Just a quick post on Aries, my star sign. I’ve been reading loads of inspiring quotes recently from @Zodiacfact and @Illuminati who both have great Twitter accounts for positive thoughts and zodiac followers. I decided to post some of the quotes that came up on my feed today because they were really, really accurate!
All of these are so true I can’t even. I love getting swept up in the moment and I want other people to enjoy it too! When they resist, I get downhearted… I’m working on that. Not everyone is going to feel the same as me – I can only do me and hope to make them feel better.
Thankfully my enthusiasm is usually infectious!
This second one as well – it is so me. When I was in New Zealand working as a groom for a polo team, all of the other girls would leave their ponies to be tacked up until the last second, even if all the saddles were available. I would have mine tacked up, ready and waiting, pretty much immediately – they couldn’t understand why I did it, and I couldn’t understand why they didn’t!
Literally all of the above are true. That top one probably IS my biggest problem. I am impatient and short-tempered, and some days I’m better than others but it’s still a problem! And it comes down to me being amazed that all of my loved ones around me love me as much as they do, which isn’t ideal because it leads you into a shit load of self-loathing and self-doubt – that just isn’t healthy! I wonder if this is the same for other #Aries or if it is just me.
This one is super true! Which is why I’ll be keeping my plans hush-hush… Once I’ve figured out what they are! Some people say that the moment you put something out there it makes it more likely that it will happen, or that you will make it happen because you’ve finally told people about it. For me, the opposite is true – I find as an #Aries and a sensitive soul that the moment I tell people my far-fetched plans their doubt starts to influence me. I hate the fact that their negativity starts to impact on my life so I’d rather just stay quietly confident, as I have done in the past, and follow my heart – wherever it takes me, without having to justify it to anyone or feel their pressure. Life is about taking risks.
Finally this one. I can’t tell you how many times this has happened – family, friends, significant others, strangers, work colleagues… It’s nuts. If somebody put my needs before theirs, I would thank them infinitely, but there are very few people in the world who do this. I have a friend, Kate, who does this and I feel very lucky to have her. People always say to me ‘you have to put yourself first’, ‘you have to look after you’, ‘you have to be selfish’. This isn’t in my nature, which is odd because Aries are notoriously self-involved. I think I can very much be self-involved, but when it comes to someone else being in need I put them first unequivocally. However, the odd thing about this is that people very rarely appreciate it, and seem to continue on down a path of self-destruction. You find yourself giving and giving and actually it wouldn’t have made the slightest bit of difference if you hadn’t given any of yourself in the first place! So I am learning.
Peace and love, F x