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What’s Your Sign?

*scrolls through iPod*

*selects “Float On” by the Floaters*

(Float On Float On) Taurus…and my name is Anthony.  I like a woman who cooks, cleans, and isn’t afraid to get on her…well, you get the picture.  Today class, I want to discuss an ongoing phenomenon that engulfs my timeline every morning between the hours of 6 to 9 am.

When I get up in the morning and get myself ready for the day, I like to scroll through my social media accounts to see what’s going on.  Now that I think about it, it’s usually filled with the same sort of tweets and updates so I guess it’s just become a habit because I’m not really learning anything.  Oh well, I digress.  So my timeline usually looks like this:

“You have had plenty of stress recently and are feeling relieved now because everything’ … More for Taurus http://twittascope.com?/sign=2

Do I ever click the link to see what my daily horoscope is? Hell no. Why should I?  So I can be given very general advice about how to go about my day?  C’mon man, if I wanted to be fed some bull, I’d hit up a Scientology lock-in.

If you can’t tell, I’m a non-believer when it comes to Horoscopes and Astrology.  Our society seems to thrive on the notion that your birthdate and time gives you a pre-determined set of character attributes.  I find that incredibly asinine.  Aside from the typical skepticism of the overall generality of horoscopes, the overall base for these signs was created by astrologers who believed the Earth was the center of the Universe.  So the stars, the sun, and other planets orbited us.  We all know that has been scientifically proven as false.

I’ll indulge you for a second here.  Let’s just say zodiac signs really do carry certain attributes.  How in the hell do you know EXACTLY where the sun and stars were aligned on your actual birthday? Did you research this prior to following this like the Gospel?  Do you know that the current zodiac is about 3,000 years out of sync?  Sounds a little suspect to me buddy.

Earlier this year, Astronomer Paul Kunkle reported his findings that all zodiac signs have changed due to the Earth’s axis position.  These changes paved way for the return of the 13th sign, Ophiuchus.  I remember Twitter and Facebook blowing up with folks saying, “Hell no!  I don’t care what he says, I’m a Scorpio ’til I die!” So now you’re a hypocrite right?  Just because you followed your sign as a Scorpio and boasted and bragged about your sexual prowess.  But wait, now you’re a Libra.  Does that mean you have to be fair and easy going now?  No more wild orgies for you right? Nope, you can still get gang banged whether you’re a Libra, Gemini, Taurus, or Scorpio because you’re still a tramp who likes to get gang banged.  And don’t get me started at those who have their symbol tattooed on their body when this news came out.  Probably one of the best days of my life with all the laughing I did.

Before you come down my throat (pause) with facts stating that the changes only affected those after 2010, I already know this.  The point I was trying to make was, for a brief moment, you were faced with a information that forced you to be a hypocrite.  If you truly believe in zodiac signs, then you would change your “personality” at the drop of the dime when this new information was delivered.  But did you? Probably not.

As I stated earlier, I’m a Taurus. I’m supposed to bull headed.  Can I be? Sure. Does that make it accurate? Hell no.  I’m half black.  Does that mean I have to halfway like Tyler Perry and Watermelon? Nope. (I hate Tyler Perry, but Watermelon is delicious) Do you realize making a blanket statement about a someone based on their zodiac sign is just as dumb as making one based on their gender, race, or creed.

Still strong on your conviction that zodiac signs are the real deal?  Well, let me try my hand at describing you and your personality.  Don’t tell me what your sign is, the stars will tell me exactly what you are.  Ready?  Here we go:

Sometimes you’re the life of the party, but other times you just want to be left alone.  You’ve got a great sense of humor and a strong sense of right and wrong, even if it’s not always appreciated by others.  You work hard, but you understand the place of fun and relaxation in life.  And though you have made it through some hard times in the past, there will be more rough patches on the road ahead.  Don’t get discouraged, even if you feel the world has abounded you.  The stars are always there to help you.

How close was I? C’mon, don’t lie.  You know damn well I was probably about 90% on point with that reading.

Do you think astrology is legitimate?  Are 6 billion people in the world really pre determined to fit into 12 (13 now) personality subsets?  Leave comments below and convince me.

Stay classy folks and in the words of Jody, I mean Tyrese:


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18 thoughts on “What’s Your Sign?

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  2. I’m a Libra. I know a little about my sign as far as I like things balanced and have a hard time making decisions because I see both sides of everything. Ok I’m awesome. But I don’t know anything about other signs or care what I match well with or even what other people’s birthdays make them.
    Maybe Libras just don’t give a damn.

    • Could be, all I know about my sign is I’m supposed to be stubborn and loyal. As far as making a decision, sometimes I’ll drive around for an hour because I don’t know what I want to eat. I guess I’m a hybrid of Taurus and Libra, lol.

  3. I think most people indulge in horoscopes and zodiac characteristic breakdowns because it is entertaining, but going a little deeper,people like to have SOMETHING that they can look to for deeper understanding of themselves. People use their sign to explain why they do what they do whether accurate or not. Just another way people find ways to justify their actions, imo.

    Though sometimes the characteristics of a sign seem to be on point, im a Leo and yes, i can be pretty arrogant, I dont put too much stock in them. Alot for religious reasons. In Christianity, you are not supposed to look to outside, man inspired things for “answers”. Thats what God is for. However, whole nother topic. Lol

    Good blog.

    • I totally agree with you. People want answers to explain why they do what they do so when something comes around that provides answers about their personality, their more prone to accept it as a proven science. If someone reads them out of entertainment, that’s totally fine. But my beef comes when individuals predetermine the who, what, why, and hows about a person based solely on their sign. Everyone can be arrogant, everyone can be kind, and everyone can be assholes. It just depends on the time of day and subject at hand. Thanks!

  4. I’m a Capricorn… and I know all about being a Capricorn, cause it intrigues me, but human behavior intrigues me so I study many things, astrology, numerology, religion, psychology, sociology, anthropology and any other ology that explores human behavior. Do I need my horoscope? Of course not, Do I think that people have shared personality traits? Of course. Are there trends? Sure! But that’s just human gumbo. I love human gumbo. Do you have to believe it, no.. should you judge people who do, I think not, but then that’s just me. People fascinate me, and I love viewing the many ways they present themselves by whatever label they gave themselves before they got on stage. Many people think that worshiping a dude born of a virgin is ridiculous too.. watch them stones people…

    Oh, and if you want to stop getting your horoscope everyday, kill the app. Simple.

    • There’s nothing wrong with wanting to study human behavior. Based on your response, you have made sure to educate yourself in various sciences involving the subject which is great. I agree, people are fascinating and everyone wants to know why they do what they do, but (in my humble opinion of a stubborn, yet loyal Taurus) there is no such thing as a predetermined set of characteristics based on the alignment of the sun and stars on your birth date. As I stated in my blog, the majority of individuals that I have come across (I can’t speak for you personally) aren’t 100% sure of where the sun and stars were aligned at the exact time of their birth, so they can’t tell me without a shadow of a doubt that they are the sign they claim to be, yet in still, they will swear up and down that they fit their sign’s characteristics.

      Since you are well educated in your sign, would you recommend any piece of literature to read on the subject of zodiac signs? Not being funny here, but I’m interested to know more about them to see if my opinion on the matter changes with new information.

      As for the app, I don’t have it. I simply am sharing what I see on my Timeline in the morning as the people I choose to follow, have the silly app.

      • I have an older edition of this

        The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need: Twenty-First Century Edition by Joanne Woolfork

        Link on Amazon

        I have some others too, but this is my favorite, it breaks down the whole chart. I have some books about symbols and their histories and how they are used by different cultures.

        I’m not trying to convert you though, I’m not good at proselytizing, either it is relevant to you or not, and I think if at heart, you think it is malarkey and it doesn’t interest you, you shouldn’t fake it, unless you truly want to understand where people are coming from.

        The real astrologist, which I am not, understand the science of it, degrees, trines, decendants, shit is real, and I’m not that devoted, I just like to get the gist of it. I’m not a convert, just a drooling peeping tom.

  5. I swear I almost went on a twitter rant about this the other day. People talking about they can’t be friends or date another person of a certain sign because the stars or whatever the fuck doesn’t approve of it. You kiddin me (in my Coach Jim Mora voice)?

  6. I had a discussion similar to this in my MBTI group (I’m an ENFP, in case you were wondering) and I made the point that we do share a personality type, but our life experiences influence how that type is brought out. So there is no mold for it. I was thinking about labels, and though I personally think labels are boxes with a gentler name, I understand that as humans we process a lot of information, and it is easier for us to take it all in when we have nice little Tupperware to place the information. I believe the Zodiac along with a lot of other different labels, gay, hipster, trekkie (oh, to be a gay hipster trekkie!) or whatever else is just a way we use to process all the information we receive on the daily in our world. I think subconsciously our brains need SOMETHING so as not to be overwhelmed by the sheer size of it all, our conscious challenge is to not allow our labels of another to become who they are, but allow people that we get to know more personally to be all that they are beyond how we’ve categorized them. deep breath and I am done.

  7. I don’t follow all that zodiac BS either BUT I will say this, I have yet to meet a Leo that wasn’t narcissitic, self-centered, selfish, aggressive and undecisive. I know quite a few Leos men and women and they all possessed at least one of these traits. #i’mJustSayinTho

    • Im a Leo and I do indeed possess each of those traits DEPENDING on what situation im going through. I have not met a person in my life though that doesnt allow at least two of those negative traits to come out now and again regardless of sign. As Ant said, you cant give sole ownership of a HUMAN trait to one group of folks based off the month they are born. I think you DONT think the zodiac stuff is actually b.s. If you did you wouldn’t have grouped a zodiac sign as you did. Good thoughts though. 🙂

  8. I used to be into all that zodiac stuff when I was younger but now that I’m older I really don’t care. I totally hear where you’re coming from on ppl going overboard with the whole change in zodiacs and the 13th sign. It’s not that serious…but did you have to say that you “hate” Tyler Perry though? Hate is such a strong word, Anthony…LOL! Regardless if you like his shows/movies/writing the man has made a living for himself and became very successful doing what he enjoys. Not too many ppl can say that. I’m just saying…love your thoughts though…keep ’em coming sir.

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