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

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