I have so many photos yet to share from my April visit to Lotusland; so looking for something quick to write about today I thought of the garden's 25-foot round horticultural clock. The clock is surrounded by topiary animals and features the twelve signs of the zodiac, hundreds of succulents, and large time-telling hands.
It's slightly over the top, in a lovable Lotusland sort of way.
Is it gauche of me to share the fact tomorrow is my birthday? Nah, Facebook will tell everyone, so why can't I?
I guess that's what got me thinking of this clock, the fact my "sign" is the crab, cancer. Neither one of those labels are particularly cheerful or optimistic, and I'm not a particularly "woo-woo" person, but damn I fit the description of this zodiac sign to a tee.
Cancer the Crab is a sign of feelings, home, and the artistic soul. Cancer season is the full flowering of Summer.
Cancer is a homebody and has a primal need for security on the home front. But the Crab is also ambitious, like other cardinal signs, and is often tenacious when moving toward its goal.
Cancer's are Moon-ruled and can become a bit looney, especially when worn down, emotionally hurt, lonely or overwhelmed. Moods come and go quickly, and the Cancerian is intimate with the waxing and waning — the Moon in all her phases.
Cancer is at its most powerful when using the power of emotion to move people and experience meaning. (source)
What do you think? Does your personality bear a resemblance to the theoretical qualities of your zodiac sign?
Oh, and in case you're wondering I did not see a crab among the topiary animals.
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