On my iGoogle homepage (that I don’t visit often enough) I have the little gadget that shows me my horoscope. I always find it interesting to check it even though I rarely do. I’m an Aries. (And a Rat!)
Your intuition tells you that it’s a good idea to follow your feelings today, even if they lead you into unknown territory. You may be uncomfortable with the idea of giving up some of your freedom, yet this may be a small price to pay for establishing a special connection with a powerful person. Keep in mind that consciously limiting your options to get something in return can actually feel good in the long run.
So, apparently, connecting with a powerful person requires me to give up some freedom and I might be weirded out by that. Hmm, well, I apparently missed whatever opportunity was supposed to knock today because I haven’t been in any unknown territory in a while (Yes, I know that it’s not meant literally, I didn’t take it that way!) and depending on what kind of powerful person and what my relationship with them is supposed to be, I wouldn’t be too bothered about giving up certain freedoms.
For example, if that powerful person is meant to be my boyfriend, then I happily give up the freedom to go randomly sleep with anyone I want. (Not that I do that now! I’m not a slut!! Promise!) I also happily give up the freedom of making decisions without considering another’s feelings or thoughts. I would also more than willingly give up other freedoms that some girl’s would consider going overboard, but what can I say? I’m a very traditional girl. The men are supposed to wear the pants in the relationship! Provided that it’s not something I completely disagree with, I have no problem “following orders” as one person who disagrees with me puts it. I don’t even object to that phrasing. But that’s another really interesting and somewhat loaded topic on it’s own. You would be amazed at how angry people get when you say, “I know what you’re saying, and I agree that your choices may be best for you, but that’s not what works for me. I’m not trying to convince you to change your mind or that what works for me is best for you. I just have my opinion and regardless of whether you think it’s wrong, I won’t be changing it.”
Haha, I’m so tempted to put one little sentence in here that I fully agree with, but that will likely get my blog flamed to hell and back by stupid feminazis. And while it would be cool to get lots of attention, I don’t want it from that type of person human creature.
Anyways, I was curious about what my Chinese horoscope would be and I found chinesezodiac.com. It doesn’t show a daily horoscope, but it did tell me something new:
Wood Rats – Years 1924 and 1984
Not nearly as self-confident as they appear on the surface, Wood Rats will never expose this vulnerability to others. They’re successful despite their perpetual fear of failing. Wood Rats enjoy being with friends and family and fortunately for them, feelings of love and respect are mutual.
I’m a Wood Rat! How cool is that?! I never knew that there were different kinds of rats in the Chinese Zodiac! I thought it was just rat or pig or rabbit or one of the other nine animals. Anyways, after I thought over that for a bit, I Googled for this:
You’re likely to encounter overly sensitive people today. It’s not a particularly favorable day as it is, and not empathizing with those around you could make it worse. Hold your temper and your tongue and forget about appeals to logic. Emotions rule.
That seems to describe a fairly normal day for me. My sister is knocked up and is about 739 times the bitch that she normally is because she can get away with it. That ridiculous “be nice to pregnant people” rule is completely stupid and I don’t bother treating pregnant people any different from someone who isn’t pregnant. Being pregnant isn’t a free pass to act like a total ass! Unfortunately, when you call a pregnant person out on being a bitch, everyone treats you like you’re the bad guy. (This is also one of those interesting and loaded topics that I’ll have to write about some other time!) I managed to hold my tongue today and not kill anyone, but that’s only because I was in a really good mood thanks to my bestest friend ever!
So, yeah, my horoscopes sucked, but they made for some interesting thinking. I also looked up Jaime’s horoscopes since he made my day great for me, but I’m not going to venture any thoughts about whether his were accurate or not! Jaime is a Cancer Water Pig! That sounds so appetizing! :-p
You are more than ready to handle the intensity of someone else’s fears today because you have already faced your own inner demons. It’s not that you have all the answers; it’s just that you are now willing to bear witness to the process of others without feeling threatened yourself. But don’t underestimate the commitment that is required; this is serious work and your compassion will not go unnoticed.
Water Pigs – Years 1923 and 1983
Water Pigs are trustworthy almost to a fault. Others can easily influence Water Pigs, but Water Pigs are also good at influencing others to get what they want. They’re extremely social and enjoy having a good time.
For any piece of bad news encountered, you’ll probably receive good news as well. This could be a day of mixed blessings. Avoid overconfidence and play it safe. Double check any guarantees you plan to rely on. Setbacks should be minor, but good news is likely to be lasting.
Well, that’s it for now. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get Jaime to tell me what he thinks about his horoscopes and the accuracy of them and post a follow-up if he’s okay with it.