For 98% of the things I have to say, there’s always a fitting Coldplay lyric. I know a lot about how the song, “Yellow” was made; but, as far as I know, it didn’t have anything to do with what I’m about to write. Side note: last night I had a dream that I was at a Coldplay concert, (this happens often) was watching the song, “Fix You” Chris Martin jumped when he always does during the song, landed wrong, broke his ankle, and it was super traumatic. Dream Morgan was devastated for him. If you click on the link to the video, the moment I’m talking about is at 3:32. I repeat, this was a dream. When you watch that video, you will not watch Chris break his leg.
If you’re still with me, this post isn’t about Coldplay; but, I can absolutely write more about them if you’re interested. I’m inclined to believe, however, that I would be the only person enjoying them. This post is about understanding yourself, your relationships with others, your path, a science that is too often mocked. You ready for it? Let’s talk astrology– humor me.
In the past year, I’ve learned a lot about astrology. I’ve been doing this because the more information I gather, the more ignorant it seems to disregard it. If you know anything about Sun signs, you won’t be surprised to learn that mine is Scorpio. Your Sun sign, by the way, is the one that you know–even if you don’t know what it means, I bet you know the name of it. If you’re not sure what you are, you can Google your birthday and zodiac– it’ll pop right up.
So, I’m a Scorpio. Even if you don’t know me personally or haven’t seen me in years, you can likely pick up a lot about me through my writing. Let me know if you think this sounds like me:
“Scorpio people are variously described as powerful, weak, independent, clinging, passionate, and cold. Clearly, you are a bundle of contradictions encompassing the best and worst in human nature. The key to your personality is intensity. You do nothing by half-measures. Magnetic, emotional, capable of exerting tremendous force, your strength is hidden in the depths. In the sign of Scorpio the element of water is fixed, an image that suggests an iceberg or a bottomless well. You may appear impassive, sometimes unapproachable, but turbulent passions are always roiling underneath, invisible on the surface.”
By the way, I’m getting this from The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk. Encompassed in those seven sentences are characteristics I’ve noticed about myself, and traits by which I’ve been described– all written by a person who has never met me. Let me share one more tidbit on how others see me before I continue:
“It’s probably your secretiveness that makes people so interested in finding out what you think. You’re often the guru in a group, the one with uncanny hunches about the future and piercing insights into other people’s motivations. Many believe that even your humor contains the barb of truth” (Woolfolk).
Like, what?! How do you know my life?
When I began learning that I could be described so perfectly by information calibrated from my birthdate, place, and time, things got freaky. I’m not sure how you couldn’t be intrigued and want to know more once you’ve been teased with this information– though I’d imagine if you’re a Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, or maybe Aries, you’re rolling your eyes right about now.
Because there are a million and a half reasons I think that you should consider your natal chart in your journey of self-discovery, I’ll be dividing my persuasion into a series. I beg you to be open-minded and appreciate the fun of this. Also know that I am in no way advocating for the sole reliance on daily horoscopes or expecting them to legitimately predict the details of your life. There is so much to this, hence the division into a series.
Phew. I hope I haven’t scared you away. Don’t worry– I’ll still be sharing my love, work, and mental health lives with you. It just so happens that astrology has become a part of them and I wouldn’t be honoring my story if I didn’t share that with you. Stay tuned!