Day 07 - Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.
i'm an aquarius. according to some crazy lady's website this is what that means
i am *so* not a believer in astrology (which is funny because its almost a goddamn religion to my mom). i don't care if my saturn's moon is rising or my sun is in my anus or whatever.
first of all, this shit is like fortune cookies, there's always a way for it to become somewhat applicable to your life if you dig deep enough, or make enough convoluted assumptions. schizophrenics are particularly good with these connections...
* Because of their high focus on intellectual exploration, many inventors, eccentrics and highly original trailblazers are born under this sign. Their intense ability to live on many mental levels, holds both pain and pleasure for Aquarians. For example, in the American Hall of Fame there are more Aquarians than any other sign, yet statistics reveal that in mental institutions there are more Aquarians than any other sign too.
as i am currently unable to find any valid statistical analysis that is even mildly generalizable to the population or has any proven empirical basis, i'm going to have to speculate on this. from a general internet search it appears that the most popular zodiac sign people are born under is actually two signs: capricorn and aquarius. so, taking that in the general population that a larger percentage of people are of these two signs, in any smaller sample this trend would also prevail. think about it like this: you made lemonade, its 3 parts water, 2 parts sugar and 1 part lemon juice when you make it in the pitcher. now, when you pour it into a glass, does that composition change? nope, you've still got your 3:2:1 ratio.
now, as for what the two signs are... they are both primarily january signs. think about what months are roughly 9 months before the time of these two signs... april/may, right? what happens in april/may? spring. what also happens in april/may that is celebrated by many different religions, the pagans in particular? large quantities of sex, in other words, celebration of fertility. so if everyone is gettin' it on in these months, chances are the kid is going to be born in this time period. its a very popular time period to be born, just because of this factor alone... it has nothing to do with mystical personality traits as to why we're prevalent, its because there's just more of us.
* But in everyday terms, most Aquarians are extremely humanitarian and often involved in social programs that assist others. They can also be objective in judgement, for they never let their emotions get in the way. Outgoing and amiable, Aquarians attract friends wherever they go and those whom Aquarians befriend have their unswerving loyalty.
is this really something unique to only this sign? i mean really. i know i most certainly don't make friends wherever i go, at least not anymore. when i was a half naked drunk, fuck yeah people wanted to be around me just to see what would happen next, but now that i'm a bit more... reserved, there's probably only about a handful of people that would actually like to hang out with my socially awkward ass on a regular basis.
* Aquarians are the zodiac's most mysterious and unusual people - and no two are anything alike. Those born under this sign - ruled by innovative and non-conformist Uranus - march to the beat of their own drum. They see life in a different way. Others quite frequently think their habits and ideas are eccentric or crazy in some way, but it is this uniqueness that makes them so special.
see? my sun *is* in my anus! everyone likes to think they march to the beat of their own drummer, and most people do, that's what makes us individuals. now, i feel this applies to me not because i'm an aquarius, but because my asperger's makes me wired quite a bit differently than most. i'm incredibly literal and don't really handle metaphors too well because i try to envision them literally and get lost. people do often find my habits strange, but i've developed them the way they are for a reason. it was a conscious effort, not some mystical prowess. i have certain routines i stick to, again because of the asperger's, and we thrive on that shit. secondly i suffer from bipolar I disorder and major depressive disorder. anyone who has had any experience with these knows that structure and routine are key to not flipping your shit on a regular basis. that routine can change depending on the person, but as long as its consistent in performance its pretty safe to say you'll keep yourself in check.
* Aquarians are happiest when they have "something" to believe in and nurture.
derp, really? i thought most people found solace in having no real purpose or motivations. wow, i must be a beautiful and unique snowflake. thank god my parents banged in spring to make me this super different-than-everyone-else person that i am!
oh but wait! i was born on a cusp, meaning that i have *both* capricorn and aquarius traits. so i'm an eccentric and inventive control freak that demands structure in my unpredictable but well calculated ways who is also ridiculously organized. wait a minute... that actually does describe me... shit...