Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wow, I didn't realized that writing a 1200 character About Me profile would be so challenging. I am generally so quiet. Who knew I had to much to say. It is an embarrassing self realization to witness how attached to my opinions I have become. But as I understand it, a blog is like a journal, so it really is all about me. The following is what is missing from my About Me profile.
It takes more than words or familar lists of 'Favorites' to really know someone. And I am already bumping up against the confines of the e-blog format. This particular template asks for a date of birth and automatically reveals one's sun sign and Chinese astrological animal. However, being a Vedic astrologer, I would rather see something more aligned with the constellations of the night sky than the Western tropical sign. The tropical zodiac used in Western astrology is astronomically off by about 23 degrees, which means my sun was actually transiting the constellation of Capricorn and not Aquarius. Moreover in India, the moon sign is much more important and informative about one's being than the sun sign; so I would rather see Aries, specifically Aswini, listed as birth information. But as my rising sign is Aquarius, I will have to settle with this automated assignment and my little rant to clarify my energetic self. And to further demonstrate my secret nitpicky side, I want to point out that the "Zodiac Animal" assigned to my profile is also different according to other calendars. In the Chinese calendar my animal is the Rabbit/Hare, in the Viet Nam calendar it is a Cat, and as my birthday falls at the end of January, the Tibetan calendar puts me in a Tiger year. I feel a closer resonance to cat and Tiger, but I do have a lot of rabbit qualities. Now doesn't that clear things up for you.
This splitting of 'hares' (sorry couldn't resist), also inspires me to ask what do my favorite movies, books and music tell you other than I enjoy the thoughts and visions of other artists. It really doesn't tell you much about me other than whom I admire. Perhaps it links me to a type or tribe. I love studying different systems, but ultimately it's looking at the bigger picture and seeing how it's all connected that thrills me. So hopefully those of you who don't know me personally can read between the lines and past the fussy evaluation above to see that I am a seeker looking for the patterns that reveal face of the divine in all that she sees.