(Part of Joely’s 101 Ways to Love Your Characters)
November 23rd-December 21st
**”More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Anything”
***“It takes all the running you can do,to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”– Lewis Carroll
Fire, like a bank of glowing embers. Be wary, it’s been known to spark.
Masculine. Think Indiana Jones, or the Mr. Kiefer Sutherland (reow). And for a Lady Sage I. Tarius: Lucy Liu
Mutable. They are usually laid-back and go-with-the-flow, unless of course, they’re not.
The archer, usually depicted as a centaur. And Centaurs have an awfully delightful reputation for kidnapping virgins. …What? Scorpios aren’t the only pervs of the Zodiac.
Jupiter, larger than life god of excessive self indulgence.
Back. Sore from being such a pain in the ass all of the time.
Polar Opposite- Suggested love interest?
Optimistic, jovial, honest, intellectual and philosophical.
Naive, irresponsible, superficial, and tactless.
(Jax and co are from another WIP-The Obeah Woman. I’ve run a muck with Bahamian dialect here, so it might be a little hard to follow. I apologize if it is and am willing to explain anything. This is my work, please do not take it as your own. Rights reserved and all that good stuff.)
I took another bite of my conch salad and turned so that I could eye him from my peripheral vision without actually having to stare, wincing as the sour juice slid down my throat. “Mudda sick,” I hissed, my eyes watering as I turned to Joe. “You trying to kill customers them with pepper ey? Shoot, you lucky I ain’t no tourist. You know Americans and them can’t take no pepper.”
Joe sucked his teeth as he chopped more green peppers and tomatoes. “Look here ey, Jax.” He stopped cutting and took his knife off the chopping block, pointing it in my direction. I resisted the urge to roll my eyes. “I know you ain’t come here again complaining about the way I is cook? Least if you was a damn tourist I wouldn’t have to deal with your ass coming here and complaining every Friday afternoon.”
I smiled, enjoying the teasing. Joe might be big but he was all mouth for the most part. He was biggity on his best days and damn right unbearable on his worst. I liked him. “I thought the customer was always right?” I gathered another spoonful of conch, tomatoes, onions and lime juice.
Joe huffed and lowered his cutlass. “Not when they is live here they ain’t.” He put the cutlass down then and began to gather the vegetable pieces together. “Acting like you don’t like pepper. You could of gone down to the bridge if you didn’t want no damn pepper.”
I laughed, almost choking when I noticed the man I was watching had moved.
Son of a bitch!
I shifted as discreetly as I could, surveying the square, my eyes shifting from face to face until it landed back on the poor ugly bastard.
I only just discovered Jacquelyn was a Sagittarius but oh, how well it fits.
I only know one Sagittarius to speak of, but she’s not at all tactless or irresponsible, but may be a little too obsessed with having a ton of children when she gets older. *g*
Any Questions? Comments? Want to put me in my place? Notice any Sagittarean traits in your own Characters? Have at people, floors all yours.
* Motto of the Sagittarius
** Taken from Born on a Rotten Day by Hazel Dixon-Cooper
** Wish I could take credit for this, but Linda Goodman’s excellent book on Sun Signs was the first to associated Alice in Wonderland quotes with the Zodiac. I picked the ones I liked the most of her selection.