3 May 2016

240. KNOW WHO YOU ARE (1)




An ancient Greek philosopher once said: translated into English "Know who you are", translated into French "Connais-toi toi-même". Having followed the classics at College I was drilled into this way of thinking in my teens in France in the 50s and early 60s. I wrote a diary trying to see through the lines who I was. I sent my handwriting to a graphologist, a would-be science in vogue at the time, in order to hear what they had to say about who I was. And then at 19 I hit the road! There in the action I quickly had to find out who I was. Now in my 70s I think I know. I won't paraphrase another Greek philosopher by saying: I know I don't know. I do know who I am and I can predict my reactions to various situations and people.

According to the European zodiac I come under the Aries sign. Believe or don't believe. I don't regard this as an act of faith. Simply facts you can observe. A theory to be confirmed or not. Take it or leave it. The thing is that the moon has a lot of influence on what happens on the surface of the Blue planet. Why couldn't stars have some influence on human babies at their birth? In any case I recognise myself in the description of the personality of an Aries woman. It goes like this:

"The Aries woman is typically confident, fiery, bold, spontaneous and independent. Very modern and self reliant she is often an inspiration to other women.

Often highly motivated and ambitious this isn't a woman who takes no for an answer, at least not for long! She will typically make a good living, though probably isn't the best at saving the money she makes, instead preferring to enjoy it as it arrives.

In touch with her inner child, on the plus side she tends to be very fun loving and adventurous, and on the negative she can be very sulky if she doesn't get her own way or is ignored. She tends to be very competitive, but unlike some signs also has a strong sense of fair play - she wants to win for herself; to prove to the world she could do it, and isn't interested in deceit or cheating. She hates to be bossed around, or feel trapped.

Aries is a mixture of fearless warrior and undisciplined child, and this is one of the easiest signs to understand. These are action people, extroverted and assertive. They want to be in charge, the boss, the hunter, the instigator. Uncomplicated, bold, aggressive and impulsive. Sometimes they are selfish, insensitive, domineering, blunt, outspoken and impatient. They're never afraid of taking a risk. Lacking in self control they more than compensate in resilience - this is one tough cookie, who will live life to the fullest.

As to relationships, she tends to be either totally into one, or not interested, often there's no middle ground. She's outgoing and can be somewhat flirtatious in a fun and challenging way. The men of other fire signs tend to find this especially hard to resist."

"You are an Aries if you were born between March 21st and April 20th. In a couple of words, the Aries woman personality is energetic and passionate. You will rarely find an Aries woman who is worn out or that has no energy to her.

Aries women live to do things. They wonít want to settle for sitting on the sofa all day. The Aries woman personality traits show she would much rather get up and do something with her day.

The Aries lady is likely to wake up early in the morning in her older years to get her day started. She wants to be productive and get her goals done, and she canít rightly do this if she is sitting around in bed all day.

The Aries woman traits needs her independence if she is to be happy. An Aries woman isnít one to be tied down. If she is committed to anything, itís going to be her career.

While the Aries woman doesnít love the idea of saving money, she will at times because she knows that itís always a good idea to have a financial safety net in place. The Aries female will want a job that she can see herself leading in.

The Aries woman characteristics show she won't want to settle for a simple retail or fast-food job. She would much rather have a job that put her in a position of power. To put it simply, the Aries woman wants to be the boss. This idea is especially attractive to the Aries because when you're the boss you get to make the rules.

She doesnít want to be told what to do by superiors, she wants to be the superior who tells people what to do. Also, a job with a high level of responsibility will pay well. And with a decent paycheck every couple of weeks the Aries woman doesnít need to worry about depending on anyone else for money.

The Aries woman personality traits show she is loyal to her friends and family. Although she may not want to be committed to a romantic relationship, she doesnít mind being committed to her friends and family. Part of the reason that the Aries woman works so hard is to impress the people that she cares about.

While the Aries girl does not need approval to do what she wants, it can still help to boost her self-esteem. The Aries womanís self-esteem is rarely higher than when her family is proud of her.

The Aries woman trait shows she loves her friends, and will do whatever she can to help them, but she will also help to start an exciting adventure or a party. The Aries woman wants to be loved for her skills, as well as her exciting lifestyle.

Since the Aries woman will do whatever it takes to keep herself moving, she is prone to be rather impulsive, even on a daily basis. Her ideas are flowing constantly through her mind.

And when an exceptionally good thought passes through her head she is likely to act on it as soon as possible. This can lead the Aries woman to be more rash than some of the other zodiac signs.

But this also adds to the Aries woman's exciting lifestyle. The Aries woman traits: she is one to take chances. She's not afraid of a little risk in life. In fact, she doesn't see the point of life without a little risk.

The Aries woman personality doesn't want to be with someone who can't match her enthusiasm for life. She will look for a partner who can be as intense and passionate as she is. The Aries woman characteristics shows she is more likely to have flings and one night stands than some of the other star signs.

The Ram lady will want excitement in her life, more than she needs commitment. Anyone who gets into a romantic relationship with an Aries woman should be prepared for a wild ride. The Aries woman is likely to take her partner on adventure-like dates and be wild in the bedroom as well."

(copied from websites on the net)

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