I can honestly say that I’ve never given my zodiac sign much thought. I used to read the horoscopes, but they were never very accurate, so I dismissed them.
I’m a Gemini, sign of the twins, I have a split-personality, yada yada yada … yes, maybe that’s me … ok, move on, it’s all bunch of baloney.
Today I looked a little closer at the characteristics associated with my sign. What’s below is from Horoscope.com, with my own notes in italics.
Versatility is a great keyword for this dual sign. Expressive and quick-witted, the Gemini presents two distinctive sides to his or her personality, and you can never be sure with which one you’re going to come face-to-face. On one hand, the Gemini can be outgoing, flirtatious, communicative, and ready for fun, fun, fun. Yet when the other twin is present, you can find this air sign contemplative, serious, restless, and even indecisive. Both twins are able to adapt to life’s circumstances well, making them wonderful people to know. Things are never boring when a Gemini is on the scene. (Can’t this describe everyone to a certain extent? Or am I the only one with moods?)
Fun-loving and always up for an intellectual challenge, the Gemini is a spirited lover. The talk that precedes the interlude is just as important as the actual contact for this sign, and when it comes to wit, this sign holds nothing back. (I think I’m pretty witty *shrug*)
Flirtatious and curious, the Geminian will spend time with a lot of different lovers until they find one that can match their intellect and energy level. The Gemini needs to experience excitement, versatility, and stimulation to feel fully satisfied. Once the perfect match is found, though, the Geminian can settle into a lifestyle for two for the long haul. (Probably best not to say anything here … . I will say that the “long-haul” is on hold since my selection in men is obviously compromised.)
Geminians are social and love spending time with friends and family. (Fry family porch!)
There will be times when this outgoing sign would want to go bungee jumping, and there will be times when sitting at home playing cards will suit them. (Negative on the bungee jumping. I’m a big chicken. Cliff diving, maybe.)
Either way, friends are plentiful. Those who can match the Geminian intellect and love of variety will go the distance. One quality they seek out in others is communication. (OH HELL YES. Is this not my motto?!)
The Gemini loves to talk and gain insight from others. (I love talking to people who have unique jobs. Did I ever tell you about the time I met a chicken farmer? The science behind it fascinated me.)
Without a clear flow of talk, the Gemini will lose interest pretty quick. (Squirrel!)
Family is important, especially those of like mind. Friendship with siblings is quite common for the Geminian, and time spent together is cherished. (My brother is still a dork, but I love him.)
Meeting responsibilities with family can pose a challenge at times, but almost always, the Geminian comes through.
The best-suited careers for a Gemini are those that stimulate the intellect. “I think” is the key phrase for this sign. Geminians are inventive and often literary. It’s important that the work they commit themselves to doing is dynamic and challenging so boredom doesn’t set in. Careers as a teacher, debater, reporter, writer, preacher, or lawyer are all well-suited to this sign. (Damn. There may be something to this zodiac business after all.)
Any platform that gives the Geminian room to talk is best! (And I’ll be on the radio show again tomorrow, FYI.)
A sales profession is another excellent choice. (Blah, yuck.)
You can expect to see many tools for communication around this sign, such as PDAs, laptops, and cell phones. (So what if me and my iPhone are BFFs? Don’t judge me, man.)
Generating new ideas and problem solving are other areas where the Geminian will shine. (I’m just full of great ideas, lol. Just ask my boss!)
Deciding between practicality and pleasure can be a tough thing for a Gemini. While money is a necessary evil, most don’t spend a lot of time worrying about where their next dollar is coming from. They don’t put much thought into balancing their checkbooks, yet they manage to get by just fine. (Exactly. I have a roof over our head, food on the table, and pay the bills on time. Money isn’t everything. Sure, I’d love to make more, but I don’t dwell on it.)
Strengths: Curiosity, ability to share ideas, adaptable, affectionate, kind. (Yeah, I’m nosy. My dad always used to ask me if I was working for the FBI because I asked so many questions.)
Weaknesses: Scattering energy in too many places at once, fickle in love, nervous, short attention span. (I do tend to scatter my energy. And I don’t think I’m fickle. Jaded, cynical and guarded maybe … )
Charismatic marks: Expressive eyes, quick, bright, often small-boned, refined features. (I don’t think this describes me at all.)
Likes: Music, magazines, books, music, blogs, chats with nearly anyone, short trips around town. (Meh, maybe. Love me a good book.)
Dislikes: Repetition and routine, being alone, being confined. (Alone is a good and bad thing these days.)
Best environment: Any busy neighborhood, places where people gather to gossip, bookstores, museums. (Miss my old ‘hood!)
So there you have it. What do you think? Is that me?
Now, if it had said “horrible at math” somewhere in there, I’d say it was spot-on.
Here’s my final question: Are you born into the sign that fits your personality, or does your personality grow to fit the sign you’re born into? I was born four weeks premature. I should have been a Cancer. Explain that.