I am not into astrology. Generally speaking, I'm a cynic. Most likely because I am a control freak and I don't like feeling fated. Also because I have deep issues (personal and political) with romanticism (though I do fall prey to it on a semi-regular basis -- but don't tell anyone!). I'm a combination of agnostic, athiest, and kinda-sorta pantheist (everything on earth as "divine," a.k.a. worthy of respect). Astrology falls into the romantic, fated category for me, and often seems a form of self-fulfilling prophecy, and I have noted casually with friends that the more an individual believes in it, the more the descriptions ring true. Chad is an even bigger cynic than I am, for example, and we've never read a single astrological profile that fits him more than 50%. I'm a cynic with a hidden inner core of romantic mush, and well-written astrological profiles (not astrological advice in newspaper columns and magazines, which, a friend who worked for USA Today once told me, are written randomly by staff and often contain hidden jokes about other staff members) often fit me about 70%.
Anyhow, I do like this description of my animal, the Tiger:
"The Tiger is the restless, adventurous, and always courageous risk-taker of the Chinese zodiac. With a sense of "empowered entitlement," nobility and humanitarian causes appeal to the generous Tiger. These souls are tenderhearted, and affectionate with their friends and family, yet self-reliant and fiercely independent. This is the most unpredictable of the 12 signs, blessed with charm, nerve and grand ideas. Tigers flash brilliantly through life sometimes without caution for their own security. Fearless, enthusiastic, and optimistic, the passionate Tiger is an unconventional, yet most humanitarian soul. The noble Tiger needs a sexy, exciting partner who forever remains a challenge, and gather their legendary strength during the pre-dawn hours they rule, between 3:00am - 5:00am."
Now, I do NOT like the hours 3-5am. I can say I am sometimes, when under stress, awake and miserable during those hours, wishing I were asleep. But I don't have "legendary strength" then, as far as I know.
I am tenderhearted, enthusiastic, and independent of mind. I like to think of myself as charming, nervy, and full of grand ideas. And how marvelous to be described as having a sense of "empowered entitlement"! Makes me laugh out loud with pleasure.
Definitely, I need a sexy, exciting partner, and I love a good challenge.
Check out your Chinese Astrological sign here and let me know if yours rings true.