Birth Signs

It’s a tough day for writing today, so I hopped over to Promptosaur for inspiration, and I’m writing about something I don’t think I’ve written about here before – whether I think I fit my star-sign or the signs on my birth chart.

By Josh Rangel, Unsplash.

I’m not someone who takes it very seriously but sometimes I seek meaning from alternative perspectives. I find myself curious about other ways of seeing the world, especially mystical, magical ways, and how people connect with nature in a holistic way.

I was born on 2nd December, and my sun sign is Sagittarius, my moon sign is Aries, and my rising sign is Scorpio.

Your sun sign is meant to represent your core identity, ego, and ‘role’, whilst the moon represents your inner self – feelings, moods, emotions, and rising sign your outer self (more representative of how others see you or how you project yourself to the world – essentially a ‘mask’).

A Sagittarius is represented by the archer, a centaur, and meant to be curious, restless, and independent. According to Co-Star, Sagittarius has: ‘strong, thought-through ideas about meaning and what’s right or wrong. Interested in pushing the boundaries of the existent, you live to be free, and to learn.’

According to my birth chart, Sagittarius is in my first house so is hyper-present in my personality.

Your moon sign is meant to represent the sign you most think of yourself as, as the inner life of emotions, moods, and feelings, how you conduct yourself when you’re at your most comfortable and alone. As my moon is in Aries, usually that would mean my emotional self is independent, energetic, and enthusiastic.

However, referring to my Co-Star app again, this also means: ‘You have a tendency to feel inadequate and overcompensate just because failure is a possibility.’

In my case, my Aries moon is in my fourth house, which means I find security and safety through home and family.

Finally, my ascendant, or rising sign, is Scorpio, the ‘mask’ I might present to people. It can represent personal style, and the impression you give to people on first meeting. It’s also apparently less relevant as you get older, presumably because people relax and become more comfortable with their true selves.

Co-star says that an ascendant in Scorpio means: ‘You come across as passionate, incisive, cunning, strategic, and perceptive. Your intense and tenacious drive comes off as intimidating and powerful if not malicious or aggressive.’

By Nastya Dulhiier, Unsplash.

So, delving in to all that, I have to say that I’m not entirely sure if I relate to a lot of this. Sometimes I read something about my birth chart and feel it resonates, and other times, definitely not so much. I can relate to the Sagittarian quest for knowledge and curiosity, and do occasionally feel restless (especially with ADHD).

People have told me that the way I think can come across as being a free-thinker, or at least someone who is an autodidact, a lifelong learner.

The pursuit of knowledge itself isn’t really a draw for me, but I want to understand how things work, or how to do them. I try to be open minded and know when to change my mind if I discover something I thought I understood is shown to be wrong or biased in some way.

My sense of right and wrong is informed by my experiences, the people I’ve met, and the reading I’ve done over the years, along with an innate sense or need for justice, even if the world often falls short of that.

But there are other descriptions of Sagittarius that I don’t relate to at all. I’m a very loyal person, and according to some descriptions of Sagittarius, they like to play the field, or get bored easily. I’m the opposite – fidelity is very important to me.

With my Aries moon in the fourth house, it’s very true that I find safety and security through home and family. Home is important to me, and I’d go so far as to say I’m more of a homebody than someone who wants to go out partying or get lost in a crowd.

I’m content to be surrounded by my favourite things and people, our cat, and do things that I enjoy, like crafting, reading, watching films, gaming.

When I do go out, it tends to be cultural or art related, seeing a film, or eating out somewhere (not that I’ve done much of this in the last few years!). Enthusiasm and energy come when I’m at my happiest and most content, but burnout has changed how my energy manifests and how much of it I have. I’m hopeful that with time, that energy will return!

I’m at my most enthusiastic when talking about the things I love most, or sharing something interesting.

So we come to my ascendant, Scorpio. I’m not sure how much I believe in this aspect of my birth chart, mostly because I don’t think I come across as cunning, strategic, intimidating or powerful.

I’m more likely to come across as shy or quiet, nervy and smiley, or sometimes painfully polite. It’s tough being a deaf autistic person – I have to do a lot of things on first meeting someone – lipread, ask for repetitions, at the same time as internally monitoring my own reactions and wondering if people are finding me friendly or approachable enough.

I’m pretty sure I come across as awkward on first meeting! I’m also self deprecating and try to make people laugh, mostly out of nervous anxiety, but also because I think laughing breaks the ice.

It’s possible that I might come across as intense, mostly because I’m a confusing mix of serious and not-serious (I might be talking about something serious but my inner landscape is a ridiculous mix of song lyrics and ooh-look at that shiny thing, and film quotes and stuff).

After all that, there are also other prominent signs on my birth chart that play a part in forming a bigger picture.

Capricorn is present in Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune, whilst there is a smattering of more Scorpio in Pluto and Saturn. Capricorn values stability, safety, money, and hard work. Whilst Scorpio might mean a penchant towards intensity, obsession, and jealousy. I also have Mars in Aquarius.

Honestly, I don’t consider myself beholden to the idea of star-signs. They can be fun and sometimes looking at them can help you understand your actual characteristics, whether or not you relate to the actual birth chart.

People are more multifaceted and unique than a birth chart reading, and I prefer to see them instead as tools to help you think more clearly about yourself. It’s a bit like the MBTI – not really grounded in science, but interesting nonetheless as a way to help you think about your life differently.

I also like that humans decided to look at constellations and base their personalities on far-away stars, quite a romantic and imaginative thing to do, in the end.

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8 thoughts on “Birth Signs

  1. I am like you, I don’t take the signs seriously. All I know is I’m a Taurean and that sometimes, what they say is correct. Other times, no. I could be as stubborn as a bull, but only when I believe I am right or in what I am advocating.

    I prefer MBTI. I am an ENFJ and it’s really me, even the introverted ENFJ. Do you know yours?

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    1. Sorry, I forgot to close the itals command.

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    2. MBTI results for me come out as INFJ-T more often than not! Otherwise very rarely INFP ☺️ πŸ’›

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      1. INFJ! I knew it! I’m sorry, but I noticed that in a lot that you said, we kind of have a lot in common. I thought maybe you’re ENFJ, too, <or an INFJ. I found recently that both have lots in common. INFJ’s are the most rare, ENFJ’s are the second. They are usually mistyped as the other . Honestly, I would never have known had not a certain person I follow online (I think you know who) caused me to question if I got my personality type right. She said she’s INFJ and watching her streams confused the heck out of me. So I began doing more research and found the connection.

        I suppose I am Turbulent, too, considering how it is described.

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      2. Haha that’s okay! I do relate to the descriptions of INFJ-T. It’s been useful for me in the past to know because it helped me understand what kind of work might be good for me, or that would fit my values and skills. It’s nice to meet a fellow (E)NFJ! πŸ™‚

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      3. Nice to meet you, too πŸ™‚

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  2. I also have a December 2nd birthday! I think we talked about this last year or the year before in a blog comment, but then it slipped my mind. Happy belated birthday!

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