Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Horoscope

**I figured for kicks, I would critique my own horoscope. I'll let you decide if it is right about me, or if I am right about me, or are we both wrong? My comments are in italics and prefaced with the double asterisks.

Balance is the keyword for this sign, and when it comes to keeping everything on an even keel, a Libra will lead the pack. Peace loving and judicial, this sign abhors being alone. Partnerships are very important for the Libra, especially those on a personal level. With their winning personalities and cooperative style, they aren't apt to be alone for long!

**Balance maybe, but a leader? I kind of try to avoid all that responsibility/politicking nonsense, what with my abhorring being alone and all.

Friends and Family

Fun loving and willing to help out, the Libra makes an excellent friend. Even though they can be late and indecisive, once they're on the scene, they're ready to go. This flexible sign loves to spend time with friends and family and doesn't hesitate to initiate gatherings. Sociable and suave, Librans naturally draw people to them. They have a way of creating a compelling aura of harmony around them. When it comes to challenges, this balancing sign can see both perspectives in a disagreement, making them excellent problem-solvers. Companionable, they're apt to keep their friends and family busy.

**I like to think I'm a good friend. How could they have known that about me? Just like my penchant for being late and indecisive. Assuming we define being late as typically being the first to show up to a party and indecision as trying to wait to pass judgment until all the facts are in. This is actually the cause for my ability to see all sides to an argument, not the balancing sign that creates my compelling aura. Does my companionability keep my family and friends busy? Must be all that sociable suaveness.

Career and Money

Harmony is the keyword for this sign. For the Libra, maintaining this is of the utmost importance. They can be excellent leaders and will work hard to earn and deserve the privilege. Truth and justice always prevail for Librans as they go about their days. Working with others or in a partnership is ideal for this social sign. Artistic and persuasive, these folks are gifted talkers who do well in any position that provides a platform for them to chat.

**I thought the key word was balance? I read this paragraph three times. It doesn't say anything until the last sentence. I am not artistic in the traditional sense. My sister is though. Is that close enough? She's not a Libra. Will that be a problem?
Persuasive, maybe, but I don't really choose to alter people's opinions. I offer mine when asked. Sometimes, when I'm not asked.

Careers that involve justice such as police officer, lawyer, or judge are excellent choices for Libra. They will also succeed at such occupations as diplomat, civil servant, interior decorator, composer, and fashion designer. Group settings pose no challenge for Librans - in fact, the more the merrier. Their strong sense of diplomacy serves well in almost anything they do.

**Mmm'kay... Did most of that paragraph sound really gay? Or is it just me.

If you go shopping with a Libra, best to plan some extra time! This sign can be terribly indecisive when it comes to purchasing. Balancing their money, however, is a snap for Libra. Keeping a good balance between savings and spending money is a real talent for these folks. Their love of fashion and housewares can see them out and about in stores quite often. One of Libra's favorite pastimes is to shop for someone special.

**If you cut out everything but the third sentence and make it a little more concise, like, "Hoarding money and not spending a dime is a real talent for these folks." Then they've nailed it. This passage was definitely gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Love and Sex

Finding the right partner will be a priority in the Libra's life. For those already in a relationship, maintaining the peace and harmony takes center stage. A Libra alone is a sad thing indeed, not to mention unnatural. They need to connect with others. As lovers they are expressive, creative, and balanced. They love to make their partners feel completely and thoroughly satisfied from conversation to lovemaking. Librans' charm and dedication to striking the perfect balance with others makes them wonderful partners.

**Oh this is soooo true.


Each sign has a part of the anatomy attached to it, making this the area of the body that is most sensitive to stimulation. The anatomical areas for Libra are the kidneys, lower back, adrenal glands, and appendix.

**My appendix is an erogenous zone? Isn't it useless until stimulated and then it tries to kill you?

Ruling Planet
The ruling planet for Libra is Venus. This planet's action is gentle and harmonious. It governs beauty, charm, emotional contacts, possessions, unions of all kinds, singing, art, culture, sweets and sugar, and moral character.

**You know I have to admit. I've always felt a real connection with that planet, and not just from it's gravitational pull.

The color of choice for Libra is blue.


Libra's star stone is the sapphire.

**I didn't get to choose this...

Lucky Numbers
Libra's lucky numbers are 1, 2, and 7.

**Close, 52 and 212.

Librans are most compatible with Aquarius and Gemini.

**It's so hard to keep track with all the partners I have trampling in and out my door.

Opposite Sign
The opposite sign for Libra is Aries.

**This is obviously true.

The Perfect Gift
The best gifts for a Libra are music and items that create relaxation.

**Is that code for porn? Because officially, I deny that porn is the best gift.

Pleasant conversation, beauty, balance, fairness, romance

**Doesn't everyone kind of like these things? Why isn't masturbation on the list? Everybody likes that too.

Being treated unfairly, ugly places, rough people, making a final decision

**I don't know. I'm kind of into ugly places with rough people, but definitely not rough places with ugly people.

Natural sign of the Seventh House. This house focuses on marriage, partnerships, public relations, open enemies, and other people.


Famous Librans
Will Smith, Gwen Stefani, Matt Damon, Eminem, Sting, Viggo Moretensen

**I so don't care, but in an equitable, balanced, scales of justice kind of don't care.

Best travel destinations
Tibet, Japan, Burma, Austria, Johannesburg, Copenhagen, Vienna

**I'll take lists created by monkeys throwing darts at an atlas, for one thousand Alex.

Social, fair-minded, cooperative, diplomatic, gracious

**Phew! And I thought they'd just give me a list of things everyone likes to hear about themselves.

Indecisive, will carry a grudge, avoids confrontations, self-pity

**Indecisive? I don't know...
**I'll carry a grudge, but only for a medium length of time, say 1-3 years. I don't forgive quickly, but I don't internalize it forever. So I guess that one's true!
**Avoids confrontations? Hmmm, I guess I only do it when I have to. I don't let them impede my life in any way. Is that avoiding them? I would rephrase it as I don't go looking for confrontation. I'll let you decide.
**Self-pity? Now they're just not following the rules. They've got to be smoking something and Mrs. Manners always says it's puff, puff, pass in a social setting.

Charismatic marks
Attractive, graceful, medium build, no sharp features

**For the record, I sanded down my sharp features one night while venting my teenage angst. As for the others, they must not be ready to pass just yet.

Best environment
Any place that is beautiful where the company is harmonious. Very social and happiest doing things in the company of another.

**Where all the little children have gumdrop smiles as they frolic next to a river of chocolate.

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