“My whole life, I thought I was a Capricorn. Now I’m a Sagittarius? I don’t feel like a Sagittarius!”
In case you haven’t heard already, the winds of the zodiac have shifted.* On second thought, they must have been some pretty darn strong winds, to have thrown off Earth’s rotation by that much. So yes, there is apparently a new zodiac:
Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.
Pisces: March 11-April 18.
Aries: April 18-May 13.
Taurus: May 13-June 21.
Gemini: June 21-July 20.
Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10.
Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17.
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.
Now, having once been very interested in astronomy, and as a person who loves math and science and logic, I can’t say I very much believe in astrology. Really, I don’t care about astrology at all, and in fact, I didn’t even know what zodiac sign I was (before or after) until I checked just now whether it had changed.
With a birthday of Dec 28, I apparently used to be a Capricorn (Dec 22 to Jan 19), but no, I am now a Sagittarius, as shown by the revised list above. This is somewhat interesting because the person in the opening quote encountered the same ordeal. Anyway, that is not the point of my post.
Here I have copy-pasted the “[zodiac sign] in a nutshell” of three different signs: Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius, and shall somehow see how closely I match up with each one. They’re all from the same same website [here] so they should be consistent. To indicate hit/miss, I’ll adjust the text color: green for hit and red for miss. If it is neither hit nor miss, or doesn’t apply, the text will be unchanged. Ready? Go!
Sagittarius in a Nutshell:
Sagittarius seem to be guided by luck, good things happen to Sagittarius and this is usually because of their optimistic outlook and positive disposition which attracts good fortune. Despite hardships, Sagittarius is always optimistic that good things will happen tomorrow and the future carries good luck. Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird, Sagittarius cannot be contained. They are full of curiosity and they always look forward to the future, never dwelling on the past. Sagittarius are detached from emotions because emotions hold a person back, they do not like to talk about their feelings, they simply experience them and move on. Sagittarius can be reckless and irresponsible because they will jump at a suggestion of something new before they weigh the advantages and disadvantages.
Capricorn in a Nutshell:
Capricorns are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want, when the opportunity arises, they will plan their steps carefully to others, they might appear hesitant but this is not true, they know that there is only one chance to succeed and they are filing together their information to take the proper steps to accomplish their goal with flying colors, not just second rate. Capricorns have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life. Capricorns are very cautious but this only to survey the situation before leaping in, they will never make a hasty jump in. They accept change but introduce it slowly so they can get used to it and incorporate it into their life. Capricorns tend to see life in black or white, definitive’s only. There are no gray areas for these are areas that are not understood and this makes Capricorn feel uncomfortable. They tend to be in control in a romantic relationship that way they are never vulnerable to another person.
Aquarius in a Nutshell:
Aquarius is the sign of visionaries, unconventionality and intellectual independence. Aquarius are the people who deviate from the crowd and go their own way. They are always after intellectual stimulation, constantly discovering something new, forming new opinions and stubbornly traveling their way regardless of what other people think. Aquarius are filled with paradoxes [emphasis added] ,they are interested in the opposite ends of the spectrum, they like to be alone yet are social butterflies, they like to experience both sides and see both opinions as they formulate new ideas with their forward thinking, active mind. Aquarius have a ‘live and let live’ policy where everyone is free to be themselves, an Aquarius never judges others because as human beings, we are all equal and entitled to our own opinions. They are verbally skilled and very witty, they observe people and learn how to interact with others through observation. They can be masters of manipulation justifying anything they do or think. As a result, they can deal with any type of personality and adapt to any situation. They welcome change because boredom is their enemy. Anything new is an opportunity to Aquarius. Aquarius can act as an expert on any topic, they are very good at inflating their own importance, they feel it is deserved because their eccentricity makes them unique. Conventional people beware, Aquarius likes to shock and deviate from the norm, this is how they live. Aquarius is known to pick at anyone they find weak or dull-minded. It is simply an easy target for verbal exercise for them, no harm is meant but it might be taken from the other person. Deep inside, Aquarius would never intentionally hurt anyone, they have respect for every human, even thought this might not seem apparent to the more emotional types.
So Aquarius seems to fit me better than either Sagittarius or Capricorn, which are my two real signs (depending on which zodiac). I’m not saying I would believe in astrology if I actually were an Aquarius. In fact, I’d say it’s pretty clear that these descriptions are simply loaded with generic terms, so that anyone could fit more or less any of the signs. To people who do believe in astrology: how do y’all believe this?