Wikipedia says that with the onset of the scientific revolution the centuries-old tradition of astrology was called into question; it has been challenged successfully both on theoretical and experimental grounds, and has been shown to have no scientific validity or explanatory power. Astrology thus lost its academic and theoretical standing, and common belief in it has largely declined. Astrology is now recognised to be pseudoscience.
Nevertheless, “What’s your sign?” is still a common pick-up line and sometimes it even works. Below is a tongue-in-cheek list of the characteristics of all the astrological signs. (Don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger.)
What’s YOUR sign?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) – You have an inventive mind and are inclined to be progressive. You lie a great deal. You make the same mistakes repeatedly because you are stupid. Everyone thinks you are a jerk.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) – You have a vivid imagination and often think you are being followed by the FBI or CIA. You have a minor influence on your friends and people resent you for flaunting your power. You lack confidence and are a general loser.
ARIES (Mar21-Apr 20) – You are the pioneer type and think most people are quick-tempered, impatient, and scornful of advice. You are a prick.
TAURUS (Apr 21-May 20) – You are practical and persistent. You have a dogged determination and work like hell. Most people think you are stubborn and bullheaded. You are nothing but a communist.
GEMINI (May 21-Jun 20) – You are a quick and intelligent thinker. People like you because you are bisexual. You are inclined to expect too much for too little. This means you are a cheap bastard. Geminis are notorious for thriving on incest.
CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 22) – You are sympathetic and understanding to other peoples problems, which makes you a sucker. You are always putting things off. That is why you will always be on welfare and won’t be worth a penny. Everybody in prison is a Cancer.
LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22) – You consider yourself a born leader. Others think you’re an idiot. Most Leos are bullies. You are vain and cannot tolerate honest criticism. Your arrogance is disgusting. Leo people are thieving sods and spend most of their lives kissing mirrors.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22) – You are the logical type and hate disorder. This nitpicking is sickening to your friends. You are cold and unemotional and often fall asleep while having sex. Virgos make good bus drivers and pimps.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22) – You are the artistic type and have a difficult time with reality. If you are male, you are probably queer. Chances for employment and monetary gain are nil. Libras are fickle, idle and totally incapable of making a decision. Most Libra women are whores. All Libras die of venereal disease.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) – The worst of the lot. You are shrewd in business and cannot be trusted. You shall achieve the pinnacle of success because of your total lack of ethics. You are a perfect S.O.B.. Most Scorpios are murdered.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) – You are optimistic and enthusiastic. You have a reckless tendency to rely on luck since you have no talent. The majority of Sagittarius’ are drunks. You are not worth the time of day.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) – You are conservative and are afraid of taking risks. You are basically spineless. There has never been a Capricorn of any importance. Become a monk.
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