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Baby Steps: Look at the stars

Christine gives in to a guilty pleasure.

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Christine Bowley
Christine Bowley

I’ll admit it…I am totally into zodiac signs. As a kid I loved to check out my horoscope in the paper and magazines. Month after month, I think I read the same thing in each and every Seventeen edition. Somehow – January through December – I was going to meet some super hot guy and we would make a perfect couple. I ate it up!

I know now that those month to month predictions really didn’t hold much weight. And while that doesn’t take away the excitement those couple paragraphs would offer, I still do believe in the breakdowns of personality types depending on the signs people were born under.

And yes … I know that there’s been talk about the stars not even being aligned that way anymore. I read about that way back when I started getting into this stuff. Well, in the year I was born, the ‘misalignment’ wasn’t so pronounced and I am in the middle of my sign anyway. So Pisces it is…

From the first time I started reading about the characteristics of my sign I knew it was dead on. Pisces are called: emotional…creative…spiritual…intuitive…and, to a degree, telepathic even. We are sensitive and easy-going and many times like to live in the behind-the-scenes realm. Sometimes we can be easily offended and can slip into a gloom quickly, but the fish can always swim our way out!

I knew from day one that this was me. And I’m reminded of a particular moment in time when this was overwhelmingly true.

Before my husband and I got married, I went with my parents to see Biltmore, just the three of us. My Dad has been hot on the baby thing since the day we got engaged, so the topic came up a time or two while we were away. I remember resting our legs in the main room after traipsing through the Biltmore basement when it came up again. And I remember specifically stating at that point that I thought he shouldn’t get too anxious… because we were going to have fertility issues. It was what I felt and it came out of my mouth.

To that point, we’d had absolutely no indication of problems. Obviously, we were not trying to conceive yet. This was just something I’d always known I would have to face.

Now that my intuition has proved accurate – it’s our time to take it on. Luckily, my husband is also a Pisces…so perhaps he knows the way.

Christine is the weekday noon news producer at WRAL-TV. She lives with her husband and three dogs. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility. Find her here on Fridays.


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