Friday, September 25, 2009

Star-crossed lovers

Love is a need, but not a must. And if we tried and we can't have it, the just let it be and live happily.



Today I was thinking about "star-crossed lovers". It is a phrase used to describe a relationship between 2 people, that is doomed from the start.

The term "star-crossed" is astrological in origin, stemming from the belief that the positions of stars determine the fate of humankind.

For example, Scorpio the horoscope sign is associated with the arrangement of a group of stars named Scorpius, and similarly the same case for Aquarius.


Constellation of Scorpius


Because of the arrangement of the stars of Scorpio and Aquarius, for example, some people say people with star/horoscope signs Scorpio and Aquarius are not compatible and will end up tragically star-crossed.

Astrology (study of the arrangement of stars and how it determines the fate of humans) has a long history and has greatly influenced humans. Astrology has been around for thousandsof years, before and since the time of Jesus, when wise men saw the arrangement of stars and predicted that a Saviour of the Israelites was borned.

Birthdays also originated from astrology when people looked at the arrangement of stars, looked for auspicious signs, came up with calendars at the moment a person was born.

Some notable star-crossed lovers are Romeo and Juliet (Elizabethan playwright), Christian and Satine (Moulin Rouge!), Chen Xi and Yue Niang (Xiao Niang Re), Liang Shan Bo and Zhu Ying Tai (The Butterfly Lovers, Chinese legend).

These lovers fall hopelessly in love with each other, overcome many obstacles like family, friends, love rivals, circumstances, just to be with each other, only to realise in the end, that they were not meant to be together.

Star-crossed lovers.

I am sure some of you guys have experienced star-crossed relationships before, doomed from the start.

If you had the super knowledge to know that you would be star-crossed with the person you love so much, would you stil continue?

But then there are cases, where even the stars and the constellations cannot determine and contain the love of two people. I think that's the good thing about humans - Sometimes, nothing can hold us back, not even the supposedly divine.




Do I believe in Astrology and Horoscope?

You ask me if I believe in astrology, horoscope, I would say I believe a small bit of it. It is quite accurate in some sense.

For example, astrology articles describe Aquarians to be open-minded, experimental and extroverted. Aquarians are also tactless and rebellious. The articles also say that Aquarians love healthy debates and hold a conversation with people who think a lot. Aquarians also lean towards humanitarian efforts, and they love to do something on behalf of the world, helping the poor, needy etc. All these attributes ACCURATELY describes me.

2 comments:

  1. LOL. you can believe in horoscope and how it defines you, but love transcends all boundaries. just because stars say they can't be together shdnt mean anything right?

    i for one know it isnt true, however, i to believe what it says about my character lol. nice post (: u had one about ure horoscope before too.

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  2. Yea I sorta believe with a pinch of salt lah. haha. Seems like you know what I wrote before. Heh.

    Yea

    "But then there are cases, where even the stars and the constellations cannot determine and contain the love of two people. I think that's the good thing about humans - Sometimes, nothing can hold us back, not even the supposedly divine."

    Yea stars do not hold us back.

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