When I was a young girl, we were asked to do a school project on birthstones. I am a Pisces star sign and a bit of research revealed that my birthstone was an amethyst. I was very disappointed. Other star signs had, what seemed to me then, much better birthstones than mine. One friend had the pearl and another, the diamond. An amethyst was only a semi-precious stone with little monetary value. I was sad that I was a Pisces.
As I grew older I came to recognise the value of some of my Piscean traits. People born in late February and early March are dreamers. We see the world through rose coloured spectacles, rarely seeing the bad in anything. This quality has served me well over the years during periods when I had to deal with chronically ill children, a mother enduring chemotherapy and other breast cancer treatments and during times of anxiety in other aspects of my life.
Pisces people are also known to be very devoted to the important people in their lives. I know this trait comes out very strongly in my relationships with my parents, husband and children. They are very precious to me and, my mother in particular, has always sat upon the golden throne of my adoration. My mother can do little wrong in my eyes and I go into a complete tailspin when she is ill. My two sons sit upon similar puffy white clouds although I do try to be a bit strict with them so that they learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
I have come to realise over the years that while my birthstone might not be the most valuable of them all, I am very blessed to have a fairly well-regulated and happy temperament which I attribute partially to my star sign. Happiness with your choices and chosen path in life is a very precious thing indeed.
What star sign are you? Do you think you exhibit any of the attributed character traits?