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Old 07-12-2003, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Zodiac compatability

I was just wondering if anyone is into the whole '12 signs of the zodiac' thing. I'm slightly interested in it, which is why i'm posting this.

Me being an Aquarius, i find myself making good friends with/being attracted to Aries for some reason...is this common as far as the zodiac signs say?

Well anyway, if anyone is educated in this topic please enlighten me. This sort of stuff has always piqued my curiosity...I'd like to know how each of the signs fare with eachother, and what are some characteristics of each. Thanks in advance, and i'll check this first thing tomorrow.

If you have any questions for me feel free to ask.
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Old 07-12-2003, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i don't believe in astrology. when we are born shouldn't dictate who we associate with... I consider "proof" presented by astrologists as purely coincidental.
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Old 07-12-2003, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Meh. I don't agree with astrology either, but I think it's fun, and I know quite a bit.

Here's an easy way to figure out compatibility without getting too technical: there's 12 signs. They are divided into four elements, water, fire, earth, and air. Typically, the signs within the same element get along the best (although with some signs, that is not the case), and the signs with a compatible element get along pretty good.

In the water group you have: pisces, scorpio, and cancer.

Earth: taurus, virgo, and capricorn.

Fire: aries, leo, and sagittarius.

Air: gemini, libra, and aquarius.

Water and earth are compatible with each other, and fire and air are compatible with each other.

Water and air are probably the least incompatible with each other, as well as fire and earth. Water and fire are okay, and earth and air are iffy. (I'm a water sign, a scorpio...hehe...)

Therefore, since you're an air sign, you get along well with fire signs. Aquarians would like Aries, not just because they are compatible elements, but because they both have a light hearted approach to things; both are very communicative and social. Then again, Aquarians tend to get along with most signs.

Supposedly, my so called worst matches are Libras, but I have a ton of Libran friends that I get along with...so, to me, astrology doesn't have much credibility in my life. But it's still fun.
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fun indeed :-P
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Fun indeed :-P i figured aquarius would be a water sign
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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astrology is a pseudo-science. but it's still fun to think about :-D
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fun indeed :-P i figured aquarius would be a water sign
Well, they are the water-bearers...perhaps they can bear to have the water signs around...? *insert comedic drum solo here*
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Old 07-15-2003, 04:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Even though I don't believe in the reality of it.
I've always enjoyed its symbolism.
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Old 07-15-2003, 04:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's just generic enough to work.

I've not found any real hard emperical evidence to support it, though. It's just for fun.
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Old 07-15-2003, 07:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Can be interesting, but definitly don't give it any merit
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Old 07-15-2003, 09:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Zodiac compatability

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...educated in this topic...
**Stifled laugh**

Must...resist...urge...to...mock.

oops, too late.
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Old 07-15-2003, 09:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't take it very seriously at all, i just think its fun to associate certain coincidences with zodiac madness :-p
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Old 07-15-2003, 11:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think there's a certain amount of truth to it, or perhaps a certain amount of coincidence. If you want anything more than blatant generalization you have to get seriously into having a chart read, down to the positions of the planets at the moment you were born. I've had my chart read and it was a little too close for comfort, but maybe I was just focusing on the 20% that hit home and not on the 80% that didn't . I know 2 things:

1. I had one HELL of a Saturn return. I'm a believer.
2. I am SO much a Virgo it's not even funny. You could reverse engineer "Virgo" by watching me.
3. My husband is SO much a Taurus etc etc.

For what it's worth.
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Old 07-15-2003, 02:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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James Randi is offering a $1million if anyone can prove that there is ANY truth in astrology . . . .


"one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The prize is in the form of negotiable bonds held in a special investment account."

Check the second link below (his main site is interesting too)

http://www.randi.org/
http://www.randi.org/research/index.html



Personally, I fail to see how the day of your 'birth' is relevant. you could be a few weeks either side and be a different star sign!?!*?!

If there is any truth in the notion that the arrangement of the stars in the sky is influencial on your character then it would surely be related to your 'conception' and not your birth. You are alive and conscious . . eating, sleeping and kicking in the womb long before the day you make the transfer into daylight. Its all bollocks I am afraid (no offence meant!).
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Old 07-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The majority response appears to be:
I know its complete horseshit, but I like to follow it anyway.

I mean....WHY? I really don't see the attraction, at all, in reading up and following complete and utter pseudo-science. I'm with Dawkins on this one that "it saddens me terribley to see that books on astrology far outsell books on astonomy by (some huge factor)" I mean, the real world is so amazing, so beautiful... is there not enough enjoyment to be had from reality than to burrying yourself in what you know to be complete rubbish?

And don't try to pass it off as being the same as a work of fiction. There is plenty of REAL literature out there, that that doesn't give you an excuse to be willingly supportive of con-artists.

At least no one here is actually suggesting to take it seriously. I guess, at least, I have that to be thankful for.
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Old 07-15-2003, 03:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Its all bollocks I am afraid (no offence meant!).
LOL

I've come to look at it like I look at other "personality tools" like the Myers-Briggs, numerology, yadda yadda yadda. Not something to use to guide your life (I won't marry you because you're a Libra, I shouldn't take this job because Mercury is in the whatever house), but something that makes you go "hmm" and see something about yourself and the way you operate that you may not otherwise have seen. It may be based in complete hokum but if the end result is a greater understanding of yourself, what's the harm? Looking at a particularly hellish time of my life as a "Saturn return" (a time when Saturn returns to the position it was in when you were born, and during which time you are supposed to learn significant life lessons) helped me see it as an opportunity to grow and change and learn from the situations I was given, instead of feeling like a victim and whining about how much my life sucked. Now, could someone have couched that to me in non-astrological terms? Probably. Most likely you can live every day of your life like there are significant life lessons to be learned. But this perspective somehow resonated for me, and rang true, so I used it.

IMHO, James Randi is as big an ideologue and dogmatist as any new-age guru or televangelist I've ever seen. I'm all for skepticism, reason, and proof, but I'm also for keeping an open mind. More things in heaven and earth, Horatio, yadda yadda yadda
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Old 07-16-2003, 10:47 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Ho-train here is a site you may be interested in to learn more.

http://www.astro-horoscopes.com/

I read my horoscope every day but I can't really say I believe in it....it's more just for fun. I can tell you though that, as lurkette mentioned, in order to get a real reading you would need to know your time of birth etc.
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Old 07-16-2003, 11:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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3. My husband is SO much a Taurus.
Meh. Whatever. Now let's go to the electronics store, and when we come home, how bout some sex?

/astrology humor
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Old 07-16-2003, 04:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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astrology is a worse prejudice than racism. i mean goddamn! who ever heard of judging somebody strictly because of the day they were born? that is bull. we can't help when or how we are born, but we can decide to change at any given moment. free will will always defeat fatalistic astrology. look at it this way...i'm a leo and i'm being heavily influenced by some plantary pull...i'm only being influenced, it's my choice whether to act on this influence or not. i swear, all astrologers are prejudiced stereotypers. not racist, but starist.
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I fail to see how you can even compare racism and astrology...the two have absolutely nothing in common. I've never taken astrology anywhere near the point where i'd consider not getting to know someone because they were a certain sign. Lurkette put it best by saying "I'm all for skepticism, reason, and proof, but I'm also for keeping an open mind". That's more or less how i look at things. Astrology is just something more for me to think about, and when it coincides with events in my life then it makes me sit back and be like 'woah'.
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