Sign of the Chameleon

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The Prompt: Custom Zodiac—You’re tasked with creating a brand new astrological sign for the people born around your birthday — based solely on yourself. What would your new sign be, and how would you describe those who share it?

The Chameleon: (June 21—July 22) Colorful souls born under the sign of The Chameleon have the remarkable capacity of adapting to the world around them. The multidimensional chameleon has a broad spectrum of interests and talents and is often the favorite son or daughter. The Biblical story of Jacob giving his youngest and favorite son Joseph a coat of many colors perfectly illustrates, however, how what starts out as a blessing might often evolve into a curse. Luckily, however, those born under the stars of The Chameleon will have the ability to change diversity into blessing. Thus does the chameleon constantly adjust with the world to bring himself/herself from danger to safety, danger to safety.

Chameleons are often given the gift of prophecy and clairvoyance. It is perhaps their precognitive dreams that enable them to adjust more quickly to the vagaries of their environment and that serve as a guide through life’s travails. The Chameleon sometimes lacks focus and in spreading himself too thinly may become a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none.

Chameleons often have a hard time finding a balance between their own needs and the needs of others, which leads to a constant rebalancing between selfishness and self-sacrifice. Regularity will never be the norm for the chameleon as he shifts between isolation and over-extension. All too ofen, his colorful world includes the colors of black and white—extremes that can cause him to have bipolar tendencies. Fortunately, his tendency to change hue with the situation causes him to rarely carry his shifts in mood to their extremes.

(Now, go see: This Answer to the Prompt)

17 thoughts on “Sign of the Chameleon

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Hey!!! That’s my sign you are talking about! Adaptation is not always a method of pleasing others. Sometimes it is a method of pleasing ourselves. The older I get the more I realize that most of our happiness depends on attitude. This is what I seek to change if I am feeling dissatisfied with things that are out of my control. Also, it makes for versatility which I crave. Even a chameleon gets to choose where they go!!! So don’t be so hard on us chameleons, my friend! We are our own colorists, after all. oxoxo

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      1. Martha Kennedy

        It feels as if it has welcomed me home. It’s too soon to tell, but I do know I’ve moved to a beautiful town with nice, nice people and I bought a house that suits me perfectly and will, I think, for the rest of my life. It was worth going through all that I have in the past year to get here. 🙂

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  1. lifelessons Post author

    That’s so good to hear. It’s wonderful when our choices work out for us, as I think they always do when we follow our intuition. (Well, except in the case of my trip to Cancun! Baaaad choice.)
    I was very interested in your story about how you came to write your book, but I had a terrible time getting posted. It kept rejecting my username but when I corrected it, would continue to type the first one I’d put in which included the url. After 5 tries, I just deleted it and posted a new comment and this time it worked. Well, after I proved I was a person, it worked. I’m just saying this because this might be limiting your comments. I was determined and got through finally. There is a feature where after you okay someone’s first comment, it automatically okays future comments. That would be nice for those of us who have passed security and who can now blab on more easily!!! Judy

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