Subtitled: The Nancy Reagan / Jean Dixon vs. The Myth Busters Grudge Match Poll.
Disclaimer & Premise: I don’t buy into astrology. I can’t even recall the last time I read my horoscope. This morning at work, in search of distraction from the events of the last week, I clicked the horoscope section of the ‘My Yahoo’ page. After following the link, my desire to read sage-like insight was overshadowed by the fear I’d become one of Miss Cleo’s spam victims. I wasn’t really interested in reading a few general sentences about investing, family, work and relationships, but something caught my eye: Yahoo Romantic Compatibility Tools (Provided by Astrology.com). Before I clicked the link, I copied the shortcut, signed out of Yahoo and went back to the site. What I found was kind of interesting: some of those (admittedly general) results I read kind of stuck a chord. I heeded my skeptic / bean counter instincts and rated the results.
If you wanna give it a whirl, click this link => Romantic Compatibility Tool Link. If you wanna share your opinions of the results – please do.
Request: If you rather debate the accuracy of astrology - or jabber on about birth signs, moon signs, rising signs, et al. – Instead of posting a hijack in lieu of poll results, please search the threads in MPSIMS, GD & The Pit and post there.
After I read the few paragraphs, I decided to judge their accuracy. I could have been a real stickler and broken up the results into five specific groups, but instead opted to judge the results in Three Catagories: True / False / (IMO) Way Too General To Comment On
My Parsed Results of Romantic Compatibility: Libra / Cancer
[li]”Though this pairing may progress more slowly than some others, and at first they may fear that they have little else in common than their mutual needs for companionship and love of beauty” [/li]Bingo
[li]”Neither Cancer nor Libra shy away from combining the powers of their emotion and their intellect, and both enjoy the occasional teary opera or sentimental heirloom” [/li]I’ll cede that point…though it is vague
[li]”Cancer appreciates Libra’s charm and tact, and Libra’s calm, cool diplomacy skills can tame even the wildest pouting fit a Cancer can muster up” [/li]How could I find disagreement in anything that refers to me as charming & tactful whilst making them sound brooding?
[li]”Libra, lover of aesthetic beauty and harmony…[/li]Guilty as charged
[li]”Libra can offer the sometimes emotionally impetuous Cancer some perspective on situations” [/li]Being so insightful and wise is such a cross we Librans must bear
[li]”Cancer needs to see the different sides of an issue, or this Crab may be prone to making decisions without knowing all the facts” [/li]Can’t find anything wrong with that statement
[li]”These planetary partners share a love of home, family and romance” [/li]I’ll cede 2 out of 3 on my end and 2 out of 3 on the other. I’m not a homebody and they weren’t very family oriented (due to distance)
[li]"These love partners share nurturing personalities and desire harmony over conflict” [/li]Well, I’ll admit there were a lot less disagreements in this relationship than I’m use to
[li]"This astrological pair brings a warmth and sense of stability to those around them.” [/li]Friends had made similar comments and observation – so I guess I can’t disagree
[li]"Librans, whose life approach is based on intellect, can be a bit snobbish and superior, and Cancer, who looks at life through emotional lenses, still has those easily bruised feelings to contend with” [/li]Intellectual approach comment aside - I’ll concur on my snobbishness and Cancer’s easily bruised feelings
[li]”Conflicts can arise in this relationship if Cancer seems too crabby or Libra seems too provocative”[/li]Guilty. Even though I’m not one to poke caged animals with a stick
[li]”In this relationship, there could be struggles over who wears the pants, who’s at the steering wheel, who’s really in control here”[/li]I’ll give this statement a true – Though I know most relationships have control issues
[li]”Libra can turn on their subtle charm and sense of fairness and go along with Cancer’s decision – as long as Cancer doesn’t get Crabby”[/li]I’m definitely the more easy-going partner
[li]“Best things: Their mutual appreciation of stability and domestic balance. Aesthetics matter to them, and they share a love of the comforts in life”[/li]Part 1 of the best things I’ll cede.[/ol]
[li]”Both Signs seek a secure, assured relationship and will enjoy their shared appreciation for beauty and luxury – especially when it comes to their domestic environment” [/li]That’s only true for me, not ‘both’
[li]”Appreciate their Cancer mate’s nurturing instinct for a comfortable home and the security that comes with it” [/li]Our survey says: ‘Bwwwahhhh’
[li]”Cancer can help Libra cure their notorious indecision” [/li]Actually, I was more the decisive one…Balance doesn’t always equal indecisiveness
[li]”Libra sees life as a pure mental exploration, while Cancer’s experience is more tactile, more kinesthetic”[/li]Nothing could be further from the truth here. I was more the physical / they were more the mental
[li]”Cancer is most satisfied when their emotional needs are met, while Libra simply focuses on what stimulates their mind”[/li]Same as above – Not true in this case
[li]”Their similar tastes and loves make theirs a relationship of great dedication and harmony”[/li]Once again, more false than true – but generalizations that ignore the individual are what astrology is all about[/ol]
Too General To Really Be Saying Anything:
[li]”They give to one another important things that each lacks” [/li]True…But who doesn’t?
[li]”These two can blend their energies harmoniously if they choose to work toward a common goal. [/li]True…But too vague.
[li]”The more they get to know one another, the better each individual in this Cancer-Libra love match will recognize and respect positive qualities in the other” [/li]Once again, that’s true for most people
[li]”Expression of sentiment and happiness are important to both” [/li]Unless you’re a misanthropic mute, this statement isn’t all that prophetic
[li]”At times, these lovers may find it difficult to understand one another”[/li]IMHO, More gobbley-goop
[li]”Both are initiators, which can, when their ideas and approaches differ, be quite a struggle”[/li]I guess that all depends on what is getting initiated[/ol]
So, a quick tally of the results:[ul]
[li]14 (Mostly) True Statements: Though rather general for the most part[/li][li]6 (Utterly) False Statements: And I know the ex would whole-heartedly agree[/li][li]6 (IMO Overly) General Statements: That are far to vague to comment on[/ul][/li]
So, if anyone wants to play along…Please do. There’s no need to itemize the results like I did (unless you want to) – Just a tally would be fine. You can select a current – or ex – It’s your call. Just try and select the person that you knew very well.