Hello, people of the earth. I know you don’t have time – so I won’t take much of yours , however I want to know what makes astrologers so successful , and what on Earth they see in the stars to make money out of people’s birthdays.
So when I saw this sunsigny question I was just … unenthused until it struck me that I could ask the 4 people in the world who actually read this blog what their opinion on such a thing was !
– I was happier with numericals than I was with this question on the list because HELLO superstition – zodiac is thy name.
But since its there and I love wasting my time, I did it anyway- and while you’re here you may as well waste your time and answer my question as well.
But first , watch me rant.
I’m a sagittarius. i was Born on midnight between 28th and 29th November .
And I don’t particularly believe in sunsigns because I think the personality traits of people are independent of their birthday.
I also think that generalised descriptions of most sunsigns are applicable to everyone, but reading them brings out our confirmation bias, which in turn makes us believe that ‘hey, this is so right’ instead of thinking hey- I know 500 people who are optimistic or extroverted or whatever despite being born in 10 different months. I also think that this entire star sign business messes up our relationships when we start stereotyping people on the basis of their zodiac sign.
I for one am one of the least optimistic people I know. I have atrocious emotional intelligence, can only be extroverted in spurts and don’t like change without having prepared myself mentally for all possible outcomes.
But when people meet me and think of me like “hey she’s a sagittarius ” they invariably find me cooler initially than I actually am, and then when they discover how uninteresting and lame my real personality is, they feel conned and leave.
Not that I’m always a Debbie downer, but hey- you get the point, right.
I’m defined by a hundred other things than my birthday, and although I am pretty obsessed with it ( I’d insert x days to go countdown but my math sucks )
– I don’t want people to remember me by my zodiac sign and expect me to be a certain way.
I may of course have views that are too extreme, but if people are actually earning money writing horoscopes and stuff – I want to know why. Maybe that’s where my future as a writer lies anyway .
I would make a meme about wondering what I’m even doing here , but in case that question struck you before you got to the end of the post-
Congratulations , my telepathic twin !