The Mother Hen Blog A Day Challenge: Does My Zodiac Sign Fit My Personality?

A few years ago I would have rolled my eyes at today's prompt. I've never set much store by astrology and zodiac signs. Until recently I've never been really spiritual but since listening to the audiobook of 'The Secret', I've become a lot more open-minded.

My work buddy Shannon, however, is very much into her astrological signs so as soon as I told her about this prompt she sent me over the breakdown of my sign, Sagittarius, from her favourite horoscope app for me to dissect.
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Sagittarius is a noticeably restless sign with a deep love of travelling and exploring. Sagittarius people are open to anything new. This sign is all about expanding new dimensions of thought. They are perfectionists, but, just like their mascot the Centaur, who aims his arrow into the emptiness, Sagittarians may not always be sure what they are shooting at. Their mission to find perfection in everything could potentially cause this sign some disappointment, so they need to learn to be more carefree and not judge themselves so critically. Sagittarius's positive attitude and natural curiosity help to keep them going, and they rarely give up.

Sagittarians are always surrounded by family and friends - people of this sign love to laugh and enjoy deep conversations. Friends are almost always like family to the Archer. They maintain long relationships that often last forever and date back to childhood days. Sagittarians make excellent parents. They are energized and enthusiastic when it comes to involvement in their children's lives. They are devoted to their own parents, too - often planning family outings or hosting holiday gatherings. Siblings usually gravitate to this sign as well, because wherever Sagittarius is, life gets more exciting.

Sagittarians are fiercely protective of their independence. Many people of this sign marry later than average because they want to experience life to the fullest before settling down. When they do choose Mr. or Mrs. Right, though, they are good partners who place great emphasis on the happiness and well-being of their significant other. But even if they never marry, they tend to have long relationships that are marked by joy and good times.

Sagittarians usually approach their careers from a very practical perspective. They often know what they want to be when they grow up from a very early age. They choose careers that they believe will be secure, well-paying, and enjoyable too. After all, they will be working long and hard and they want to get the most out of their time and energy. Despite their pragmatism, Sagittarians can occasionally be risk-takers, investing in wild schemes they believe have merit. Many of the well-known entrepreneurs are Sagittarians. Their will power, paired with strong self-belief and keen intellect helps them succeed at any role be it as an employee or an entrepreneur. Ethics and morality are on the top of the list for Sagittarians when it comes to business with morality coming before wealth to them.

Not gonna lie, I was a little freaked after reading this. A lot of it is scarily accurate. I would say my zodiac sign does fit my personality. I love to travel, I love my friends like they're my family and I am fiercely independent.

I've wanted to be a writer since I wrote my first story in my primary school jotter. That has never left me. I've always wanted a 'practical' career as well to support my writing because I think I always knew it wasn't the most stable career choice. I don't think I've always chosen the most enjoyable career paths but it's something I've always aimed for and now have achieved in my current job.

I also have the attributed weaknesses. I am a serial perfectionist and I constantly beat myself up for not attaining that perfection.

Reading this description made me think "Huh, this does sound like me..."
It was a really weird feeling to see things that I inwardly think about myself, written down in black and white. The weaknesses definitely resonate with me but so do the strengths. My biggest takeaway from writing this post is that I should listen to the good things I think about myself more. It is written in the stars after all😉

I don't think I'm a convert to star signs but I'm definitely going to be checking my horoscope a little more often!

Are you a Sagittarius? Do these traits apply to you? If not, tell me about your zodiac sign and your opinion on them!
 I'm really curious to find out what other people think.

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