Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Sun Also Rises... in Libra.

I don't usually put a lot of stock in horoscopes and astrological type thingies, but I have to admit that some characteristics of certain signs seem pretty consistent with the people to whom they're attached.

I've always thought my sun-sign, Aries, was kind of accurate, but the other day I was wondering why, as a fire sign, I'm so drawn to water to soothe my soul. I love floating in water. I love daydreaming of beaches, any kind of beaches. I often dream of living on a houseboat in some harbor, like John D. Macdonald's Travis McGee.
So I figured I'd check out my moon-sign - which I actually just learned was A Thing.
I think it's far more accurate than my sun-sign.

AQUARIUS (well that explains a lot right there) (and the bolding is mostly my doing):

The Moon is Out-Of-Bounds (declination 24° 37')
Original, knowledgeable, competent, has strong opinions. Likes freedom, enjoys reading. Hates mediocrity and incompetence (*ed. note: I hate it in other people, not necessarily myself).
In many life situations, the Moon in Aquarius people have their own, distinct and sometimes very original opinion, and they are not going to change this opinion no matter what, even if they will be left completely alone. It is very important for these individuals to retain their independence. They don't want their personal life to be anybody else's concern.
Often the Moon in Aquarius individuals have some outstanding abilities in one or another field, and they work like a magnet for those people who share their interests. This is why so often they take a central place in the company of like-minded friends. And even there they somehow manage to keep their uniqueness. They are not mixing well with the other people, they are together with them, but still alone.

As a result of their character, quite often the Moon in Aquarius folks can become really alone in their personal life, and their constant urge for independence can lead to chronic emotional stress. Hence their susceptibility to the disorders of nervous and circulatory systems, as also those unpredictable changes in their mood. There is an impression that at times they are getting tired of themselves, and to get rid of this tiredness they are trying to change abruptly, as if to become a different person.
To restore after a significant stress, the Moon in Aquarius persons need to have a hobby which they could plunge themselves into, forgetting about the surrounding world. It would be really good for them if they could speak out their problems, but this is not so easy, because Lunar Aquarians do not like to just chat with anyone about anything. They prefer dealing with experts in their field of interest - this is with whom they are ready to talk endlessly. And if there is no such a person around, a good book could serve as a replacement for a friend.
The Moon in Aquarius parents can be very original. From the early years they will make clear to their child that everyone's individuality is precious, and everyone should be independent. As a result, their kids might not be always properly fed or dressed, but they will become self-reliant earlier than their peers, and their talents will develop more successfully.

So I thought I'd check out my "rising sign" even though I'm not really sure exactly what that means. From what I understand, it's supposed to be how other people view me, and my outward demeanor.

See, this is where I am completely lost. Is this REALLY how you view me? SRSLY? SAY IT AIN'T SO!

Your Ascendant: 21°18' LibraLibra
Your psychological nature is sanguine and communicative or nervous and introverted, depending on who, either Venus or Saturn, is the strongest. Libra is ruled by both Venus, the principle of harmony, extraversion, attractiveness, outgoing and airy in this sign, and by Saturn, the principle of rigour, introversion, restraint, concentration and meditation. Unless Saturn is very strong in the chart, Libra is delicate, charming, sociable, perpetually compromising (??? No way!). For this reason, you may sometimes come across as hesitant and weak because you dare not to insist or to give your opinion (THIS CANNOT BE RIGHT!). You prefer to act as a unifier, an element of understanding and equity, even though it is detrimental to your own assertiveness. You loathe violence, you spare no efforts for the sake of pacification and you adjust to the situation with flexibility and charm. (CHARMING? MOI? UH UH)
With this Ascendant, you come across as sentimental, charming, polite, delicate, refined, loyal, peace-loving, fair, distinguished, light, romantic, cultured, airy, likeable, neat, perfectionist, caring, gentle, quiet, tidy, artistic, tolerant, lenient, sociable, seductive, elegant, kind, with a taste for aesthetics. But you may also be hesitant, weak, wavering, selfish, fragile, indecisive, fearful, indolent, cold or even, insensitive. (what the actual fuck? Did they pick out all the exact OPPOSITE words for me? The only ones I would associate myself with are ...selfish, cold, and insensitive. Loyal for sure. Tolerant maybe, and seductive IF I WANT AND I AM REALLY GOOD AT THAT YOU KNOW)

Clearly the wrong planet ascended at the wrong time and messed stuff up, which would actually explain a lot. Also, since my sun-sign is fire and my moon-sign is water...wouldn't they cancel each other out?
Don't answer that.
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