negative sign

Signs as things they shouldn't be doing
  • Aries: chasing after someone who obviously doesn't have any interests in you.
  • Taurus: manipulating and being manipulated.
  • Gemini: making yourself down, you're better than you think.
  • Cancer: Denying your feelings, it's okay.
  • Leo: hating yourself for things you've done in your past.
  • Virgo: letting people hurt you.
  • Libra: isolating yourself.
  • Scorpio: overthinking. Some people aren't worth your time.
  • Sagittarius: waiting for somebody to love. Start loving yourself!
  • Capricorn: stressing yourself out. Take a break, you're already good enough.
  • Aquarius: misunderstanding. You only see the things you want to see. This might end tragic.
  • Pisces: Feeling guilty and apologizing frequently. You are what you are, you don't have to apologize.
The Zodiac Signs as Responses to a Negative Situation

Denial: Gemini, Leo, Pisces

Anger: Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Self-Deprecation: Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn

Working non-stop to try and fix the problem: Taurus, Aquarius

Story 215: Cultural Exchange

The human steps onto the station from her shuttle, and walks into the scanner.  It flashes - no weapons.  I pity her, though there’s nothing I can do for her.  By tomorrow she will be a slave the same as me; the Gaunvans collect ambassadors like trophies.
“Hello there!  Amanda Thorn, ambassador for the Empire of Humanity.  You’re a Ixian, correct?”
Mimicking human body language, I nod my head.  "That’s correct.  Ix Malasan.  It is an honor to meet you.“
She smiles, reminding me again that she has somehow modified herself to breathe atmosphere suited to the Gaunvans rather than wear a respirator like myself.  Other than that she appears to be a standard human, something I am led to believe is less and less common as they pursue the bizarre compulsion humans have to alter their bodies.  Changing hair color, adding pigments to their skins in patterns and pictures, growing long tails or ears that mimic other species from their planet.  No other known species tampers with their bodies like this.
“Not to be undiplomatic, she says, "but the Gaunvans enslaved your people.  Why are you here?”
“We… reached a mutually beneficial agreement.  We would have lost in combat and been eliminated, so we chose to preserve what we could of our culture.  The Gaunvans are not naturally skilled at diplomacy, so they bring me along to assist and to show that peace can be made.”
She nods.  "Understood.  I can respect that choice.  How much freedom do you have, personally?“
Smart of her, to start planning for her future. "A fair amount.  I have free reign on the ship when we are in transit.  At the homeworld I have reasonably comfortable quarters.”
“Have you ever met the Empress, or…?”
“Oh, no.  No, while on the homeworld I am confined to my chambers - but they’re quite spacious.”
“Shame.  Okay, plan ‘A’ then.  Let’s get this over with.”

Despite my attempt at encouraging diplomacy, the Gaunvan commander starts with threats.  I don’t know why I bother.  He looms over the human, chitinous plates almost black in the dim light.  His pod of six is posted around the room, for show more than for actual security since she followed orders and came alone and unarmed.  "Failure to surrender will bring the full wrath of our army upon you.  Humanity will be crushed, and wiped from the universe.“
To her credit, she looks very calm.  "We live in a post-scarcity society.  Bloody conquest just seems silly, doesn’t it?”
“It is for the glory of Gaun!”
“Well, I’m not prepared to get into a religious debate with you,” she says, “since I doubt there’s anything I can do to change your mind.  Since you’re committed to this course of action, what are you willing to offer if we surrender?”
Now he goes back on script.  Maybe I am getting through to him a little?  He talks about the benefits of being enslaved, mainly the protections for up to twelve designated culturally historical sites.  They’ve been mostly good on their word on my homeworld, though they did use the area just outside of the Hahhn Memorial as a waste dump.

She nods as she listens.  There was a part of me that was worried she would argue, because the humans are somewhat childlike.  They don’t understand the horrors of war.  Certainly they fought in the past, but the last time they had to battle was more than two of their generations ago, so these ones have all grown up coddled and soft.  They play games with each other instead, silly competitions.  They make art, and play pretend, and alter their bodies for fun.  They don’t have weapons anymore, and wouldn’t know how to use them if they did.
“Well then,” ambassador Thorn says, “this is about what I expected.  On behalf of humanity, I would like to formally reject this offer.”
Oh no.  Foolish humans.  The galaxy will miss your innocence.  The commander makes an excited clicking noise, looking forward to combat.  He reaches a blade-tipped hand towards ambassador Thorn, but hesitates as every device in the room bleats out an alert - we’ve all lost communications with the outside.

Like one of the dances humans do, she gracefully pivots around while taking his hand.  She ends up close to him and places her other arm against his thorax, then… oh gods. Gods, what… she’s ripped his arm off.  It’s not possible.  The commander is clearly thinking the same thing, staring in mute shock at his dripping limb.
“I’d like to extend a counter-offer,” she says, and flips the arm around before jamming the bladed end into his neck.  The warriors around the room are fidgeting, uncertain.  They haven’t been told to attack, and don’t want to dishonor their commander by intervening in a fight with such a small creature.  She’s still holding the commander’s severed arm in his neck, but she rotates and heaves, lifting him off the ground with it for a moment… and then his head pops off, landing squarely on the conference table.  She allows the corpse to slide to the ground, and straightens her clothes as if they aren’t covered in ichor.

I don’t understand.

The warriors, now with no orders at all, finally act.  She smiles as they come for her, I suppose because she has done her duty to send this powerful message of resistance.  She can die in peace.  Or… no… She’s killing them.  She’s smiling because this is fun for her.  Though they’re partly killing themselves; if there had been two of them, prepared, strategic, they might have prevailed.  Watching six panicked fighters get in each other’s way while trying to stop a smaller, faster, and somehow impossibly stronger foe is almost hypnotic.  At least one is killed by the stab of a friendly lance due to pure confusion.  It’s over faster than I would have thought possible, severed limbs strewn across the room.  I’ve got some fluids splashed across my clothing.  Only one yet lives, and he is retreating.  She seems to be allowing it.

She follows behind, holding a lance.  The wounded and scared warrior scurries down the hallway towards his ship, looking back behind him as he goes.  She’s just… walking.  Calm.  And for some reason I’m following.  The last Gaunvan reaches the airlock and the second he enters his code she throws the lance - throws it! - and spears him.
“Come on, we’re stealing their ship.”  She says it like this is the most normal thing in the world.
“There are thousands more on board!  Thousands!  Almost all warrior caste!”
She smiles again, and keeps walking.  I see errors on the screens that we pass, messages indicating communications have been lost.  They can’t tell anyone what is happening here.  Even the communicators within the ship are on nodes rather than being wired, so the warriors at one end of the vessel won’t be able to coordinate with the other end.  Do they even know they’ve been boarded?
“How?”

We enter the bridge after she kills a handful of other guards with ease.  They’re too shocked by her presence to act in time.  Once the door are sealed and she is working on the control systems she starts talking to me again.
“Well, you know, we do like to be prepared.”
“But you… you ripped his arm off.”
“Yeah, that was super satisfying.”  She looks at me appraisingly.  "Oh, come on.  Is it really that surprising?  You knew we were into changing ourselves, right?  Being strong enough to pop an overgrown bug’s forelimb off isn’t rocket science.“
"Your people are so peaceful…”
“Oh, sure, most of them.  But we did that, too.  Tweaked ourselves over the years to decrease aggression and some of our tribalistic tendencies, increase empathy… all stuff that can be undone if needed.  Though for a good cause even the nicest of us can squish a bug or two.”
“You bond with Ry'ling devourers!”
“Those are the big fuzzy guys that look like cats, yeah?  Those guys are adorable!  But… look, liking some things that could kill us doesn’t mean we’ll sit back and get enslaved.  We didn’t put up with it well when we enslaved each other, and we certainly aren’t going to go for it now that we’re… finally… on the same page about slavery being unacceptable.  It was, uh, a longer time than we like to admit before the last hold-outs were convinced of that one.”

I can feel the ship un-dock.  We’re moving.  "What about all the warriors on board?  They’ll break through the doors eventually!“
"Not according to this control panel here.  Take a look.”
It says there’s no atmosphere in the rest of the ship.  Life signs are negative on all but two of the warriors, presumably the only ones that got to their suits in time.  She disabled all the safety measures, somehow.  She just killed… I check the life signs readout again to confirm the number… three thousand, six hundred, and fourteen soldiers.  Wait, how is it tracking that unless… “Are communications back up?”
“Yeah, I’m calling some friends.  The military is right around the corner, so to speak.”
“But Earth doesn’t have a standing military.”
She laughs.  Not just a little bit.  She’s actually doubled over for a moment, unable to catch her breath.  "Sweet Jeebus, you guys actually fell for that?  No standing military.  Have you read about us at all?“

Three ships appear seemingly out of nowhere, and one docks with the Gaunvan vessel.  Once the atmosphere is restored we head to the airlock to meet them, and I’m surprised by an entire platoon of Gaunvan warriors.  Speaking English.
"Okay boys, send your last goodbyes!  This is in all likelihood a one way mission.  Commander Thorn!  It is an honor to see you again, and might I say you look exquisite drenched in the blood of your enemies!”
She bows to him, blushing, and then salutes the Gaunvans.  Or… humans?  Can they change themselves this drastically?
“You’ve got two holed up in here somewhere.  Bridge is clear, have the techs bring the new brain on board.”
“New brain?”
She looks at me like she’s forgotten that I’m here, and then turns back to the others.  "Men, this is our new friend Ix Malasan who has just been liberated from his captivity.  He’s going to be helping with our intel.  Malasan, yeah, a new brain for the ship.  Once this vessel is cleaned up and back in service with a new crew we’ll be able to take it over whenever we want even if all of our boys get killed.  We cooked up a really sadistic AI for it.“
"But how do you know the protocols?  This was your first contact with the Gaunvans, they’ve never lost a ship anywhere near here!”
“No?  There wasn’t a mining colony disaster two years ago?”
“But that was just an accident… and you weren’t even involved in the war yet… and…”

The faux-Gaunvans have finished boarding.  The one that was talking to them before puts a bladed claw on ambassador - commander - Thorn’s shoulder.  "You coming with?“
"Naw.  Orders said I could only come if they allow ambassadors near extremely high value targets.  Malasan here says they don’t, so I need to wait for my next mission back on Earth.”
“It would have been nice having you with us, Thorn.  Well, maybe we’ll see each other again.  Suicide mission or not, I think I’ve decided to live through it.”
“Bold choice,” she says, and kisses him next to his lower mandibles.
He nods at me, then turns back to his men. “Okay everyone, we are now officially on the job.  And what is that job?”
In unison, they start chanting.

“FUCK! SHIT! UP!  FUCK! SHIT! UP!  FUCK! SHIT! UP!”

For a moment I nearly feel pity for the Gaunvans.  Nearly.  Commander Thorn leads me off of the ship, and I start thinking about what useful information I can provide the ‘harmless’ humans.  Fuck shit up, indeed.

Surprising Positive and Negative Traits about the Signs

Aries: Loves love but doesn’t but effort into what they care about

Taurus: Hardworking but complains a lot

Gemini: Has lots of potential to do anything but too scared to do so

Cancer: Wants to make everyone happy but doesn’t take care of themselves first

Leo: Gives great advice but doesn’t follow it themselves

Virgo: Talented af but thinks they’re better than everyone else

Libra: Sweet but super flaky

Scorpio: High morals but wants to break them all the time

Sagittarius: Knows what they want and how to get it but breaks down every .2 seconds

Capricorn: Super sweet but also moody

Aquarius: Wants to give lots of hugs and love but doesn’t ever do the same for someone else

Pisces: Acts really happy to everyone but really bitter on the inside

A visiting Professor of Linguistics was delivering a lecture.

“In the grammars of many languages throughout the world, a double negative expresses a positive. On the other hand there are some languages, such as Russian and the English of Chaucer, in which a double negative remains a negative. However, there is not a language in the world in which a double positive can express a negative.”

A voice from the back of the room piped up: “Yeah, right.”

Why People Hate Your Sign

Aries: Make everything a competition and seem to constantly make impulsive decisions even if it puts others at risk.

Taurus: Unbelievably stubborn and think you’re always right. As well as being horribly materialistic.

Gemini: Unfocused and talks too much. Makes a lot of things up, so people never know when you’re being serious. Commitment is a no most of the time.

Cancer: Stereotypically over emotional. Can be childish and immature. As well as victimizing yourself in almost every situation.

Leo: Attention seeking and have very high expectations. Likes to be in control of everything and of course egoistic.

Virgo: Controlling and uptight. Over critical of way too much. And have a tendency of being harsh over little things.

Libra: Can never make a decision. Manipulative and superficial. Sometimes too laid back to the point of not caring.

Scorpio: Petty and vindictive. Overly jealous and possessive. Way too secretive over too many things and manipulative.

Sagittarius: Always bored because you expect too much. Exaggerates everything. Inconsistent with thoughts and things you do.

Capricorn: Selfish and don’t care enough about anything. Obsessed with social status. And almost always pessimistic.

Aquarius: Obsessed with individuality. Don’t pay attention to much because you’re always in dreamland. Stubborn and very unpredictable.

Pisces: Magnet for drama. Don’t stand up for yourself. Rarely know what you want. And sometimes over sensitive.

Negative Expressions of the Signs
  • ♈ Aries: Aggressive, forceful, inconsiderate. Immature, offensive and spontaneous tantrums with no apology. Egocentric, boastful and feels entitled. The ram has an ill temper and a hard head; they believe their way is The Way.
  • ♉ Taurus: An affair with greed and sloth. Roots embedded and wrapped around the brain, suggesting unchangeable ways. Clingy of things and people, and little patience when bothered. Too proud to admit faults. The bull has their hooves dug underneath the ground, becoming immovable and unyielding for willful reasons.
  • ♊ Gemini: Contradictory, superficial, and an erratic chatterbox. The nerves are easily irritated, causing a sharp and offensive tongue and volatile emotions. Flightiness; The butterfly that flits from one thing to the next seeks connection coldly from the mind, but not warmly from the heart.
  • ♋ Cancer: Needy, teary, moody and repetitive of unhealthy habits. Cautiousness and hidden paranoia; the crab is scared and selfish, only thinking of their own safety. Conflicting emotions. "I'm so lonely" cries the crab, yet is the one who withdraws into their shell and into the internal womb, never to be seen again.
  • ♌ Leo: Emotional flares, spoiled tantrums, and dramatization of trivial events to play the role of the martyred victim. The ego is self-centered; they must be the king of their domain, to have everything their way. "Hear me roar I am king" says the mere cub, attempting to be a lion.
  • ♍ Virgo: Magnification of the faults of others, yet doesn't see that their judgment, fault-finding and criticism towards others is merely a reflection of the flaws they see in themselves. Shrewd, easily bothered, a fickle & nervous mind, worrisome and bluntly opinionated. "Well, I think..." starts the mercurial maiden, ready to impose their unwanted opinion on another.
  • ♎ Libra: Indecisive, eager to please for personal gain, and forced pleasantness. Characteristically neutral that shows as a form of passiveness to avoid confrontation. Isn't quite sure of what they want. Superficial and dependent on the company of others to avoid loneliness. The instability of the scales reflects moodiness, irritability and inconsistency.
  • ♏ Scorpio: Actions driven by irrational and emotional impulses. Thinks highly of oneself and holds an all-or-nothing attitude. Controlling behavior, underlying paranoia, and internal anger manifesting as visible irritability and frustration. "No one understands me" says the Scorpion, who actively isolates themselves from others.
  • ♐ Sagittarius: Laziness, offensive humor and reckless behavior. Forceful of views & attacks and critically questions the views of others. Boastful, temperamental and self-centered; believes they can never be wrong. Escapism through indulgence. The Ego is inflated and judgment is poor. The centaur preaches and claims to have wisdom, yet through actions show an irresponsible fool.
  • ♑ Capricorn: Superficially concerned with status. Criticizing, selfish and cold. Takes oneself too seriously. Gloomy, worrisome, lethargic, and emit an unwelcoming presence. The saturnian seagoat sees the world as against them, as a mountain blocking their way. "I am unlucky" they sigh, when it is only their consuming pessimism and self-doubt acting as the mountain.
  • ♒ Aquarius: Detached, arrogant, unsympathetic, frigid and erratic in action. Preaches open-mindedness yet expresses opinions in a dogmatic manner. Minimizes serious situations, breaks rules that do not make sense by their flawed standards, and fights for pointless causes. "I seek belonging" says the water-bearer, who purposefully tries to not belong for the sake of individualism.
  • ♓ Pisces: Overly sensitive, teary, and a habit of lying. An open display of indulgence in one's sorrows and misfortunes that reflect a victim complex. Unreliable, lazy and avoids responsibilities through escapism. "I sacrifice so much and get nothing" weeps the fish, who must know that it is not sacrifice if there is reward.
The Signs Negative Traits

Aries:

Arrogant
Thinks they know everything
Stubborn
Insensitive
Unorganized
Unnecessarily confrontational
Always trying to fight everyone

Taurus:

Stubborn
Self indulgent
Lazy
Materialistic
Posessive
Remembers every bad thing anyone has ever done to them
Holds grudges forever

Gemini:

Superficial
Lack decision making ability
Just can’t get it together
Always anxious
Lacks consistency
Nosy
Detaching and forgetful

Cancer:

Mood swings
Pessimistic
Clingy
Overly emotional
Always suspicious
Gives up easily
Insecure

Leo:

Headstrong
Egotistical
Possessive
Demanding
Impatient
Arrogant
Melodramatic

Virgo:

Overly critical
Fussy
Fastidious
Self righteous
Conservative
Judgemental
Petty

Libra:

Flaky
Lazy
Indecisive
Superficial
Detached
Codependant
Self serving

Scorpio:

Jealous and possessive
Doesn’t trust anyone
Resentful
Manipulative
Agressive
Destructive
Intolerant

Sagittarius:

Careless
Tactless
Pushy
Inconsistant
Cocky
Argumentative
Irresponsible

Capricorn:

Pessimistic
Ridged
Condescending
Haughty
Insensitive
Apprehensive
Snobby

Aquarius:

Aloof
Unpredictable
Detached
Extremist
Chaotic
Scattered
Rebellious

Pisces:

Idealistic
Overly sensitive
Lazy
Pessimistic
Escapist
Spiteful
Oblivious

Positive Traits

The biggest negative feeling for the signs:

Aries: Knowing that even when they give their all, failure is still a possibility.

Taurus: Being put into awkward positions.

Gemini: Feeling stuck in a place that doesn’t allow them the freedom to learn.

Cancer: The feeling of continuing to fight for someone who clearly doesn’t give a damn about them.

Leo: Feeling like the people they care about the most don’t believe in them.

Virgo: Feeling like everything they do goes unnoticed.

Libra: Continuing to give someone the benefit of the doubt only to get hurt over and over again.

Scorpio: The feeling that there is no one in the world they can trust.

Sagittarius: When people or situations have enough power over them to change their outlook on things.

Capricorn: Feeling like they are not reaching their full potential.

Aquarius: Feeling misunderstood most of the time.

Pisces: Going to the ends of the world for people only to be taken for granted.

Signs at their Worst

Aries: hot headed, irrational, impulsive, easily angered, self involved.

Taurus: lazy, unbothered, passive aggressive, stubborn, materialistic.

Cancer: passive, emotional, mood swings, flaky, self pitying.

Gemini: obnoxious, arrogant, loud, rude, blunt.

Leo: loud, conceited, self obsessed, head strong, materialistic.

Virgo: overly critical, passive aggressive, stubborn, obsessive, cold.

Libra: indecisive, superficial, moody, impatient, aggressive.

Scorpio: moody, manipulative, closed off, emotional, possessive.

Sagittarius: impulsive, reckless, blunt, impatient, insensitive.

Capricorn: controlling, judgmental, bossy, conceited, petty.

Aquarius: stubborn, detached, unreliable, manipulative, passive aggressive.

Pisces: aloof, over sensitive, impatient, lazy, escapist.

Negative things about the signs
  • Aries: Why must you be so damn impatient? When someone is speaking and they are speaking kind of slow for your taste or whatever you interrupt them and start talking about something else, preferably about yourself. Just no.
  • Taurus: Ok girl just chill, you are not always right and even though you know you're not you're just too damn stubborn to admit it that you were wrong. Seriously chill.
  • Gemini: Omg make up your damn mind, do you want this or do you want that? You can't play people like that. Oh and think before you speak because you tend to hurt people's feelings because you're not really thinking that it might hurt them or just don't care. Please no more.
  • Cancer: Oh dear Cancer please don't take everything so harshly. Not everyone is out to get you, you know? And even though someone tells you that you need to improve on something it doesn't mean you are a failure and should give up on everything. Not everything is that black and white.
  • Leo: Oh my god. Why are you like this? You don't have to act so egoistical all the time because in reality you are just so damn insecure. You get angry too quickly and are way too possessive. You might scare people off if you keep acting like that.
  • Virgo: You're very dismissive when things aren't going your way and if you don't think something is perfect you judge people really harshly. And for some reason this doesn't apply to you. Hypocrite much?
  • Libra: You may act all nice but in reality you are the biggest gossiper out of all the zodiac signs. You might even backstab people and not realise that you are actually in the wrong and not the one you were just "gossiping" about. You're pretty shady my guy.
  • Scorpio: You're pretty manipulative and you don't even realise it. Things have to go your way. Also you must take revenge on someone who wronged you 10 years ago. Relax and drink water or something. The person who wronged you has probably forgotten anyways.
  • Sagittarius: Well...you people are pretty moody. Actually you are in a great mood most of the time but when something isn't going your way you get reaaaallllyyyy moody. And everyone will know about it because you take it out on everybody. Even that guy in the store you don't know has to know and feel that you aren't in a good mood.
  • Capricorn: You never take responsibility for anything that happens in your life. If something happens you make someone elsa take care of it for you because well it wasn't your problem. Or so you believe.
  • Aquarius: You're sooooo...Unpredictable! What's going on in that head of yours!? Where are you going? Anywhere you feel like going. Please stop.
  • Pisces: If I'm going to be completely honest with you, you can be a total bitch when something you want just isn't happening. Also overly emotional. You cry over everything! Honey, get a grip!
The signs of the zodiac

Each sign is defined by a polarity, a “quality” and an element.

The polarity divides the zodiac into two parts

First, starting with Aries, there are six positive signs, also called male signs, alternating with six negative signs or feminine signs. Some people prefer the terms of Yin and Yang to be less sexist. 

  • The Yang signs, or “positive” signs, are extroverted, objective and assured.
  • The Yin signs, or “negative,” are more introverted, subjective and receptive.

Next come the modes which divide the zodiac into three parts

It is the quadricity of the zodiac. The three “modes” are: cardinal signs, fixed signs and mutable signs.

  • The cardinal signs are enterprising, they initiate change, move things forward.
  • The fixed signs consolidate, they preserve and reinforce change, they are tenacious, focused and determined.
  • The mutable signs are flexible and changing, they adapt and adjust.

The elements

We speak of triplicity of the zodiac. They are fire, earth, air, water.

  • Fire signs: vitality, excitement, intensity
  • Earth signs: stability, common sense, ability to move things forward
  • Air signs: intellect and sociability
  • Water signs: emotions and intuition

List of the signs following what is said above

  • Aries: positive, cardinal, fire
  • Taurus: negative, fixed, earth
  • Gemini: positive, mutable, air
  • Cancer: negative, cardinal, water
  • Leo: positive, fixed, fire
  • Virgo: negative, mutable, earth
  • Libra: positive, cardinal, air
  • Scorpio: negative, fixed, water
  • Sagittarius: positive, mutable, fire
  • Capricorn: negative, cardinal, earth
  • Aquarius: positive, fixed, air
  • Pisces: negative, mutable, water

Requested : Yes

I’m tired of being sad and having no clue as to why I am this way, so I’ll write about the happy bits of me and why I smile. I dance when I’m alone, when the music gets just right and I’m sure that no one is watching, it’s okay to feel lonely, I used to not like the idea of it, but once you’re comfortable in your own skin even depression starts to feel like a breeze. I’m reading a book that says we are the beliefs and thoughts that we think and believe in. So if I say that I’m happy a thousand times, one of those will come back as true. So if I say I’ll find the love of my life some day, some day she’ll appear in front of me while I’m writing another poem. It’s good to have goals, the only goal I’ve ever had up until recently was to keep myself happy with someone else, that’s not a goal, but an illusion. You can’t live your life for someone else, it’s called your life for a reason. Happiness must happen when I say so, so I’m saying so. We bring into this world the kind of kindness that we’ve been dealt, so when I fake a smile, my mother is omnipresent. Although it’s not real, fake it until you make it, right? The book also says, spend more time doing things that make you lose track of time, so I decided to write again and more often than not, to not compare myself to others because once you start doing that, there’s no going back. I don’t write like someone else, I write like myself. I don’t think like anyone that I know, there’s just you and the beautifully twisted world, we’re all trying to find redemption inside of coral skies and trustworthy friends. I would break my own hand to contain my anger, it is contained. Happiness is what we make it, so if I say that it exists, then it will be so. Listening to your guidance, that makes me happy. You know who you are. Breathless to the words, you paint the sunrise with your pinky and promise that as long as I’m here today, tomorrow will not be filled with sorrow. I keep writing letters to the future person that I will be, I wonder if I’ll change. I probably will, we all do in one way or another. I’m the kind of person that snaps a picture of the sky while I’m driving, I’m reckless, but we’re still alive. Life’s too short and I need to be more careful, I’m certain that death has given up a few passes for me. Do you ever feel like you’re running out of time? Like there’s something trying to make a statement, a lost word that even google couldn’t even get its hands on. Do you ever feel like no one’s really listening? We’re all selfish in the end, but the ones that truly listen– they are the ones that I live for. I maintain online friendships better than I do with my siblings, I guess our thinking is just on different frequencies. On the topic of frequencies– the you that you would like to be is out there, you just need to listen. Hear the right words said by the right person and you’ll be in the right spot to be the you that you’d want to be in this life. Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough? Remember that thing I said about thoughts? Sometimes we just need to let go a little bit, embrace the art of it. To be left to the wind, the unknown will bring us to more adventures and you may not be loved by many, but there’s a chance that you will be– why not take it? I would like to break out of this, I want to smile more and to laugh a little louder, I just want to make myself proud of who I will be versus who I used to be. And you can’t turn back the hands of time, you cannot change your mistakes– they are permanent, but you are not. There is a fire inside of your chest and if you keep suffocating yourself with an indescribable pain then you’ll only suffer in a incomprehensible way. I just want to fill this world with more love and less pain, I see a butterfly and I’m easily distracted– how beauty will fly past you if you’re not even paying attention because you’re so damn sad all of the time. So I drop all signs of negativity and lean towards the positive, I am the only vibe that’ll alter my moods, so I must feel more wealthy than a million silver spoons even if I don’t have any, so I must create the art that likes to spill from my fingertips, we live such short lives– why not be the best version of yourself? Who will you be if tomorrow was your last day on this planet? Will you cry because it’s over? Or will you search the ends of the earth until you’ve found the fountain of youth? I’ve got a secret to share with you. You can be a 100 years old and still have the sweetest smile, you can be in your 20s and have a soul heavy enough to sink the titanic, life is strange, life is strange. We live our youth to buy pretty things, but live our oak days trying to make up more time– it waits for no one, the wrong turn will break you, a simple kiss will turn your thoughts into poetry and a life of self-hate is a road that needs constant validation– why not be your own way out? Be your own lover, be your own brand of music, be your own kind of poem, be your own story of kindness, and if you’re not perfect just look around– nobody is. I’m tired of dreaming, I want to build it instead. You can’t be who you want to be if you’re still having the same thoughts from last year– you can’t change or heal in the right way if you’re not willing to break a few pieces of your heart because the clutter inside of our minds often match the attitude that we give off. So like a quote, so like a poem, so like a bedtime story. If I repeat it enough times, I’ll be happy. I just want to be happy. I just want to let go of the bad feelings. I just want to love myself enough to see a brighter day. You can’t change the world if you can’t even change yourself, right? If I repeat it enough times, then it must be real. I will be happy. Sadness is a crucial emotion because without it, being delighted and euphoric wouldn’t be so dense, but that’s the beauty of the intensity to which we should love ourselves. I want to be so fucking glad to wake up today that it’ll just drown my depression into the white noise. I want to glow in the dark and live like the jellyfishes, give my poetry the immortality to always bring a smile onto the faces of those that love who I am even if I’m a bit flawed because at the end of the day– you’re the only one sleeping on your bed, you’re the only one who’s going to determine if you’ve got enough room to breathe, you’re the only one to have the last say if you’re art or not.
—  I wanted to write something happy for you–
yes, you. The person that’s reading this.
Do You Wanna Fight?

Aries Mars:

Originally posted by mariaslittlestuff

An Aries mars is very explosive and the smallest thing will set them on a rampage, destroying everything in their path. They can be very blunt and tell it how it is, regardless of if they hurt others’ feelings. After all, they need to know the truth! They are absolutely savage and rip apart anyone that decides to cross them. This often means bridges get burnt quickly and in a rapid bush fire of anger. Unfortunately for an Aries mars, they move on much faster than everyone else. So they may try to talk to someone hours after an argument to find that person has blocked them and wants nothing to do with them.


Taurus Mars:

Originally posted by chicastrology

A Taurus Mars is very hard to anger and they take a lot of pushing to finally react but when they do, it’s time to give up. It becomes like talking to a brick wall. They refuse to listen to anyone and will only do what they want which is frustrating to people around them. Their pride and stubbornness shines and blocks their ability to even consider doing anything but saying no, to everything. Their need to control themselves becomes very apparent in situations where they are distressed or under pressure.


Gemini Mars:

Originally posted by shitthesignssay

A Gemini Mars often shows anger through acting superior or disinterested rather than aggressive. They seem to believe they are better than those who are more argumentative. Their ability to outwit any opponent often means they win fights, but only because they become unresponsive and sarcastic rather than actually having conversations. They move on very quickly but in the back of their mind, they love to think they are now more intelligent because they won a fight and will use that to their advantage.


Cancer Mars:

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

A Cancer Mars is literally the most dramatic person you will ever meet. They are savage and go straight in for the sore point but as soon as you even slightly retaliate, they cry and act as though they have been horribly betrayed by their oldest friend and now they must live in anguish. They get defensive before they have even been accused which actually starts most of the arguments they are involved in. They seem to make every disagreement become a personal attack by everyone else onto them.


Leo Mars:

Originally posted by dragwillamgoddammit

A Leo mars has this need to be the most important person in the room and when they’re not, they throw almighty tantrums. If someone does not pay enough attention to them, they become self-conscious and moody, especially towards that person. They won’t tell you why, though. You’re just left to wonder what you did to deserve the silent treatment. They work hard for attention and when it is not received, they are personally hurt. Also very stubborn, they have a really hard time letting things go.


Virgo Mars:

Originally posted by ziwe

A Virgo mars generally isn’t aggressive but they rip you apart with their criticism that quite often becomes personal and nasty. Their anger is usually shown through complaining and cynicism. They are very prone to “just doing it themselves” rather than having to explain things to other people because they believe they are the only ones that can do anything the right way. Often, they will shut people down before they get a chance and are able to make people feel as though they are inferior which means they are avoided when anything doesn’t go to plan as those around them know they’ll be on a rampage.


Libra Mars:

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom

A Libra mars wants drama, no matter where or who it’s coming from or involving. They are always the instigator when issues arise and love to light the fire and then run away to watch from afar. Then, when it’s all said and done, they decide to come out and mend the situation to make themselves look like heroes. Very passive aggressive to anyone that crosses them but rarely take action, instead they will talk behind peoples’ backs and spread rumors which solves nothing and in fact, makes things worse. 


Scorpio Mars:

Originally posted by i-am-a-daemon

A Scorpio Mars has an almost concerning amount of self-restraint which is even scarier than an explosive Mars sign as you can never tell what they’re thinking. They know how to not only cut deep, but leave scars for years on end. They have a very black and white outlook on life - it’s this or that. Pessimism is common and often alienates them from more happy-go-lucky people. They’re not bothered though, because anyone that sees the world in rose coloured glasses is an idiot, right? They’re able to destroy your self-worth without blinking an eye which means a lot of people tread on egg shells around them. 


Sagittarius Mars:

Originally posted by thatshortfunnygirl

A Sagittarius Mars often starts fights that they can’t finish. They rarely look at the facts properly before diving in with their opinion and then get offended if you don’t agree. They are violent when they are irritated and literally will throw a chair at someone if they’re not doing what they want. They get bored super easily and will (literally) run away if things aren’t fast-paced enough to keep them interested. If you want someone you know will always be on your side, don’t ask them, their opinions and moods can change in a flash.


Capricorn Mars:

Originally posted by orangemoons13000

A Capricorn Mars believes they can do absolutely no wrong. They are big on betrayal and backstabbing, making it unfortunate for you if you cross them because you won’t hear about it from them, you’ll hear about it when there are rumors circling about you and you’re getting the silent treatment from 4 of your friends. They seem very unenthusiastic and placid but they are very convincing when they set their mind on something. They are very calm when angry which makes it more uncomfortable for everyone because they become distant and quiet when you have upset them and it is very hard to come back from that.


Aquarius Mars:

Originally posted by etudiant-en-ph2

An Aquarius Mars is unbelievably clever but they often are bit by the “know-it-all” bug which makes them hard to converse with as they really don’t believe anyone can be on their level. They will fight back if they are forced to follow rules or requests they don’t agree with. They have a tendency to develop a god-complex and believe they are smarter, wittier and better than those around them. They become detached and disinterested when angry as if people are not worth their time which often leads people to dislike their blunt, entitled nature.


Pisces Mars:

Originally posted by 99percentskins

A Pisces Mars is endlessly fascinated by everything around them. They rarely get involved in any sort of disagreement or fight as they’re very chill and prefer the onlooker role instead. They are passionate about their opinions and beliefs and often take on a martyr role, even when there is no one going against them. It is as though they want to be defeated, so later they can prove themselves which can get on the nerves of people when they play the victim just to be redeemed.

An Abbreviated Astro-Glossary

Air Signs – [Gemini, Libra, Aquarius] the triplicity that represents the function of thinking, and the communicative process

Angles – the term used to identify the two most “important” axes of a natal chart, and thus four most “important” points. The Horizon (Ascendant-Descendant) and the Meridian (Medium Coeli-Imum Coeli)

Angular Houses – the houses corresponding to the Cardinal Signs

Aquarius – the eleventh sign, an air sign of the fixed modality

Aries – the first sign, a fire sign of the cardinal modality

Ascendant – the degree of the zodiac that is rising on the horizon at the moment of birth, also known as the Rising (usually the cusp of the First House)

Aspects – specific geometrical relations between two bodies in a chart

Cadent Houses – the houses corresponding to the Mutable Signs

Cancer – the fourth sign, a water sign of the cardinal modality

Capricorn – the tenth sign, an earth sign of the cardinal modality

Cardinal Signs – [Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn] the quadruplicity existing at the initiation of a season (equinoxes and solstices). These signs serve to initiate change and begin the cycle of creation

Composite Chart – a type of relationship chart created by calculating the mid-points of two different charts, in an attempt to describe the energetic quality of the relationship

Conjunction – a major aspect, in which the two bodies are overlapping

Cusp – the dividing line between two consecutive signs or houses

Decan or Decanate – a further division of each sign by three, each subsection totaling ten degrees

Degree – one 30th part of a sign, or one 360th part of a circle

Descendant – the degree of the zodiac that is setting on the horizon at the moment of birth (usually the cusp of the Seventh House)

Detriment – the placement of a planet in a sign or house opposite to the one that it rules

Dignity//Domicile – the placement of a planet in the sign or house that it rules

Duplicated Signs – signs that rule two houses in a natal chart, accompanied by Intercepted Signs

Earth Signs – [Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn] the triplicity that represents the function of the senses, and the need for practicality in our lives

Ecliptic – the apparent motion of the sun through our sky as the Earth orbits around. Divided into 360 degrees and then twelve sub sections of thirty degrees called Signs

Exaltation – the placement of a planet in the sign or house in which it best expresses its energy

Fall – the placement of a planet in the sign or house opposite to its Exaltation

Feminine Signs – the three earth signs and the three water signs that represent the perceptive-emotional functions. The signs of negative polarity

Fire Signs – [Aries, Leo, Sagittarius] the triplicity that represents the function of feeling, and our passions and drives

Fixed Signs – [Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius] the quadruplicity that exists as the proliferation of a season. They serve to maintain and develop the change of the Cardinal Signs

Gemini – the third sign, an air sign of the mutable modality

Houses – the twelve sections of a chart that correspond to various spheres of activity in our lives (see here)

Imum Coeli – the degree of the zodiac that is directly below the earth at the moment of birth, also known as the Nadir (usually the cusp of the Fourth House)

Inconjunct – a minor aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 150 degrees

Intercepted Signs – signs completely encased within a house and who thus rule no houses in the chart, accompanied by Duplicated Signs

Leo – the fifth sign, a fire sign of the fixed modality

Libra – the seventh sign, an air sign of the cardinal modality

Lord – the ruler of a sign or house

Masculine Signs – the three fire signs and the three air signs that represent the rational-communicative functions. The signs of positive polarity

Medium Coeli – the degree of the zodiac that is directly overhead at the moment of birth, also known as the Midheaven (usually the cusp of the Tenth House)

Midpoint – the ecliptic degree halfway between two bodies or points

Modality – [Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable] the mode of operation of a sign, and the way in which it directs its energies

Mutable Signs – [Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces] the quadruplicity the exists as the end of a season. They serve to transform the developments of the fixed signs to pave the way for cardinal creation.

Nodes – the Lunar Nodes: the points in the Moon’s orbit that cross the ecliptic, also known as the North and South Nodes, the Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail, or Rahu and Ketu

Opposition – a major aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 180 degrees

Orb – variation of degrees from an aspect

Pisces – the twelfth sign, a water sign of the mutable modality

Planets – the ten heavenly bodies that correspond to various drives and energies in our lives (see here)

Quadruplicity – a set of four signs with the same modality

Retrograde – the apparent backwards motion of a planet in our sky due to their relative motion

Sagittarius – the ninth sign, a fire sign of the mutable modality

Scorpio – the eighth sign, a water sign of the fixed modality

Sextile – a minor aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 60 degrees

Signs – 30 degree sections of the Ecliptic beginning at the Vernal Equinox

Square – a major aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 90 degrees

Stellium – a grouping of 3 or more planets in a sign or house (potentially 4 or more depending on the planets involved and the astrologer)

Succedent Houses – the houses corresponding to the Fixed Signs

Synastry – the study of relationships in astrology utilizing inter-chart overlays and the creation of a composite chart

Taurus – the second sign, an earth sign of the fixed modality

Transit – the current movement of the planets, and the interaction between them as well as their interaction with a natal chart

Trine – a major aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 120 degrees

Triplicity – a set of three signs with the same element

Virgo – the sixth sign, an earth sign of the mutable modality

Water Signs – [Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces] the triplicity that represents the function of emotion, and our intuitive abilities

Zodiac – The Circle of Animals. The imaginary belt surrounding the Ecliptic in which the Zodiacal Constellations fall. Note that these are different from the Astrological Signs

two words to describe each sign

aries: lively but aggressive

taurus: patient but stubborn

gemini: adaptable but stuck up

cancer: motherly but manipulative

leo: loyal but dramatic

virgo: practical but fussy

libra: fair but indecisive

scorpio: faithful but secretive

sagittarius: intellectual but careless

capricorn: ambitious but cold

aquarius: friendly but detached

pisces: creative but sensitive