Do you trust your fortune cookie fortunes? Does being born in the year of the Dog (or Rooster or whatever you are) seem accurately do describe you?
Yes, these are the weighty things I ponder over my Sunday morning coffee. At least I'm not talking about potty training again.
I never really believed in horoscopes, which is not to say I didn't pore carefully over mine in Seventeen Magazine as a teenager, looking for clues about whether he really liked me or not while listening longingly to Madonna's "Crazy for You." *ahem* But that's what fifteen year olds do, right?
Then I had a dear friend in graduate school who got engaged to a man whose mother did people's star charts. I went to Boston to be the maid of honor in her wedding, and his mother had done a star chart for me. (I knew she was going to; I had to give her my exact day and minute and location of birth for her to do it.) And the things she told me based on my chart were uncannily accurate. Things about how I tend to function in relationships, in conflicts, and under stress, things about what I excel at and my weaknesses. It was fascinating. Then I actually went to the bookstore one day and read a bunch of things about what it's supposed to mean to be a Taurus. What did I find out? If they need a poster child to be the face of the bull for some horoscope campaign, they might as well use me.
Then my interest in horoscopes waned. Not that I strongly believe or disbelieve, just that I got busy writing my research papers for the term and it wasn't a priority. But one thing that has always stuck with me is that Tauruses are an earth sign -- grounded, domestic, pretty stable.
Then I took this (highly accurate, I'm sure) little quiz, which tells me I'm an air element.
Your Element Is Air
You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.
And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.
Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.
You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.
You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.
With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!
Much of the description seems right. I'm a big negotiator of compromises amongst those in my life, pretty adaptable, and a generally cheerful person. The only thing that feels wrong is the whole "Air" thing. Aren't I supposed to be "Earth"? Solid, stubborn, well-grounded? I don't mind air. The very best dreams I ever have are ones in which I'm flying. But no one's ever offered me the "Air" option before. So I find this a bit curious.
Of course, this is just a silly internet quiz, but I'm curious whether it matches anyone's horoscopes or is just some made-up silly written in ten minutes by a monkey in a small room who's paid to churn these things out by the gross. So, if you're curious, take it, and then tell me: What element are you? And does it match your horoscope sign?
Whoa. Maybe I need to go get out my polyester bell bottoms and hippie beads.
Have a fun, lighthearted Sunday!
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