Centaurs, and Archers and Truth Hurts, Oh My.

 In Notes, Thoughts & Personal Expressions

SagitarriusWhen I was much younger, before I got into advertising, I worked for a company called Frank’s Nursery & Crafts. I was fortunate to be given the responsibility of managing the top Christmas store location in the chain and it was my first taste of entrepreneurial freedom. One day, two girls that worked for me stopped me mid-converasation and asked if I was a Sagittarius. After I told them yes they glanced at each other with a “told ya so” look on their faces. Not being an astrology guy I thought nothing of it.

As of late, I’ve had several—scratch that—many people ask me if I was a Sagittarius. So many that it really got me thinking, and I decided to look up the astrological personality traits of someone who was born between November 22 and December 21.

According to some online sources: Sagittarius is a fire sign. These individuals are frank, fearless and generous. Many of them tend to remain in their own worlds, immersed deeply in culture, intellectual and creative pursuits, travel and self-appreciation. Lovers of freedom, they tend to be independent and supremely confident. Some of these strong traits, however, may border on to eccentricity or tactlessness. They pride themselves for being able to call a spade a spade. Candid as they are, in their attempt to know and see, may end up asking or saying embarrassing things. This attitude may unintentionally hurt people, or at the very least, turn into awkward situations.

They’re born with a unique spirit of inquiry, logic and curiosity aimed to unearth the mysteries of their own and others’ behavior They are often referred to as the curious and amiable ones. They are never a shortage of entertainment as they are honest to a fault. Truth and honor are the most important things to sagittarians and it never ceases to get them in trouble.

They want to meet people, interact with them and expand their social network. These cheerful individuals value both quality of work and personal relationships. In fact, you would often see them wearing a bright smile and greeting colleagues. And there is hardly any pretence as they genuinely want to spread happiness all around. They are usually very good at seeing the whole picture and at figuring out what the plan of action should be in order to achieve the targets.

Oh boy. I think you just read the Cliff Notes version of my future autobiography.

Positive Qualities of Sagittarius:
•Generosity (Check)
•Altruism (Check)
•Candour (At times, Check)
•Fearlessness (At times, Check)
•Self reliance (Check)
•Love for nature (Check)
•Love for travelling (Check)

Negative Qualities of Sagittarius:
•Overconfidence (At times, check)
•Bluntness (Check)
•Brashness (At times, check)
•Inconsistency (At times, check)
•Lack of concentration (Check)

Compatible love match of a Sagittarius:
Aries, Libra, Aquarius, and Leo. (Hmm, not Check, Julie is a Gemini. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t find me funny!)

So what does this all mean? I don’t know for sure, but I understand I put my foot in my mouth a lot more than I care to admit. And while most friends and family like what I write on this blog, some people insist I’m an over-sharer and I’ve been accused that this very blog is used as a platform for my apparent condescending tone directed solely at them. #whatever

What I do know is that these Zodiac traits are not an excuse or a free ticket to entitlement, the choices we make are our own and we need to face the results… good or bad. Maybe it centers around knowing your strengths and weaknesses, so that one can better handle situations when they arise. No matter if it’s in your career, hobbies, life or love. I’ll go with that, or maybe I’ll just carry a bow and arrow with me at all times. Oh, and subscribe to my blog and follow me on twitter. I need to “expand my social network”.

It says so in the stars.

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  • Debbie Lawrence

    Joe – I love reading your blogs! Stay just the way you are. That’s what makes you, YOU!

    • mayernik

      Thanks Debbie, I am glad you enjoy reading the blog. Happy 4th!

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