Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Basking in the SUN SIGN!

The secret to writing a good book about predictions they say is writing a loose set of facts that every individual who reads them thinks that it fits him/her.
First you write a lot of good stuff and you butter them up, when they are still feeling high, write some bad stuff...like nobody is perfect you know! And then, before things start to get too negative, reassure that all the bad stuff is a misunderstanding or just very rare.
But its important to point out in the beginning of the book that they ain't just a loose set of lines designed to fit all. Then everybody will believe you.
Linda Goodman wrote one such book..that became very popular! So much so that she has her own cult following. One such crazy fan is one of my closest friends and she will definitely kill me for this piece here. Here are some lines from the book that describe a Gemini:

*If you have a Mercury friend, you've probably already experienced a common Gemini habit that can be so annoying it can give you ulcers.

*Yes, I said enigma. If you expect anything else, like a man who's stable and patient, who will gently play Darby to your Joan while life and love glide on as smoothly as a gondola down a romantic canal in Venice, you're headed in the same direction as a merry-go-round. In circles. Get off fast and never mind about grabbing the brass ring. Don't let the gay, light-hearted music seduce you into following a painted scene of constantly changing colours, with shades of dreary Gray as likely to show up as sunny yellow or blissful blue. If you're an incurable romantic, seeking perfect harmony, you're in more than a little danger. (What the hell man?)

*Geminis tend to discard old friends for new ones

*it's not a good idea to expect a Gemini husband to give all females a cold shoulder just because he wears a wedding band.

*Will he be faithful to you? In his fashion, yes, he will. There are a thousand answers to that question where Mercury is concerned. (Which obviously means "NO! RUN! )

She is quite clever since she comes back to each of these features not less than a para later to say that its rare or manageable or whatever and makes sure that she doesn't invite the wrath of any Gemini. I guess this goes on for every sign, but I read only Gemini.

Tis certainly well written and one of the reasons why I have lost a lot of friends to that damned book.

All said and done, I don't see why you need to waste time by making friends and getting to know people...all you gotta do is ask the people for their sun sign and then refer the book!
Now why didn't I think of that earlier?

15 comments:

all i feel, all i think ! said...

agreed! these predictions come true to one or two and people make that big,every1 forgets that it has not been true int the case of lakhs of other geminis/virgos/ or leos!

anusha said...

wats the 2nd point?will somebody please brief it up for me?

and geminis discard old friends for new?
wat the hell!!!
i say-RUBBISH!!!!

Anonymous said...

u kno tat u hav a lot of affairs written in ur lines rit? :P

kavya said...

Think on these lines :
It's better to believe in the sanctity and aunthenticity of sunsigns cos
1) It as you said makes u feel good abt your yourself ..Ego messaging is quitessential n quite "happening" thing now-a-days .
2) When others err, you can attribute their flaws to d effects and side-effects of zodiac signs. You can love the whole of the mankind this way :) ;) what say !!

rubbiya said...

If we could apprehend a persons nature by sun sign..world would hav been a much passive place...

shilpa said...

i think first u need to understand tht a person is governed not only by his/her sunsign but a lot of other stuff matter...like moon sign, rising, mercury, jupiter,venus....u have interpretated it wrongly..get it right first Mr.Gemini

Baikunth said...

i agree with him to a certain extent...maybe shilpa has a point but the majority are an ill-informed lot and if kavya's solution is already practised by a lot of people...!!!

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