Id like to start off by saying I wouldnt consider myself to be a die-hard fan of horoscopes.
Like most people, I enjoy reading them and occasionally relating to them, but my amusement generally stops there.
While I’m definitely a skeptic,theres one thing even I cant deny: My best friend is the epitome of a Scorpio.
If youre like me, you probably only know the ins and outs of your own sign, so Ive provided you with a quote from the ever-informative Astrology.com:
The great strength of the Scorpio-born is in their determination, passion and motivation. Scorpios don’t know the word quit, which is why they usually get the job done. A powerhouse? Like no other.
Thesearefive key outcomes of befriending a Scorpio:
1. Theyll motivate you to get sh*t done.
Having trouble with those New Years resolutions? Just ask your Scorpio friend about his or her day, and the conversation will probably go something like this:
“Well, I woke up at 5amfor no reason, so I decided to research the next novel I am going to read. Im thinking of getting into old English literature.
Then, on my way to work, I saw a poster for a half marathon, so I signed up for it and am in the process of creating a day-by-day training regimen.
Oh, and I also downloaded an app that will help me learn French.”
Before you know it, youll be running on a treadmill and reading Jane Austen, all while reciting the alphabet in French.
2. Theyll let you know when its time to move on.
If youve ever crossed a Scorpio, you can tell whenyour number was deleted from his or herphone.
Tolerance is not a Scorpio’s strong point.
A Scorpio’sfocus on constant improvement leaves little room for people who have the potential to slow him or her down.
Hang around a Scorpio long enough, and youll start tonotice your own list of contacts beginning to shrink.
3. Theyll teach you how to carpe every diem.
They are what some might call stir crazy.
After a two-day weekend bender, most people are completely content with spending their Sunday lying in bed and watching Netflix, only getting up to answer the door for the Seamless delivery guy.
Well, Scorpios arent most people.
They might be hungover, but youll never know it.
Theyll pound a ginger ale (and probably chase it with a shot or two) and hit up the nearest boozy brunch. Why waste a perfectly good Sunday?
You’ll admire their ambition and ultimatelyrally tojoin them for bottomless mimosas.
4. Theyll push you out of your comfort zone.
If you see a girl alone at a bar chatting it up with literally anyone and everyone, shes a Scorpio.
They are, by nature, extremely curious people.
They dont care about societal conventions.
Theyd rather sit down and talk with a retired investment banker than gossip with their friends about whatevers trending on social media.
While it may not be your norm, youll get dragged into these situations with your Scorpio friend and end up loving it.
5. They’ll remind you everyones human.
This one may seem a little surprising because I just spend the last four points telling you how badass Scorpios are, but everyone has flaws.
It takes a lot for Scorpios to let themselves fall for peoplebut when they do, they fall hard.
Because of their innate curiosity, they often find themselves developing feelings for complex individuals.
This will both keep them interested and drive them absolutely crazy.
The emotion youll see from a Scorpio in love will remind you that even the most intimidatingly strong people have their weaknesses.
While I may have just made myself out to be some kind of expert in astrology, I assure you I know very little about these galactic prophecies.
But based on my personal experience with my aggressively productive best friend, I can confidently say they got at least one right.