Saturday, February 7, 2009

Loren: I Ate a Spider and Coughed out a Fly

On the cusp of moving in with three other people, two of whom I would not immediately go rescue in an emergency situation, none of them are people whom I would choose to live with, my mind wondered about the future living situation.

Our whatchamahcallit, bond? connection? relationship ?- as it is now, is very fragile. We're kind of like three reluctantly peaceful countries who have itchy fingers, and we have that big red shiny button for nuclear destruction tempting us 24/7. 

Its a funny situation. I couldn't care less about Brother Dick or Miss Flawless. Brother Dick thinks that I am all right with him, but he still wouldn't turn his back to me just yet if I was holding a paring knife. SIL is fine with me, but because she is married to Brother Dick, she has to be on his side, even if she doesn't like his policies. Miss Flawless thinks everyone likes her, not knowing that she is one misplaced comment away from getting her limbs sawed off.

And now, we're going to be stuck in the same house. In the suburbs. Far, far away from Switzerland, or any other neutral party.

If I were somebody else looking on this situation, I would laugh at the absurdity of it all. As a television series, this would probably be catergorized as dark humor. However, since I am living in the series, its just dark to me. Despite my less than flowery outlook on the situation, I would still be pleased if everything worked out peacefully. In the hopes of finding something that would give me a hint as to whether I should sleep with a baseball bat next to my bed, I turned towards the stars for a clue.

Person                  Brother Dick       SIL          Loren     Miss Flawless
Year                                 1979          1983         1984           1985
Chinese Horoscope       Goat           Pig             Rat            Ox
Element                        Earth          Water       Wood        Wood
Yin/Yang                        Yin              Yin            Yang           Yin
English Horoscope   Scorpio        Gemini     Scorpio       Libra

(disclaimer: I'm not particularly superstitious or into the stargazing stuff. Only when its convenient. heh.)

I have highlighted the characteristics that I have noticed in the actual person in bold.

Goat characteristics: Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, mothering, determined, peaceful, generous, seeks security. Can be moody, indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, over-sensitive, complainer, wise.

Pig characteristics: Honest, simple, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naive, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.

Ox characteristics: Dependable, calm, methodical, patient, hardworking, ambitious, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.

Rat characteristics: Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, mendacious, venal, selfish, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, scheming.

Yin and Yang:

The relationship between yin and yang is often described in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain and in the valley. Yin (literally the 'shady place' or 'north slope') is the dark area occluded by the mountain's bulk, while yang (literally the 'sunny place' or 'south slope') is the brightly lit portion. As the sun moves across the sky, yin and yang gradually trade places with each other, revealing what was obscured and obscuring what was revealed. Yin is usually characterized as slow, soft, insubstantial, diffuse, cold, wet, and tranquil. It is generally associated with the feminine, birth and generation, and with the night. Yang, by contrast, is characterized as hard, fast, solid, dry, focused, hot, and aggressive. It is associated with masculinity and daytime.

The Elements:

Earth - (Brother Dick) Powerful, Wise, Patient, Militaristic, Prideful, Prudent, Stable, Reliable, Hard-working, Ambitious, Stubborn, Seeks to Conquer, Disciplined, Rigid, Controlling, Tenacious, Logical, Governed by Service and Duty to Others

Water - (SIL) Secretive, Self-destructive, Charming, Intuitive, Deceptive, Passive-Aggressive, Compassionate, Sensitive, Creative, Flexible, Addictive, Manipulative, Compliant, Eloquence, Intellectual, Betrayal

Wood - (Loren & Miss F) Generous, Warm, Persuasive, Co-operative, Seeks to Expand and Grow, Idealistic, Ethical, Enthusiastic, Seeks to Explore.

English Astrology:

Scorpio (Brother Dick & Loren) - Passionate, secretive, powerful, keenly perceptive, deep, complex, analytical, inquisitive, resourceful, magnetic, intense, hypnotic, sexual, perspicacious, creative, vigorous, untameable, ambitious. Can be jealous, controlling, possessive, deceitful, cruel, arrogant, selfish.

Gemini (SIL) - Logical, inquisitive, lively, active, curious, multi-tasking, talkative, sociable, charismatic, generous, duality, mercurial, whimsical. Can be superficial, fickle, inconstant, restless, impulsive, headstrong, stubborn.

Libra (Miss F) - Co-operative, diplomatic, urbane, fair, needs partnerships, refined, balanced, graceful, charming, debative, just, open-minded, social. Can be lazy, indecisive, dull, rationalizing.

In conclusion: Errrr.....well. Think I'll keep the baseball bat close, afterall.
This is what will be playing in my head when I move in.

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