Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Taurus rising

Prejudice: an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.

For years, I've been pre-judged because I am a Taurus. Oooh, I must be one stubborn son-of-a-bitch... after all, I'm a BULL. Bull in a china shop, bull headed... all of that. And while I may be stubborn sometimes, most of it is bull shit.

So I was ever so slightly offended, but mostly just disappointed as I listened to a group of people tell me what our new baby will be like based on the fact he or she will be an Aries. "Oh my, Aries children tend to be collicky, and they take longer to potty-train."

Hey, the little tike's Dad is an asshole, that's factual, and far more impactful.

The irony is, none of these people really realized what they were doing. They were pre-judging him/her "without knowledge, thought or reason." (no, the zodiac calendar isn't considered reason) Come on, folks... it's 2007! Do we still insist on judging people based on where the sun was during their birth? I will save you some time - it was in the sky.

The same group of people would never judge someone based on color... these are all reasonable, thoughtful people. Yet they will say that Bob can't possibly marry Sally... she's a Capricorn with Mars rising, and he's a Pisces with Moon in retrograde. That would never work!

How about Bob's gay? That would be a reason.

Reading tea leaves? Same thing, it's all bullshit. You'd be better off sniffing the person's middle finger. A "breakthrough" can really ruin a day. The tea leaves will only tell you if they backwash.

Although I do love me some chinese fortune cookies.

(yeah thanks Confucius. I already knew that)


Fantastagirl said...

I am an Aries, I was not COLICKY, nor was I hard to potty train. Tell those snobby people to stuff it.

I think your child becomes a little bit of what you give them, and a whole lot of themselves. I hate it when a child is judged before they are even born. GAH...

Ari said...

I think that conversation would've annoyed me too. I've often wondered why human nature dictates putting everything and everyone in a box, a bag, a cubbyhole, or a little plastic wrapper.

That being said, having been raised by an astrology book buying mom in the 70's, I'm stupidly interested in astrology, too. So I guess my fortune cookie would read, "You are inconsistent."

Eve said...


I am so proud of you. and your sperm. and your proposal timing.


You guys are so damn cute!


Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I've never understood the popularity of astrology. Just yesterday I was thumbing through a birthday book with a couple girls. Both put huge stock in the book.

I think it's crap.

arthist99 said...

I'm a capricorn, and my personality does actually fall in line with most stuff you read about caps, which was FASCINATING to me when I was in HIGH SCHOOL.

Just tell them where they can stick their astrology.

Ashley said...

Congrats on being a daddy again!

Your baby is going to be awesome because he/she is an aries.

I'm an aries, we are the luckiest of all because our birthstone is diamonds! Why put a label on the person because of astrology, birthstones are so much more important! ;)

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Hey, I just saw that video of you and Vi at Vi's blog. I don't know how I missed it.

Great stuff. And who'd a thought Vi was such a stone-cold fox?

She must be into your voice or something.



random moments said...

When people find out I'm a Scorpio they usually say something like "oh, you're a freak" - every book/article I come across on the zodiac says that Scorpio is the most sexual sign in the zodiac.

Which of course is SO untrue. I hate sex.

I wonder if people who say things like "your kid will take longer to potty train" realize how dumb they sound. WHAT is that based on, really???

Doug said...

I may be a little old fashioned at times, but how your kid turns out is not based off of some stupid sign that was thought of thousands of years ago when people still thought the world was flat.
Your child will be great no matter what. Loving parents and friends is all he or she will ever need. I know he or she already has that.

Lee Ann said...

The only time I take any worth to the zodiac stuff is when it is something good that leans in my favor!!!! haha