Zodiac sign – does it “fit” you?

capricorn

“Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. It spans the 270-300th degree of the zodiac, between 270 and 305.25 degree of celestial longitude, which In the Tropical zodiac the Sun transits this area on average between December 22 to January 20 each year.

In astrology, Capricorn is considered an introvert sign, an earth sign, and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. In Sidereal astrology, the sun currently transits the constellation of Capricorn from, approximately, January 15 – February 14.
Postive Traits:
Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved

Negative Traits:
Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging
Over conventional and rigid”

So that’s the first and main definition of my starsign that I could find online…..I’m going to have to look at it a bit more and work out what (if anything is me).

Ok, so, the positive traits…..

Practical – I can be but its very few and far between to be honest, I try to be practical but am pretty sure I’m just winging it and hoping no-one else notices! I suppose I do things that I have to do when I have to do them (eventually) so that is practical and i’m probably better at DIY than the man but generally in life? yeah, that’s a big fat no.

Prudent – again, it’s something that i’d like to be better at being. I have sometimes focussed on the future and planning, but a lot of the times I do things as they strike me as a good idea. Not necessarily always right but i’m good at throwing myself into stuff and hoping.

Ambitious – ok, yes, I suppose I am ambitious but I have no impetus or for that matter, self esteem to drive me to achieve. I have ambition (as in one day i’d like to be a grown up, or i’d like to excel at my job) but I don’t think it’s a driving force. I suppose I have plans and dreams not ambitions.

Disciplined – again, no, I wouldn’t say so. I mean I should by now be more disciplined when it comes to food, exercise, sleep, my health, my future but again, I tend to get distracted and then just try to make the best of a bad situation!

Patient – I can be, I suppose having low self esteem makes you used to waiting your turn. I tend not to push myself forward at any time so maybe it should be seen as a positive, my patience as opposed to my lack of feeling worthy……not sure that works but i’ll go with it for now 🙂

Careful – again, I’m not really sure this is me, I mean, I can be careful but at times in my life i’ve been anything but. The worst of times deliberately walking into traffic, or not looking out for things which might hurt me in the wish that, maybe they might and maybe I wouldn’t wake up from it. I mean, I don’t do that now and that’s a GOOD thing but it doesn’t mean that I live my life super carefully either. I like taking risks, I like feeling free and when you really let go of every fear and just live with it, it can be really fun. I suppose an example of this would be when I jumped out of a plane. There was a guy on my back in charge of all the safety stuff (making sure I didn’t die etc) and it was joy to just feel the air rushing past me, the great views and the sheer joy of screaming at the top of my lungs while I plummeted. If i was more careful i’d have been the one panicking about the landing, or the shoot not popping, or anything like that but it was lovely to hand over the reigns to someone else and just really love that few minutes.

Humourous – hmmm, this is a tough one because I know I can be funny at times (if the moon’s in the right quadrant, the wind is blowing my way and i’m surrounded by people who bring it out in me). I am very self deprecating (saves time if i’m horrible about myself, then no one can beat me to it) and I know I can be quite sarcastic and dry – very much like my dad. I love old and new humour and if I hear funny things, I love passing them on. People don’t always appreciate my humour but then, some do and I actually love making people laugh, it makes me feel good about myself which is a rarity in itself!

Reserved – I can be reserved but I can also be quite boisterous. I suppose it depends on the people I am with. I think i’m quite quiet and shy and yet friends of mine will say i’m anything but…..I’m not sure really, as I said, it probably depends on the time, the place, who i’m with and the mood i’m in, sometimes I love being the one who comes up with the schemes and the madcap ideas and others, I love being more submissive and just going with the flow.

I’ll probably, knowing my brain, find it easier to relate to the negatives than the positives, let’s have a look!

Pessimistic – and we’re off with a winner straight away! I suppose yes, I am quite pessimistic simply because of my overall mood/self esteem issues. I’ve always thought if something bad would be to happen, it would probably be to me and I know that when I’ve thought about trying things, my fear of failure has been one of the biggest influences….I try to be positive, and find it a lot easier to be that for my friends and family than for myself, but maybe that’s a human thing as opposed to just me?

Fatalistic – well, I wouldn’t say things are predestined, I do believe that if you want to change your life, your future, your surroundings, it is possible to do but can be hard and scary to try. That never means you shouldn’t try though.The scariest things I have done have all been so worth it, and made me better than I was so I think that in this instance, the star sign is wrong.

Miserly – I prefer the term “tight”. I’m not miserly, I will happily spend my money on people and trying to make life better, sponsoring people to do silly things, or giving up my time at soup kitchens, or making charity donations, I’m definitely not miserly, however, I do appreciate money and will often be the one saying “How much??” I suppose it’s because I am in a good place now where I am able to spend more on people and not simply worry about bills and keeping the basics covered but I am also aware of the value of things because i’ve been that low before.

Grudging – I really don’t think i’m grudging. I mean, I’m jealous, yes and although I try to be happy for everyone, I do sometimes get a “why did they get ……” but I’m hoping that is a standard human thing…….please? someone back me up here. But yes, back to the matter at hand. No I don’t think I am grudging, if someone deserves something or has worked hard for something then good for them is my attitude.

Over Conventional – ok, I’m thinking we can all agree that I am not conventional. I don’t want kids, I’m not fussed about marriage, the chances of me owning my own house spell bad news for any current home owners as it’ll mean a total collapse of the financial market and to be honest, i’m all for moving forward with change, be that in the personal side of things or further out in the world. I am a bit of a tree hugger/hippy type who believes in love and fairness and equality and will try to push boundaries whenever I can.

Rigid – I can be, in some beliefs I am very rigid but if someone can sway me, i’m happy to admit it. I was never really a fan of saying “I only believe this” and then ignoring all other options. I mean, I lived as a foreigner for 4 years in someone else’s country so I came back to the UK much more accepting of those who moved here away from their old lives to try and change their lives, to live better or to live happier, I’m not saying it should be everyone is welcome no matter what here have a massive handout, but if people are willing to go through shit to try and improve, then let them I say. I was surprised at the amount of people who I knew who could be swayed by arguments that weren’t actually true and yet they gave no thought to investigation, or reading further into things, or for that matter, checking facts. It was saddening to see people who previously I had thought were balanced and measured simply being vitriolic and angry and from that, I decided to not only make the decisions I wanted based on the things I feel but if anyone ever wants to discuss and swap ideas. I’m always open to it.

Ok, so that’s the list done, and what conclusions have I come to? well, same as before, really, I did think it would be odd for something which covers basically a 12th of the planets inhabitants probably isn’t really too accurate and depending on which specific website/book/person you ask, you’ll get different answers I suppose. What about yourselves? Do you have any specific traits which are classic for your sign? I’d love to know more of what you think so feel free to drop me a line!

 

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