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Nov. 17th, 2006

35% Inner-Outer
40% Head-Heart
50% Create-Control
Constellation: Taurus
Traditionally covers: April 20 - May 20
Actually covers: May 14 - June 21
Element: Earth
Ruling Body: Venus

Taurus, or as the Ancient Romans called it "Ol' Reliable" is associated with loyalty and determination. Taurans are known for their practical and reliable nature, as well as being able to bash down villages with large logs of wood. They are affectionate and sensitive, but can frequently turn into stubborn, lazy bastards if left to their own devices.

Likes: Small children, diary products
Dislikes: Cowboys, Clowns.
Fun Fact: In ancient Rome, Taurans were used as human shields, being as they were immune to the attacks of the marauding bands of Hindu Cannibals that frequently attacked the city.


...So, is this your sign? Were you born on the right day? If so, congratulations, you're one of the lucky few. If not, there are several possibilities as to why this may have occurred:

1) The dates of zodiac signs do not directly correspond to their respective constellations.
For various reasons, when the Zodiac calendar was developed, the edges of the constellations were fudged a bit to allow the sky (and therefore, year) to be divided into twelve even pieces. This made life easier for astrologers, as well as giving the signs a more even spread. In addition to this, since the signs were first established, the earth has "wobbled" somewhat, placing the constellations even further out.

2) New celestial bodies are constantly being discovered and/or reclassified.
At the time the signs were assigned their ruling bodies, Astronomers only knew of five other planets, (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn), as well as the sun. Since then, an additional two planets have been discovered (Uranus and Neptune), as well as multiple dwarf planets, Kuiper-belt objects, and other really big things in the solar system. Furthermore, many celestial bodies, such as Pluto and Ceres were once planets, but have since been demoted to "dwarf planet" or just "big hunk of rock".

3) You're Chinese.
Or Indian. Or Native American or Babylonian or... whatever. The point is that the western Zodiac isn't the only one out there. Many other cultures have their own star signs, such as the Chinese Zodiac, which is divided into years. The Chinese Zodiac is probably the most popular, along with the western and Indian (Vedic) Zodiacs, but there are many more, including Persian-Arabic, Mesoamerican, Tibetan, Babylonian, Celtic, Kabbalistic and Germanic Runic astrologies. Try them all out, see what works for you.

4) Astrology is a load of bollocks.
If nothing else fits the bill either, then just make something up. Pick a random patch of the night sky, give it a cool sounding name and that can be your star sign. Your sign could be, for instance, Jim the Dyslexic Ninja Carrot. And because it's just for you, it doesn't need to be vague and random like most horoscopes. You could get up in the morning to go to work, check your horoscope and be stunned to read "Dude, get some milk. We're out." It's just that easy.

So thanks for playing. Tell your friends.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Inner-Outer
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You scored higher than 99% on Head-Heart
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You scored higher than 99% on Create-Control
Link: The What SHOULD your Star Sign be? Test written by phil_ken_seben on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test


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Nov. 18th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Green Bull!
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