Friday, June 22, 2018

Another Year

Is it something about growing older that makes you acutely aware of achievements/failures within the last year? The pressures of timelines and what you're supposed to be doing during various stages of life can really put a downer on a birthday if you're not careful. Last year on my birthday I moved from "being 30" to "in my 30's" which caused havoc with my emotions. This year, I've prepared myself a little and attempted to adopt the forever young mentality.

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Through one of my pinterest rabbit hole adventures, I came across this website that determines your Secret Language Name which is based on your birthday. It was surprisingly and creepily accurate for me. My report looked something like this, edited for the parts I specifically relate to whether I want to claim them or not...

Traits: Enraptured, uncontrolled, critical, addictive, sensual, dictatorial

Report: Those born on June 21 are obsessed with life, with every aspect of existence. They thirst after the experiences of the world, and those who live in developed countries often come to symbolize all that is best and worst about modern capitalist society. Extremely success-oriented, they have a tendency to become autocratic and tolerate little departure from their own ethical codes. The fact that June 21 marks the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year, symbolizes the rich worldly nature of this day. 

Addictive types, those born on this day are frequently workaholics and therefore carrying on normal personal relationships can be difficult, if not impossible. They can be highly demanding, making it hard for their mates, friends and children to relate to them. A quest for spirituality may be the only path that frees them from worldly concerns.

Health: June 21 people can be consumed by their desires and passions, and therefore must guard against burnout. Pacing themselves is the key. In addition, if any of one of their activities assumes an addictive cast it can crowd out everything else in their life, and require higher and higher “doses” to satisfy them. This kind of activity can lead to sociopathic behavior, or at least to alienation from family and friends. A vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet, on the mild side rather than spicy, with an emphasis on grains and root vegetables, will help keep June 21 people grounded. Only very moderate physical exercise is recommended. Workaholics must beware of stomach and duodenal ulcers, as well as other secondary stress-related ailments such as lung disease resulting from smoking, or cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol.


HOW does it know me?! I definitely don't claim to be one living by the stars and following my horoscope, BUT THIS is pretty spot on. Well, dictatorial isn't necessarily on my personal list of traits, but I do have an immense desire to control outcomes and behaviors -I just sum that up to being a perfectionist. Now knowing this, and a fresh start on my 32nd year, maybe it's a good time to address some of these somewhat alarming traits.

Anyway, it's something fun to do, so head over there and check our your Secret Language Name.