Sunday, September 25, 2011

If you believe in this kind of stuff. (which I do.)

So, the other day - September 24th, to be exact - I was all, "yay! it's time for the Libra birthdays!" as I was under the impression that I had so many more Libra Facebook friends than any other zodiac sign.

(because, as we both know, there's the real world and then there's the FB real world.)

((and we both know which one is more important.))

24 hours later (because apparently these are the things that weigh on my mind) I decided to actually check the numbers. Here's what I found:
  • Aries (March 21 - April 20): 29 friends
  • Taurus (April 21 - May 21): 31 friends 
  • Gemini (May 22 - June 21): 30 friends 
  • Cancer (June 22 - July 22): 29 friends 
  • Leo (July 23 -August 21): 31 friends 
  • Virgo (August 22 - September 23): 28 friends 
  • Libra (September 24 - October 23): 29 friends 
  • Scorpio (October 24 - November 22): 26 friends 
  • Sagittarius (November 23 - December 22): 34 friends 
  • Capricorn (December 23 - January 20): 35 friends
  • Aquarius (January 21 - February 19): 21 friends 
  • Pisces (February 20- March 20): 26 friends

 (please note: apparently 40+ of my FB friends exist outside of the zodiac.... whoa.)
Wait a minute..... where did all these Capricorns come from?? Capricorns??!

Okay, so, that being said, I went back and looked at the people on that list. Not that all my almost-400 FB friends aren't equally important to me.... but yeah, they're not. So, I went back and counted - out of those people - people that I would consider to be a close friend, someone I have/had a significant connection with, and/or someone that I just really genuinely like.

(not that I don't like the rest of them....)

((wow, I am just not going to dig myself out of this one.... moving. right. along.))

This is what I found: 
  • Aries (March 21 - April 20): 5 friends
  • Taurus (April 21 - May 21): 7 friends
  • Gemini (May 22 - June 21): 4 friends
  • Cancer (June 22 - July 22): 7 friends
  • Leo (July 23 -August 21): 11 friends
  • Virgo (August 22 - September 23): 11 friends
  • Libra (September 24 - October 23): 16 friends
  • Scorpio (October 24 - November 22): 10 friends
  • Sagittarius (November 23 - December 22): 9 friends
  • Capricorn (December 23 - January 20): 6 friends
  • Aquarius (January 21 - February 19): 4 friends
  • Pisces (February 20- March 20): 6 friends
Now that's more like it.

I know I have a lot of important Libras in my life. I equally know that I am seriously drawn to Leos and Virgos - always have been. I never actually gave much thought to the Scorpios although maybe I should have. Interesting. There's definitely this bell curve type distribution centering around my own sign.

(ha, bell curve. Shit just got real.)

I'm a Libra myself and I am a Libra. Almost every time I read one of those "Libras are blah, blah, blah...." I am the blah, blah, blah. Care to know more? (I realize the answer is probably no, but too late now, if you've been reading this far, you're kinda pot-committed.)

Traditional Libra Traits:
  • Diplomatic and urbane (please note: I do not know what "urbane" means.... so hopefully it doesn't mean "knowledgeable about obscure words", cause yeah, that would be wrong.)
  • Romantic and charming (obviously)
  • Easygoing and sociable (totally)
  • Idealistic and peaceable (everyone should be) 
But, on the dark side....
  • Indecisive and changeable (ummmm, maybe....?)
  • Gullible and easily influenced (what, who, me??)
  • Flirtatious and self-indulgent (that's a bad thing.....? whatever ;-))
A bit more about Libras:
Librans are among the most civilized of the twelve zodiacal characters and are often good looking. (yeah baby....) They have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty, harmony, and the pleasures that these bring. Their characters are on the whole balanced, diplomatic and even tempered. Librans are sensitive to the needs of others and have the gift, sometimes to an almost psychic extent, of understanding the emotional needs of their companions and meeting them with their own innate optimism - they are the kind of people of whom it is said, "They always make you feel better for having been with them." Their cast of mind is artistic rather than intellectual, though they are usually too moderate and well balanced to be avant garde in any artistic endeavor. (which is why I am artistic, but not an "artist") They have good perception and observation and their critical ability, with which they are able to view their own efforts as well as those of others, gives their work integrity. They like the opposite sex to the extent of promiscuity sometimes, and may indulge in romanticism bordering on sentimentality.

The negative Libran character may show frivolity, flirtatiousness, and shallowness. It can be changeable and indecisive, impatient of routine, colorlessly conventional and timid (never!), easygoing to the point of inertia (guilty), seldom angry when circumstances demand a show of annoyance at least; and yet Librans can shock everyone around them with sudden storms of rage. Their love of pleasure may lead them into extravagance; Libran men can degenerate into reckless gamblers, and Libran women extravagant, jealous, and careless about money sometimes squander their wealth and talents in their over enthusiasm for causes which they espouse. (or just wine, apparently.)

Libra governs the lumbar region, lower back and kidneys. Its subjects must beware of weaknesses in the back, and lumbago, and they are susceptible to troubles in the kidneys and bladder, especially gravel and stone. They need to avoid overindulgence in food and especially drink, for the latter can particularly harm the kidneys. (hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!)
I'm not going to list every single sign (you're welcome) but you should totally go check out your sign from the links above. Even if it's not something you believe in, you might be amused to find how your sign description compares with how you view your own personality.

One thing I will note though: My husband is an Aries and my daughter is a Gemini - two of my "least" drawn to signs. Yeah. Our family dynamic should be interesting.

If you believe in this kind of stuff, that is.

1 comment:

  1. since you couldn't be bothered to look it up whilst writing this, here's the definition of Urbane:
    ur·bane   [ur-beyn]
    1.having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities: an urbane manner.

    2.reflecting elegance, sophistication, etc., especially in expression: He maintained an urbane tone in his letters.