Astrological Sign! What is your take on them?

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    Jan 06, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    My friends and I love to talk about them. We feel like even though it can be a very general description, it does apply to individuals on some bases.

    Any-who, I'm a Cancer. What is your Astrological Sign and what do you take from it, if anything?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 06, 2011 12:17 PM GMT
    I'm a Leo, but I put absolutely no stock in these things and if someone tells me that they read their horoscope religiously or talks about how they don't get along with such and such a sign then it's a big *WARNING* that said person is probably a little kookie.
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:18 PM GMT
    I'm a Saggitarius, and understand that the stars we can see are not even a tiny spec compared to the whole universe. Believing they have any effect on our lives is kinda stupid.
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    Im a Cancer and its quite accurate about me.. Ive read my Mayan horoscope and My Navajo horoscope and in Chinese Im sheep and thats all very accurate too.... I do read my horoscope every day just for interest though, but I cant say I always think its correct... its more just entertaining to read
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:20 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm a Saggitarius, and understand that the stars we can see are not even a tiny spec compared to the whole universe. Believing they have any effect on our lives is kinda stupid.


    It has nothing to do with the stars themselves though.. its more like a clock with big hands that tells you the time of the year.. astrology is more about timing than anything else.. and the stars measure the time..
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:25 PM GMT
    I refuse to refer to myself as an astrological sign. It's nothing but silly superstition, but at least it's mostly harmless, unlike organized religion.

    there!

    not trying to be offensive, I'm just saying.... oh wtf who am I kidding icon_twisted.gif
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    judoguy saidI refuse to refer to myself as an astrological sign. It's nothing but silly superstition, but at least it's mostly harmless, unlike organized religion.

    there!

    not trying to be offensive, I'm just saying.... oh wtf who am I kidding icon_twisted.gif


    Thats cute, .. now lets have a Judo match!
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:30 PM GMT
    I am a Taurus, and while there seems to be some accuracy as far as my character is concerned, I don't pay any attention to horoscopes. I found the Celtic tree signs even more accurate. They pin it down to a few days, rather than a whole month. I am a chestnut.

    http://www.exploreastrology.co.uk/CelticAstrology.html

    Short characteristic: consequential, straight-lined, adaptable, patient, helpful, reliable. Their Motto: I need an ideal!


  • kew1

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    Jan 06, 2011 12:31 PM GMT
    I'm a typical Capricorn - I think it's all bollocks.
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    Jan 06, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    A bunch of crap. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    What is it with gay people and two camps on an issue? Did I say camp...?? OOOOO!!!!
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    I have a slightly different take on astrology. Most of the commonplace uses and interpretations of it are silly. Especially the random "signs" based on constellations etc.

    However, growing up on a farm and learning about planting of crops, moon phases and time of year...I think there is a definite correlation between certain shared personality traits and date of birth that's influenced by the sun, moon, gravity, etc. These have been fit loosely into the so called zodiac but to me it seems larger than that.

    For example: if you're planting sweet corn in the part of Ohio/North American I grew up in, there's a specific window of time to plant in order to get the tastiest corn. However, you don't want it to all ripen at the same time. So we used to plant some before a full moon and others after (as advised in the Farmers Almanac no less.) Even though the seeds could be planted a week apart, the seeds planted after the full moon would likely ripen nearly a month later. I used this same guidance for cutting my hair. If I want it to grow slower, I get a cut after a full moon. If I want it to grow more quickly, I get it cut a few days after the new moon. I've gotten several of my friends to do this and all are amazed that it works.

    Recently, I was in a MAP/Excel training session, which works from a variation of Briggs-Meyer developed specifically for managerial skill assessment. At one point in day 2, as we were reviewing our assessments and being group into our "management personality style" types...I became curious as to when the other people at my group (thinkers) had been born. So I asked. All 5 were born in May or early June or late Nov/Dec...meaning we were all late Taurus/Gemini or Saggitarians. Another table was all Aries/Taurus and Scorpios. It gave the room a good chuckle, but made me think a little more about how our personalities might be impacted by conception/birth time of year and the gravitational/solar forces.

    Yes, it all seems cliche when read in horoscopes and what not. But when I meet other "Geminis" it seems equally implausible and undeniable that we share similar personality traits and such despite not being siblings/twins/friends/etc.

    I'll stop here because I'm probably coming across as a total kook. I still think astrology (as in reading the stars, etc) is silliness...but I also think "birth"dates impact us, same as other environmental and genetic factors that we don't fully understand aid in shaping our sum total personalities.
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    amar_m saidWhat is it with gay people and two camps on an issue? Did I say camp...?? OOOOO!!!!


    Yeah, I wish people wouldn't get so polarized. It is possible to be a skeptic and be respectful.

    As the OP said, astrology is pretty general. It's mostly harmless, if you don't blow all your money on it or allow it to supersede your own judgment.

    The thing to bear in mind about it is this: The evidence shows that people tend to believe their horoscopes are accurate even when it isn't really THEIR horoscope, but a different sign. In other words, ALL horoscopes are accurate, because they all tap into aspects of human nature which we all see in ourselves, to varying degrees. Therefore, it is possible to gain some insight from it, even though your particular "sign" is probably completely meaningless.


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    Jan 06, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    I'm Aquarius which is an air sign. Air element is supposed to be most harmonious with fire element (sagittarius, leo, aries) and other air signs (gemini, aquarius, libra). What I found interesting is that almost all of the people I genuinely like to be friends with are either an air or a fire sign. It's not that I don't get along with earth (capricorn, virgo, taurus) or water (pisces, scorpio [boyfriend is a scorpio], cancer) signs but evidence shows that I click with air and fire signs more.. just like astrology says.

    There is one sign that I have never gotten along with.. Cancers. I haven't met a cancer I want to be close with. It's my least favorite sign because I find them to be consistently over-emotional and always deeply upset about something or another. They make good models though.. channeling all that emotion.

    **Note: I don't base my decisions on people around their astrology these are just interesting synchronicities.
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    haha thyre rather funny
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said

    For example: if you're planting sweet corn in the part of Ohio/North American I grew up in, there's a specific window of time to plant in order to get the tastiest corn. However, you don't want it to all ripen at the same time. So we used to plant some before a full moon and others after (as advised in the Farmers Almanac no less.) Even though the seeds could be planted a week apart, the seeds planted after the full moon would likely ripen nearly a month later. I used this same guidance for cutting my hair. If I want it to grow slower, I get a cut after a full moon. If I want it to grow more quickly, I get it cut a few days after the new moon. I've gotten several of my friends to do this and all are amazed that it works.


    Will you be my friend?? Ive been telling people this for years.. farmers in Europe, Africa and China have been using charts in order to decide everything on the farm on a day to day basis... since the beginning of agriculture, being thousands of years... Even marine biologists know that coral and fish spawnings all follow lunisolar cycles...and people from the cities and of the farms and non-biological scientists all write it off as illogical and superstitious, it frustrates me that ppl would think farmers are jsut being superstitious when our livelihoods and our lives depend on knowing these cycles....
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    Astrology is total rubbish. Except for Virgos, of course. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    I'm a Virgo. On the one hand, I do believe in compatibility based off of astrology, but the problem is that there is so much more to a person than their sun-sign, and once you get passed that it gets really complicated. So it's fun to think about, and I definitely have noticed common traits in guys I've dated that had the same sun-signs, but unless I'm gonna start asking them for their time and place of birth to figure the rest out, I'm not going to read too much into it...
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    I think for the purpose of constructive discussion it'd be worthwhile to separate zodiac/horoscopes from solar/lunar/seasonal influences. They are not the same thing.
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    shaag382 saidI'm Aquarius which is an air sign. Air element is supposed to be most harmonious with fire element (sagittarius, leo, aries) and other air signs (gemini, aquarius, libra). What I found interesting is that almost all of the people I genuinely like to be friends with are either an air or a fire sign. It's not that I don't get along with earth (capricorn, virgo, taurus) or water (pisces, scorpio [boyfriend is a scorpio], cancer) signs but evidence shows that I click with air and fire signs more.. just like astrology says.

    There is one sign that I have never gotten along with.. Cancers. I haven't met a cancer I want to be close with. It's my least favorite sign because I find them to be consistently over-emotional and always deeply upset about something or another. They make good models though.. channeling all that emotion.

    **Note: I don't base my decisions on people around their astrology these are just interesting synchronicities.

    Agree with all that l am Aquarius and my b/f is Sag' !
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm a Saggitarius, and understand that the stars we can see are not even a tiny spec compared to the whole universe. Believing they have any effect on our lives is kinda stupid.

    +1
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidI think for the purpose of constructive discussion it'd be worthwhile to separate zodiac/horoscopes from solar/lunar/seasonal influences. They are not the same thing.


    Agreed.
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    I cannot believe any sane person would lend an ounce of credibility to this nonsense.
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    Hephaestus said
    Any-who, I'm a Cancer. What is your Astrological Sign and what do you take from it, if anything?


    Actually, are you not a Cancer. The sun was in front of Cancer on the date of your birth about 2000 years ago. When you were born, the sun was actually in front of Gemini. So, you are actually a Gemini -- not that it means anything.

    Most, not all, people's birth signs are wrong due to precession -- a slow but easily measurable change in Earth's rotational axis. Astrological signs do not account for precession.

    So, how can the sun's positon millenia before you were even conceived, have any effect on a persons personality or other traits? Hint: it can't