Tigers and Dragons and Pigs, Oh My!

According to the Chinese Zodiac, I’m a Tiger. As with all astrology, I read things that sound like me:

“Tigers are sensitive, emotional. They are capable of great love, but they become too intense about it.” “Tigers tend to renounce confining traditional roles, opting for a more unfettered life.” “These creatures whose emotions are out-front have strong libidos and are lusty in their passions.”

Then I read things that don’t:

“Tigers are very confident, perhaps too confident sometimes. Although they love adventures, and are addicted to excitement it is better not to challenge a Tiger’s confidence. They like being obeyed and not the other way around.” “The Tiger, the living symbol of strength and power, generally inspires fear and
respect.”

My favorite is: “The Western term for a particularly fierce woman is “dragon lady,” but the Chinese call her a “tiger lady.” For this reason some Chinese avoid having children in the Tiger Year — for fear of having a daughter.” I’ve been called fierce (intense or passionate too) several times in my life.

Of course, I immediately had to look up my romantic compatibility with my previous (and current) partners. Three Dragons in my past (married to one and two fairly long relationships with the others), my most recent ex was a Pig (yes, I AM only referencing the Zodiac sign!) and the guy I’m currently dating is a Monkey (again, not insinuating anything other than his Zodiac sign). The Monkey and the Pig have a higher compatibility rating than the Dragons. According to the Chinese, I will be most compatible with a Dog or a Horse. Please, no jokes!

Of course, I’m also a Taurus, so then I had to look up the signs compatible with Taurus. Again, while it is fun to read about, my zodiac sign doesn’t fit me completely. My most compatible signs are Capricorn, Cancer and Pisces. My most recent ex was a Cancer and the guy I’m currently dating is a Capricorn.

It’s a nice fantasy to think there is someone “written in the stars” for me, but I don’t think any sort of astrology is going to help me find love. Still, it never hurts to hedge bets; if you happen to know a Horse or a Dog, send them my way!

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One Response to “Tigers and Dragons and Pigs, Oh My!”

  1. Your sense of humor is showing here. I detect you are feeling better emotionally today.

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