Welcome back beautiful people!
Knowing everyone is focused on self-care, New Year resolutions and manifestation, I’m not going to talk about that today.
A lot of people incorporate horoscopes into their everyday lives.
When I meet new people, one of the first things they ask is, “What’s your sign?”
It’s a fun question because who doesn’t like being asked about themselves?
Last weekend, I walked into a candy store to kill time until my sister was done hanging out with her friend. My small talk with the store manager turned into a full-blown conversation about him being a Virgo and me being a Capricorn.
He said, “Oh, you have an attitude. Capricorns have attitudes.”
I was slightly annoyed. It was obvious this dude read his astrology chart thoroughly. But when you start to tell someone who they are based on assumptions and you just met them, it is offensive.
For example, a close friend of mine is a Cancer.
There have been several instances where people tell her, “Oh so you’re emotional. You cry a lot don’t you?”
I’ve read horoscope articles for a few years now. Though there is some validity to the character traits I possess according to my Zodiac sign, I don’t take it to heart.
You can meet someone who becomes a good friend regardless of their sign. You can meet people who are excellent business partners despite their sign. You can also meet assholes despite their sign.
Everyone has emotional moments and cries at some point. You can also date someone who is very compatible with your sign but you break up because you weren’t compatible with each other (coming from a Capricorn who dated a Virgo).
Is the “What’s your sign?” question a way to connect with new people you meet or another way to judge people before getting a chance to know them?