Stereotypes And Truth Of The Zodiac Signs

Stereotypes And Truth Of The Zodiac Signs

Even astrology isn't free from generalizations
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Whether you just read your Cosmo horoscope every month, or use your natal chart to help guide your life, almost everyone on the planet knows their sun sign. And everyone also knows those pesky stereotypes that every sign gets pegged with. Whether you fall into them or not, here are the stereotypes and truths about each sign of the western tropical zodiac.

Aries (March 21-April 19):

Stereotype: A hothead with no impulse control and a temper to boot.

Truth: In reality, Aries can be great thinkers and leaders. Their cockiness is probably a defensive front and, often, they actually can have many insecurities.

Taurus (April 20-May 20):

Stereotype: Lazy and materialistic. Stubborn AF and literally always hungry.

Truth: What most people may see as materialism is just a love for the good things in life. They love to surround themselves with pretty and pleasurable things and take in all the world has to offer. As for being stubborn, that one’s pretty true. Sorry.

Gemini (May 21-June 20):

Stereotype: Two-faced. Unreliable and flaky.

Truth: What many people see as being fake or two-faced is actually a Gemini demonstrating their amazing ability to adapt. They have the unique capability to assess the situation they’re in and adapt to fit in and thrive.

Cancer (June 21-July 22):

Stereotype: Whiny, moody and can literally never-stop crying. Probably has a weird attachment to their mother.

Truth: Cancer’s greatest strength is their sensitivity to the feelings of others and their near psychic ability to know what’s going on. They are the most helpful and giving of the signs. And while some may call them emotional, they actually can be pretty tough and defensive. Also, they literally got the worst name for their sign, so everyone should cut them some slack.

Leo (July 23-August 22):

Stereotype: Selfish and conceited. Think they run the whole planet and everyone loves them.

Truth: Leos are actually some of the most adorable people in the world. They are the most determined of all the signs and are actually very caring. Like the mama lion, if anyone messes with the ones a Leo loves, they better watch out. They really do have big hearts, and do their best to provide for their friends and family.

Virgo (August 23-September 22):

Stereotype: Complete clean freaks, self-righteous and no personality.

Truth: Virgos are the realists of the zodiac. They’re pragmatic and intelligent, and they are often shy or not as talkative, which makes some people think they’re stuck up and boring. But once they feel comfortable and trusting of those around them, they can light up the whole room with their energy.

Libra (September 23-October 22):

Stereotype: An indecisive and spacey idealist. Crazy.

Truth: Libras can be idealistic, but they value knowledge and truth above all else. Even though their enthusiasm can be misconstrued as crazy, it’s just how they express interest. They love freedom of thought and they want to know everything they can about the world.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21):

Stereotype: SEX. WITH ANYTHING. AND ANYONE.

Truth: Yes, Scorpios are highly sensual and love human interaction, but they are very passionate in general. Whatever it is they are doing, they put their heart and soul into it. Scorpios are all or nothing kind of people.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21):

Stereotype: Players and commitment-phobes. Sarcastic jerks.

Truth: Sagittarius are not afraid of commitment, they just love trying new things. They love to learn, to experience, to know and feel all there is to know and feel. They are optimistic and hilarious. They just want to know the world and let the world know them.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19):

Stereotype: Boring and emotionless.

Truth: Capricorns know that in order to get anywhere and to be anyone, it’s all hard work and perseverance. They are the hardest working of the signs, and they succeed at whatever they put their mind to. Maybe they’re not the most vibrant sign, but they sure get sh*t done.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18):

Stereotype: Distant and emotionless.

Truth: Aquarius is not distant, it’s independent. They are nothing if not self-sufficient. They are the ultimate free spirit and yearn to roam. They have a heart for a cause and are hippies at heart.

Pisces (February 19-March 20):

Stereotype: Drama queen. Also possibly an actual fish.

Truth: Shockingly, Pisces really quite are chill people. They love the arts and are very much an old soul. They crave affection and are immensely creative. The world is a canvas to a Pisces.

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Disclaimer: I am not a professional astrologer, just an enthusiast who has studied it for years

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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