Today: Feb 29, 2024

Following the signs: turning to astrology for Valentine’s Day

Savannah MulSpecial to Southern News
With February underway and candy hearts decorating store shelves, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you love to hate this “holiday” or just love it, it might make you wonder if love is in the air for you. Well, possibly. If you’re an astrology nut like I am, maybe you’ll turn to the stars for an answer.
February is the month of Aquarius. Aquarians are independent and recognized for standing out and making their own paths in life. They are known to hold this natural beauty in the world and, in some cases, to be outright stunning.
As I was I walking from the parking garage one morning to class, there was a flock of seagulls flying madly in the sky. I looked up and saw they were flying together, singing their seagull song. As I continued to watch, there was one that broke away and went in another direction. I was left standing there thinking, first, why did I forget my camera? Second, what an Aquarius seagull, going off on the unbeaten path. Of course, this is a stretch, but animals have astrological signs too!
I don’t know what compels me to follow astrology with such a passion because all I typically hear from people is how all of it is complete nonsense. I guess I can agree with them to some extent but not really. Besides, what’s more beautiful than finding answers in the stars and the rotating planets? I’m a huge nerd when it comes to this stuff, can you tell?
I look to it for everything. For example, my mother is weird. Whenever I’m around her I see her Libra attributes constantly. Libra, the sun sign, is huge on balance and order. After all, Libra is represented by two scales. With her, it’s a huge balancing act; her left side has to be more balanced than her right side. Then if anything goes wrong in her schedule or balance, her whole day will be disheveled.
I’m a curious person, and whenever I meet someone, I will naturally start a conversation with, “Hey, what’s your sign?” I typically would get a quizzical look and then the question, “Are you trying to pick me up?” followed with a Cheshire cat grin. Nope. I’m just curious.
From only knowing a person’s sign, whether it’s Taurus, Gemini or Aries, I still would not know a lot about that person. In astrology there are many elements—too many to even write about.
First, there’s a moon and rising sign, which houses the planets you were located in when you were born. This is only a quarter of it. There is significantly more and it’s all revealed in your birth chart. (Right? Huge nerd. I read birth charts).
Not to sound incredibly mystical but reading birth charts can reveal much about the person in how he or she handle situations emotionally and physically. In the old relationship I was in, his birth chart and my chart conflicted in many ways. I was too blinded by silly puppy love to notice that the stars and planets actually held validity.
If you’re still left wondering whatever went wrong in the past with exes, or why that friend with benefits never turned into a relationship, maybe looking at the person’s birth chart and yours will give you some extra insight and reassurance.
It’s hard to say, given two signs (either the same or different), if they’ll be compatible or not. It isn’t just in your astrology sun sign. If that were true, I probably wouldn’t be dating an Aquarius today. (F.Y.I. Cancers with Aquarius aren’t really known to be a pretty match).
Cupid’s arrows are all based on chance. Fictionally, Cupid will shoot his arrows and the person will fall in a crazed love (which can be dangerous if we’ve all seen the old 90s Valentine’s episode of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”).
Astrology has the same effect as Cupid. It can leave you reading endlessly about love and perfect matches, putting you in a dream state of when it’ll come. With Valentine’s Day approaching, it could be right in front you. If you feel captivated and like you have a magnetic connection to someone, chances are, you’re compatible. Go for it.

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  1. Aquarians are independent and recognized for standing out and making their own paths in life. I guess I can agree with them to some extent but not really. I was too blinded by silly puppy love to notice that the stars and planets actually held validity.Hope you like my post on About today.

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