For day fifteen of my #30daywritingchallenge I have been asked to write about my star sign and whether it fits my characteristics. I always used to read my horoscopes in newspapers and magazines and then get all worked up if it showed bad news. Then I’d find that things never seemed to come true or match my star sign. My birthday is May 17th which makes me a Taurean. But I was an early baby, my mum told me I was born ten days early. As it is nearing the end of the star sign’s time and going into Gemini’s a few days later, I often think a lot more of Gemini’s characteristics fit me as well as Taurus.
Taurean strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible and stable
Gemini strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and to exchange ideas
Taurean weaknesses: stubborn, possessive, uncompromising
Gemini weaknesses: nervous, inconsistent and indesisive
Taurean likes: gardening, cooking, music, romance, high quality clothes, working with hands
Gemini likes: music, books, magazines, chats with nearly anyone, short trips around the town
Taurean dislikes: sudden changes, complications, insecurity of any kind, synthetic fabrics
Gemini dislikes: being alone, being confined, repetition and routine
Looking at the Taurean traits I can see a lot of my traits. But then I can see a lot of traits in a typical Gemini in myself, too. I have the reliable, patient and devoted trait of a Taurean but I also have all of the Gemini traits listed above. As a weakness I can be a stubborn Taurean but I am not uncompromising. In fact I always seem to compromise things to make it easier for other uncompromising people! I am more like a Gemini in that I can be nervous and indecisive in certain situations. I read somewhere that Taureans can be green fingered. Well I am absolutely hopeless at gardening but I agree with all the other likes and the same with all the Gemini likes.
I look at the Taurean dislikes and think that yes, that is me down to a t. Although I’m flexible and can adapt to situations easily I do struggle with insecurity and do find change hard to cope with. But then again I don’t like being confined to things, like a typical Gemini.
I’m a bit sceptical about horoscopes so I’m going to share today’s for both Taurus and Gemini and I’m going to work out if it has come out true. Let’s see!
Taurus for Wednesday April 18th:
“This is a good day for you to analyse information, Taurus. You have an especially acute business sense, which you should use to your advantage. Whether you’re thinking of translating a creative project into a business plan, all indications say that your efforts will yield rich rewards. Make the most of whatever this day has to offer.”
This doesn’t seem to follow what has happened today at all. I know I keep wanting to turn my cooking passion into a business but at the moment I am concentrating on my teaching career as this is what brings in the money. I have had a lovely, but busy day teaching and came straight home to a cup of tea outside in the garden before cooking the dinner. So I haven’t had time or the inclination to analyse any information today!
Gemini for Wednesday April 18th:
“You’re a conscientious, hard worker, Gemini but today your thoughts are more on home than on work. You feel especially close to your family and friends. They mean the most to you. Jobs and even careers come and go but friends and family are forever. Enjoy being with them today. Gather everyone together and order too much Chinese take-out. It’s just fine if you re-start your diet tomorrow”
It is true to say that although I love my job and I work extremely hard at it, my family always come first. I would love to have spent time with my family and friends today and to have sat eating a large takeaway. But Mr SmartCookieSam had a meeting so it was bangers and mash with a cup of tea for our dinner tonight!
So I take my horoscopes and zodiac sign stuff with a pinch of salt. What do you think? Do your horoscopes and zodiac sign match with what you have been doing today or with your character traits?