I finally figured out the time of day I was born (it’s been a mystery to me for some time now; but then I very often have the problem that I don’t bother to remember my birthday, or exactly how old I am … these things are simply not that important to me), and thought I would see what my natal chart looked like. That my sun sign is Sagittarius, I already knew – as well as that my rising sign is Aries. All the other stuff I never knew – thanks to the fine folks behind Astrolabe for shedding some light on some fun information!
I won’t pretend as though I understand the half of what the Web site reported to me … astrology is one of those things I have a passing curiosity for; but have never actually applied myself to studying. Some of the things in the report were right on the mark – curiosity, independence, a general sense of freedom, individualism and a slightly unconventional approach to life all pretty much apply to me and my outlook. I disagree with the notion that I am a poor self-starter, though … I am, in fact, rather prone to initiate a lot of things; but the problem is when I start too many things all at once. I have a fairly strong urge to see things through to their logical conclusion; which means when I allow myself to start too many things, I wind up pushing myself pretty hard. So, as far as Moon in Libra goes, I think laziness is not a problem I suffer from.
Regarding Mercury in Sagittarius, I agree with most of the description, except for the part about failing to grasp the smaller details … I am usually regarded by those who know me as being among the most detail-oriented people one might ever encounter. I still see the forest; but I see every tree (and some would say every leaf on every tree) right along with it … remembering each and every detail is sometimes another matter, though.
Mars in Aries seems to indicate that I’m somewhat tactless. To that I would say only when I see the need to be so – then I will happily wield the truth like a blunt weapon – but otherwise, tact is usually one of my higher priorities.
Perhaps what I disagree with most, though, is the description of my rising sign in Aries … the description leaves me with the impression that I am supposed to be balls-to-the-wall pretty much at all times, and overall somewhat impatient. When I was a child, one winter my mother told me to put on thick clothing before going outside because it was cold enough to freeze water. After putting on my winter clothing, I went outside with a bucket of water, and sat down to watch it freeze. I had so much fun, and found it so interesting, that I did it again. I was four years old. That level of patience has been a hallmark of mine almost from the very beginning. As for doing something full-tilt; once I have decided to act, I do tend to dedicate myself fully to the action I have decided upon. Leaping before I look is not in my nature, however.
Otherwise, what I read really hit the mark. By this I do not mean some sort of vague and generalized statement that anyone would say, “Hey, I’m like that, too, sometimes;” but rather something that describes a very consistent set of tendencies that apply to me and my way of approaching life. I find it funny that just about everything in my chart is either in a fire or air sign! For me, this was interesting and fun; and a good way to celebrate finally learning what time of day I was born :-)