Monday, April 20, 2009

Braves Astrology

While I don't read my horoscope every day and don't necessarily believe that they're always accurate, I do find it interesting that people born under a certain time frame have similar characteristics both physically and emotionally.

When Jo was in town a couple of weekends ago, we discussed the idea of putting together a list of Braves' astrological signs and seeing what each sign indicated for each person. Here's the list, with today's active roster:

And a little interpretation for each sign, copied over from

Aries (March 21 - April 19, Element: Fire) -- Outgoing, Extravert, Energetic, Dynamic, Courageous, Generous, Strong, Extravagant... but sometimes can be arrogant, insecure, jealous, concerned with looks and others' opinion -- (no Braves!)

Taurus (April 20 - May 20, Element: Earth) -- conservative, sensible, responsible, meticulous, artistic, loyal, consistent, dependable, generous, physically strong, sexual... but can be rigid, stubborn, selfish, suspicious, hot-tempered -- (Chipper)

Gemini (May 21-June 21, Element: Air) -- Productive, articulate, intelligent, curious, persuasive, witty, young, clever, cheerful, explorer, smooth, smart, convincing, amusing, gregarious, ingenious... but can be obstinate, can talk too much, tense, cunning, fickle, shallow, inconsistent, superficial, irritating and irritable -- (Bennett, Gonzo, Lowe)

Cancer (June 22-July 22, Element: Water) -- Intuitive, sensitive, responsive, aware, family/home oriented, shy, understanding, feeling, imaginative, dependable, conservative, loving... but can be moody, touchy, prickly, hostile -- (Kawakami, Garret, Norton)

Leo (July 23-August 22, Element: Fire) -- Outgoing, warm, friendly, generous, loyal, likable, entertaining, likes attention, confident, cheerful, creative, strong-willed, charismatic, proud, extrovert... but can be demanding, dogmatic, controlling, afraid of rejection -- (New Javy)

Virgo (August 23-September 22, Element: Earth) -- Analytical, rational, fair, methodical, talented, planner, hardworking, discriminating, tasteful, motivated, reserved, intelligent, creative, orderly, structured... but can be critical, rigid, sarcastic, snobbish, narrow-minded -- (Schafer)

Libra (September 23-October 22, Element: Air) -- Cosmopolitan, refined, amiable, sociable, happy, generous, realistic, charming, gracious, affectionate, balanced, diplomatic, easy-going, elegant, charming, flirtatious, committed, objective... but can be indecisive, emotionally complex, vague, dependent, distant, argumentative, depressed, exhausted, materialistic, superficial, self-indulgent, easily-offended -- (no Braves!)

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21, Element: Water) -- Passionate, vibrant, magnetic, perceptive, emotional, sensual, alert, willful, determined, resourceful, purposeful, directed, dominant, ambitious, fearless, committed, intense... but can be obsessive, extreme, vengeful, jealous, spiteful, unforgiving, bully, menacing, possessive, arrogant -- (Jo-Jo, Yunie, Prado)

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21, Element: Fire) -- Independent, honest, optimistic, friendly, driven, freewheeling, free spirit, good-humored, casual, forthright, philosophical, restless, un-inhibited, adventurous, intuitive... but can be self-righteous, rebellious, irresponsible, careless, inaccurate, superficial, impulsive, outspoken, candid -- (Buddy, Moylan, Soriano)

Capricorn (December 22-January 19, Element: Earth) -- Determined, single-minded, directed, serious, productive, competitive, ambitious, patient, industrious, tenacious, conservative, strong, planning, a natural leader, self-disciplined, cool, reserved, dignified, authoritative, organized, goal-oriented, workaholic, responsible, relentless, traditional, goal-oriented... but can be rigid, egocentric, opportunistic, ruthless, thrifty, stingy, pessimistic, repressed -- (Omar, Frenchy)

Aquarius (January 20-February 18, Element: Air) -- Progressive, original, idealist, altruistic, issue-oriented, charismatic, up-to-date, visionary, humanitarian, personable, imaginative, generous, inspiring, practical, congenial, casual, open-minded, amiable, inventive, off-beat... but can be rebellious, eccentric, thoughtlessness, contrarian, childish, aloof, uninvolved, obstinate, antisocial, unconventional, impressionable -- (Jair, O'Flaherty)

Pisces (February 19-March 20, Element: Water) -- Sensitive, imaginative, multitalented, multifaceted, intuitive, compassionate, people oriented, sympathetic, receptive, big-hearted, generous... but can be escapist, unpredictable, irrational, gullible, passive, indecisive, weak, uncertain, clueless, vague, lethargic, vindictive, lazy, self-indulgent -- (Eyebrows, Baby, Ross, KJ, Kotchman, MattE)

Obviously these are huge generalizations, and not every characteristic will apply to every person under that sun sign. But do you see some reflections in our boys?

What is your sign, and do you see things in common with the Braves that share your sign?

My only match is Chipper. We are both sensible, consistent, and stubborn. I was going to put loyal in there, as I am extremely loyal and Chipper has shown his loyalty to the Atlanta club, but my loyalty extends in all aspects of my life. Who knows? Maybe he's loyal now? ;)


CABravesFan said...

I love it:) 3 of my absolute favs share my sign! I knew there had to be a reason I loved Mac, KJ and MattE so much!

Amy said...

Hee. Not that I needed another reason to like New Javy, but it amuses me that we share a sign. :)

And I don't know why, but I'm surprised New Javy is the only Leo. I don't really pay all that much attention to astrology, either, but some of the personalities seem to fit.

Chipper's is quite appropriate.

Leah said...

Well, Libra describes me pretty much, but no Braves share my sign. :( Oh well, lol.

CABravesFan said...

If it makes you feel any better, Leah, Charlie is a Libra:)

Lauren T. said...

Oh, so much for Charlie and I getting married! Libra boys and I aren't very compatible, romantically.

Amy, I don't know enough about astrology to calculate this, but I do wonder how many of the guys have a Leo Moon. My moon sign is Gemini, and I have a fair number of Gemini traits as well.

Crista Michelle said...

I'm a cancer and that sounds like me!

I'd imagine Norton and Kenshin are the same, Garrett I don't know!

CABravesFan said...


That discription, including the "moody" and "touchy" parts, pretty much discribes Garret perfectly:)

Lauren T. said...

I just remembered that Will Ohman and my brother share a Leo birthday, and boy, are they both Leos! haha!