The Zodiac: Is It ALL Written?

Now that we’ve all had time to freak out about the supposed shifting in astrological signs that turned out to be misleading, let’s all breathe a sigh of relief. We are actually still bound by the stars to the same personality attributes and compatibilities we’ve grown up knowing. (And anyway, who would wanna be known as an Ophiuchus??)

I’m a Cancer, and although I’ve never liked the whole crab persona attributed to my sign, I’ve got to admit that the whole hard-exterior-covering-up-all-emotions and loving all things domestic is a pretty fair assessment. So I thought it would be a fun exercise (in nerdiness, I admit) to sit down and analyze past and present relationships, romantic as well as non-romantic, for any astrological ‘patterns’. I literally wrote out names and signs (I’m really good at remembering birthdays, even if I just knew you in grade school) and went from there.

Lo and behold, I discovered that the guys I’ve gotten along with best have nearly all been Water signs (Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio). I also get along really well with female Water signs, but my closest of close girl friends have usually been a Fire sign (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius). And as far as friendships gone sour or romantic crash-and-burns, well, let’s just say there’s been a noticeable trend too… So what does that mean? Perhaps there’s something to be said about all those books like Linda Goodman’s “Love Signs” after all?

Of course, we can’t base future relationships on past ones anymore than we can count 100% on supposed compatibility laws when deciding who our friends are. After all, we have to make our own choices, not read our horoscopes every single day before setting out the door, making sure that Mercury didn’t rise on the wrong side for us (or whatever, I totally made that up). Still, it never hurts to find out your rising sign–it’s not the same as your actual sign and depends on when you were born within your sign’s spectrum. (I was born really early within mine and so my rising sign is the same. I’m a crabby, sensitive Cancer through and through, gosh darn it!)

And sometimes when the guy or girl in your life is acting beyond comprehension, sometimes a little read into the stars can make for much better understanding than any other type of psychoanalysis!

Do you think your sign describes you to a T? Do you date or make friends (or enemies) with the same signs over and over again?

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