Z is for Zodiac

Your temperament is not suited to superficial entanglements, but you are willing to make an enormous contribution to a relationship that obviously has substance.


When I went to school, I had one friend of mine named Karen who was about 46 hours younger than I was. So of course, we shared the same sun sign of the zodiac, Pisces. And I was pretty conflicted when we were in junior high school when she got into astrology, and I don’t mean looking at the newspaper horoscope, I mean a much more in-depth study.

My problem was that I came from a religious tradition that frowned on astrology, even as Karen told me thinks that I was thinking and feeling that were incredibly accurate, based on our similar charts.

(Does the Bible condemn astrology? YES! Or NO!. Or yes AND no!)

Karen worked on the yearbook pictured above, and in fact was the editor, if memory serves.

Some years later, in 1978, to be exact, she convinced/cajoled me to get a natal horoscope by sending $12.95 to Para Research of Rockport, Massachusetts. and this wasn’t just a standard cookie-cutter package. It was done just for me, based on not only when I was born, but where. So it listed not only my sun sign, but my moon sign, Sagittarius, and the various planetary positions.

The thing runs 36 pages, so it’s difficult to summarize. So here are a few sentences, all of which I think are at least mostly true.

*You love change and will probably be involved in numerous occupations throughout life. You approach each new project and contract with new enthusiasm. At first, your interest is real enough, but it tends to be fitful.

*You will generally be regarded as an amiable, sincere, and generous person who, however, has much pride and sensitivity.

*Because you keep a lot inside yourself, others find you rather difficult to know.

*You are concerned about political conditions and determined to use your resources to improve people’s lives.

*Your occupations are going to be intellectual.

*There is some melancholia in your intellectual outlook.

*Even in spiritual or religious matters, you object to accepting dogma unless you can work it out logically.

*Your temperament is not suited to superficial entanglements, but you are willing to make an enormous contribution to a relationship that obviously has substance.

*You are an idea person who needs constant opportunities to apply your creative thinking.

*Intensely curious and enthusiastic about everything, you are a glutton for knowledge.

I could go on (and on and on), but I think that’s enough.
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Eddie’s vintage Christmas card of the day.

ABC Wednesday – Round 7