Every year at this time, someone figures out I’m a Leo and responds by saying, “Well that explains it.”
See I never put much stock in the stars. I mean I like stars, they are beautiful, especially on a clear night while I’m lounging in a spa with a glass of wine….
Wait did that sound, Leo-ish?
But my point is that I just don’t rely on a day of birth to determine who I am. I don’t consult psychics because I believe in making my own destiny. I don’t pay attention to what someone else tells me to be.
This year a friend realized I’m a Leo and said to me by email. “Oh that explains it!”
I replied, “That I’m stubborn and opinionated?”
Cool! I like that.
But it got me thinking about signs and romance. What if, after all these years I married the wrong astrological sign? What if I just IMAGINED that I’ve been so happy with my husband for almost 25 years now? Maybe there’s a reason men use that bone ass line in bars, “What’s your sign?” In fact, I just found out my husband didn’t even know my astrological sign, or more likely, didn’t remember it. (For the record, I don’t care—stuff like that doesn’t matter to me.) I found out by this conversation.
Me, “I put both our astrological signs into Google today. Leo and Aries.”
Hubby looking mildly surprised, “You’re a Leo?”
Me, “Follow the point. And yes I’m a Leo. You’re an Aries.”
Hubby shrugs, trying to see the baseball game on TV while acting interested, “And?”
Me with a grin cause I know I’m going to get his attention, “This is the cool part. I found out that we’re HOT together. Aries and Leo’s have long and very passionate sex lives.”
Hubby forgets about baseball game grins smugly, “Oh yeah? Good to know.”
Me laughing, “Yeah, who knew?”
Hubby with the smile I love so much, “We knew.”
Yeah. We do know. Wow what a relief! It turns out we don’t need to follow the stars, just our hearts (don’t groan—Leo’s are supposed to be romantic!).
If you’re curious, these are the traits of a Leo: Generous, Warmhearted, Creative, Enthusiastic, Broadminded, Expansive, Faithful and Loving. And Pompous, patronizing, bossy, interfering, dogmatic and intolerant.
I think I resemble some of those, but I believe it is life experiences, our choices and what we believe in and stand for make us unique people with layers and textures. It’s those things that make us interesting, that make us real.
I bet you think I’m going to make the obvious comparisons to creating characters. Nah—I hate being so predictable.
Instead, I’m going to ask: Do you know your astrological sign and do you think you resemble it?