Fair Weather Trends

Do you take an extra umbrella when the weather forecast suggests rain? Or do you jokingly threaten to take a bar of soap out into the yard and enjoy an open-air shower? (Let’s hope it’s in the back yard.) Do you like the snow and cold? Or prefer sunny skies and near-tropic temperatures? (Think how often partners are opposites in the matter of preferences, leading to squabbles over the thermostat.) We’ll take a look at Sun Signs and their possible weather preferences. (Not a scientific study, ducks.)

Aries: March 21-April 19

The crash of thunder and dramatic lightning displays are generally enjoyed by an Aries, at least until the power goes out and there’s no tv, computer, microwave. This sign can enjoy skiing (with a lodge, of course, to cruise), scuba-diving or possibly deep-sea fishing or snorkeling in warm waters if there’s a heavy Pisces influence. Otherwise, they’ll enjoy the pool and snappy new resort wear.

Taurus: April 20-May 20

Ruled by Venus, a Taurus enjoys soft, gentle spring rains and watching small streams form and flow while the clean scent of pure rainwater fills the air. A Taurus employs and revels in all his senses, and appreciates a rose’s aroma as much as warm towels fresh from the dryer or the scented steam from a cup of tea.

Gemini: May 21-June 21

Changeable weather keeps a Gemini from their most frightening nightmare – boredom. They thrive on the unpredictable, and if they can live where it’s summer one day and cool fall temperatures the next, they’re happy. When the old saying, “If you don’t like this weather, wait five minutes,” comes to mind, expect to hear The Twins applauding. Four seasons? They’d thrive on five. Or six.

Cancer: June 22-July 22

A Moonchild doesn’t do well with too much change too quickly – and the vagaries of climate change leaves him/her distraught. The idea of starving polar bears or extinct koalas is disturbing to their souls, and shrinking glaciers plus horrific forest fires can lead to hours of worry. They’ll use sunscreen yet regret the necessity of the product, since humans aren’t exemplary earth stewards.

Leo: July 23-August 22

Sunshine and plenty of it allows a Leo to bask in the warmth of the rays, and by extension, approval from family and friends. (A sad Lion is one deliberately ignored by those same family members and friends.) Since fur is so strongly frowned upon nowadays, a Leo can’t enjoy that fox or chinchilla coat anymore, and so may opt out of too much exposure to the biting cold.

Virgo: August 23-September 22

That grinding sound is a Virgo’s teeth as he/she deals with the constant change of weather models and predictions and tries to adjust plans made days or weeks ago. Spontaneity is not their middle name, and adapting to fluctuations in weather patterns or rainfall levels can be problematic. Weather should be reasonable, after all.

Libra: September 23-October 22

A fine balance between too much or too little rain; overwhelming heat or a sharp, piercing wind are all sought by a Libra. Mother Nature should keep a better eye on things, and not let weather choose its own course, is their thought, and they’d love to see the machine that can produce the desired effects. They’ll be happy to tell said Mother Nature what she should do to apologize, too.

Scorpio: October 23-November 21

Dark, dreary days and dank basements suit a Scorpio nicely. They enjoy the abrupt changes in weather patterns but prefer to have a predictable ‘cover’ for some of their mysterious actions, whether they actually work for the CIA, the NSA or some other acronym. Lightning doesn’t bother them, nor do tornado watches, ice storms or flood waters filling the back yard.

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

Well, weather means we’re all still alive and watching for the next storm or week of sunshine. After all, Centaurs are sturdy folk and not given to flights of fancy or much moaning and groaning. They take things in their four-legged stride rather nicely. So if your car’s mired in mud, see if you can find a Sagittarius to help out. It’ll be on the highway again in no time.

Capricorn: December 22-January 19

Takes the weather along with the schedule of meetings, and prepares for either or both with planning and practical wisdom – an umbrella if it’s raining, a hat if it’s hot. They take the clouds or heatwaves just as they do the thunderstorms and blizzards – all part of life here on this planet. Do your part to slow the climate change, but don’t worry unduly. The sun will rise tomorrow.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18

Who has time to even notice what the weather’s doing when you’re rushing about trying to save humanity from itself? Gregarious Aquarius will lend you a sunshade, hang your slow-covered heavy coat to dry or have a dozen suggestions as to what to do to salvage what’s left of a rain-soaked picnic. Just don’t drag your feet about going to the next Save The Planet meeting.

Pisces: February 19-March 20

These folks feel every earth tremor, every species lost, every acre of sacred ground lost to developers. Figure out a way they can help preserve what’s left, or you’ll be holding up a weeping, sobbing basket case unable to deal with the horrible reality. Once that way’s found, expect a Pisces to whole-heartedly join the tree huggers with no apologies. Now it’s part of their soul.

One thing everyone has to deal with – the weather. But it’s your choice to smile through it or grumble. – MZ