A true reading?

31 Jan

A friend strongly believes in appointing people according to their star signs – placing the right person in the right job which suits their personalities best. And obviously, being the right match to the job is more important if they’re working for YOU.

We’re looking to place an assistant accountant and last night I requested the appropriate star signs from her. I am not at all involved in the placement process, thus will be able to objectively see which candidate will get the job and what their star sign is.

She suggested Virgo (20 Aug – 20 Sep) and Capricorn (20 Dec – 20 Jan).

To verify the “accuracy” of the website I went to to read up on these signs, I checked the attributes for Scorpio (which is my husband’s sign). Well, lo and behold:

Scorpio – The Scorpion
October 23 – November 21

Element: Water
Planet: Pluto
Stone: Topaz
Metal: Iron

Scorpios are characterized by wisdom, resilience, and intensity. They often appear to have a natural understanding of the world and other people, which they can use to raise themselves to positions of power and authority. However Scorpios sometimes fail to understand their own motives and needs, which can lead to them feeling lost and out of place.

It can be very hard to truly get to know a Scorpio. They present a personality to the world but are often very deep and private thinkers, and tend to keep their thoughts, ambitions and passions very much to themselves.

 Scorpios can be manipulative, using their innate knowledge of how other minds work in order to gain advantage over them. A Scorpio will make a faithful and loving partner, but only to someone who is not afraid to stand up to them – Scorpios will not tolerate weakness in a partner.

Yup. True. This means that I have to stand up to him more. And take less of his shit crap.

So, here goes:

Virgo – The Virgin
August 23 – September 22

 Element: Earth

Planet: Mercury
Stone: Sapphire
Metal: Nickel

Virgos can at times be shy and sensitive characters, but they are also very caring and trustworthy people. If you have a problem, then a Virgo will generally be willing to listen and offer help.

Their generous and trusting nature can sometimes allow Virgos to be victimised and pushed around, but they take such experiences in their stride and use them to help understand others who find themselves in similar situations.

Many Virgos seek opportunities to overcome their natural shyness – often excelling at creative activities such as music or cookery. Virgos are also drawn to the performing arts where they can adopt a more flamboyant personality without necessarily exposing their true selves.

In relationships Virgos are loyal and understanding, in part because they have spent so much time examining their own feelings and emotions. Virgos can derive great pleasure and satisfaction from making life enjoyable for their loved ones.

Capricorn – The Goat
December 22 – January 19

Element: Earth
Planet: Saturn
Stone: Garnet
Metal: Silver

Capricorns are motivated, driven high-achievers. They will work steadily until they reach the highest level in an organisation. Occasionally this drive may distract them from looking after their personal and emotional lives, and a Capricorn should always try to make time to keep things in balance.

Emotionally, Capricorns may be slow to form bonds or partnerships, but once they do they will invest everything into making sure it works – consequently if things do go wrong they can take it very badly. Often a relationship is held on a par with a career, and will be pursued with similar dedication and drive.

An ingenious streak often manifests itself in this star sign, giving Capricorns the ability to find new and unusual solutions to problems. Combined with their tenacity, this helps them greatly in their journey to the top.

Their view of the world frequently gives Capricorns a dry and somewhat odd-ball sense of humour, and they are skilled at using their wit and charm to bring people around to their point of view. Capricorns try to avoid strife and conflict, and use their negotiating skills to bring peace in times of dispute.

We’ll see what we will see, won’t we?

And for interest’s sake, here’s mine:

Libra – The Scales
September 23 – October 22

Element: Air
Planet: Venus
Stone: Opal
Metal: Copper

 Librans have a strong desire to find true love, a relationship where they can give 100% of themselves and receive the same in return. Unfortunately they may become disillusioned when things don’t work out as hoped, and brooding on things can have a significant effect on a Libran’s outlook on life in general.

Often a Libran will live life at two levels. Externally they can appear responsible and sensible whilst inside they are dreaming of a fantasy world in which everything is perfect. Perhaps surprisingly, this inner vision can make Librans very motivated and successful in the business world. Librans have a desire to be equitable and fair, which can sometimes lead them into making decisions which are not in their best interests.

Librans tend to enjoy good food, and like to project an image of sophistication and refinement.

Hmmmmm . . .



Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Ramblings


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13 responses to “A true reading?

  1. Flenters

    January 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Unfortunately I don’t qualify. To quote from your link: “it can also make it hard to form a relationship with a Sagittarian as they are liable to find new ambitions which they will pursue almost single-mindedly”


    • BB

      January 31, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Sagittarians are big-time talkers. They looooooooove to chat! They’re great with people and even better with animals. Ideal animal trainers… yes, I know everyone talks to their pets, but Sagittarians can have whole conversations with theirs. Highly adaptable to different people and personalities. Highly adventurous and easily bored. One of the starsigns that can easily go through life without a spouse and/or kids without regrets. The Sags I have encountered almost all have the most refreshing way of being sarcastic – in a clever way. Some people see it as a negative trait – I quite enjoy it, since their’s usually comes very naturally and yet without anger or hurtfulness intended. There’s one thing that Sags ‘suck’ at: secrets. OMW!!! They can’t keep a secret! ;o)

      • Flenters

        January 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

        You make my day!

        Good luck with your head-hunting mission.


      • ButterNut

        January 31, 2013 at 9:13 am


        Most of the people I know have full conversations with their animals . . . what the animals think of the chatting, I don’t want to know . . .

    • ButterNut

      January 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

      And so all of us have our own little dents . . .

  2. BB

    January 31, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Did you know, that of all the signs of the Zodiac, Scorpio is the obvious choice to work with people who have hang-ups and dysfunction in the bedroom? The airing of dirty little secrets, sexual fantasies, and embarrassing details does not deter Scorpio at all. In fact, nothing is too shocking for them! They have the ability to get to the root of the matter and help their clients to make adjustments and work through problems – in whatever working/social environment they’re in… Highly intelligent, mean sense of humor – a combination rarely found to this extent in any other starsign.

    • ButterNut

      January 31, 2013 at 9:10 am

      I don’t deny that Scorpio’s are awesome people . . . they are just sometimes a little bit hard-wearing . . . 😉

  3. Son

    January 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Moi Scorpio 😳

  4. Twilight

    February 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Altyd interessante leesstof! Ek is Gemini – wat maar vlakkerige mense kan wees, lyk my 😉 My suster is ‘n Virgo en ek belowe jou, baie goeie werknemers: Pligsgetrou en presies in als wat hulle aanpak…

  5. ButterNut

    February 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    The Capricorn got the job . . . 😀

  6. vosperdruiter

    February 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Daar is ‘n nuwe vulletjie gebore…

    • ButterNut

      February 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Welkom! 😉 Ek was sopas daar!

  7. Toortsie

    March 11, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Ek kwalifiseer ook nie. Maar dit was nou regtig interessant. Ek stem saam met die skerpioen (ek is) maar ek hou nie my gedagtes vir myself nie….. 😉
    Die stuk oor die Capricorn (my man) was net so insiggewend.


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