Hello, my name is Leah and I am a Sagittarius.
First of all, I think zodiac signs are crap. I laugh every time I get to the end of a Cosmopolitan magazine and read the crappy, fabricated prediction of "what my month looks like," all thanks to my zodiac sign. If you are reading this and you believe in the power of the zodiac sign then more power to you. However, I could never believe that the specific day I was born can categorize and predict the rest of my life.
But hey, it's still entertaining to check out!
My zodiac sign: Sagittarius.
According to this lovely website, there are characteristics of a Sagittarius that describe me perfectly and others could easily be describing a polar opposite person.
I'll start with the similarities. Here are some excerpts from the zodiac signs website that I completely agree with in terms of being similar to myself:
"...their optimistic outlook and positive disposition..."
"Despite hardships, Sagittarius is always optimistic that good things will happen tomorrow..."
"Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality..."
"...they crave adventure and excitement and welcome change with open arms."
I think I am a very outgoing, adventurous person like Sagittarius describes, so kudos to the zodiac sign website. I believe that tomorrow is always a better day, and I find adventure and excitement in the unknown future.
Now let's check out the not-so-similar descriptions:
"Sagittarius seem to be guided by luck, good things happen to Sagittarius..."
"...they always look forward to the future, never dwelling on the past."
"Sagittarius are detached from emotions because emotions hold a person back, they do not like to talk about their feelings, they simply experience them and move on."
Let me start by saying that I have absolutely NO LUCK WHATSOEVER. None. Sorry, Sagittarius, but I have never received any of the "luck" you apparently encounter all of the time. If you would like to start throwing some my way that would be pretty cool I guess.
Also, I like to reminisce a lot. I have had a wonderful life, and sometimes I daydream about the past, the people I may have lost contact with, the things I could have done differently, or a very happy moment that I cherish. To me, there's nothing wrong with remembering. However, I do look to the future and the amazing opportunities that tomorrow holds, so I do agree with that aspect.
While I'm not an overly emotional person, I do have emotions. They do exist. Shocking, I know. I disagree completely with the idea that "emotions hold a person back," because I believe we learn the most from our emotions. I may deal with my emotions more privately, but I think they are vital when learning from a situation in order to better oneself for the future.
So there you have it. While I'm not going to dissect every characteristic of a Sagittarius (because who wants to read a novel), I think that there are similarities and differences for everyone and their zodiac signs depending on how one views themselves.
Check it out for yourself and see what similarities and differences you have with your zodiac sign. It's quite an interesting read.
Until Day 7 of the Blog Challenge,