I’ve been thinking of characters. How I describe them, what I use to work out what they’re like and what their traits are. One thing I don’t use, yet, is signs of the zodiac, probably because I don’t know enough about them. For my last post in the challenge I wanted to try something different. Here’s some horoscope notes for the zodiac signs using a tarot reading, not conventional I know but it’s all I can muster until I learn to read the stars.
Disclaimer: this is only for fun, I am not a professional Astrologist or Tarot reader.
21 April – 21 May Taurus: Work features high and you put a lot of energy into learning your trade and passing it on, providing you with prosperity which you generously share. You are going through a period of life changes, transformation is possible if questions are asked and decisions made.
22 May – 21 June Gemini: Beauty abounds, it is a fertile time for nurturing and spiritual awareness is heightened. You are busy and active, possibly involving a change in location.
22 June – 22 July Cancer: Incredibly skilled and knowledgeable, you support others lovingly yet something’s been blocking you. Facing your fears, you’re using your skills to get past this.
23 July – 23 August Leo: You’ve been through a tough phase, you’re breaking free and overcoming gossip. Now is the time for a significant life event.
24 August – 22 September Virgo: You are happy spending much time alone in your garden. You have a critical decision to make which can change your life’s path, have you given up too soon?
23 September – 23 October Libra: Major changes are influencing you. You let go of old ways and embrace the love in your life though there may be legal issues to be dealt with.
24 October – 22 November Scorpio: Unexpected problems have you juggling your way through life. The way ahead looks steadier with a new project going well.
23 November – 21 December Sagittarius: Are you avoiding your own needs? This may be blocking your inspiration. You’re about to make a decision which will catapult you into a new life.
22 December – 20 January Capricorn: Your home is full of love and contentment. Is someone being too self-possessed whilst another is providing all the security and home comforts?
21 January – 18 February Aquarius: Are you following your own path to your detriment? Have things taken a turn for the worse? As a new opportunity appears you can follow a better path.
19 February – 20 March Pisces: Time with childhood friends leads to nostalgic memories. As you start a new project keep a balance in your life.
21 March – 20 April Aries: Stand up for all the hard work you’ve put in and try to avoid conflict with others. Love is overflowing around you right now.
That was fun to do and I might use it for one of my characters. What do you use to help you with characterisation? What sign of the zodiac are you and do you work out what your characters zodiac signs are?
My AtoZchallenge posts have mainly been about insecurities around my attempts to write and edit novels. The current novels in edit are ‘Bags’, ‘Holiday stories’ and ‘Dream Gardener’ with many more desperate to emerge and take their chances in life.
You have encouraged me not to worry about genre, my writing style or anything else. Many thanks, your comments have provided humour, warmth and comfort, I hope you have received something in return.
This blog might go a bit quiet now.. Much love, Lynne xx
For a guest post during a blog tour, I wrote about my main character and his brother’s zodiac signs. I had to pick a birth date for them and it was fun looking through the various signs and finding ones that fit them.
Thanks for being here along the way. Using zodiac signs is as good a way as any to help with characterisation.
I am a Sagittarius. My characteristics don’t fit the sign though. I’ve been reading about these sort of subjects since I was a teen. Nice way to finish the challenge!
Thanks Alexandra, I wasn’t sure how it would go down.. It’s been a great AtoZ.
Virgo – seems to be right on target 🙂 and No I have not given up 🙂 Cheers. I’ll take time to read through others. Thanks for stopping by. A fellow A-Z er.
Glad to hear you’ve not given up! Well done on your AtoZ’s. here’s where we’re glad and sad that the month’s over.
I think this idea has merit for characters. The book I’m working on is a memoir so I haven’t given any thought to this before, but I think this would be a good idea for fictional characters.
I’m sooooo glad I found your blog through A-Z. I intend to keep reading and following you:))
Thanks, me too! We kept having similar posts!
Hmm, I hadn’t thought about working out zodiac signs for my characters, that might be fun some time!
I’m not really the kind to believe in zodiac signs, but I do have to admit that as a Pisces, I pretty much tick all the boxes!
I’ve enjoyed reading your posts for the A to Z challenge, and hope to read some more in the future when you have time.
Many thanks Rinelle. I do post occasionally but will try and do at least monthly if not fortnightly. I’m doing more in the garden this year hopefully so when I work out how to post better on different bits of this blog I will.
Zodiac signs is a brilliant way to work out a character and your piece for Cancer was scarily like me! I think we’re all going to go a bit quiet now. Well done for completing the A to Z.
Thanks Ros. I don’t play with Tarot, it needs to be taken seriously but don’t let it rule your life. I wasn’t sure if using it for the signs would work and quite a few seem similar to me so there must be some generic stuff going on.. Technical words you know! Well done on all of us.. ooh I’ve got some champers somewhere, we should have a party!
Not a zodiac follower … but stopping by to send congratulations on finishing the A-Z!
Many thanks and congrats to you too.
Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge! I am glad you made it!
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Thanks Tim. Looks like you had a very busy AtoZ. Those posts are amazing. I didn’t understand any of them but they were full of info if I had done. A completely other world for me, always good dropping into other’s lives to see what they do. I’m assuming your work is linked to games. If not, you definitely get a high ranking geek score..
Hi Lynne, well done on completing the challenge, the journey was a well worth it I feel… 😉
Thanks! Yes it was. There’s always a moment or two when I wonder what I’m doing but ultimately it’s a good challenge to be part of.
” Incredibly skilled and knowledgeable” – how kind of you to notice 🙂
Well done for completing the challenge. Are you as exhausted as I am?
yup! and of course I noticed!