Mountain Goats (source: Business Insider)

Yesterday at work, I had a brief conversation with a Leo coworker who asked me if I really believed in astrology. I decided to end the conversation just as soon as it started because I knew that it wasn’t going to go anywhere. Of all the zodiac signs, Leo natives are the ones with whom I have the least in common. I described my relationship with them quite poetically in “Star Struck Style” where I wrote the following passage:

“I don’t want you to think that I have something against you, Leo, because I don’t – I just have an ego as big as yours. While my sign, Capricorn, is symbolized by a goat who spends its life constantly ascending to greater heights, yours is the only sign associated with an apex predator. You lions may be at the top of the food chain, yet me and my fellow goats are well beyond your reach (hence my fearlessness in your presence). We share a sense of superiority because we both feel somewhat detached from the rest of the creatures of the zodiac, as if we are looking down at them from above. And while it may be lonely at the top sometimes, neither of us would trade places with anyone else. I revel in my position as astrology’s most-condescending animal: the view is great from the top of the mountain. You, on the other hand, rejoice in the fact that you are able to maul and mangle anyone who dares to question your supremacy. You are a lion, after all. That’s what lions do.”

The funny thing about this conversation is that it mirrored another episode that happened later in the evening. When I got home from work, I stumbled across a fight between two astrologers on Twitter. It actually seemed sort of comical to me, and it reminded me that I promised myself years ago that I would never be “that astrologer” right here on this blog.

That episode sort of mirrors how I’m feeling in general. I love this time of year because my self-confidence soars. I almost always have at least one of the sun, Mercury or Venus hanging around in my first house in November. Right now just Venus is in that part of my chart, but because it is my ruling planet, I feel better about myself than I have in months.

So, that’s why I’m not going to get into fights with people who don’t believe in astrology, or other astrologers, or anyone else for that matter. Right now I am above it all, and I’m going to keep telling myself that for as long as I can.

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