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Using Astrology
Corinne Pratz © 2001

Many of us read our horoscopes for insight, guidance or fun. For some, it's serious business and for others it's just well...fun! But when it comes to journaling, these bits can become valuable tools to help us connect more with who we know ourselves to be.

Each of the twelve Zodiac Signs corresponds with birth dates. Each Sign is considered to be representative of the general qualities for people born during that time. Each comes with positive attributes and challenging ones as well. While these associated attributes don't necessarily indicate who we are, they can help us to see what we could be.

Try this:

Find your Zodiac Sign below and note the ten descriptive words associated with each one. In your journal, take one word at a time and write on it.

Start with a description. For example, if one of your words is "devoted", start with this:
To be devoted means to ...

Then take it a bit further and connect yourself with the attribute. For example:
I consider myself to be extremely devoted when it comes to... or Devoted is not something I would describe myself as because...

By exploring these, you redefine who you believe yourself to be and gain awareness into what you would like to develop within. Daily horoscopes can be an excellent way to get started with writing. You can read the material and then write your thoughts and feelings on it all.

Aries(March 21 - April 19)

active, quick-tempered, independent, intolerant, eager, arrogant, pioneering, domineering, initiating, lacks follow-through

Taurus(April 20 - May 20)

patient, stubborn, domestic, possessive, sensual, slow-moving, practical, materialistic, artistic, self-indulgent

Gemini(May 21 - June 21)

expressive, ungrateful, curious, restless, clever, changeable, literary, moody, social, self-pitying

Cancer(June 22 - July 22)

intuitive, touchy, maternal, lazy, emotional, selfish, traditional, easily hurt, sympathetic, too cautious

Leo(July 23 - August 22)

dramatic, boastful, proud, childish, creative, vain, romantic, attention-seeking, ambitious, status-conscious

Virgo(August 23 - September 22)

studious, self-centered, clean, picky, humane, skeptical, scientific, petty, industrious, critical

Libra(September 23 - October 23)

cooperative, fickle, peace-loving, apathetic, persuasive, indecisive, social, pouting, refined, easily deterred

Scorpio(October 24 - November 21)

motivated, sarcastic, passionate, secretive, resourceful, intolerant, determined, jealous, aware, suspicious

Sagittarius(November 22 - December 21)

generous, talkative, straightforward, impatient, religious, procrastinating, broadminded, blunt, optimistic, hot-headed

Capricorn(December 22 - January 19)

cautious, stubborn, businesslike, domineering, serious, inhibited, hardworking, unforgiving, responsible, unemotional

Aquarius(January 20 - February 18)

independent, unpredictable, artistic, shy, altruistic, rebellious, logical, eccentric, progressive, impersonal

Pisces(February 19 - March 20)

compassionate, pessimistic, intuitive, timid, musical, impractical, emotional, melancholic, charitable, indulgent

If you enjoy this technique, consider exploring it further. There's the Chinese Horoscopes/Animals, Numerology and BioRhythms. I highly recommend you visit:
Free 2001 Astrological Forecast
I say this not only because I write for them but because they are a very reputable company that strives to provide nothing but excellence. There are quizzes, scopes, projections and so much more there to explore. I love it!

Further, don't hesitate to contact me on this subject if you have a question or comment. Just click the feedback button to the left.

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