Something I've found extremely fascinating over the past few years has been Astrology. I used to read the daily/monthly short segments in newspapers back in the day, but it wasn't until I dug deeper that I discovered an incredible trove of information.
Many people disregard astrology through ignorance. They glance at good old "Mystic Meg" with her crystal ball and think, "What a crock of shit!" and, for the most part, they're not wrong.
The short "Sun Sign" paragraphs you find in papers or online do not even begin to scratch the surface of Astrology. It's easy to forget there are a whole host of other planets in our solar system that could play a role in your life.
My Sun Sign, or more commonly known as the Star sign, is in Aquarius. The sign of innovation. Aqua's are the water bearers, comprised of Air and Water. Logical on the surface, but deep with emotion.
If you go deeper however, you'll find at my time of birth, the Moon was in Pisces. Seeing as the Sun represents the outward Masculine energy and the Moon represents the inner Feminine, it would seem I have an abundance of emotion stored within.
Having my Sun Sign as the Water Bearer, I find it easy to control these emotions. Someone with double Pisces could find it much more difficult to reign in strong emotions, as water signs are the most emotional in the zodiac.
Most intriguing though, is something called the Ascendant. This is the constellation that rises on the horizon at your exact time of birth. Incredibly, physical attributes can be correlated to this zodiac sign.
For example, my Ascendant is Virgo. An earth sign grounded in analytical practicality, Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the ancient God of communication, and the fastest planet in the solar system.
The rapid orbit and size of Mercury seems to correspond with my physical appearance. I am of average height, stuck somewhere between 5-7 and 5-8, and for my 26 years of existence, have found it literally physically impossible to hold excess weight. My metabolism seems to be accelerated compared to those around me. Even when consuming absolute garbage food, I never go above 10 stone / 140 pounds / 63 KG.
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