Why You’re Awesome, according to your Sun Sign

Your sun sign is also known as your star sign. We each have our own birth chart detailing which sign rules over a particular planet, etc. The sun represents your ego so your sun sign reveals your dominant personality traits. There are 12 signs of the zodiac so my points are purposefully short and superficial, but if you’d like an in-depth analysis I’d be happy to do that for you. Skeptic or not, you may as well read on to find out what makes you liked by the people in your life!

Aries – You’re playful and energetic, making you fun to be around at all times. People admire your boldness and envy your self-confidence. You make people feel welcome with your indiscriminate friendliness and you’re a passionate speaker! You love to create art and evaluate people, yet you always want to party. Plus, you dish out compliments liberally and champion those who need a voice. Keep up the kindness.

Taurus – You make people feel safe. Social skills a-plenty, you’re the friend who makes tea and tidies when you have company because you think about other people’s happiness too. Your touch is magic and your taste in well-designed, quality clothes makes you aesthetically pleasing to most eyes. You’re also good with your hands so you know how to build and create things! You’re boyfriend/girlfriend material, too.

Gemini – You’re never boring. The only sign to be completely unpredictable, even the quiet ones among you entertain with your quick wit. Your viewpoint tends to be original, and your social media profiles are regularly updated with random thoughts and trivia. You live in the moment more than most as you have a youthful, inquisitive demeanor. People want you around so they can vibe with you mentally.

Cancer – Your caring nature is what this world needs. You empathise with other people: dispensing advice, hugs and even sympathetic crying when needed. When you’re otherwise hardened, you’re a badass. You know about music from previous decades and respect your roots. Also, you unconditionally love your family and make loved ones a priority at all times.

Leo – You’re a naturally popular person. You have an earthy confidence that makes people believe in you and follow you… to the dance floor, where you’ll be sure to behave flamboyantly! A natural performer, you entertain others. You have compassion for humankind, so you give generously to charity and the homeless. Your conscientiousness means you’ll help out friends whenever they need you and they love you for your warmth and sincerity.

Virgo – Your intelligence impresses. Knowledgeable, service-oriented and skilled, you’re any employer’s dream. You genuinely want to help people and do so pragmatically. Practicality is a trait you possess alongside your poise and smarts, making you an interesting, grounded person. Conversations with you are stimulating because you think before you speak.

Libra – You’re ludicrously charming. You know what people want to hear and will tell them exactly that. You’re blessed with beauty and an attractive smile. Pop culture excites you and you can reference most things easily. Artistically inclined and musically gifted, you can turn your bright ideas into great art it you try. People want to hang out with you because you’re social and quick-witted.

Scorpio – Your intensity draws people to you. Passion bubbles inside you. You seem to have your life together, even when you don’t. You see through people – analysing everyone with a mix of keen intellectual ability and gut instinct. When you love and care about someone, you’ll fight for what you have with them. Your strong-willed determination is admirable

Sagittarius – You’re the free spirit. People want to be as independent as you are because you only rely on yourself. Animals are close to your heart and you will interact with them often, especially horses. You see the bigger picture easily and philosophical thoughts dominate your thinking landscape. An idealist, you want the best for everyone. You have a kind heart and unique personality because you refuse to compromise.

Capricorn – You’re down to earth and dignified. Every action you take is considered and you love having the responsibility of managing other people. Your pragmatism makes you a good leader and level-headed friend. People want to go shopping with you as you’ll pick up good quality bargains through perseverance and self-control. You’re reliable when most people fail to be.

Aquarius – You’re a humanitarian. The most likely to participate in charity events and homeless donations, you have love for humankind. You can find something to like about anyone and therefore call many people your friend. You’re an intellectual who deconstructs the information presented to you. Individuality is most important to you: you emit integrity in whatever you say and do. You know yourself well and want to know others to the same degree.

Pisces – You’re a poetic soul. People might think you’re psychic when really you’re just attuned to their feelings. You’re deep and open to spirituality, preferring to experiment with different ideologies. People like your company as you’re genuinely laid back. You also observe the lives of others so you always know what’s going on with them, and this awareness surprises them. You love both the sciences and the arts, so you’re able to pursue either one – or both!

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Life After Beth: Netflix Reviews

I think I enjoyed Life After Beth. It has no discernible genre; it’s an amalgamation of comedy, horror, drama and rom com that misses the mark on each one. A lot of independent films encounter the same identity crisis, but perhaps there’s little need for a definitive label when the plot centres on relationship exploration and the audience came prepared to meander through a slow-paced story. Sometimes we need a break from formulaic blockbusters to indulge in films demanding our patience unites with our stylistic appreciation for a 90 minute spell, and when Aubrey Plaza stars in a film you’re guaranteed deadpan delivery alongside believable characterisation.

We are introduced to Beth as recently deceased, and soon thereafter she’s reacquainted with Zachery; her boyfriend, in apparent zombie form, although she’s forgotten all about the time she clawed her way out of her own grave. When Joss Whedon dealt Buffy the same fate, he acknowledged the emotional trauma of resurrection by having her endure severe depression until an impromptu singalong eased her despondency. No such emotional intensity is reached in Life After Beth as the frequent tone changes interrupt the poignancy of mourning – for example, the poorly executed joke about Zach ‘fucking’ his dead girlfriend’s scarf. While I admire the brief foray into showing the unorthodox behaviour we might exhibit in our solitude, our voyeurism is soon interrupted by Zach’s pedestrian brother, Kyle, in what attempts to be a comedic moment. The trailer advertised a largely comedic tone but sadly a lot of the jokes are too obvious to invoke a reaction. There are a few subtle laughs to be had, but most of the comedy originates from characters such as Beth’s parents: Geenie and Maury Slocum, who are played by actors with vast improv’ experience (Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly). The only conventionally funny line arrives near the climax of the film: a character says ‘goodbye’ before intending harm and the other replies ‘where are you going?’ in a classic case of misunderstanding.

The dialogue is neither fantastic nor terrible, so the high-calibre cast reconcile the banal script. Matthew Gray Gubler is fascinating to watch in the role of gun-obsessed security officer Kyle, due to his earnest demeanour and excessively masculine mannerisms. Mid-way through, Aubrey Plaza’s real-life best friend Anna Kendrick shows up as childhood friend – film code for ‘potential love interest’ – Erica, to add another light-hearted dimension to the slightly tedious dynamic of Beth and Zach’s love affair; the cast get it right.

The script may lack originality, but the concept doesn’t. Plus, it’s a good first attempt from Jeff Beana at writing and directing independently. The film relaxes and hooks you to a certain extent, provided you don’t analyse the absurdity of sudden plot acceleration or watch with friends; it’s definitely a film best enjoyed alone. Hardly high praise, I know, but if you enjoy films that are a little imperfect and require some scouting for the hidden gem within, it could be worth your time. 

Erratically paced and tonally imbalanced, watch Life After Beth if you’re a fan of Aubrey Plaza, study films professionally or need to zone out for an hour or so.