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GabriellaG54 Wed 24-Apr-19 22:21:30

Does your star sign say anything about you?
I am a goat, Capricorn, an earth sign and very true to most of that sign's traits.
I don't read horoscopes as they can mean many things to millions of people but the core traits are ones I can identify with.
Funnily, all my children are earth signs too.

rosecarmel Wed 24-Apr-19 23:23:21

Yes - smile I can identify with the core traits of my sign as well - But I've some trouble identifying with my Chinese sign, even though I think there's a bit more accuracy to their predictions and/or possibilities - Fascinating subject, I think ...

Can anyone guess my sign? smile

How about anyone else's that been an active member on this site much longer than I have -- I'm new here -

Sussexborn Wed 24-Apr-19 23:47:04

My birthday is on the cusp so I can decide which horoscope I prefer for the day. Both of our daughters are also on the cusp but OH and son are slap bang in the middle. Odd coincidence!

For years I was Cancerian but now I am mostly a Gemini!

crazyH Thu 25-Apr-19 00:03:32

I have the core traits of a Leo- I truly believe. But dont ask me to read my horoscope. I never have and never will.
'You will receive a windfall this week'.....are 100 million Leo's going to receive a windfall? Baloney !

absent Thu 25-Apr-19 00:05:16

I have no idea what the "core traits" of my star sign are supposed to be but I regard horoscopes, including individually drawn-up charts, as mumbo jumbo.

stella1949 Thu 25-Apr-19 03:23:36

It's crazy to me - surely nobody can believe that everyone in the world falls into one of 12 categories , and that this dictates their personality, fate, behaviours etc. Nonsense in my book.

Blencathra Thu 25-Apr-19 06:53:20

The sun sign isn’t going to tell you much. You need your unique birth chart.

Anja Thu 25-Apr-19 07:05:39

Load of mumbo jumbo is about right absent. It’s a bit like the placebo effect too eg if you believe you have the characteristics of the sign attributed to you eg you are a goat 🐐 then you live up to that image.

jeanie99 Thu 25-Apr-19 07:14:11

Total rubbish as far as I'm concerned.
But if you want to believe where's the harm.

MawBroonsback Thu 25-Apr-19 07:15:32

All such tosh isn’t it?
Why do some people reject organised religion but believe in this mumbo jumbo?
At best, it is (relatively) harmless but from earliest times until relatively recently crucial decisions of war or peace, life or death have been made “according to the stars”

Wobbles Thu 25-Apr-19 08:13:35

Gemini is my star sign and I do have some of its traits.
I used to read my horoscope every day when I was younger and foolishly believed every word.
Now I realise my choices dictate which path I follow smile

Anniebach Thu 25-Apr-19 08:19:58

Never read horoscopes, I am Cancer and am suppose to be ruled by the moon and the tides ! May explain my need to be at the coast ?

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 25-Apr-19 08:25:42

I'm a Capricorn and I'm fairly typical of the sign. Down to earth, easy-going, practical, but not so materialistic or interested in status symbols.
I read my horoscope each week but largely take it with a pinch of salt.
Scientific research has shown that there is something in it. Many athletes are Aries, for instance.

Elegran Thu 25-Apr-19 09:11:21

As the light from the star configuration at your birth took millenia to reach earth, and as those stars are in fact all at different distances from earth so the light beams started off at different times, they can have no possible effect on the personality you inherit and/or develop. Add in that the moment of birth could be affected by a whole lot of factors - the need to have you out of there in time to be "first baby of the New Year" among others. The weather when you were tiny might have more of an effect, making you inclined to minor infections and a bit clingy, or less tightly wrapped up and so more free and confident.

Superstitious poppycock.

KatyK Thu 25-Apr-19 09:53:08

I agree with the mumbo jumbo people.

annodomini Thu 25-Apr-19 11:09:26

Elegran, the clear light of common sense. Each constellation is made up of stars that, apart from being vast distances from us, are also light years apart from one another. A pattern seen in the night sky by some ancient civilisation, can influence our lives here on our little planet? Poppycock!

Urmstongran Thu 25-Apr-19 11:18:57

I’m a Virgo.
Husband Taurean.
One daughter Capricorn.

So we are all Earth signs.

Virgo = family
Taurus = money (not for itself, the security it represents)
Capricorn = work/career

Other daughter is Aquarian & sees things TOTALLY different to us 3! She’s convinced she was left on our doorstep in a wicker basket as a foundling.

Aquarius = friends most important
(although she does love us too!)

I used to read a daily horoscope for years. Silly really but it was the first thing I turned to in a (paper those days) newspaper.

BradfordLass72 Fri 26-Apr-19 08:27:30

A friend once drew up my horoscope and I was very sceptical but she pointed out that the moon quite definitely affects us (and subsequent family members in the police confirm "all the crazies" come out near a full moon") .
So who knows?

But I don't take it seriously and the stuff in magazines or online is rubbish.

I am, however, a typical Aquarian, apart from the fact "we" are supposed to be beautiful which I certainly am not.
Passable maybe - people walk past me all the time grin

Elegran Fri 26-Apr-19 09:29:41

It would prove more if a horoscope were drawn up for a newborn babe and then sealed until his/her funeral at an advanced age. No chance for any self-fulfilling prophesies then. all personality and achievements, all the events of their life, even the manner of their end, would be a matter of record.

M0nica Fri 26-Apr-19 09:46:52

Yes, I share many attributes given to Leos, including colouring, but that is hereditary, all of them can be found in other members of my family. However I have no time for horoscopes. I haven't read one for 40 or 50 years, not even for fun. I do not read anything that contains any, or may be I do, but never noticed them.

Gonegirl Fri 26-Apr-19 09:59:42

this is a very comprehensive site for horoscopes. ie can waste a lot of your time if you let it

rosecarmel Fri 26-Apr-19 12:27:05

5 out of the 12 self made billionaires that I looked up were born in the month of August -- almost half! Coincidence?

rosecarmel Fri 26-Apr-19 12:30:09

We are not as distant from the stars as some may think we are, we are made from "star stuff" ourselves .. smile

Ramblingrose22 Fri 26-Apr-19 12:39:04

I remember reading a birth chart drawn up by an American astrologer when Prince George was born.

It said that a planet in the House of Other People's money was very prominent in his chart.

How accurate, I thought!

MawBroonsback Fri 26-Apr-19 12:45:32

Rosecarmel asked

Can anyone guess my sign? smile

♉️ Taurus?
(Advice- avoid china shops)

rosecarmel Fri 26-Apr-19 13:26:43

Haha! Nope! smile Worse!

You? Leo or Aries?

MawBroonsback Fri 26-Apr-19 14:03:53

Way off the mark

rosecarmel Fri 26-Apr-19 14:14:20

Taurus? [Grin]

HootyMcOwlface Fri 26-Apr-19 14:20:26

In the Chinese one I am delighted to report I am a pig! As will be evidenced by my post on the chocolate thread. Oink oink 🐷

EllanVannin Fri 26-Apr-19 14:22:28

I suppose a bit of my star sign pertains to me as a Libran.

MawBroonsback Fri 26-Apr-19 15:03:02


annodomini Fri 26-Apr-19 16:10:38

Once, when I was 'teaching' a class of day-release would-be nannies, they asked me about my star sign. I admitted to Scorpio and one of them said. 'Oh all the nastiest people are Scorpios'. Then, as an afterthought, 'but not you, Miss.'

My Chinese sign is the Dragon, the most powerful of all signs. I have a tiny green jade dragon, bought in the Hong Kong jade market.

GabriellaG54 Fri 26-Apr-19 19:44:22

I wonder what star signs premature or induced babies would be deemed as.
Their original due date or the 'contrived' one.

rosecarmel Sat 27-Apr-19 16:07:29

It's curious to think one " was destined " for something other than " what happened instead " - Not saying curious to think of it in a bad way - Just that things are the way they are -

rosecarmel Sat 27-Apr-19 16:08:05

I should get a chart done .. smile

M0nica Sat 27-Apr-19 17:24:05

I was told once that one's star date should actually be linked to date of conception, not date of birth.

Which would answer your question Gabriella

A long time ago I read a book called Supernature by Lyell Watson. He looked in detail at a lot of things like this, because some occupations do predominate over long periods of time in some star signs and was looking at physical phenomena: how very small changes in the pull of the moon on tides can make, and so one. Unfortunately in his second book he fell hook line and sinker for a whole lot of dodgy phenomena and non-rational explanations that rather cast a cloud over the first one, but I still think his first book is both good and rational.

Callistemon Sat 27-Apr-19 18:17:11

^ I admitted to Scorpio and one of them said. 'Oh all the nastiest people are Scorpios'. Then, as an afterthought, 'but not you, Miss.'^
Scorpions are supposed to 'have a sting in their tail'!

My youngest DC is very typical of what her star sign is supposed to be - and nothing like the rest of us.

Callistemon Sat 27-Apr-19 18:17:51

ps that was in answer to annodomini, the ^^ did not work.

my youngest DC is not a Scorpio btw.

GabriellaG54 Sun 28-Apr-19 09:31:38

Many decades ago I used to read Leo Petulengro's column and that written by Jonathan Cainer but realised that they were generalisations.
You could make it fit anyone.
I see that Capricorn is depicted as a goat with a fish tail which means that I'm a fishy old goat. Cool eh...? grin

GabriellaG54 Sun 28-Apr-19 09:32:25

Sorry...Leon not Leo

Gonegirl Sun 28-Apr-19 10:10:45

I have the distinction of being the only one represented by an inanimate object. I am a pair of scales.

blondenana Sun 28-Apr-19 10:21:48

Aquarian here, and yes i am a lot like what the sign says i am, humanitarian, bit of a hippi or was, still dont conform,and can be a bit airy fairy, about things
I dont particularly believe in horoscopes, but i believe in the Tarot, always seemed so true for me
Also attracted to water,i have lived by the sea most of my life, but was born in a city, and lived in an industrial own until i was 24

annodomini Sun 28-Apr-19 10:25:45

A scorpion has a sting in the tail. I know I don't believe in the mumbo jumbo, but I do have a reputation for sarcasm - not so much now as I once had.

grandtanteJE65 Sun 28-Apr-19 12:07:22

In many ways I think horoscopes are a bit like any other kind of fortune-telling in that if you allow yourself to be influenced by what you are told, the prophecy may well be fulfilled.

Personally, I feel if we were supposed to know what the future will bring, there would have been a surer method of doing so.