Zodiac Signs and Whether We Believe Them.

Have you ever wondered how close your actual lifestyle and temperament relates to the sign you were born under. Below are two signs – namely Scorpio and Sagittarius (I refer to both because Scorpio runs through the 21st  while Sagittarius begins on the 22nd and my birth date is the 25th of November). Yes, I have the dubious honor of celebrating my birthday on Thanksgiving every couple of years.

Scorpio – The Scorpion
October 23 – November 21

The Scorpio is often misunderstood. These personalities are bold and are capable of executing massive enterprises with cool control and confidence. They can surmount seemingly all obstacles when they put their mind to the task, and they have unshakable focus when the situation calls for it. Regardless of their bold nature, they are often secretive, but they are always observing behind their withdrawn manner. Being associated with a solar animal, the scorpion, they are not withdrawn for long, and when they come out again they do so with force, vigor and determination. It is true, Scorpio’s can be argumentative and pack a powerful sting, but that’s simply because they see all opposition as a healthy challenge.

Sagittarius – The Centaur
November 22 – December 21
Here we have the philosopher among the zodiac signs and meanings. Like the Scorpio, they have great ability for focus, and can be very intense. However, they must channel their energy or they will waste time and wear themselves out going in too many directions at once. They are not very patient and expect quick results. However, when encountered with failure they make extreme comeback’s often against incredible odds. They make loyal friends and lovers, but they do not handle commitment well as they refuse to be tied down while chasing philosophical pursuits.

While I am not a follower of Zodiac signs, at times I must admit that I have often wondered whether my sign was truly Sagittarius – The Centaur or Scorpio – The Scorpion. I say this because in looking at both readings shown above, at times I believe I have some of the traits of a Scorpio.

Looking at Sagittarius – I do tend to be more of a philosopher and when I put my mind to it, as evidenced by some of my past accomplishments, I have a great ability for focusing. I am sure my wife will also attest that I can be very intense at times as well. It is also true that I do find myself making a sincere effort to channel my energy else I waste time and wear myself out going in too many directions at one time. I am not too sure about the comments regarding commitment (my wife and I are celebrating 52 years of marriage this year). But I do agree with the comments that Sagittarian’s make loyal friends and lovers.

A Scorpio on the other hand though can surmount seemingly all obstacles when he or she puts their mind to the task. It has been said of Scorpios that when encountered with failure, Scorpios make extreme comeback’s often against incredible odds. This too has been evident in past happenings. Happenings such as the many physical moves we have made over the years; the number of years it took me to achieve my CPCU designation; and the overcoming of the various side effects I encountered back in 2004 and since then related to three different surgeries within a five month period..

Perhaps, I should just look at myself as a combination Scorpio/Sagittarius when claiming what sign I fall under as it would appear it is quite possible that I have the best of both worlds being a bit of each. I am what I am!

Until next time!


About iglengel

Welcome to my blog: I retired in September of 1996 after twenty-five years as an Underwriting Manager (and one year with a smaller insurance company) and have written blog postings on the website Retirement-online.com prior to setting up this Word Press free site. Having retired almost twenty years ago I have experienced my own retirement transition. I survived and you will too. Oddly enough, now that I have more time, I am discovering various things about myself that I would not have imagined myself doing in retirement. Why does it take so long for, we as individuals, to stop and think about ME!? Join me as I share with you some of the shenanigans we have been up to since retiring. Retirement is and can be a whole lot of fun. Welcome to my site – remember – retirement is not the destination we are seeking – it is the journey! I encourage you to visit often, provide comments, ask questions and add your own insights. We are all on this journey together.
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