I have always been a little bit into astrology. I don’t take it as the gospel truth, but it certainly is interesting to look at and apply to real life events. Sure, I’ve downloaded the Co-Star app on my phone, and you can bet I find great joy in ‘totally relatable’ horoscope memes on Instagram. Generally it’s a little bit of fun, but not completely out of bounds of me being introspective on life. After all, some things just fit too perfectly, right?
As such, I have decided that it might be a bit of a laugh to take a lighthearted look in to my horoscopes and how far they ring true with real life. I will be using Co-Star primarily to guide me through this as well as looking at other sources to see how they compare. If you have any favourite apps or sites to use, please let me know! I will probably also throw in some of my favourite memes that like OMG, totally get me, you know?
First, let’s set the scene. My sun, the sign that most people are familiar with, is in Capricorn. Meanwhile my moon is in Sagittarius and rising/ascendant in Gemini. Generally they are each cited as follows: sun – self, moon – heart, rising – mask.
According to Co-star, “the sun determines your ego identity and “role” in life. It’s the core of who you are”. Mine being in Capricorn means that I am “fundamentally responsible, serious, efficient, and rational…can lead to a power-hungry ambitiousness or support the dreams of those around you. Emotionally reserved, you need to learn to open up and have fun”. It would be fair to say that the last bit is highly true, but the note on ambitiousness is entirely dependent on context – if you’re talking about making lots of money, then yes, highly up there. The only issue being not knowing how I want to do that exactly.
Digging deeper, “the moon rules your emotions, moods and feelings…it reflects your personality when you’re alone or deeply comfortable”. Essentially what this means to me is that the moon sign is the true traits we recognise in ourselves, and only reveal to those close to us. A moon in Sagittarius means your “emotional self is restless, self-questioning, optimistic and independent. You may hide your sensitivities behind an interest in finding new ways to feel”. Ha. Ha ha ha. Don’t know what you’re on about mate. Not at all. Ah. Seriously though, so far, so true.
As for my rising in Gemini, my so called “mask” that I present to people, I’m 50/50 on the accuracy of the details. According to Co-Star this means I “come across as quick-witted, chatty, eclectic and fun, though somewhat inconsistent. In conversation, you seem probing and curious”. Now the first element I am drawn to is the inconsistent note. Sure I may be chatty one day, then quiet the next, and I mean I sure as hell would love to consider myself quick-witted but I am not entirely sure about the reality of that. I’m also not convinced that I can be probing and curious in chat. I tend to keep myself to myself, which also means my thoughts and questions generally remain in my head, rarely spoken out loud. So yeah, not exactly sure about this, but I suppose I can make some sense of it.
Well that is a brief introduction in to my signs, what they mean and how I feel about them. Today’s notification from Co-Star tells me “don’t punish yourself for losing your way, just come back to it”. I think I have spent a long time looking back on the past year – a roller coaster of different jobs following a snap decision to leave the place I had worked at for nearly six years. To this day I’m not entirely sure it was the right decision, but I am coming to peace with the fact that it was a good one. I only wish I had come up with more of a plan of action. Going straight in to another management job was perhaps not the best thing to have done, I absolutely let my pride lead the way there. It soon became apparent that I needed a standard job to get me by while I figured out what I wanted to do.
Now I know that was all a few months ago, but I guess today I’m reminding myself of that fact. Trying to take all this time and make something out of it. I won’t lie, sometimes Co-Star can be fairly blunt and perhaps a little pushy – so much so I even deleted it for a while – but generally it is more encouraging. Take it with a pinch of salt just like anything else, and remember that only you are in charge. Interpret it the way you feel, apply in whatever way feels right and you’ll make and live out your own life just fine.