Tuesday, January 29, 2013
When I got home from work today I had received a phone call from one of my dad's old clients. They needed to know his Tax ID number, which I don't know, so I had to call my step-mom. I last heard from her just after Christmas, and hadn't heard from her since, so I figured she was avoiding me.
I finally got up the nerve to ask her where my dad's ashes were. She still has them, and probably won't spread them until it's warmer out. I don't really care what she does with them, but I want to know what it is. I just want to be kept in the loop. The convo didn't go too badly, she's joined Zumba and a yoga class, and is taking a jewelry making class at a small art museum, so she's keeping busy. It was still awkward talking to her. She sounded like she was on the verge of tears the whole time, so maybe she was dreading talking to me, too. Who knows.
On another topic, I learned something new about myself today, and I thought I would share. I am somewhat interested in astrology, as in I enjoy reading about astrological traits but I don't run my life by it. My birthday is May 19, which makes me a Taurus-Gemini cusp. This means I'm not a full blow Taurus: I take aspects from both Taurus and Gemini, which may explain my crazy rollercoaster emotions a bit better. =)
Here is one of the things I read, and I think it pretty much fits me to a T.
May 19 to May 24
Those born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp are eternally young. They are energetic, prolific and once they find something that really appeals to them, they do it quite a bit. (Hellooo, SparkPeople? ;) )
They are also versatile. This versatility may cause them to wear themselves out because they try to do too much too frequently. They need to learn to limit themselves to create a balance.
Taurus-Gemini is a born communicator. They love active conversations on just about any topic you can imagine. They do have to be careful not to monopolize the conversation. It is all too easy for them to do. (I very much notice myself monopolizing convos. I try to limit this.)
They may be conflicted about certain things due to their nature. While they want to be earthy and stable, they are drawn to towards more unstable, frenetic behavior. They may not be sensitive to the feelings of others. While they can spend hours debating over their own emotional matters, they may appear rather unsympathetic or detached. (I often FEEL unsympathetic and detached. See blogs about me being annoyed when my husband is sick.) They are prone to burning out, both physically and mentally. If they can learn self-discipline, they will be more successful.
Taurus-Gemini needs to keep track of their activity level with great care. They need to learn consistency when rejecting ideas or people. They need to learn how to gentle their approach. Confronting their own insecurities will help them grow. Resting is a good thing from time to time.
Taurus-Gemini can focus too much on money and possessions. They are usually gentle, dependable and tolerant of those around them (unless you are a fecking a-hole or a complete moron). At the same time, they can be high strung and scattered. They are entertaining and make loyal friends who are fun to be around. They like to spend time eating good food and enjoying a rousing conversation. (Hence why I am OVERWEIGHT?!)
Their strengths are their stability, intellectual and conversational skills and their perseverance (Read: STUBBORN). They are good at analyzing challenging ideas and have the ability to communicate those ideas to others. If they can learn to add the variety of Gemini to the dedication of Taurus, they can be very successful.
Broadminded and hardworking, Taurus-Gemini is also expressive, energetic, charming, intelligent, adaptable, shy, practical, mature, gentle, quiet, stable, restless, blunt, scattered, nervous, over-indulgent and changeable. They don't call this the Cusp of Energy for nothing.
Individuals born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp are independent and proud. They are very talented, especially when they learn how to get their inclinations to work together. If they get unhappy, they tend to get lethargic and apathetic (super DUPER true). Learning to forgive is a blessing in their life (learning to forgive is HARD, yo).
They may have interests in art, music, travel or social activities. They attract many friends, though they should be cautious they don't over-commit themselves to too many relationships. They are generous people, who enjoy delving into many things.
So what do you think? Obviously none of you (except Christina971) have ever met me IRL, but I would generally cherish your opinions on the matter.
Any other cupsies out there?! HOLLA!