Astrology comes in and out of my life and has done such since I can remember. I recognize that many people find it all to be a bunch of “hog-wash” and don’t like obscure star charts and mystical signs to dictate/direct/inform their lives. That’s cool. But sometimes it’s interesting to take a peak at the other side. What follows is a mildly spooky brush with horoscope predictions, and a breakdown of our Aquarian friends.
Take a peak at the other side after the jump!
There have been countless times when my horoscope has been strangely accurate. Back in 2002, when Carrie and I first met and were on the verge of dating, my horoscopes came the closest they ever have to freaking me out. It made it’s way into my livejournal, and I’ll repost what happened (bear in mind that this is from a more melodramatic time in my life):
At 3:03am I posted in regards to whether or not I should go for it with Carrie:
“Is this what I need? give me a sign….”
“my horoscope for december 1st:
You have an opening in your agenda. You’re looking for someone to fit your exact specifications. Accept someone as he or she is, and love will blossom. “
Three days later:
“Some have to work at romance, but it comes naturally to people like you. The stars give you a gift that you must share immediately with the one you love. A smile and a touch work magic with a person who needs this kind of energy.”
And finally, I broke down my two horoscopes from the day before Carrie and I started dating and the day of (these are from an old astrology website that had horoscopes for “singles love” and “couples love”):
december 10th, 2002
Put your past on the table. If someone is just getting to know you, he or she should understand where you’ve been. After talking for a while, it’s your turn to listen. You’re not the only one here with romantic secrets to reveal.
december 11th, 2002
Offbeat themes and connections characterize your romance. You’re happy to be such an odd couple. Any other kind of life would be so boring. Together you develop a rhythm and language that wouldn’t work with anyone else. “
A lot from those last two would only really make sense if you knew where Carrie and I were both coming from at that time. A lot of back story that doesn’t have it’s place in this here blog.
If you’re not impressed with the weirdness of those horoscopes, oh well, it was interesting for me to pull all that up again.
So anyway, the whole point of this post is that within our group of friends we have more Aquarius buddies than not. Kellen, Soren, Sky, Me, Jess and half of John (he’s on the cusp, but has many Aquarius traits). Houston, who I consider to be one of my best friends, besides brother, is also an Aquarius.
It’s been pointed out and discussed before, but I had never looked into why that might be or what it could mean.
One astrological website points out that “Aquarians often become friends with other Aquarians, for they prefer to be in the company of like-minded people.” Which, I couldn’t argue with.
http://www.Astology-Online.com lists these traits for the Aquarius:
Friendly and humanitarian
Honest and loyal
Original and inventive
Independent and intellectual
On the dark side….
Intractable and contrary
Perverse and unpredictable
Unemotional and detached
Also from http://www.Astology-Online.com:
“Aquarians basically possess strong and attractive personalities. They fall into two principle types: one shy, sensitive, gentle and patient; the other exuberant, lively and exhibitionist, sometimes hiding the considerable depths of their character under a cloak of frivolity. Both types are strong willed and forceful in their different ways and have strong convictions, though as they seek truth above all things, they are usually honest enough to change their opinions, however firmly held, if evidence comes to light which persuades them that they have been mistaken.”
“Both types are humane, frank, serious minded, genial, refined, sometimes ethereal, and idealistic, though this last quality is tempered with a sensible practicality. They are quick, active and persevering without being self-assertive, and express themselves with reason, moderation and sometimes, a dry humor.”
“Both types need to retire from the world at times and to become temporary loners. They appreciate opportunities for meditation or, if they are religious, of retreats. Even in company they are fiercely independent, refusing to follow the crowd. They dislike interference by others, however helpfully intended, and will accept it only on their own terms. Normally they have good taste in drama, music and art, and are also gifted in the arts, especially drama.”
LOL at drama……
“Among the faults to which they are liable are fanatical eccentricity, wayward egotism, excessive detachment and an inclination to retreat from life and society, and a tendency to be extremely dogmatic in their opinions. Aquarians can be a threat to all they survey or a great boon for humanity in general. They may express a lack of integrity in broken promises, secretiveness or cunning. Simmering anger and resentment, rudeness or, worse, a tense, threatening silence which may suddenly burst out in eruptions of extreme temper, these are all part of the negative side of the Aquarian. This can also reveal itself in a sustained hatred for enemies that is capable of enlarging itself into a misanthropy toward the whole of mankind.”
If you’ve made it this far, I’d be impressed. I realise that this is a rather self-serving post, which is why I’ve hidden it behind a cut. I suppose some of it’s intent is to put together in one place some astrological information about the one sign that seems to dominate our group of friends. This post also assumes that you are my friend. Strangers don’t read this, do they?
I’m not asking you to agree with any of what these websites say, but if you find this sort of thing interesting, maybe you’ve enjoyed what’s here.
It’s interesting to me that out of 15+ friends, there would be 6-7 of us that are the same sign. And if you believe in all of this “hog-wash”, it would seem to be something to look into. I can’t really seem to gather any “point” or explanation to any of it. It’s just a bunch of info, some of it interesting and on point, some of it boring and far-fetched.