What's Your Sign?
It's a good thing I'm not on the dating scene any more, y'all. Because if a dude came up and asked me, "Hey baby, what's your sign?" I'd be like, "Virgo. No, wait, Leo."*
*Actually I'd be like, "Get away from me with your old-ass pickup line, creeper," but that doesn't fit in very well with today's blog theme.
I'm sure if you're on the Internet at all (which you obviously are) you've heard that the astrological signs have changed. I guess it's been this way for quite some time, and we're just now getting wind of it - but whatever. According to the "new" signs, I'm now a Leo instead of a Virgo like I previously thought.
I don't even know anything about Leos, but I do know that I am THE stereotypical Virgo. I was skeptical about astrology until I read the in-depth description of Virgo in this book as a teenager and was like, "OMG! That's totally me!" It's not like I ever took it so seriously that I, like, planned my life around my horoscope or anything, but I was honestly amazed at how well my personality matched the Virgo traits - and how much it didn't match the other signs'.
So being a Virgo has been part of my identity. For like YEARS now. In the following ridiculous photograph, for example - taken at a party circa 2003 or so (and cropped so you can't see what the other partygoers, or my hands, are doing) - the T-shirt I'm wearing had "VIRGO ♥ 's" emblazoned on the front, along with a list of traits:
Photographic evidence that not only was I once a Virgo, I was also kind of tan.
Anyway, maybe it was a coincidence that I fit so snugly into the Virgo mold, but whatever. I'm having a mini identity crisis over here. The rug of "what was" is being yanked from beneath me, replaced by the carpet of "you're a Leo now." To go from a cautious and stodgy earth sign to an impassioned, extroverted fire sign is a big jump.
I'm sure it's all psychological and we are who we are, regardless of what sign supposedly governs our personalities. But still. It's like suddenly being told that my name is not actually Rita, people have just been instructed to call me that. Weird.
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