Young Jasmine shaped and molded her life based on the assumption that her place in the world was to be a Sagittarian philosopher and adventurer. I ignored the piece of me that yearned for silence and discipline. I subconsciously (and detrimentally) chose lovers and friends that reflected the wild nature inside of me. I searched for people and things that were “compatible” to me. However, I soon learned that compatibility is a sham when the traits you’re factoring in are misunderstood.
Astrology is the study of movements and postions of celestial bodies in relation to human affairs. Horoscopes are a practice adopted by American culture using Astrology to deliver this information. However, many of us tend to read the horoscopes, or general definitions of our sun signs and believe they are personal blueprints.
These definitions are just labels capable of entrapping individuals. For example, Aries craves attention, Taurus craves tranquility, Gemini craves evidence, Cancer craves emotional experiences, Leo craves material possessions, Virgo craves order, Libra craves balance, Scorpio craves mystery, Sagittarius craves freedom, Capricorn craves control, Aquarius craves solutions, and Pisces craves adventure. Unsuspecting individuals trust these descriptions and falsely assume they cannot be altered. Ultimately, misusing astrology can enslave the mind and deter the opportunity for change.
My path as a “Sagittarius” was an excuse to dwell in toxic environments and encourage disorder in my life. These choices were deterring my success. So… I made a list of policies and procedures to abide by and I gave myself until 25 to get my act together. In that moment of clarity, I put Young Jasmine in the backseat and started to let mature Jasmine drive. As a result, I started practicing abstinence in 2016…
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Jasmine Brianna Ellison is a self-published author with a degree in Political Science. Currently studying Urban Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ellison is a full-time student and writer.
THESE PERSONAL INSIGHTS ARE NOT MEANT TO EXCUSE OR ENCOURAGE RECONCILIATION WITH ANY ABUSIVE PERSONS OR BEHAVIORS IN YOUR LIFE.