Friday, January 11, 2008

Birth Month Traits Meme

Akelamalu opened this up for anyone who wants to do it. I so enjoyed reading all of her comments about herself, and I know she's dying to read other bloggers' comments about themselves, so who am I to deny Akelamalu anything? Especially since she's been sending me good energy for the past while, when I've needed it so much.

Thanks also to all of you who have sent prayers and positive energy my way. It really has helped so much. ((HUGS))

On to the meme:

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth (see below).
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

Okay, let's see now. I'm a Scorpio, born in November. How do I stack up against the traits of November people?

Has a lot of ideas. Extraordinary ideas. Always thinking. Sharp thinking. I've generally got my various story ideas playing in my head, like a tv always on in a room. On top of that, I've got the Julia music channel playing music at all times in my head, as well. So in computer lingo, I've got two creative windows open and running at all times. And another window generally runs rather philosophic observations and questions. Then I operate in the real world somehow. I find that last one the hardest to keep up. My thoughts tend more to ruminating on the spiritual growth that comes from suffering rather than 'should I get my hair cut'.

Difficult to fathom. My mom would agree to this one in a nanosecond. Even my husband, who is a Scorpio as well and difficult to fathom himself sometimes, would agree. I think... The one person who never seems thrown for a loop is my best friend Connie. Probably why we've been best friends for 35 years.

Thinks forward. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Being able to foresee things a little ahead is like having Jedi senses. Helps when looking after small children, a bipolar husband or shooting a film. Also very convenient to be married to another Scorpio who reads my mind like I read his. Reduces arguments like you wouldn't believe.

Unique and brilliant. Thinks differently from others. Very necessary when in a creative field. One problem, though, is generally most of my ideas don't follow market trends...

Can become good doctors. I definitely have an inborn therapist ability, but doctoring the body is not for me. NOT good with thinking about the bio machine or bodily fluids. Though I have managed to hold basins for loved ones sick to their stomachs. (See 'where there's a will there's a way' below.)

Dynamic in personality. High-spirited. This really comes in handy when taking care of small children. It's like I'm the Pied Piper and kids will magically do whatever I need them to. Also essential when directing film. If what you're doing is insane, it helps when you can convince other people to do it with you.

Secretive. Unpredictable. Because this contradicts the honest/heart-on-sleeve aspect (see below) it seems bizarre that I could possibly be secretive. But I've been able to really surprise people more often than you'd think. I play my hand close to my chest, it seems, without being aware of it.

Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. I'm truly interested in just about everything (minus techno stuff - yawn.) Especially in people and what makes them tick. They sense that and open up to me. Like Akelamalu, I don't actually dig for secrets. People unburden themselves to me on an ongoing basis.

Less talkative but amiable. I can blab away with the best of them at times, but I also like to listen. Not sit impatiently waiting for my turn to talk next, but really listen to people. I have an insatiable appetite for insight into why people do things, and listening really feeds that.

Brave and generous. I'm brave about some things and phobic about other things. I'll confront a 6'4" rowdy teenager interrupting a dance performance, but I'm scared to call out on the phone. Generous, yes - I'm generous because I was given all I needed when I was growing up. I felt cared for, appreciated and cherished. I find people who were shortchanged in those areas try to make up for it later in life by graspy behaviour. And unfortunately it never fills the hole inside them.

Patient. If you look that up on, you'll find my picture. And if it's not there, I'll wait until it shows up. Comes in handy when looking after small children, elderly grandmothers, attention deficit mothers, bipolar husbands, and for making films or writing books.

Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. The hard-hearted part only applies when it comes to those who have crossed the line with me. Once I've hit my internal 'delete' button, that's it for them. Stubborn, determined, etc. - it's gotten me this far, and I've had sheer cliffs to climb. No match for this chick.

Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Very true for me. I'm very mellow. Things that obviously bother a lot of other people don't really register for me. But of course some things make me infuriated. When that happens, I go from mellow to homicidal in one-tenth of a second. Lightening death rays fly out from my eyes, and if the person I'm looking at hasn't already slunk away by then, he soon wishes he had. It's a pretty wierd experience.

Loves to be alone. Amen, brother! I LOVE to be alone. I LOVE not having to talk to anyone, just to be alone with my million-and-one thoughts. I'm quite certain that solitary confinement wouldn't really get to me for about 6 months or so.

Motivates oneself. I'm one of those people that can delegate easily. Even to myself. There's so many things I want to do, my eagerness and enthusiasm is the motivator. I don't have a stick behind me, only a bushel of carrots in front of me.

Hardworking. Got to get all my projects done!

High abilities. Does not appreciate praises. The things I enjoy doing, I'm generally good at. There are some things I can squeak by with, and I don't enjoy that feeling at all. I much prefer the mastery stage. Not appreciating praise isn't really true for me. I can be a perfectionist in some things, and hard on myself in some things, but if I can see that I did a good job, I'll accept the praise.

Well-built and tough. Don't know how well-built I am, but I am tough. Stubborn and tough have definitely been my allies through life.

Deep love and emotions. Guilty as charged. I only know how to feel deeply. I have no shallow attachments. That's why it's hard when I miss loved ones who live far away from me. That's why I was present at the hospital for my dad, and just now for my gram and my father-in-law as they moved on from this life and passed to the other side. My love is a love to the end. To the last breath.

Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. People can sense this in me. That's why they tell me their most private feelings. They know I won't share it with anyone else. I'm the Anti-Gossip Girl.

Romantic. Is there someone more romantic than me? (looking around in suprise) I get very melty inside for such a brave, stubborn, tough chick.

Uncertain in relationships. This is one I don't relate to. I've only entered into relationships where I was certain of my partner's feelings for me. If I didn't feel that closeness, I skipped having a relationship altogether. Probably because I enjoy being alone.

Homely. LOL! I think this is meant in terms of the UK version, as in a homebody. Not 'homely' as in downright ugly... I can faithfully declare that yes, my homelife is precious to me. Though my physical home is far from a magazine spread - I'm the farthest thing from a Susie Homemaker you can get. It's my emotional homelife that's important to me. Hugs, time to listen, making sure everyone feels safe and loved - yes. Dusted, swept, put away - not so much.

Not able to control emotions. This is a personal goal of mine. As I head into my mid-forties, I so long to be able to refrain from crying if I'm out in public and something moves me. So far, not much luck with that.

Before we get to all the birth month traits, I guess I'll tag some people: Annette, Carrie, Darla, Gabriella, Jill, Karina, Leah, Lesley, Susan, Tinkerbell, Uberstrickenfrau, Wylie.

Birth Month Traits:

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.


Carrie Lofty said...

I'll do this sometime next week when I get my draft finished. :)

Jill said...

Is this your way to making sure that I'm still on the blogosphere??
I guess you are pretty much very well suited for your month!!

Babe King said...

See I wouldn't be able to control my emotions if I had to dig out that office either. lol Good luck. :-)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

LOL Babe! I might as well laugh, because there's a lot of stuff to move along.

Olga said...

The thing I noticed is that every month is very flattering!! Where's the month nobody wants to claim?!Anyhoo- I'll try to get this done and posted. I so hear you on trying to control the emotions now that I'm looking at the downside of 40- ugh.

Leah Braemel said...

Thanks for the tag, Julia - I'll work on it, but it'll probably be Sunday before it gets up. I found it interesting - especially comparing it to Gizmo Guy and my parents who are all Scorpios.

Annette Gallant said...

Thanks for tagging me, Julia. I've been a very bad blogger lately, so this is a good way for me to get back into the swing of things. I'm going to try and do it tomorrow, so you can check then. :-)

Unknown said...

Loved reading this stuff about you. There's a lot of traits, huh? I was born in October and many of the things listed are spot on. I might do this myself!

Danika Dinsmore said...

That's interesting... I've never seen "month traits," only astrological traits... do those contradict each other?

I'm an February/Aquarius and some fit, others don't.

Secretive / Unpredictable... I always think of Scorpio's this way.

Did you enjoy the CD? :-)

Akelamalu said...

I really enjoyed reading your answers Julia and I so agree with this

Also very convenient to be married to another Scorpio who reads my mind like I read his. Reduces arguments like you wouldn't believe.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Danika - I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I've had two family members pass away in December and January, and have spent a great deal of time in the hospital with them. But it's just the sort of thing I'm looking forward to doing, to catch my breath and get back into the swing of things.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, babe. Just letting you know that I've got a post in draft form. Now to find the time to post it!

Darla said...

Oh, fun! I'll get right on it. :)

Darla said...

I'm done! Funny--a lot of yours sound more like me than my own. :)

MsSnarkyPants said...

This was fun. :) Did it today.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated New Year. I'm finally getting around to blogging regularly again and wanted to drop by and say THANKS for being one of my regular readers. I'm poking around your site, catching up on what I've missed and think that I'll end up doing this meme on chicken-scratch as well. It's great getting to read and learn more about you. I'm a scorpio too, so I wonder how similar we'll be in the end!