Archer in the Bush

According to the Chinese zodiac, you are “Grass.”

In Western astrology, you are a Sagittarius.

Have you ever been described as naive?

People around you may call you naive when they see you running full speed ahead toward an impossible goal.

You are positive, powerful, and destined to take action as soon as you think of it, but you may seem to have a conflict in your heart.

You have always dreamed of being free. You don’t like to be told what to do, and when you were in school, you may have been rebellious against school rules. You may feel somewhat uncomfortable when talking with people in stiff professions in tight suits.

There is something about repeatedly challenging yourself to reach an impossible goal, whether in your work life or personal life, that is satisfying to you. It is almost as if you enjoy the challenge itself more than you care about the actual goal.

On the other hand, you also seem to have tenacity, which is rare for the type of quick-acting person that you are. Your persistence gives you the ability to look at reality. Rather than running blindly toward your dreams, you have the ability to think realistically about how to obtain them.

However, you also have a fatalistic tendency to be hindered by your immediate surroundings. For example, when you are trying to approach a person of the opposite sex, a friend in your group may also like that person. It is not that your friend is intentionally trying to interfere with your love life, but it causes you to end up in an awkward and uncomfortable situation. This is an example of the kind of environmental interruptions you face in life.

In other cases, you may find yourself in the way. For example, you may have a bad memory from your past that pulls you backward. Perhaps you were repeatedly rejected by the opposite sex, so you are afraid of new love.

You may start running and then fall down.  Or perhaps you are just about to reach your goal when something gets in the way.  It seems as though your feet are always tangled in ivy as you run towards your dream.  You developed your ability to stare reality in the face because of the frequent obstacles in your way.

If you have done any astrology in the past, then you already know that you are classified as a Sagittarius in Western astrology (to be precise, your sun sign is Sagittarius). Sagittarius are characterized by a rash and fierce drive. They have the strength to charge straight towards their goal.

On the other hand, n the Oriental divination system (the Four Pillars of Destiny) you are represented by the Chinese character for “Grass” (more accurately, the Chinese character for “乙”). This represents the way in which you approach things, not head-on, but rather as if you were tangled in your surroundings. You may not have the power to make an instant breakthrough, but you have the tenacity to reach your goals slowly and steadily.

Western astrology and the Four Pillars of Destiny are two different types of divination. However, they are the same in that they both use your birthday to determine your destiny. The laws of the two worlds, East and West, each determine the fate that presides at the moment of your birth.

In other words, you, a human being with a complex destiny, are interpreted from the standpoint of both the East and the West. This does not mean that one of these interpretations is correct and the other incorrect. Rather, this means that both should be interpreted in a three-dimensional, complementary way.

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