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My Thoughts on Astrology and What I’ve Learned

The other day I was strolling through Anthropology and stumbled upon a book called The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life by Gary Goldschneider. When I first saw it I honestly thought it would be a cute conversation piece on a coffee table but as I looked I was very interested in the content inside The book went through all of the different relationships you may have with a certain sign such as husbands, boyfriends, friends, first dates, coworkers, etc. Although I’m not someone who particularly goes out of my way to read my horoscope I found it fascinating.


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Do I think it’s real? 

One of my roommates in college would always read our horoscopes. Since horoscopes are always written in a positive manner, I loved the idea of welcoming the positive energy into the conversation/room. Now, do I really believe it? Yes and no. I believe that if you hear something positive is going to happen in your life, you start welcoming that positive energy into your life. The same thing happens if you tell yourself you’re going to fail a test… you allow that negative energy to enter your life and you may fail.

What I’ve learned from Astrology

Now, who knows if Astrology is actually real, but it has good intentions. Astrology helps you realize that not everyone reacts to situations the same way as you so it is okay to ask questions to make sure you know exactly how people are feeling. Since I’m a Sagittarius, I’m very blunt when it comes to arguments whereas others might be more reserved. By knowing this information about how others act even if they’re not 100% like their astrology sign, I can figure out how to properly engage with the person.

Do I fit the Sagittarius mold?

I was born on December 8th which makes me a fiery Sagittarius (insert Nicki Manjis lyric “Sagittarius, so you know I’m an optimist”). Sagittarius is often considered the biggest traveler out of all the zodiac signs… I say that as I type this from my hotel room in California. We are often optimistic, enthusiastic, like changes, and are brutally honest… all of which describe me. You can check your astrology sign here if you want to see if you match the mold.

IMG_0840What do you think about Astrology? Do you ever read your horoscope or your relationship compatibility? Let me know in the comments down below.

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  • Diva Named Dom

    Ohhhh yes. I am definitely an astrology aficionada. I am a Libra to the core (second decan if you really wanna get technical). The only thing I struggle with is love connections and astrology but it’s probably because I don’t date enough. How fun is your outfit! You always look so cute!

    Dom | http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

  • vibealittle

    I find that it can be accurate, but there are things that shape how we handle things. For instance, I am a Libra and fit the mold pretty accurately. However, there are a few things I do not align with due to the formative years of my childhood. I still share the characteristics, but they are not dominate. Almost as if they are dormant, if you will. For instance, we are known to be diplomatic. However, I grew up with an OCPD single parent, so I have a tendency to back off when it comes to being diplomatic in relationships. Work, well that’s a different story. I am a manger for a reason. ha ha!

    • PeculiarPorter

      Oh my gosh that is so interesting! Thank you for sharing that with me. I definitely agree that past relationship have a direct impact to how you act in your future relationships. It’s so crazy how our personality and ticks all form in the end.

  • plutonictendencies

    True af! Astrology helps you a lot in finding out about yourself. But I am a follower of vedic astrology,and as per vedic astrology you are a Scorpio,not Sagittarius. I like your thoughts on astrology anyway.👍😊

  • Kourtney Salyer Howard

    Your blog is so beautiful and such an interesting niche!

    I also have become super interested in astrology, it seems that its gaining a lot of popularity online and it has piqued my interest lately. Part of me believes it (such as those times when I read something and it just totally clicks!) but I also agree with you on the “yes/no” standpoint and that reading something positive about your life can really bring it to fruition!

    xo, kourtney| http://www.wutheringwrites.com

    • PeculiarPorter

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much Kortney! I actually just redid my blog yesterday and am still doing minor tweeks to get it just right. I’m so happy to hear you like it!

      I’m totally with you… when it clicks it really clicks! I absoultely love how it’s almost always positive so you get this intense feeling of being optamistic. Thanks for stopping by Kourt!

  • Ethan Tyrrell

    I love hearing different stories and experiences with astrology. It’s not something that I pretend to really understand all that much, but it’s become pretty important to me. I used to be super skeptical of it, but I’ve found it more and more useful. Great post!

  • marandarussell

    Great post! I know I fit my sun, moon, and ascendant signs very well (as I wrote about in a post today myself). My loved ones fit their sun signs very well too (I don’t know all their moon signs). I do think there is something to the ancient system.

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