Thursday, 26 April 2012

Z is for Zodiac

My A-Z blogging has finally come to an end! And as a result, I have learned so many weird and wonderful facts!#
- Umbrellas are very superstitious things
- Ants don't sleep (!)
- Art on wood is called Xylogrophy
- Dumbledore (must have) died because he kept a bird in the place where he lived
- Classical music calms dogs
- Red means beautiful in Russian
- Aerobatic Exercise increases one's creative potential
                          and so much more!
It's been a lot of fun and I'm going to miss having a challenge. I'll now have to really think about what to write! :S Only kidding, trust me, I took AGES deciding what to write for my A-Z blog posts...

So anyway, I'm going to finish of with Z for Zodiac.
Recently, I have been struggling with the creation of any characters as I was afraid they'd all end up very one dimensional with little depth to them. Therefore, I decided to take a look at the signs of the zodiac to see if it would help me create personalities. I found out about Virgo's (my star sign) in the mean time which scared me a little -  I had never really believed in star signs until I read about myself in the Virgo section! It had me down to a T! Kind of made me feel a little predictable...
So, here, I will post small extracts of each star sign, for you guys to check if it is telling the truth about yourself!
March 21st - April 20th
You're a natural leader, you shine brightly, taking the initiative in everything you do and people see that in you immediately. There are no half-measures with you. You have a sense of fearlessness and certainly aren't afraid to explore the unknown in life. You're lively, energetic and daring, and an fighter to. People admire your independence and freedom of expression in everything you do.

April 21st - May 21st
"Cautious", "Practical", "Purposeful". One word you definitely wouldn't use is "impulsive".
When you are making important decisions in life, about things that are vital to your security and the welfare of those you live, you spend a long time on then. You want those decisions to be rock solid. Once your mind is made up, you have amazing persistence and follow through, plus tons of energy - you rarely give up on a task once you have decided on it. And you'll stick to your guns, even if you're being provoked, tempted or ridiculed. 
May 22nd - June 21st
Gemini is all about intelligence and communication. You have a talent for and love of using your mind and expressing yourself fully. You take an interested in all sorts of different things. Anything that gets your mind ticking will grab you. You constantly try to challenge your mental abilities and will make extra efforts to understand anything you put your mind to.
June 22nd - July 23rd
You have a highly emotional, caring a generous nature. 
You are highly evolved. You adapt when you have to, but you much prefer to make changed on your own terms. You will act as a support for many people in your own family and beyond.
July 24th - August 23rd
You are warm, bright and self-motivated, and you want to make an impression on everything you do - your work, your love life and your social life.
Because you are extremely generous, you expect others to be just as big-hearted. So when you see others holding back, you find it hard not to jump in and try to change that. You want to see everyone giving to the best of their ability. To other people, you can look a bit of a tyrant, asking for more than they can give.
August 24th - September 23rd
You belong to a group of people known for their perfectionism and highly analytical minds. There's a bit of a joke about how precise and demanding Virgos are but when you think about it, what's wrong with being tidy, organised and clean? In a way, you are misunderstood and your attention to detail, your desire for excellence and hygiene is not as bad as some might think.
You have a rather unusual preoccupation of being extremely fastidious and also critical of the world. Some of the people you know feel as if your standards are way to high to live up to. If only they knew just how critical you are of yourself! You don't really expect any more of others than you do of yourself.
September 24th - October 23rd
People know you as someone who loves to socialize. Your outgoing nature and love of communication is one of your strengths. You're rarely at a loss for words...even on your worst day you have the gift of the gab!
You have the ability to share your ideas in a very natural way and people who don't agree with what you have to say can't resist you and will usually behave well around you - you're simply a nice person!
October 24th - November 22nd
Your star sign is probably one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. People don't understand you fully. That cool aloofness is just the surface of your complex nature, and is by no means bad. Below the surface of your cool exterior is a scorching and passionate fire.
You are an emotional being and you often take it to the limits. You also want approval though you don't often verbalize that. You give 100% of yourself to those you love and expect the same.
November 23rd - December 22nd
You're extremely confident in whatever you do. Fortune seems to favour you, whether you plan things or not. That's also the reason you don't mind taking the odd risk or two. You feel as if you can't possible lose. This almost cocky attitude is something that attracts people to you.
You're also very enthusiastic and this is contagious.
December 23rd - January 20th
Few people are as practical and ambitious as Capricorns. You are never afraid of hard work. You are ambitious and go for your dreams and usually end up successful. You like mo ney but not if it involves. risk. Others do not generally see you as too enthusiastic but when people get to know you, you do have a side to your nature which is humorous and affectionate. You like to work quietly and effectively without creating too much bother or attention to yourself.
January 23rd - February 19th
You don't want to be like others and take pride in the fact that you're so unique. Even if you're occasionally criticized for your cheeky attitude, you'd far prefer to be self-sufficient rather than being a sheep in society to follows everyone else's lead.
You are a zesty individual, having tremendous amounts of energy. You are determined and forceful in how you deal with people. You want to express your ground-breaking spirit in everything you do.
February 20th - March 20th
You have a universal approach to the way you live and this is seen in most of your actions. Whenever you see someone suffering, or in some type of trouble, it touches your heart and you can't help but offer your assistance. Your heart goes out to them. Even if you're in a hurry or busy doing something else, you'll take time out of your busy day to lend a helping hand where you can. It is second nature for you do care.

And there you have it! 
I hope you have learned at least one thing throughout my A-Z!
M. x


  1. Wow, you were ambitious and ended early.
    Zodiacs are an interesting subject. I find that the people I know usually do match them too.
    I happen to be a Capricorn. *grins*

    Coming over from A-Z.
    ~Naila Moon

  2. I'm a pretty typical Capricorn! Good luck in creating those 3 dimensional characters.

  3. I have learned things too. It's been fun (but a lot of work!) I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at