Do you ever see patterns and seeming coincidences in your life and wonder what the significance is? One of mine is the fact that the majority of my family and friends are Scorpios and Sagittarii. So this time of year, right before Thanksgiving up until Christmas, is what I refer to as The Birthday Season. And I curse it because really, can't we just spread all these birthdays out? Because I feel like I can't really do anyone's birthday justice when they are all clustered like this amongst the turkey AND the mistletoe!
And how did I accumulate so many people with November and December birthdays to my life? Ok, so maybe I can chalk my family up to coincidence. But, all the friends too? It goes beyond what statistics can explain. We're like 2 or 3 standard deviations from the bell curve here people! This is an anomaly.
So let's think about this. Scorpios, like my husband and daughter, are intense, passionate and focused. Which I love. I love their commitment and sincerity, which is probably why my friend Suzanne, a Scorpio, is one of my closest friends. She and my husband have a logic that is pretty foreign and fascinating to me. And also balances my Sagittarianism. (Yeah, I made that word up. Unless it's already a word. I can't be bothered looking it up. I'm a Sagittarius, so I can do that.)
Then there's the Sagittarii, adventurous, humorous and some might say frivolous and feisty. Let me add impatient and inconsistent. That doesn't sound anything like me. Oh wait, yeah, it totally does. So while Scorpios tend to be fantastic gift givers, I'm horrible. Oh, I will spend a lot of time thinking about what to get you before your birthday. Trust me. But, I will over think my way out of 10 different gifts. Not funny enough, not perfect enough, not the right color, not enough meaning. Whatever.
Maybe, the odds will be in my favor and I'll find you the perfect gift. But more than likely, I won't. Oh, I do have the best intentions, really I do. But I will resort to what I know best, spending time sharing an experience with you. Because I'm Sagittarius, this makes total sense to me. NOW, LET'S HAVE FUN!
So this is exactly what happened yesterday, when it was my girlfriends' shared birthday, just two days after my own birthday. And we went to lunch, which led us to this tea place which led us to learn about Chinese culture and basically everything about the owner of the tea shop. It's not our fault we lost track of time and our kids came home from school wondering if we had run away and joined the circus. Which could totally happen next year at birthday season, who knows?
I'd like to dedicate this post to all my soul sisters, regardless of what zodiac sign you are. I may not say it often, because I'm not a sentimental Scorpio after all, but I love and cherish your friendship more than I could ever express in words. But I could probably charade it pretty well though, not to be boastful or anything...