Susan Miller, the famed astrologer behind Astrologyzone and the ideal go-to as sworn by my friends (these include men) suggests that the first 10 days of this month would be my romantic best. That leaves me with this weekend to explore and test my cherub.
Something tells me that a good percentage of you who turn to astrological forecasts for guidance wouldn’t likely leave the page before giving the love and relationships section the mandatory glance… or full-blown analysis.
But are you relying too much on the suggestions of others to keep an eye out for that mysterious character who will walk into your heart one day?
I’m asking this question not because I have the answer, but I’m wondering if you do. When it comes to the stars and their signs, I’m parked at the midpoint in between friends whom I can find in the new age aisle at bookstores, narrowing down their partner criteria to a finalized list; and the circle of girlfriends who drop astrological theories in our conversations, particularly when it comes to judging the potentials of a man.
“I’m not sure if you’ll end up in love. He’s a Pisces.” One told me. At another time – “It’ll never last. He’s an Aquarius!”
I decided to continue seeing this Aquarian anyway, and though we didn’t hit it off romantically, we are now great, close friends – something that wouldn’t have been possible, perhaps, if I decided to focus only on the love potentiality.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not reproaching the idea of astrology in love and relationships. It can encourage people to be vigilant, appreciative, understanding and experimental, and at times – it instills lost confidence. A good friend of mine even used it to as a personality guide to create a compatible work environment within her new team. I’m not sure if it solely contributed to the dynamics, but I do know that she runs a tight ship.
I’m just wondering about those who get too caught up in the “rights and wrong” of the stars, choosing to convert wholeheartedly to compatibility theories that may stop them from meeting or committing to someone who could love them for who they are, and whom they could love in return, right zodiac sign or not.
I have girlfriends who only go out on days suggested by their astrologer. I know men who use readings as a motivation to pursue or not to pursue. There are also those who excuse unaccepted behaviors of their boyfriends because it can’t be helped if these are traits recorded under their zodiac personality.
Could they be sabotaging themselves by surrendering to the power of suggestion?
Astrology.com signs off with the tag “Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the stars”. But how many astrology followers keep to this rule of thumb? Is it even a wise slogan to begin with?
I hope you read this post with an open mind. Do share your thoughts and theories, as I am curious about them!