Shocking news! After a friend told me about the differences between Vedic and Western astrology, I went home and looked up my birthdate. And guess what I discovered?
I’m not a Pisces after all. In fact, I’m an Aquarius!
My husband isn’t a Gemini. He’s a Taurus!
Our son isn’t a little Libra with a Libra moon – he’s a Virgo with a Cancer moon!
I’m still processing all of this. My whole world has shifted.
But then again, it hasn’t. According to vedic astrologysigns.com, the definition of an Aquarius sounds a lot like me! “Individualistic, assertive, independent, humanitarian, inventive, original, eccentric, opinionated, societal, unconventional, musical, rebellious, organized.” It’s really fun to read an astrological personality description and find out that you kind of act like that. I also discovered that the Vedic stone for Aquarius is amethyst, which is my favorite stone! Aquamarine is the stone for Pisces, and I’m not drawn to that at all.
This whole discovery made me think – how much are we influenced by our signs? I grew up around astrology, and I have ALWAYS identified with Pisces. I’d think about how I’m a dreamer, and remember that that’s a Pisces trait. I’d note how much I love water – again, Pisces! Intuitive Pisces – I’ve found the work that suits me. Pisces are prone to depression – something to watch out for! And I always get irritated when my husband Ryan proclaims he’s a Gemini (though he’s on the cusp and technically a Taurus in Western Astrology) because I read somewhere that Pisces and Geminis don’t make good love matches (but in Vedic astrology, Aquarius and Taurus do – yay!).
I love astrology. I’ve seen simply AMAZING things unfold out of astrological readings I’ve had, and the science of the subject is really astounding. There is a lot of truth to astrology. I can’t explain how astrology works the way I can explain clairvoyance and psychic phenomena, because it kind of blows my mind and I don’t have a lot of firsthand experience with it yet. But I believe the concept/science of how astrology works has a lot to do with sacred geometry, alignment, and ancient archetypes.
When I did Tarot readings about Ivan before he was born, he always came up as the Justice card, which is Libra. And I remember looking at the calendar the day before he was born and noticing that the next day was the first day of Fall, and the first day of Libra. I said “You can come now!” and he listened to me, and did. He was born on the Fall Equinox as a double Libra, and I was thrilled, because I love Libras. Oh-oh. He’s a Virgo now! But the Virgo traits don’t sound a lot like Ivan – he seems more Western astrology Libra right now. Yet, he’s only 2 – so we’ll have to see. Obviously, I want him to be a Libra. Yet, I’m still a Pisces, even though I’m also an Aquarius. I’m going to try not to overthink it. I’ll always love him more than life itself no matter what.
I suppose the reason I wanted to talk about this was that it made me become more aware of the way in which preconceived notions that we have about ourselves, our lives, and the world around us might not necessarily be the truth. If you feel like something’s off, maybe there’s something to that, and you should investigate a little instead of presuming that what you see and hear is in fact reality. Perhaps you’re not the person you think you are, or the person everyone around you wants you to be. Maybe (like some people I’ve met) you’re not even from this planet. Perhaps that disabled person you spoke to the other day is an angel or an ascended master in disguise. Maybe there’s more mystery, magic, and incredible wonder to the world than your mind can even fathom.
Anywho, I found a nice chart calculator at http://www.galacticcenter.org. Check it out, and tell me what your Vedic sign is! Is it different from what your western astrology sun sign is? Do you connect with the personality traits of your Vedic sign? Please add your comments below!