Beyond our control
i have always really liked my sign, my astrological sign, that explains my character and qualities, shifting responsibility for my flaws and making my talents irrefutable. for the most part, the profile is pretty accurate, and i'm not someone who subscribes to astrology, except when i do; i like to think i have free will and all of that, but some of that stuff is just spot on, and harmless fun. i decided to look around and see what the charts pointed to, fashion-wise, for me, and i deserved what i found. yuck! clearly the same people who determined that i'm adaptable and versatile, communicative and witty, cunning and inquisitive, superficial and inconsistent (hey, the truth shouldn't hurt) have no clue about taste. my taste. they really failed to predict that. in addition to suggestions that were off the charts, presumptions about my style were made based on personality traits associated with my sign. trendy and indecisive? me? i don't think so.
but, i do see one key consistency between my style and my astrological sign - the duality. very inconvenient when i'm shopping with one budget, to feel pulled in two different directions. for the most part, recently i've tried to stick with the side that leans to the practical (as i define it) and simple, and i let the contradicting impulse to futz with that pick the occasional accessory, but otherwise i suppress it. so far it works pretty well, and both of us, of me, are happy.
below are a few of the traits attributed to each sign
aries: adventurous, pioneering, courageous, enthusiastic, confident, impulsive daredevil
taurus: patient, loving, persistent, security-loving, possessive, inflexible
gemini: adaptable, versatile, intellectual, superficial, inconsistent, inquisitive
cancer: emotional, intuitive, shrewd, cautious, moody, clinging and unable to let go
leo: generous, creative, enthusiastic, broad-minded, faithful, dogmatic, patronizing
virgo: modest, shy, meticulous, practical, intelligent, diligent, fussy, overcritical, conservative
libra: urbane, romantic, easygoing, sociable, indecisive, easily influenced, flirtatious, self-indulgent
scorpio: determined, emotional, intuitive, passionate, jealous, compulsive, secretive
sagittarius: optimistic, freedom-loving, good-humored, straightforward, intellectual, careless, superficial, restless
capricorn: practical, prudent, humorous, patient, careful, reserved
aquarius: honest, original, inventive, independent, intellectual, contrary, unpredictable, detached
pisces: imaginative, sensitive, compassionate, kind, selfless, unworldly, intuitive, sympathetic, escapist, idealistic, secretive, vague, weak-willed, easily led.
do any of the traits from your astrological sign apply to your style?