August 28, 2006

Not that any of this applies anymore, now that Pluto's off the map

I was looking at a book about astrology today; it goes into a lot more detail about what one's sign says about one's personality than some books I've seen. Let's see what it says about my sign, Aries.

Apparently I like "noise, excitement, danger, sex, satire" and dislike "peace and quiet, monotony, hypocrisy, injustice". Pretty spot-on except for the part about danger. It also suggests that I would enjoy gambling, rally driving, or rugby. Nnnnnnno.

There is a list of "traditional correspondences" for Aries; here are some excerpts.

Associations: Electricity, sharp things, metals, anger, satire. Again with the satire. Anyway, this makes me wonder if an Aries was the one who looked at a spoon and said "this is insufficiently pointy" and invented the spork.

Animals: Dragons, sheep, tigers. Yes, including imaginary animals really helps me take astrology seriously.

Herbs: [Among others], gentian, garlic, rosemary. No surprise on garlic and rosemary. But little did I know that astrology could explain why I love Moxie!

Places: England; Germany; Israel; France, especially Burgundy; ... all capital cities; places with sporting facilities; places formerly occupied by sheep, cattle, deer, thieves, limekilns, or brickworks; newly cultivated land; sandy or hilly ground; buildings with high ceilings and elaborate plasterwork; stables. So many parts of that describe lofts in Soho.

Posted by Francis at 05:59 PM

*Only* astrology could explain why you like Moxie. (I recall that you were also the only person who actually liked that vile San Pellegrino flavor that Sue++ got at Concouver. The one many of us sampled twice, once out of morbid curiosity, once out of incredulity).

Posted by: Rubrick at August 28, 2006 06:32 PM

Well I'm rubber and you're glue!!!

Posted by: Komodo Dragon at August 28, 2006 07:36 PM

According to many reports on my sign, I'm a flaming extrovert. Also, I'm jealous and haughty. And don't forget innately wise!

Okay, well, even if it IS right about that last one, 1 out of 4 still isn't very convincing.

Posted by: CC at August 28, 2006 09:40 PM

Rubrick: Ah, yes, Chinotto. There's a bottle of it in my refrigerator right now.

Posted by: Francis at August 29, 2006 12:09 PM

So what sign are the people that like monotony and hypocrisy and dislike sex?

Posted by: Andy at August 29, 2006 12:25 PM

I don't know, I can see you as a rally driver. I'd love to see your dune buggy skid over the finish line in a cloud of dust and see you emerge in vest, tie, and fedora.

Posted by: Timmy Mac at August 29, 2006 03:57 PM
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