When I was younger I would spend hours poring over my horoscope. I would agonise that the boy I fancied in Mrs Hills class was not compatible with my star sign. I devoured the likes of Russell Grant and Mystic Meg.
Until one day when I simply stopped.
These days I rarely read my horoscope, I couldn’t tell you if my husband was a match made in the stars for me. I’d be hard pushed to tell you what star sign my husband is without googling (one quick google later: Pisces and apparently being a Pisces is a perfect match for my Capricorn).
Yet the whole thing, whilst being written off by my husband as a load of nonsense, intrigues me. Much like the thought of mediums and psychics I think it’s fascinating that some of our traits can be put down to the fact of when we were born within the zodiac calendar.
With a birthday of 17th January I am a Capricorn.
The Capricorn-born people are the most determined of the entire Zodiac. The most prominent qualities of the Goats, as they are called, are that they are ambitious, conservative, determined, practical and helpful.
Whilst I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m conservative, I am determined, ambitious and (some of the time) practical.
The signs of an orderly person, who runs an orderly home you’d think.
But does being a Capricorn mean I am an orderly and tidy person? The folks over at furniture-work.co.uk have put together a little information on organised mess and just what your star sign says about you.
The over organiser Virgo. The chaotic but fun Leo and Aquarius. The pretty rather than efficient Libra and Cancer. The mayhem that ensues with Aries and Gemini. The efficient and organised Taurus. The hoarders that are Sagittarius or Scorpio. The hire someone else to do it for me Pisces?
But what of the Capricorn? What of me?
Well the Capricorn loves to be organised, and I do. I love seeing the toys lined up neatly in the RIGHT boxes. Can I be bothered to do this? No. I’m much more likely to outsource.
A kitchen full of gadgets, slow cooker, NUTRiBULLET, Electronic Kitchen Scales you name it I either have it or covet it. Much like the Thermomix I want to buy but my husband refuses. All to aid and reduce my need to be organised.
In a way I am much like my horoscope, living in organised chaos, with others wishing they could be as organised as me. Yet in other ways I am not, if I don’t write it down it doesn’t happen. I am a terrible hoarder I can’t bear to throw things away.
Like everything that isn’t scientific in fact, I’m taking this one with a pinch of salt.
Now excuse me as I head to the kitchen to cook my love compatible Pisces husband his dinner with all of my kitchen gadgets.