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What’s your Star Sign? Astrology and Translation

27 Mar

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!