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Updated: Dec 3, 2022

I have accepted most of the unexplained as it is. My belief in faith is that I believe in the possibility. I think it would be a very ordinary world if magic didn't exist.

Most of my life, the definitions of star signs didn't apply to my life. The Western star signs, broken my days of the month, didn't describe my life. The Sri Lankan star sign system works differently; it gives you your star sign based on date, time, and location. I am a Sagittarius in the Western chart and a Cancer in the Sri Lankan chart. None of them really described me. In the last two years, I noticed similarities in the Western chart to my life.

This got me thinking.

What has changed in my life in the last two years?

How come people (especially closest friends) who share the same star sign so different from me?

I tested it out with two of of my friends sharing the same star sign; Sagittarius. Friend A is married with a child (now divorced). Friend B comes from a sheltered household with very little freedom to explore. These two factors became quite significant in this hunt. Let's take a simple definition of Sagittarius:

Sagittarius Traits

Strengths: Generous, idealistic, great sense of humor

Weaknesses: Promises more than can deliver, very impatient, will say anything no matter how undiplomatic

Sagittarius likes: Freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors

Sagittarius dislikes: Clingy people, being constrained, off-the-wall theories, details

Curious and energetic, Sagittarius are the travelers of the zodiac. Their open mind and philosophical view motivate them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is an extrovert, always optimistic, full of enthusiasm, and ready for changes. This is a Sun sign of individuals who are often preoccupied with mental work, but when they find grounding, they show their ability to transform visions and thoughts into concrete actions and circumstances.

(, n.d.)

In summary:

While looking at the differences, I realised that there's a discrepancy in our happiness levels. While I was quite happy on a day to day basis, their happiness was more event based, and was not continuous.

Friend A: Married out of the fact that she wanted a family. Felt trapped with a husband who was always out. Her reason for misery was marriage with no reciprocation of love. She is much happier when she's single or just having fun. Very astute. Friend B: She lived in Saudi Arabia before moving to Sri Lanka, and had more freedom there with better safety. In Sri Lanka, her world got smaller. However, it changed slightly with her hanging out with me and joining in on my adventures. Her misery came with not being able to 'do' different things. Incredible illustrator. Me: Pre-happiness, I was in relationships, travelling (while more than others) was not enough. During the 'happy-era', I was single, and travelling almost every month.

I also realised that during the 'happy-era', my life was more described by the Sagittarius descriptions. Hypotheses: Star sign descriptions don't describe you as you are, but what you need to be to be happy.

I started learning a bit more on star signs. First I started asking people what star sign they are, and later moved on to guessing what it would be. I was accurate on some, and I was wrong on some.

The second part of it came when my neighbour said he believes in the Sri Lankan method as it has been accurate in predicting what he will be doing with his life.

This got me thinking whether while the Western method tells you how to be happy, and if the Sri Lankan method can predict the events in your life, then you can combine both to know what will happen in your life, and what criteria you should base your decisions to make sure how happy you can be.

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