30 Day Blog Challenge: Day Six.

What is your zodiac sign and does it fit your personality?

Hello all! I realize it’s been a while since my last post and this technically isn’t “day six” but we’re just gonna roll with it. Right now, blogging isn’t really a priority. I’m just trying to focus on getting through this semester and doing my best. However, I still enjoy getting to come back here and write! If you want to see more of me, I’m pretty active on my Instagram (@itskeythx) and my twitter (@itskeythx)! Feel free to follow me there.

So when I first saw this question, for some reason my mind automatically thought of the Chinese zodiac. I didn’t realize till now that it’s most likely referring to the Western zodiac signs. I’ll talk about both, though! My Chinese zodiac means more to me than my Western one, or rather, has made a bigger impact on my life. Therefore, it’s only fair that I talk about it as well.

I am year of the Tiger, born 1998. I share this zodiac with my mother, who was born in ’94. We always loved that little fact. I became pretty fascinated with my zodiac sign as soon as I learned about it, which was definitely before I knew about the western signs. Mind you, I found out about it from the back of Chinese take-out menu. They had all the signs on a 12-year cycle with cool drawings and all the years placed on it. My mom pointed out which one we were, and I was super ecstatic. Of course, I thought the tiger was coolest one (despite there being a dragon). I immediately became obsessed with tigers. I was already quite the animal lover and at that time, preferred to watch Animal Planet over Disney Channel. I went home and looked through all my wildlife books and my huge animal encyclopedia and read over the tiger’s information about a hundred times. I would beg my mom to take me to the zoo just so I could see the tigers.

To this day, tigers continue to be my favorite animal. That is probably one of the only things that hasn’t changed about me since I was little. I feel like in some ways, the way the Chinese zodiac ‘defines’ the tiger doesn’t apply to me very well. However, I do connect with the zodiac sign very much. “People born in the year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged” (source). I can admit to being competitive, but I wouldn’t say that I’m very brave or unpredictable. My self-confidence is fickle and I don’t think I’m impetuous (usually). I am pretty irritable when my mood is low but otherwise, I’m very chill. I’m also an Earth Tiger, though, and they’re said to be adventurous, realistic, and have strong faith. I would like to say that I’m adventurous (my dream and ultimate goal is to travel a lot), and pretty realistic, I don’t think I have very strong faith (in the spiritual sense).

Tiger’s are also said to have stubborn personalities and tough judgement, which is quite the opposite of me, I’d say. I’m not bold or aggressively expressive, and I’m not authoritative at all. However, when I read “they will not make preparations for anything, but they can handle anything that comes along…” I felt that.

In Western astrology, I am a Capricorn. My element here is also Earth, so I guess this makes sense. I’m extra Earthy?? Anyway, astrology-zodiac-signs.com describes Capricorns as follows: “Responsible, disciplined, self-control, good managers,” and “know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending, expecting the worst.” I can agree with these descriptions a lot more. Although I disagree with the negatives here. I don’t like to come off as a know-it-all, and I’m a very forgiving person. Almost too forgiving, sometimes. I can’t recall a time where I came off as condescending, either. However, I am one that tends to overthink things and expect the worst. There are other descriptions of Capricorns, but it’d take too long to analyze them all and access whether they apply to me or not.

I’d definitely love to hear what your horoscope signs are! Chinese and Western!

As always, thank you all for reading.

With love,

ICON

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