I not too long ago began a brand new job that required a bunch coaching session for one week. On our first day, we got an icebreaker query that everybody needed to reply – you understand, the non-public query that administration forces everybody to awkwardly reply in entrance of a bunch of strangers. Our query for the day was, “What’s your zodiac signal?” One after the other, my new coworkers excitedly defined what their signal is and the way it completely matches their personalities. When it was my flip, I squeaked out in my high-pitch Minnie Mouse-like voice, “I am an Aries.”
The reality is, I really feel awkward as an Aries. No offense to my fellow Aries, after all. A lot of the traits related to our signal are the whole lot I try to be. Brave. Assured. Enthusiastic. Passionate. None of which describe me in any respect. I nonetheless really feel nervous calling my physician’s workplace to make an appointment. I cringe after I suppose again to my freshman yr of highschool after I requested a good friend to ask my date to the Sadie Hawkins dance on my behalf. I’ve at all times been self-conscious and shy. I’m an emotional woman with an enormous creativeness who’s method too sympathetic at occasions.
In actuality, my character traits really match these of my destined zodiac signal, Most cancers. When my mother was six months pregnant with me, she unexpectedly went into labor. What ought to have been a mid-July beginning became a mid-April beginning, as a substitute. I assume fetus me determined good, lukewarm Spring beginning was higher than a sizzling, humid Summer time beginning. See, Mother, I am at all times looking for you. Thankfully, my mother and I turned out positive (or I would prefer to suppose I did, a minimum of). The one drawback I’ve with my April beginning date is my horoscope. Each time somebody asks what my signal is, I need to scream out, “I am an Aries, however technically I ought to be a Most cancers!” That’s too embarrassing to elucidate, although.
It was through the icebreaker session in my new workplace that I had an epiphany. Why do I care a lot about my zodiac signal? Why have I at all times felt so self-conscious and defensive about being labeled as an Aries? Ultimately, I noticed the reality behind my inner wrestle. By defining my character primarily based on my astrological image, I am placing a label on myself. Labels are laborious to interrupt, and we frequently outline our self-worth primarily based on them. All through my life, I’ve taken labels method too critically. Being marked as an Aries compelled me right into a field that I by no means felt I slot in. Positive, I’d like to have extra self-confidence, braveness, and fervour inside myself. However is not that what I’m doing now by placing my pen to this paper?
My wrestle as an Aries made me understand that I can outline myself nonetheless I like, irrespective of my zodiac signal. This will likely appear to be a really apparent realization, however in a world of on-line quizzes and critical conversations about who we’re suitable with primarily based on our indicators, the traces typically change into blurred. Any longer, I’ll reply to anybody who asks that my character is a bit mixture of the whole lot. Is not that every one of us, ultimately? I’ll nonetheless sometimes learn the horoscope part on the again of magazines and even perform some research on my canine’s zodiac signal. The essential elements of myself, although, I cannot be leaving to the celebs.