Celestial objects and the phenomena that surrounds them. What lies above the earth forever out of reach. From moons, to stars, galaxies, and beyond.
I was in middle school when I first read about the crab. Another love-struck preteen, unsure of who they are, let alone what they wanted. Logically, I had turned to my ancient desktop. On a mission for answers, my stubby fingers plugged away at the keys. My ‘soul searching’ lead me straight to the world of horoscopes and the mystifying thing called astrology. My heart raced at the prospect of answers. I hovered my cursor over the search result reading Horoscope.com. What did I have to lose?
Identifying with Scorpion
The Beginning Born 24th October, apparently while Babybird’s You’re Gorgeous played on the radio, the stars welcomed me into the world with a scorpion. The Scorpius constellation hung in the sky, chasing the hunter Orion. Growing up with the name of an evil witch and under the sky of a murdering insect, sometimes makes you wonder. It’s only recently that I learned that the Scorpion was actually the good guy in the Orion mythology, and really did the world a service killing that awful man. Don’t believe me? Look it up. Orion was a truly horrible human being and Gaia/Mother Earth sent the Scorpion to kill the Hunter to protect the world.
Star Gazing Within
As a Sagittarian, I'm meant to be 'the seeker of truth', and to a degree that's a fairly accurate account. As a Saggie, I'm obliged to explore and learn about different cultures, throw myself with gusto into new languages and bring to the cosmos an unending love of all creatures great and small. Animals seem to follow me home and as a child it drove my parents batty, until I started studying veterinary nursing. A job well suited to a Sagittarian, I believe. In fact, quite often, my connection with animals made more sense to me than most of the humans in my world at that time.
A Balancing Act
The grumbling began as soon as Mrs. Morris announced that a ten page research paper would be due in three weeks. When she began explaining the assignment, however, the low rumble which had begun in the back, with the usual underperformers, began to spread rapidly toward the front seats until even the writing nerds, who loved assignments of this scope, were murmuring.
It's Written In The Stars
As a child, I spent many a night laying on my back looking up into the dark night sky, mesmerized by the vastness and wonder of it all. It was inexplicable to me how millions and millions of tiny little dots, scattered throughout the universe, could be connected to one another in such a unique way, creating a cosmic mural for the entire world to enjoy.
Gemini - The Two of Us
I'm never lonely. There is always a second person inside my head, waiting to debate with me. It's me, but another me - the quintessential Gemini, or more correctly the “twinessential” me. A mirror image of an opinion, equal, opposite and maddeningly accurate. My head is regularly split in two.
Just another Pisces Aries cusp baby
It feels fitting to be writing this as Pisces season is upon us. But this is no ordinary story about another ordinary pisces. For I am, and I believe I chose to be a "cusp baby." What is a cusp baby you may be wondering? Do not fret if you are unaware, as it took me twenty-four years and one extremely spiritual roommate to learn that a cusp baby is. A cusp baby can be described as someone who is born towards the end of a zodiac sign's dates. So a Pisces Aries cusp baby falls between the dates of March 17 to March 23. This means by being born on March 20, I was destined to share qualities from two zodiac signs.
There's Plenty of Fish in the Sea
I identify as an Aquarius. Am I an Aquarius? No. Technically, I'm a Pisces, but that has never felt quite right. Astrology has always been a subject that I was medium interested in. I think we all like to look at things like star signs and personality tests and see how the results do or do not fit our perceptions of ourselves. The fun of it is that there is usually something there that we can see in ourselves, and I think that’s the reason I have always felt so disconnected from astrology. I never sat down and read anything about a Pisces and thought ‘wow, that’s so true’ or ‘that applies to me’, which essentially, took all the fun out of it.
I am a Fish
I am a fish. I swim, and the pool I swim in is dark and warm. Waters rush, my mother heaves, and I am beached. Thrashing and bloodied they haul me to land. A violence so contrary to my nature. The fine filaments of my gills shrivel in the air, and I cry out for my watery home, but they don’t understand what I say.
You’re Gonna Hear Me Roar…But Only Sometimes
What’s your sign? I bet I can guess your sign! Oh, it makes so much sense now on why you are this way! The endless array of speculation and judgement when it comes to learning each other’s zodiac sign is more dominate than ever. As someone who grew up reading the daily horoscope in the back pages of a magazine or newspaper, I can honestly say that the intense importance in what sign you were born under has grown over the years. Whether you’re a compatible match with someone comes down to the day and month you were born.
Stinging In The Rain
Scorpios. Man, we get a lot of heat!! Unforgettable, for better or worse, it would seem. Artistic, intuitive, passionate, loyal, honest, determined, sexual. So, human, essentially. Like everyone else. What's so bad about all that you ask? Nothing! The two edged sword is the negative qualities associated with us; jealous, secretive, resentful, manipulative, prone to cloudy moods that may or may not involve lying down in a puddle in the middle of a thunderstorm, wallowing in our newest grief. Allegedly. So I've heard. From other people.
You Need A Virgo In Your Life
"Just like a Virgo" when I hear people say that I don't know if I should cringe with disgust or smile with pride. I guess it depends on who the messenger. I call being born in September the "sweet spot" where Summer is coming to an end and where fall begins. It has a feeling of warmth, leaves, and hot chocolate. If I told you that being a Virgo is the best sign on the astrological chart, would you believe me? Without the Virgo, you wouldn't have amazing people like Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Idris Elba, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Zendaya Keanu Reeves, to name a few. These eclectic human beings have made a significant impact in the world of entertainment. I am lucky to be in a class full of hard-working people. So, it saddens me when I see threads on Twitter listing Virgo as the worst sign to date. I'm not here to highlight the negatives like people-pleasing and perfectionism. I'm here to tell you why you need one in your life.