I wouldn't consider myself an astrology-fan. I never had a real interest in astrology at all, just a few months ago I googled the characteristics of my sign (Pisces) and I realised: There's more to it than I thought!

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Just to send the basic knowledge here, what even is astrology exactly?

Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.
- Wikipedia

So basically, what it means is: Through the movements and relative positions of planets, stars, the moon, etc. in the month you were born in, you're supposed to have some or other characteristics. There are twelve signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

My birthday is the 17th of March, which makes me a - you guessed it- Pisces. So what is a pisces? I didn't quite know myself. I mean, I've always known I was a fish or a pisces, I've read the astrology pages on newspapers for fun, but I never knew the supposed meaning of being a pisces.

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So I did what everyone else would've done: I googled it! And from the wikipedia page about it, I barely understood anything from the first few paragraphs. After scrolling down for a long while I finally came to the part that really interested me in order to really write this article in the first place:

Pisces are the mutable water sign of the zodiac. They represent emotion, intuition, imagination, escapism, romance, and impressionism.
- Wikipedia
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So, logically, I started to wonder a bit. This short description really fits me, although I clearly have more than just that short list of characteristics.

Am I emotional? Yes. Not in a way that you'll see me cry every 2 seconds, but in other ways. The fact that I don't cry, doesn't mean I'm not emotional, since crying is not the only expression of an emotion.

Am I intuitive? Yes, definitely. It helps with languages, makes me my life easy... Until the point where there is no other way than to be structured. Maths, for example, if I don't develop a feeling for it, there is no way I will pass the test. Using formulas like a computer is really hard for me.

Am I imaginative? Well, just ask my doodles, drawings, sketches, random stories and thoughts.

Am I an escapist? Yes. I'd prefer not to go into that any further, since it's not a good trait I want to put out there.

Am I romantic? Not really in the sense of adoring romantic movies, etc., but as I said, I am emotional. It does kind of go hand in hand, maybe? I wouldn't really characterise myself as hopelessly romantic, I'm quite cynical actually.

As to Impressionism, I'd like to take the definition from the literal impressionism as a guide, because it's the one I relate to the most.

a theory and practice in literature that emphasizes immediate aspects of objects or actions without attention to details.
- dictionary.com

I don't pay attention to details, I go with the mood or vibe or whatever.

So yes, that was my little study on my zodiac sign: Pisces.

I hope you enjoyed this (long) article, I hope it wasn't too technical. I've been gone from WHI for this weekend, because it was really way too busy. I'm sort of failing at this "30 Days Writing Challenge", because it's the second time I haven't uploaded when I was supposed to, but I am truly trying. This is actually already the 17th entry to the writing challenge. If you're new, please make sure to check out the previous ones and if you want to take part on it, feel free to click on the link below!

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