1977: Year of the Snake
. Specifically on the 5 element cycle year of the Fire Snake.
"the Snake symbolizes such character traits as intelligence, gracefulness and materialism. When it comes to decision-making, Snakes are extremely analytical and as a result, they don’t jump into situations. They are effective at getting the things they want, even if it means they have to scheme and plot along the way. "
"Fire Snakes are more extroverted, forever offering opinions and telling others what’s on their minds. Even so, others enjoy listening to Fire Snakes. They’re very persuasive and are especially good at convincing others that their ways are best."
Most the qualities there are not just correct but are DEAD on. With the exception of Materialism in the most common use of the word. People who know me would disagree, and so would I to the extent that I have no love of 'finer things' but on the other hand I am very materialistic in the fact that im extremely particular in what objects I place value in. I just dont use the same standards as people normally described as materialistic but within the realm of what i do like i end up scoffing at things that -dont- meet my preferences.
While we're on the topic of horoscopes I should probably admit that I place no weight in their accuracy. Its more like you get a jumble of randomness and vague statements that fit so many situations and personalities and experiences that it would make sense no matter what if you just take the meaning of the words with a grain of salt. That out of the way I've found one book that gives me near morbid levels of ironic pleasure at how it describes my particular birthday. I'm born on November 29th which is astrologically known as the "Day of the Instigator". And as with all things horoscopic I dont think it predicted who I was, BUT this one particular book managed to be so accurate it gives me a good laugh. I got nothing else to say on this topic but I am gonna post the insanely long description of Nov 29th just for anyone who does know me personally and would like to see what im talking about:
Those born on Nov 29th have a knack for provoking others -- sometimes to thought, at other times to conflict. They like to stir up the pot and usually their presence alone leads to some change in the status quo. Sometimes branded as troublemakers, they are not overly concerned with what others think of them.
Nov 29 people know how to push emotional buttons. They can get great mileage out of a cutting comment, a raised eyebrow or a telling silence. They may in fact regard themselves as watchdogs of the truth, and woe to anyone who presumes to depart from it! Their capacity to punish such transgressors can be frightening, since they know exactly where and when to strike. They must beware, however, that just punishment does not turn sadistic and lose its underlying integrity.
Nov 29 people may not contribute so much to the stability of social and political institutions but they certainly keep them honest and on their toes. In their personal life those born on this day do tend to hang in there and can actually provide security for their family and friends in the long run. They are a bit like a stationary hurricane -- whirling around but not necesarily leaving anytime soon. Those who dare to enter into the hurricanes eye can be sure that they will be protected from harmful outside influences.
The person who suffers most, ordinarily, from the labile emotions and unsettled feelings of a Nov 29 person is that person him/herself. They may cause trouble for others, but it is difficult to imagine what it is like to be under their skin. This feeling of being uncomfortable with themselves and at the mercy of their own internal process is one which more perceptive people can see in them.
As far as ambition and drive are concerned, Nov 29 people are usually far too busy with everyday matters and their own personal problems to think about conquering the world. Socially and careerwise, they often reach a certain level and stay there. However, through their talent for surviving attacks they may be able to go on wielding their provocative influences for quite a long time. If there is a danger that they will be deposed from their perch, it is most likely from colleagues who grow tired of wrestling with them over matters of contention. The same thing may be true of patient mates and friends, who eventually figure that life would be a lot simpler (albeit more boring) without their contentiousness. If Nov 29 people wish to have a happier life they must learn to be a bit less provocative and sometimes let things run their own course.