5 Reasons Why Being A Pisces Is The Best

5 Reasons Why Being A Pisces Is The Best

Pisces are such a unique and often misunderstood sign.
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I relate so much to my zodiac sign. It is a literal representation of me. Pisces are such a unique and often misunderstood sign, which is why I want to clear things up. Being a Pisces is so much fun. We are so very complex and are very strong but we have a delicate side. Here are several ways Pisces are awesome but also misinterpreted.

1. We are lazy but we DO get things done.

I am one of the most laziest people alive. I'm being honest, I love my bed. One thing people forget to think about is that lazy people are so lazy that we look for the quickest best way to get things done. Pisces are creative which gives us unique GOOD ideas to get things done as quickly as physically possible so we can be lazy once more.

2. We are very trusting but we also know when to stop.

I can't tell you how many people I've been burned by but that's like most people. I can tell you I give people too many chances and I'm unsure if that's all me or my astrological personality peeking out. In our friendships, Pisces tend to put our family and friends first, even above yourselves. We trust these people to do the same thing for us and be there in our time of need. We tend to not realize that people aren't all like us and we get hurt but we do quickly realize that we don't want to keep getting hurt, which means we don'y put ourselves in the same situation. We are smarter than that.

3. We blindly love without a care in the world.

This one is so false about Pisces. It's wild and unproven. We take our time with love, especially if someone has hurt us. We don'y just fall in love with every person. We are romantics but we also understand that love is fickle and no one can guess the future. We care so much about people that we choose our lovers very carefully. We don'y have bad taste in men because we are Pisces. Some of us just don't have good luck or our geographical location is bad. I have had bad luck with a man because he was a bad man. My personality doesn't dictate that, though I wish it could, I'd have my own personal alarm for douche bags.

4. We won't ever be successful or make good money.

This one gets to me. We can only fall into creative jobs and we won't be good leaders. This idea of the Pisces is so wrong, I take charge because I like getting things done. Leadership isn't a personality trait that is genetic to me but rather it is chosen. Sometimes I like to take charge, others I like to sit back and let someone else take the reins. I am an independent worker for sure, which some could say makes me less leader and highly antisocial but many leaders are proven to be introverts rather than extroverts. Pisces have many excellent careers because we are talented and smart. We are not the least likely to be wealthy either. Sagittarius is, which is surprising. Pisces have a long history of being successful because of unique mindset and creative ideas.

5. We think we are psychic.

Well, we kinda are. We are the most spiritually connected sign. We have enhanced intuitive abilities. I know this for a fact because I can predict when something bad is going to happen when relating to me. It'd be cool if we had these crazy powers to predict everyone's futures and I'm sure there are ways to open the third eye but I can tell you my sense roar and my stomach twists when I start to realize something isn't quite right. It's all my instincts telling me to get out and hep myself. I wish I knew what it was that has saved my life so many times but honestly, it's just a Pisces thing and if yo aren't Pisces I just don't think you can understand what we mean. I have a story that might clear up what we mean when we say we have "a feeling". I was sick one day when I was about 10 or 11. The school sent me home and my mom came to pick me up, taking me home. I stayed on the couch napping all day. My stomach twisting more painfully the later it got. I must've fell asleep at some point because when I woke up there was yelling. My stomach hurt so badly I was crying. My mom took me to my room and went back downstairs he Armand my stepdad's fight continued. I was just walking down the stairs, ready to go to the hospital when I heard screaming and a huge crash. My stomach all of a sudden felt better. The pain and twisting gone in an instant. My brother came running up to me handing me the phone to call the police. Long story short my mom ear drum was broken from my stepdad beating her. This is one of many stories where I felt this and now I can recognize it and try to prevent bad things from happening. Call it instincts or psychic, whatever you want, but I knew when bad things were going to happen.

We just feel things differently. We are also highly empathetic. I can sense other emotions on a terrifying level. I know exactly what people are feeling by just being near them. It's not a pleasurable thing.

Pisces are so wonderfully different and often misrepresented within the media. I identify strongly with the truthful faucets of the astrological sign. Pisces are kind, smart, empathetic, gentle and very in touch with nature. Pisces are also weird, sensitive, compulsive, and lazy. We have good and bad qualities but the qualities must be accurately depicted. I love being a Pisces and I wouldn't want to be any other sign!

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Picking Passion Over Pressure Is The Answer To A Fulfillng Life

Don't crack under pressure, flourish with passion.

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What motivates your actions? The answer to this critical question can determine whether or not you are living a fulfilling life. Many of us follow a social script as if we are reading lines from a play. We succumb to the influence of those around us and roam aimlessly in the direction of the masses.

The concept of living within the confinement of certain "norms" is an expectation society calls us to uphold, and it is not an entirely negative idea. But when life becomes "a series of motions to go through", this expectation can become problematic. When you find yourself stressed out about doing whatever it is you think that you have to do, stop and ask yourself if it makes you truly happy. Are you pursuing your passion or are you just performing under pressure? To find true contentment in your life, pick passion over pressure.

Be an individual before an identity.

When people first introduce themselves to a new friend or group of people, they are quick to jump to aspects of their life that compose their identity. Many of us define ourselves by what it is we do, and not necessarily who we actually are. For example, this can include identifying as a member of a club or sports team or even defining yourself based on accolades and accomplishments you have achieved. While these are definitely adequate ways to distinguish yourself from others, have you ever stopped to look beneath the surface? It is important to know what unique qualities make you an individual and not just a part of a larger entity.

By viewing yourself as an individual, you will find your passions in life more easily and find genuine enjoyment in all that you do. Taking on an identity will only hold you under unnecessary pressure to fulfill a role that could leave you feeling unsatisfied later on.

Become self-aware.

To find out what makes you truly happy, you need to establish a clear sense of who you are. Fostering self-awareness is a journey, and it can be discovered through life experiences. In order to figure out what you love doing, push yourself out of your comfort zone to figure out what you don't love doing. This can mean joining a new club, taking a challenging class, or working in an environment that you are unfamiliar with. Once you begin to discover how you react in certain situations, use these personality traits to your advantage.

Don't make the same mistake twice, and avoid taking on a position that you know would not be compatible with your lifestyle. By becoming self-aware, you will discover your passion more easily and will be able to take on realistic opportunities that will prove to be fulfilling. When you try to become someone you are not, it will seem like there is always a lingering pressure to "keep up the act", and it will be harder to accomplish tasks because you don't truly enjoy doing them.

View outside opinions with a filtered lens.

Don't let others dictate your future. When you make life decisions based on what other people think is best for you, you will be pleasing everyone except yourself. Consciously decide whose opinions are valid, meaningful, and constructive to your life. This can include the wisdom of close friends and relatives, professors, or a boss that has known you for years. By finding out who knows you best and who truly desires the best for your life, you can tune out the background noise and hone in on the few voices that actually do matter.

Place value in what these people have to say, and take the words of others with a grain of salt. Avoid letting irrelevant or negative opinions linger in your mind. If you allow the influence of others to infiltrate your decision making, you will find yourself in many regrettable situations and unsatisfied with the outcome of your choices. By subscribing to the helpful advice shared by those closest to you, you can foster your true passion.

Practice positive thinking. 

You can't find out what makes you happy in life without actually experiencing what happiness is. To discover your passion, adopt a positive mindset. Get out of the habit of mentally putting yourself down, and take the word "can't" out of your thought process. The more mental blocks you put on yourself, the less likely you are to have good experiences. Release your inhibitions and train your brain seek positivity in any situation.

Don't allow minor inconveniences to disturb you, and remind yourself of the saying that "it is only a bad day, not a bad life." In doing so, the positive choices you make will lead you in the direction of your passion so that you can live a fulfilling life.

Be open to new ideas. 

Keeping an open mind will allow you to experience life from a new perspective. Even when something seems foreboding, treat it as a lesson. If you cannot think of a positive quality for the situation you find yourself in, then don't assign your circumstances any qualities at all. If you keep a neutral mindset, you will eliminate the possibility for disappointment. This will encourage learning and growth, which are essential in your journey to finding your true passion.

Being open to new ideas will help you avoid sticking to the status quo. By taking part in something you have never done before, you are less likely to find yourself confined by what others expect you to do.

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