The lede for this week’s TMI Tuesday:

This week TMI Tuesday looks at human character via astrology and personality tests.

Seems simple enough . . .

Let’s give it a go!

1. What is your astrological symbol? Does it fit you?

Born in the heat of the summer, yet a water sign.  I’m a cancer, the crab.  Most descriptions of the water sign cancer fit me well.

Here’s how the sign is described by astrology.com

Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, is all about home. Those born under this sign are ‘roots’ kinds of people, and take great pleasure in the comforts of home and family. Cancers are maternal, domestic and love to nurture others. More than likely, their family will be large, too — the more, the merrier! Cancers will certainly be merry if their home life is serene and harmonious. Traditions are upheld with great zest in a Cancer’s household, since these folks prize family history and love communal activities. They also tend to be patriotic, waving the flag whenever possible. A Cancer’s good memory is the basis for stories told around the dinner table, and don’t be surprised if these folks get emotional about things. Those born under this sign wear their heart on their sleeve, which is just fine by them.

I’d say that’s pretty much spot on, except for the large family.  I’m an only child and never had children of my own.

2. List 3 of the good traits of your astrological symbol to which you can relate.

Once again quoting from astrology.com

The great strength of the Cancer-born is the tenacity with which they protect their loved ones.

So very true!

When it comes to the game of love, eager Crabs are devoted, romantic and able to get things going on their own.

Yes, that’s very much me too . . .

These folks don’t ask for much, either: a comfortable home and sense of peace about sums it up. It’s that nurturing instinct which makes Cancers a pleasure to be with.

Uh-huh!

3. List 3 of the worst traits of your astrological symbol that you believe do not pertain to you.

I’m sorry, but if I’m going to “wear” being a Cancerian, I’m going to have to admit that I’m not perfect, accept the good with the bad.  One can’t own the positives and pretend the negatives don’t apply.

I can be moody.  At times I’m quick to withdraw into my shell – many think I’m aloof, but I’m really just shy.  And yes, I like to get my way.  Those are all negative attributes of the Crab, and I’ll own them just as I own the good things.

4. What is your Chinese zodiac animal symbol?

I am a rabbit.  Here’s that symbol’s description by TravelChinaGuide.com.

The rabbit has represented hope for a long time, by Chinese people. It is tender and lovely. The moon goddess Chang’e in Chinese legend had a rabbit as her pet, which stimulated the thought that only this creature was amiable enough to match her noble beauty. The Chinese character ‘Tu’ (rabbit) is part of ‘Yi’ (escape or leisure) indicating speed and distance.

Sounds pretty good . . .

5. In Chinese philosophy, The Theory of the Five Elements describes the interaction and relation of natural phenomena. The five elements of wood, fire, Earth, metal and water affect your zodiac sign. Which element are you? Find out here

I’m wood.

WOOD (Chinese: 木, pinyin: mù)
Wood is the most human of the elements. It is the element of spring; the creative urge to achieve – which can turn to anger when frustrated. It is associated with the capacity to look forward, plan and make decisions, hence growth and expansion.
Wood energy is rising, expanding, and is the force of growth and flexibility, hence the colour associated with Wood is green and a rectangled shape.
This element represents all the activities of the body that are self regulating and/or function without conscious thought; i.e. digestion, respiration, heart beat and basic metabolism.
The liver (converting food into fuel which is then supplied to the muscles, tendons and ligaments) is associated to the Wood element as well as the gallbladder.
Wood represents as well the direction East, the planet Jupiter and is symbolized by an Azure Dragon.
Wood ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Tiger, Rabbit and Dragon.

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