from] …

Zodiac Sign Positive Traits Negative Traits
Capricorn Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved
Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging
Over conventional and rigid
Aquarius Friendly and humanitarian
Honest and loyal
Original and inventive
Independent and intellectual
Intractable and contrary
Perverse and unpredictable
Unemotional and detached
Pisces Imaginative and sensitive
Compassionate and kind
Selfless and unworldly
Intuitive and sympathetic
Escapist and idealistic
Secretive and vague
Weak-willed and easily led
Aries Adventurous and energetic
Pioneering and courageous
Enthusiastic and confident
Dynamic and quick-witted
Selfish and quick-tempered
Impulsive and impatient
Foolhardy and daredevil
Taurus Patient and reliable
Warmhearted and loving
Persistent and determined
Placid and security loving
Jealous and possessive
Resentful and inflexible
Self-indulgent and greedy
Gemini Adaptable and versatile
Communicative and witty
Intellectual and eloquent
Youthful and lively
Nervous and tense
Superficial and inconsistent
Cunning and inquisitive
Cancer Emotional and loving
Intuitive and imaginative
Shrewd and cautious
Protective and sympathetic
Changeable and moody
Overemotional and touchy
Clinging and unable to let go
Leo Generous and warmhearted
Creative and enthusiastic
Broad-minded and expansive
Faithful and loving
Pompous and patronizing
Bossy and interfering
Dogmatic and intolerant
Virgo Modest and shy
Meticulous and reliable
Practical and diligent
Intelligent and analytical
Fussy and a worrier
Overcritical and harsh
Perfectionist and conservative
Libra Diplomaitic and urbane
Romantic and charming
Easygoing and sociable
Idealistic and peaceable
Indecisive and changeable
Gullible and easily infuenced
Flirtatious and self-indulgent.
Scorpio Determined and forceful
Emotional and intuitive
Powerful and passionate
Exciting and magnetic
Jealous and resentful
Compulsive and obsessive
Secretive and obstinate
Sagittarius Optimistic and freedom-loving
Jovial and good-humored
Honest and straightforward
Intellectual and philosophical
Blindly optimistic and careless
Irresponsible and superficial
Tactless and restless
Your Zodiac Sign Compatible Horoscope Signs
Capricorn Taurus, Scorpio, Virgo Pisces
Aquarius Aries, Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius
Pisces Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus
Aries Sagittarius, Gemini, Aquarius, Leo
Taurus Capricorn, Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
Gemini Libra, Aries, Aquarius, Leo
Cancer Taurus, Scorpio, Virgo Pisces
Leo Aries, Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius
Virgo Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus
Libra Sagittarius, Gemini, Aquarius, Leo
Scorpio Capricorn, Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
Sagittarius Libra, Aries, Aquarius, Leo

So next time you meet someone, look up their sign, you never know what you might learn!  Remember though, it’s all in good fun!

Your Sister in Dating Bliss,

Single Dating Diva

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