What’s your Star Sign? Astrology and Translation

Marian Dougan of Words to good effect (it’s on my blogroll for a reason!) posted a fun poll over the weekend, which looked for a link between translators’ zodiac signs and their personality traits.

I am a Pisces, which, according to Astrology Online, means that:

• the nine-to-five life is not for me (handy!)
• I have a yearning for new sensations and travel to remote, exotic places (most definitely)
• I am versatile and intuitive, have quick understanding, observe and listen well, and are receptive to new ideas and atmospheres (ideal!)

These qualities seem to fit in with life as a freelance translator, but there are also some less than ideal qualities listed, such as “a catlike appreciation of luxury and pleasure”, so manicures and cheesecake could prove a distraction!

What does your star sign say about you? Does your profile match with that of a translator?

Thanks to Marian for this interesting diversion! Vote in her poll here. You don’t have to be a translator, there’s a section for other professions too. I’d love to see how many Pisces language professionals there are out there!

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This article was written by: Megan Onions

  1. 2 Comments

    • Thanks for the kind comments and for linking to my blog!

      I’m a typical Virgo – perfectionist, nit-picking – a pain in the neck, in short. So far, Scorpio, Virgo and Leo are leading in the poll, with Libras out in the lead for non-translators. We’ll see what results the week brings.

      • Thanks for reading and posting your comment, Marian.

        It was really interesting to read your poll and find out how many of my fellow translators are Pisces. It turns out there aren’t as many as I thought!

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