01 August 2006

Horoscopes

I'm not sure how much stock I put into horoscopes partly because it's contrary to Biblical teachings and partly because I wonder who comes up with the stuff anyway. If you compare the various predictions in newspapers and magazines, you'll see that each one says something different; so how do you know which one to go by?

Right now, I'm going through my annual "clean out my closet" fest. What's that? It's not as literal as it sounds per se, though I do clean out my closet in process. It's actually the time of year where I evaluate the ending of another year and view my approach for the new year...my birthday. For the next 43 days, I'll work toward the completion of goals set for this year, who and what stays in my life, what my goals are for my next year, reflect on any issues to see if they've gone resolved or not; so on and so forth. Then by the 44th day (my bday), I should have a plan in place.

While being on my personalize Google page, I read my horoscope and it said the following:

"You must say what you feel and detached analysis just won't be enough. You need to experience the uncertainty that goes with expressing the raw emotions that evade logic and rational thought. Your mind is active, but you must avoid the temptation of reducing complex emotional networks into overly simplistic statements of fact. Feel your way instead."

What alarmed me about this is that I have been wrestling with whether or not I should express some concerns I have with a few people in my life (I'll leave nameless). I'm not one for confrontation and I particularly hate screaming matches; though I shamefully admit I have partook. I am human regardless of my likes/dislikes. That aside, I resume my initial statement already in progress...So, I read this horoscope over and over and the more I read it, the more it disturbs me. I ponder is this really a sign that I need to addres the unamed people? I then ponder whether I have the strength to address the unnamed. It's not that I'm an emotional coward, it's that I'm simply tired of going around the proverbial mulberry bush. Why do I need to even address these things? Are people essentially that lame that they can't see what they're going or how contrary they're acting? Whatever the reason, I'm now left wrestling not only whether to address the issues or not, but now is the horoscope really true.

Honestly, I don't know what to think, but I do know I have 43 days to clean out my closets. It's going to be a very interesting 6 weeks...I'll keep ya posted if anything really interesting happens.

6 comments:

JC said...

I say do whatever you feel will work for you. I know you're not asking for anyone's opinion, but that's just my take. If you have to get dirty to get your point across, then have at it. The bottom line is you're being honest and if they can't take it, then screw them.

I do like what you do about your birthday being your new year instead of the traditional one.

Freak Magnet said...

I'm with jc. If there's something you need to get off your chest, get it off your chest. After all, maybe your phantom pain is partially due to stress...

Oscar said...

This is just my opinion, get rid of the old feelings by addressing the issues. Start the year off anew, get it done and move on. My thinking is that if you don't address it now it will be there for years to come and frankly, life is just too damn short to be bogged down with all that crap.

luckeii said...

God has a plan for each of us. His plan for us outweighs our plan for ourselves. When someone or something enters our life, we sometimes wish for it to remain there, however, God may have another plan. When God gives us something or someone, praise His name. When He takes that away(sometimes through no fault of your own) praise His name. Keep that in mind when you have a need to get something off your chest. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't necessarily believe in horoscopes, but there are times when I read them for the fun of it. On occasions, such as the one you described when I've read one and it coincides with something I'm going through, I do tend to take a little heed from it. In your situation, maybe it's a sign that you do need to take care of unfinished business and put some matters to rest. Address the people or things that are causing you unrest and then move on. If you can't address them, you can write everything down so it's at least out of your system and then you can move on. All in all, it's better to let things out than to hold things in. Even if you hurt someone else's feelings, it's not to be mean, it's because something they did hurt yours. Good luck with your countdown and putting things back on track.

blaqrayne said...

I say go for it. If it's on your mind enough to have this horoscope carry some weight then it needs to be addressed. We all know that when spring cleaning comes around, it's hard to part with things, but we have to do what we have to do. Better to hurt now and start the new year off right instead of carrying baggage into the next phase of your life.