It’s been over a week since I last posted about any Challenge Topics.  I figured today was a good time to tackle another topic.  I am not doing them in order or all of them, for any one just tuning in. Since it’s a Full Moon today, I thought it was also a good time to talk astrology and Zodiac signs.

Day 7 of the Challenge – My Zodiac Sign and If It Fits my Personality

30 Day Challenge photo with task for each day

I’ve posted recently about how the whole Zodiac signs and system was recently changed.  I have been told it’s only for babies born after 2009 and it’s not necessarily for Western astrological signs.   Feel free to google it all.

For me, I have never been into my zodiac sign which is Gemini (or was but now some may say I’m a Taurus based on this chart).

Gemini sign

Sometimes people will ask, oh what’s your sign and I will tell them and they may say something like, “You remind me of my sister who’s also a Gemini.”  For me, that means nothing.  I don’t know enough about signs, never paid attention to signs that much, and so can’t compare, contrast, or draw parallels between people’s personalities and traits based on their sign.

I also think that if you look hard enough for a trait, you can find it.

For example, from this Site

Gemini Strength Keywords:

– Energetic
– Clever
– Imaginative
– Witty
– Adaptable

Gemini Weakness Keywords:

– Superficial
– Impulsive
– Restless
– Devious
– Indecisive

I think anyone can be considered energetic at times.   As anyone can be considered restless at times.

Sure, I do think of myself overall as an energetic person, and I do get restless.  But I don’t think those things or traits necessarily define me.  Basically, the self-fulfilling prophecy theory is at play.  If you wish or will something into happening or look hard enough to find something, chances are, you will.

Things from that site that I agree with 100% about me:

“Gemini are extremely independent. They will not be pinned down by anyone or any rules. They need to experience the world on their own. Change and freedom are extremely important to Gemini, they will never let anyone dictate them, they are extremely independent and freedom is essential to their mental well being.”

“Gemini make very interesting and exciting friends. They like to leave their mark on everyone they meet.”

In a nutshell…”Gemini people are many sided, quick both in the mind and physically. They are brimming with energy and vitality, they are clever with words. They are intelligent and very adaptable to every situation and every person. Gemini are curious and always want to know what’s going on in the world around them. They are not one to sit back and watch the world go by, they want to be involved.”

Things I 100% disagree with about me:

Regarding frienships, “They are very flighty and will disappear for a long time as they meet new friends and explore new places.”

“Gemini tends to disperse their energy on different tasks and not just focus on one thing thus leaving a trail of unfinished projects in their wake.”

“One downfall of Gemini is their superficiality. Instead of looking deep into a person’s real qualities, Gemini will judge a person by the way they treat them. This can lead Gemini to have wrong impressions of people and can cause problems ion relationships.”

There are countless things that are spot on, and then other things that are spot off.

I am psychic and intuitive and place more stock in energy, and just an overall vibe that’s not easily specified or tangible than I do in astrology.  That seems much more fixed and based on birth time, year, etc.  I guess that seems so limiting to me.  I am the queen of not liking labels or rules.

Or maybe its my true Gemini nature prevents me from fully getting into astrology or taking it at face value.  After all, the site did say, “Gemini are extremely independent. They will not be pinned down by anyone or any rules.”

If you missed my other Challenge Posts, so far there is:

Day 2 – Where I’d like to be in 10 years

Day 6 – 10 Facts

Day 21 – Favorite Shows

Day 26 – What kind of person attracts you

Day 28 – Someone that I Miss (a tear jerker!)

One of the reasons I wanted to post about Zodiac today is that because it’s also a Full Moon today.  This post discusses some ways in which the full moon can effect us.

Full moon rising over trees

Full moons are known for contributing to everything from insomnia, sleep disturbances, irritability, moodiness, heated interpersonal exchanges, to computers and tech-related things being glitchy and malfunctioning.  More info here.  I’ve also posted a full moon list of things to do and try

During a Full Moon, the world is filled with excess prana, or life force energy. Technological or mechanical glitches are notorious during Full Moons.   Computer problems, car problems, appliances breaking.

For example, during this month’s full moon my ice maker in my fridge broke and the next month my microwave broke.

But full moons are not all about glitches and insomnia and excess energy.  Many people believe that Full Moons are a time of good luck and good fortune.

From my earlier post on Cookbooks and Book Reviews, thanks for telling me you enjoyed that post.  I’m glad!   My goal was to somehow organize nearly two years worth of cookbook and book reviews into one post, and have things all linked from one central post, and now I do.  My own personal housekeeping stuff, never mind me.  I also went back in and added a few more book review links that I had neglected to mention, i.e. Thrive Diet, Go Dairy Free, My Sweet Vegan, and a couple others.

I loved reading your comments about what books you love, what books you’re dying to get your hands on, and what books you always refer back to.  Amazing array of books you came up with and shared!  I think my wish list just got longer.

Is anyone ready for something warm, hearty and easy tonight for dinner?

How about a one-pan meal: Cheezy Vegetable Bake

Cheezy Vegetable Bake
Plated Cheezy Vegetable Bake

Or maybe you’re just ready for a one-pan dessert: Vegan GF Rice Krispy Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Vegan GF Rice Krispy Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Vegan GF Rice Krispy Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting in pan with some bars taken out


1. What is your sign?  Both old and possibly new?

Since I hardly have Gemini figured out, I definitely am not going to even bother with Taurus.

2. Does your sign fit you? In what ways yes and in what ways no?

I think we’re all mixtures of it fitting and not but what specifically fits for you?  Or doesn’t?  Or do you even follow this stuff, or care?

3. How much stock do you place in Zodiac signs or astrology?  Or in Full Moon type phenomenon?

As I said in the post, to some degree, yes I place some stock but the self-fulfilling prophecy stuff is what gets me.

I am drawn more toward Vedic astrology than I am to Western astrology, although much of that is Indian Greek to me, too.  My former yoga guru is who I learned the most from and I would love to take his yoga classes more frequently just to absorb more.  Here’s an online site where you can get a free Vedic chart.

I find information about the moon really interesting and how that effects us.  Probably more so than talk of our “signs”.  But it’s all fun to read about and ponder.

Have a great weekend!

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