November 5, 2013

Secret Languages & Other Mumbo Jumbo

Fun fact about me? I've always been incredibly interested in astrology and the like.

I enjoy comparing my traits to those of the Capricorn, and TJ's traits to those of the Gemini, and I love reading our horoscopes for the week after the week has already been completed, to try to make sense of whatever happened during that week. I know it could very likely be made-up mumbo jumbo, but these types of things often seem to make sense and give me clarity about our funny quirks or certain situations that have been presented to us.

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I was recently introduced to The Secret Language and I was naturally so intrigued by the details! The Secret Language is not your Grandmother's Astrology - it's a distillation of personality traits of more than 20,000 people during a 40 year study, organized by birthday, and it's said to reveal your natural born identity. Abe Lincoln, for example, was an "Intentional Unifer" and Mother Theresa was an "Innocent Supportive Partner."

So, what am I? Well, after entering my date of birth, the site generated a report that reveals my supposed identity: A "Satisfied Self Requirement"


Say what?

"The serious individuals born on January 2 put tremendous demands on themselves. Basically because they have extremely high standards, great drive and a certain healthy degree of insecurity as to their real worth they feel that they have to prove that they can “do it.” Again and again they take on killing responsibilities or force themselves to scale seemingly impossible heights, sometimes under very tight deadlines. Putting themselves under this kind of pressure seems to agree with them. January 2 people are admirably suited for creative work or self-employment which requires them setting up their own schedule and making their own plans. Rather than truly innovative, most born on January 2 are perfectionistic craftspeople who produce the best products or services they can. Although highly imaginative, they do best in solid, limited activities where their purpose is clearly delineated. Rarely if ever do they try to fudge something which they know they cannot do, nor do they try to give the impression that their work is better than it really is. On the other hand, because they are so self-critical, they may not get enough pleasure from their own accomplishments."

Umm ... well if that doesn't describe me to a T?! 

The site also allows you to input your date of birth along with your significant others, and I was shocked to see how TJ's and my relationship was explained:

"The relationship occasionally exhibits an inability to settle down in one place. To be always looking for the ideal setting or job can become a way of life for this pair. Even parents in this combination may adopt a nomadic existence, although their children will surely resent constantly changing schools and losing friends. Among the partners themselves, Week of the Ruler individuals will usually dig their heels in at some point and refuse to move. They may likewise fight to free themselves from the hopes that the relationship arouses, even coming to hate it at times. Week of the Seeker people accept change more easily and may resent their partner’s resistance to it. Such conflicts can tear the relationship apart though they may also make the couple sadder but wiser."

The negatives to the above are a blog post for another day, but is that freaky or what?

If you're interested in horoscopes and personality tests like I am, then you should definitely go check out the The Secret Language. Let me know if you read anything that resonates with or surprises you!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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35 comments

  1. Mine is so spot-on! Thanks for sharing; this is fun.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! It was really interesting to read mine.

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  3. Wow mine is really spot on too! It's almost freaky actually.

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  4. Ok, so although I don't know you "in real life", when I read your description, all I kept thinking to myself was "um, I can totally see this with her". And then you said it explained you to the T! Soooo...I guess you can really know a lot about a person by reading their blog! Pretty cool! I have to go and check mine now! :)

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  5. Mine is freaky and not in a good way.

    "Extremely secretive, they can be quite different people in private and are often prone to expressing dark feelings and emotions."
    I kept reading and it started to sound a little bit more like me, so that was a comforting!

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  6. Very cool, I will definitely have to check my Bday out!!!

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  7. This is so interesting to me, I will have to check it out.

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  8. Very interesting! Going to check out my birthday now!

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  9. Teach me your ways, please.

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  10. My stupid work computer will not let me go purchase the military jacket or convertible gloves. I hate blocked content!!!!

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  11. I always faux shop. Probably a few times a month. I can't do such things in the store. It's too tempting. But online? Oh yeah. In fact I'll be over at Target right now doing that very thing.

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  12. I am seriously about to purchase that military jacket. Only $29? Yep, it's mine.

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  13. That Aztec cardigan, I saw one almost identical at this store called Body Central (once you get past the slutty attire there are some cute sweaters, blazers, and super inexpensive scarves). Anyway, they had one almost identical for less than $30!

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  14. I pretend online shop all the time! It is oddly satisfying. Good luck on your month without spending! I want to try it in the future, but I don't think I will do very well.

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  15. I do nothing but pretend shop lol. I'm super cheap too, if it's under $25 it won't even be in my sight lol

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  16. I love pretend shopping! It's fun in a masochistic way...


    Great picks! Love the heart elbow patches :)

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  17. Totally guilty of online shopping. Glad some of my guilty pleasures don't offer shipping to Canada, or if they too it's super pricey. Loving the aztec cardi and boots. They scream hockey game, don't ya think?!

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  18. I will totally fly you to Iowa if you promise to be my personal shopper and fill my closet with stuff that's not full price :) I definitely "online shop" and tell myself that I'll come back and buy these things even though I know I never will!

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  19. I shop like you do, if it's over €25, it better be a classic that I'll wear forever. Man, I'd kill for a TJ Maxx or Marshalls shopping spree right now!

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  20. I love a good deal! The necklace and leather skirt are my favorite.

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  21. Love love love that blazer and the aztec cardigan!! These are such great finds!

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  22. That cardigan and those boots!! LOVE! I fill up my cart with everything I want and exit out. It helps with the want to buy clothes without actually doing it. haha

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  23. I need that quilted leather skirt! It's amazing!

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  24. That's really interesting! I definitely need to check that out to see how close my description fits me.

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  25. Looove the earrings. Thanks you for sharing these finds!!

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  26. I want boots with fringe! Those are so cute.

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  27. Love those jewelry pieces! Some good idea for Christmas gifts here! Happy Friday!

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  28. These FINDS!! OMG I am in love!

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  29. I adore your finds! Especially that elbow patch sweater and cheetah print scarf!

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  30. Yikes, mine's fairly accurate!

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  31. I love horoscopes too!! I did ours too and it was fairly accurate..

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  32. I always think this kind of stuff is fun and interesting. Mine was pretty accurate - I was also born Jan 2.

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  33. Oh my, I ALWAYS fill up my shopping cart online and then leave without checking out. My husband will ask, "Are you actually going to make a purchase this time?" He just doesn't get it.

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