Sunday, January 16, 2011

Identity Crisis!

So I was born a Gemini. It's been part of my identity, always. I'm not much for astrology, and I don't check my horoscope, but it's something everyone knows about themselves, and sometimes it's fun. And interestingly enough, Gemini fits me to a tee.

Here, see if you agree. From

Ruled as they are by the Planet Budha (Mercury), Mithuna ( Gemini ) exhibit a delicious brand of mercurial energy. They are quick thinking, quick-witted and fast on their feet. It's their curiousity and cleverness that make them such a hit at cocktail parties. But they are not just good talkers - they also love to listen and learn. However, any social setting is good enough for a Mithuna ( Gemini ) since these folks are charming, congenial, and love to share themselves with their friends.
Mithuna ( Gemini ) mind drives them to talk, to converse and it is not always just idle chatter. They need more and more information to feed their intellectual inclinations. They probe endlessly for more information as the more it collects the better. They are supremely interested in developing their relationships. Sharing that knowledge later on with those they love is also a lot of fun. Mithuna ( Gemini ) are bright, quick-witted and is at the centre-stage in any party. Although rational and practical, they also have a surplus of imagination. However the fact that they are unsure which twin will show up half the time they are often considered fickle and restless. They can be moody and act on simple whims. While their effusiveness may be misconstrued as scheming by some, Mithuna ( Gemini ) generally have their hearts in the right place. It is this ample energy, which can also paint them as scatterbrained and unfocused but, behind all that restlessness, they are usually busy filing all that information away. Funny, brimming with life, full of ideas, adorable, inconsistent, capricious, superficial, they are a bundle of maddening contradictions. They may deal in everything and are 'know-alls', but at the same time they also have the ability to master skills. Mithuna ( Gemini ) are versatile and have an amazing grasp of the subject they choose, although it may not interest them for long. They prize intellect and consider it to be the key to all things. At work, they are the clearest of thinkers, suggesting logical and well-thought-out ideas which make them an asset to any team. Their greatest strength lies in their ability to communicate effectively and to think clearly. Adventures of the mind are what the Twins are all about. Bestowed with a cheerful face easily detectable from signs of anxiety, tension or unhappiness the Gemini face is a dead give-away when they try to hide sorrow behind their brand of wit and humour. If even for a short while, romancing a Gemini is likely to be interesting, adventurous and fun, but the fickle, almost uncaring attitude will manage to break many hearts before they finally settle down. Although affectionate Mithuna ( Gemini ) can be extreme flirts, But be sure that the partner shares the Mithuna ( Gemini ) sense of humour. Mithuna ( Gemini ) never stray if the family life is satisfying. However it is best not to rush headlong into marriage; give adequate thought before popping the question.

So apparently, Parke Kunkle, some guy in Minnesota (homeland of ClinkShrink, no less) decides that it's all wrong. Everything is off. Now I'm a Taurus. But I'm not a Taurus, I'm a Gemini. They want to stick me and ClinkShrink under the same stars? No way.

And here are the new dates:
Here are the new zodiac dates:

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11
Pisces: March 11-April 18
Aries: April 18-May 13
Taurus: May 13-June 21
Gemini: June 21-July 20
Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

Have you been blown away, too?

What will this mean in psychiatric practice? Will everyone's personality change? Will people come to talk about the shift between who they are and who they thought they were? Will they fight back? I know that I'm staying a Gemini.


moviedoc said...

Are you kidding? You've been transferred to a different sign? You're against it? That's counter-transference!

Dinah said...

Moviedoc, very punny. ugh.

HappyOrganist said...

oh that's very funny.

some of those have very long date ranges. that don't seem right.

Anonymous said...

Still up for debate. But think of the ramifications. If you married the guy who asked you, "What's your sign?" at that party 30 years ago, or whenever people asked that question,might he want a divorce now based on having false information when he made his decision that you were the one? On the other hand, 30 years ago, the earth's tilt and the Zodiac signs we all know were aligned. If the earth tilted and threw the Zodiac out of whack then it should only matter post tilt--so maybe for your grandchildren,no evil eye intended.
Based on the number of times the Zodiac comes up in a therapy practice, I don't think too many people will be calling requesting emergency appointments ,and as for your own feelings, two words: Angry Birds.

Sarebear said...

Yay, moviedoc!

Anonymous said...

I KNEW I was a Capricorn and not an Aquarious, I knew it!

tracy said...

i am still freaking out over the fact that i am now a Libra...i was always a Scorp!

Anonymous said...

I stayed a Pisces. Good thing, too, 'cause I didn't want to have to change my personality to fit a new sign. LOL!

Sarebear said...

I was always a fish out of water before but now it's the age of Aquarius, for me, teehee.