Thursday, February 19, 2015


You might want to just skip this post if you aren't superstitious or believe in horoscopes.....

Yes. It is very long and is only about me.
This is what I do in school. I should be studying *insert crying emoji*

I don't know why, but I've become obsessed with horoscopes!

Let me start from the beginning. Today is February 19, 2015.
Does that mean anything to you.?

Today is the Chinese New Year!
(or lunar new year. it took me a little while to figure that out, because last years was january 30th, so i thought that february 19th was kinda random)

So, I'm 1/8th Chinese. But I don't celebrate the Chinese New Year unfortunately!

But, maybe I will do something crazy....i don't know.

ANYWAYS, so I was thinking about my Chinese zodiac (I'm a tiger btw)
and then I started looking up characteristics and stuff and seeing if they accurately describe me

Some of it described me very accurately, but some was WAY off.

"People born in the year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.
With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, tigers work actively and boldly express themselves, and do things with a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said. 
With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything, but they can handle anything that comes along. 

While they are not motivated by money or power,
Tigers love be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means important value to them, and they do not like to obey others.

1998 - Earth Tiger - Adventurous and realistic, with strong faith"

The green is what is true, red is obviously false, and yellow is undetermined because I feel like most people like me but they don't actually know me....

It also said that I'm not compatible with Ox's, which is what all my best friends are, but it might just be with relationships... 

So then I looked up horoscope dates:

My birthday is July 14 (now you know in case you forgot. you're welcome.) so I'm Cancer.

I believe in horoscopes I think.

I just copied and pasted like 5 pages from this website:

Cancer characteristics center around the phrase 'I feel'. The hard-shelled, soft-centered, sideways-moving crab reveals key characteristics and provides insight into this guarded zodiac sign. The Cancer sign is known to be emotional, sensitive, nurturing, and family oriented.


Like the crab, living where the water meets the shore, the waves of their own emotion constantly lap against Cancer's everyday life. It is a Cancer characteristic to be incredibly moody, changing from optimistic to depressed, from loving to angry, according to some mysterious inner tidal change. When this happens, they often lash out verbally without any explanation.
Cancer characteristically presents a smooth shell. They can appear impermeable, but that usually masks a hidden vulnerability. This often makes them rather conservative in their choice of friends, as they may perceive outsiders as dangerous. A Cancer who feels threatened can lash out with one pinching claw, and then scuttle away sideways.
If they feel hurt by someone whom they have trusted, they retreat into their shells. The tendency to withdraw or use indirect maneuvers makes them appear unreliable or even dishonest to those some people.


On the other hand, a Cancer whose life provides the security this sign craves can offer empathy and generosity to those around them.
Their awareness of their own vulnerability can make them sensitive to other people's emotional needs, enabling them to characteristically offer a balm of kindness for the wounds their spouses or friends have experienced.

Nurturing - Children Scare Me!

Cancers feel a deep need to nurture and may have children at an early age. Some Cancers choose a career related to children in some way-as a day care providers, pediatricians, teachers or children's book writers, for example.
It is a Cancer characteristic for crabs who do not become parents to take an active role in the lives of nieces and nephews. Some of them express their nurturing instincts through their relationships with animals.

Family Oriented

A key Cancer characteristic is a deep emotional bond to their families. Even Crabs who have experienced family dysfunction, trauma and quarrels, will exhibit this familial connection through talking frequently about the wounds they experienced during childhood.
Sometimes these early emotional wounds leave them eternally seeking a new, happy family. They may subtly create a parent-child dynamic with a spouse or a close friend. Cancers who do not fit their family's norm and who see themselves as the "black sheep" of the clan often find a way to re-establish family closeness as they grow older.
Other times this happens through finally finding a partner who satisfies the Cancer's needs yet still fits the family's image of a suitable mate. Sometimes this happens through the Cancer taking on the role of protector and rushing to defend estranged parents and siblings from outsiders.


A Cancer in love will most likely have fallen for a person their family will admire. A Cancer with a happy childhood looks for love in the good boy/girl who fits right in with the folks at home.
Even Cancers who have undergone emotional estrangement from their families want a partner Mom or Dad would love-if only to show the clan how wrong they were not to appreciate the Crab. Those few who do choose someone their family doesn't like usually make that choice because the mate demonstrates enough strength for the Crab to cling to them in the face of parental disapproval.


With or without the parental seal of approval, you will exert more attraction for the Cancer if you can offer some sort of stability.
This doesn't necessarily mean wearing a suit to your job at the bank-your Cancer may be the sort whose taste runs to tattooed blue collar workers-but they want someone reliable. Their own inner lives are so full of change which mystifies even them, that they want a mate who gives them some sense of solidity.
A Cancer in love needs to know that they can count on you. This includes both emotional support and whatever practical contributions you make to their lives, whether that means bringing home a paycheck or keeping the house clean.
Unfortunately, many of the Cancer sign are unable to proffer this stability to their mates in return-they seek it precisely because they do not have it within them. Until they reach emotional maturity, their emotional subjectivity will prevent them from seeing this as hypocrisy.


Even a Cancer in love often have some sort of emotional hemophilia - they can't stop bleeding after someone has hurt them. Early wounds tend to cause them the deepest pain. If you can perceive the nature of your Cancer's deepest wound, and through your steady presence, acceptance and praise, offer a healing salve for their pain, they will see you in a haloed glow.


A Cancer in love tends to be very possessive of their mates. They want to know that you think about them when the two of you are apart-they read the tenderness, lustiness and frequency of your calls or texts to them as an index of your love. They want to be reassured that your attention remains focused on them so try to keep flirtation with others to a minimum.

Cancer Likes

  • Being appreciated - Cancer likes laughter, whether they are producing it or enjoying it, and part of this is that it's a sign of appreciation for them. They may not seek the spotlight, but when, for any reason, they become the subject of applause, they truly enjoy it.
  • History; the past - Cancer people tend to look to history and the past for inspiration; they are often collectors of memorabilia or study famous personages; in fact, more than one astrologer has noted that they love biographies.
  • Treasures - They are also collectors of more personal treasures; it's not uncommon for a Cancer to have things from their childhood in their homes even at an advanced age.
  • Money - Cancer likes, probably because of their aversion to poverty, and can be quite acquisitive when it comes to money. They tend to be financial whizzes, sometimes from their childhood, thanks to Jupiter being exalted in their sign. There is very little the determined Cancer does not know about the financial world, and will prefer buying things that will increase in value rather than looking for bargains. Outside of their personal treasures, which they will never part with, the Cancer will occasionally collect items for their resale value, like pieces of art or vintage motor vehicles.
  • Their home - Cancer likes their homes most. There is an almost religious fervor about the care and maintenance of the Cancer home, because it is the staging ground for nurturing and caring for their families and friends. Cancer people generally love children, and will spare no expense when it comes to making their homes child friendly and filled to the brim with the special treats they love, even when the children are not their own.

Cancer Dislikes

  • Cruelty - Cancer has an intense dislike of cruelty in any form. Whether it's a story on the news about cruelty to animals, or the type of injustices perpetrated on people, this type of news causes the Cancer person to become quiet and withdraw into their shells.
  • Discussing their personal lives - Cancer dislikes talking about their private and personal lives with others, although they are quite skilled at finding out everything there is to know about the details of another individual's life. This may be because the Moon, the planet of Cancer, only reflects the light of the Sun; Cancer people tend to reflect whatever a person brings to the table back to them. 
  • Depends on who I'm talking to. I love talking about myself, but not in groups. Only individually because I feel more secure or something....
  • Financial insecurity - Most Cancer people have a fear of financial insecurity, and this extends to the idea of "not having" in general. One might say that everyone has this fear, but a Cancer that wins the lottery worries about what they'll do when the money runs out. You'll often find Cancer people who have cartons of food stashed in their homes, because to them, having things protects them from "the worst."
  • Being alone - The typical Cancer person fears being alone even more than they fear being without possessions. The main reason Cancer people are so well-liked is that they enjoy the company of others so much. When a Cancer suffers the break-up of a relationship, it can take them quite a while to move on.
  • I'm okay with being alone as long as I don't feel alone, you know..?
  • Negative thinking - Cancer dislikes negative thinking immensely. Negative thinking can cause a Cancer person to become physically ill; they are more prone to thinking themselves into a physical or mental state of imbalance than any other sign.
Ironically I think very negatively, but I really do think myself into sickness...I can make myself sick by just thinking it.

The Cancer personality is curious, yet cautious in the way they approach experience. Like the crab, they may keep to the outskirts of the crowded room and spend time assessing the lay of the land before jumping in and participating themselves.
They are often creative folks who adore nature and love life's sensual pleasures - especially food and wine. However, they must take care not to overindulge and remember that all things are best in moderation.

The Fourth House of Home and Family

Cancer rules the fourth heavenly house (there is a house for each horoscope, it's kinda neat. this website says a lot about it) , that which governs the areas of home and roots. We see this influence manifest itself in the way the Cancerian personality places such a high premium on close relationships and family.
As the fourth house is especially closely associated with the sacred feminine, we see the Cancer personality adopting a motherly, nurturing role in their family as well, regardless of whether they are male or female.
This house is also strongly associated with the past, as well as the generalized concepts of tradition and history. The Cancer personality values tradition and consider the past to be extremely important.
They are nostalgic sorts who take pleasure in reminiscing, poring over family photos, or getting loved ones together to watch old home movies. They may also be passionate about history in general, possibly taking the study of it up as a hobby.

Water: The Root of Creativity and Emotion

Cancer is one of three zodiac sign ruled by the element of water. Astrologically speaking, water is symbolic of emotion, intuition, and creativity. It ebbs and flows. It can be rough or serene.
In fact, the image of an ever-changing ocean is the perfect representation of Cancerian emotion. These are moody folks who are prone to ailments such as depression, especially if they allow themselves to live too much in the past either by allowing past failures to eat away at them or by sitting around wishing things could be the way they once were.
We also see the influence of water in the way so many Cancers seek out artistic or musical outlets for their strong emotions. In fact, such pursuits are an excellent way for these natives to keep melancholy or depression at bay and should be encouraged.

The Moon: Planet of Dreams and Flux

Just as the Moon is an enigma that is never quite the same two nights in a row, so does a Cancer's mood ebb and flow like the tide as the days go by. The Moon is also the ruler of motherhood and we can easily see this influence manifest via the trademark Cancer personality drive to nurture and care for loved ones.
Through the Cancer personality, we see humanity return to its most basic of needs - the need to be loved and made to feel protected no matter what life may throw our way.

Sensitive Feelings

If there's one thing a Cancer really can't tolerate, it's criticism. The saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" doesn't ring true to them at all, as hurtful words - especially when they come from a loved one - can really cut them deeply. It is hard for them to forget a slight.
Although Cancer may seem tough on the outside, it is important to understand that this is really a defense mechanism designed to mask their profound vulnerability. Like all lunar-ruled signs, Cancer natives are prone to bouts of depression and other types of emotional upset in general.

Needs/Craves Close Relationships

Most Cancerians, though not necessarily social folks, really need a close relationship or partner in their life in order to feel as if they're truly complete. More than any other sign, Cancer is truly born to be married and to build a family.
They are giving, caring people who find great joy in nurturing children or doting on a spouse. They are also loyal sorts who rarely stray once they've chosen a special someone and will pour absolutely everything they have into their primary relationship.
They are introverted sorts for the most part, but when they are around their families, they can be quite social indeed.

A Focus on the Past

Cancer rules the fourth cosmic house, which governs not only the realms of home and family, but also the past. Some Cancers had childhoods that affected them profoundly in one way or another while others are simply nostalgic by nature.
Another Cancer trait is that they are especially likely to have been influenced strongly by their mother, either for the better or for the worse. It is also not at all uncommon for Cancer natives to have hobbies that involve a focus on the past. Historical studies, antiquing, scrap booking, and furniture restoration are a few good examples. 
I love furniture restoration!!


It is a known Cancer trait that it can be tough to pry any treasures from the claws of the Crab once they posses it. Take money for instance, the crab loves to collect it. The are happy to let it pile up and the bank and never do anything with it... but most importantly, never let it go. Part of this is due to the need for a sense of security they crave.
Most Cancers can have a bit of bossy streak as well, as they are naturals when it comes to problem-solving and have a tendency to feel they always know best. This is an important characteristic for Cancer natives to become aware of and try to control, as it can easily take over and derail the harmony of home they work so hard to build.

Domestic, Home-Loving, and Creative

Like all water signs, Cancer traits definitely include something of a creative streak. Many take naturally to photography or music, but there are certainly plenty of Cancerian writers and painters out there as well.
Since Cancer is also a homebody by nature, it is not uncommon to see these folks meshing their creativity with their natural drive to nurture via hobbies like cooking or gardening as well. Many Cancers feel a special connection to nature, so when they do wish to get away from home, they're likely to suggest a hike, picnic, walk on the beach, or camping excursion as a diversion.

I don't even know why I'm so obsessed with this......

But then, I found this too:

"The Moon rules Cancer. Not surprising, the sign ruled by the heavenly body that influences the tides is one of three water signs of the zodiac."
So now I'm really going crazy, because I want to get a moon chart and record my moods in comparison to the lunar cycle.

I guess now you all know how crazy I am. 

I also studied the signs of some of my closest friends.

Kind of random I know. But none of them were incompatible signs, so that's good!

Yup, accomplished my goal of getting this posted before I head down to state.

Wish me luck!


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