The Perils of being a Pisces

PiscesI never really read much into astrology and zodiac signs until about five years ago when I worked with a woman who was very into it. My most prominent memory of my time with Breann has got to around her stories of her ex-husband. You see, he was always so emotional and mopey and an all-around difficult person to be with. Why, you might ask? Well, he was a Pisces.

I, too, am a Pisces and Breann’s words stung. Sure, I already knew I was an emotional person but could that trait really have been caused by the date I was born? Furthermore, I was born 6 weeks premature. Was I destined to be a Pisces or really an Aries, the sign aligned with my due date?

Generally, I approach astrology with a bit of humor, using my Pisces-inducing waterworks as a crutch to lean on. Tears during a 60-second back-story clip on American Idol? Can’t help it, I’m a Pisces! Losing it while attending a friend of a friend’s wedding when I hardly know the bride and groom? Pisces are emotional creatures, damn-it!

That’s how I deal with being a Pisces on the outside. Internally, I can’t help but wonder if there’s more to astrology than I’m currently willing to admit..