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Have I Started to Blame My Bad Habits On My Astrological Sign?

Monday, January 28, 2019


Let's start this post off with two things. 

First, I'm a Scorpio. 

Second, I'm not that big into astrology. I know I'm a Scorpio and my boss and co-worker all but forced me into doing my full chart once I found out the time I was born (okay, so I willingly pestered my parents for my exact birth time because I was curious, but still...).

Now that we have those both out of the way, let's continue on with this post, which will likely just be seen as millennial bullshit. Honestly, if there were only two words out there that could describe my entire existence, I think "Millennial Bullshit" really hits the nail on the head. Or, "Niall Horan." Honestly, either combo really just sums up the entire purpose of my being at its current state.

I don't read my horoscope really ever. I don't know my chart off the top of my head. I don't even really know all of the traits of a Scorpio, I only know that whenever I do get a chance to look at them, it all feels too real and like a personal attack because it seems Too Accurate. I am, however, addicted to astrological memes and find myself falling down that blackhole all too often. 

That's not exactly relevant at this moment, I just really wanted to throw that out there just so you know where my free time is being spent. Writing content for this blog? Hell nah. I'm looking at dope astrology memes.


The one thing about Scorpios is that everyone seems to, well, kind of hate them. Or be afraid of them. I'm not entirely sure if there's a difference or if it's just a combination of both. All I know is that when I tell people I'm one and they have a semblance of knowledge about astrology, the reaction is typically a wince, like I somehow physically hurt them with my answer. 

Maybe I'm wrong, but here's a list of the traits of a Scorpio, or at least some of them because lord knows every single site will say something different: 

  • Focused
  • Brave
  • Faithful
  • Ambitious
  • Jealous
  • Secretive
  • Manipulative
  • Passionate
  • Obsessive
  • Vengeful
  • Intense
  • Competitive
Just to name a few...



When the traits, both positive and negative, are written out just word-by-word, they're not quite as impactful. I mean, of course I know that I'm faithful and obsessive. I would still drop everything if the Jonas Brothers ever reunited as a band. I had a Myspace page dedicated to the Jonas Brothers. They will never leave my heart. I had to write an article about Priyanka Chopra the other day and wrote her full name as Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the lede with a tear streaming down my face.

Ahem...I digress. It's when they're put into sentences and situations that I really sit back and think "huh, well, yep, that's me" in my worst Raven Symone voice if she ever were to be confused about her existence. 

Like, the sentence "Scorpios have a hard time opening up?" Me. To a T. I'm a closed book. If you think you know something about me...you don't. That sounds dramatic. I'm selective, that's all. My business doesn't need to be all over the internet, which seems really ironic considering I have a blog and talk about a lot of shit on my Instagram and Twitter. But there are certain topics I don't discuss, or at least not in explicit detail. But that's neither here nor there, it's all about identifying with these traits, whether I like it or not.

Or rather, the issue actually comes down to this: why am I the way I am?


It's a simple question, in theory. I am the way I am based on the way I was raised, how I was conditioned, all of my life's experiences, and whatever chemical nonsense is going on in my head. I don't necessarily believe that all of my personality and good and bad traits come from the fact that I was born on November 21st.

But if I don't believe this, then why do I continue to use "I'm a Scorpio, whoops!" as an excuse for my bad behaviors? It's not to say that everything I do is bad. Yes, I joke that I'm a piece of trash all the time, but honestly, it's just a term of endearment. But I'm certainly not perfect. The problem is, every time a negative trait surfaces now, I feel like I have something to blame. Which is...dumb. The something to blame should be myself, but instead, I like to not have to take ownership of it and just blame it on my astrological sign. 

I can't make this shit up. 

I wish I could tally the amount of time that I see something relatable about a Scorpio and it's something negative and I'm like "WHOOPS, I DO THAT!" and then just shrug. Or I send it to a friend with something like #mood under it, usually when it's a meme. 

Some examples would be...








It's a more recent habit, but instead of taking ownership of my flaws and the things I need to work on, I just blame it on something that I don't really believe in (obviously, no harm if you do, this is just me). Astrology to me is fun, but it seems like I'm just taking advantage of it so I can continue to live my life like the little rat I am. Kidding, kidding. But also...not really.

I'm a 23-year-old adult (look at me not referring to myself as a #fauxdult!), I think I can take ownership of the fact that maybe I have some ~ trust issues ~ and can be a little resentful. Because truthfully, I don't note my faithfulness or my focus on the fact that I'm a Scorpio. So why should it be the case for any of the less-than-desirable portion of my personality?

I don't have answers, just more questions, mainly for myself. Actually, entirely for myself. Thank you for reading and listening. This is just a daily reminder to like, hold yourself accountable for the shitty parts of your personality but also celebrate the best things about yourself. We're all a work in progress, my dudes.

Okay fine, here's one more Scorpio meme...





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2 comments

  1. Hi, hello, fellow scorpio here! This post made me lol - I love blaming my bad traits on astrology, too. I feel like that may be why so many people love it. We get to have "excuses" for some of our quirky human habits - good and bad. I'm now following scorpio memes! :)

    Brittany | pointed-north.com

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  2. I'm not sure if I believe in astrological signs! But this was such a funny post!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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