Well, well, well, there seems to be a connection of a deeper kind in today's world of making friendships. We as students had specific points of connections as the same place of birth, growing up in similar localities, parents working in the same offices, or mothers who were in same hospitals while giving birth. Today the sphere of making friends has acquired another new addition - Star signs. And if star signs were not enough, there are moon signs, Chinese horoscopes - which have years like Tiger, Boar, Monkey, etc., and other similar modes of connection. After meeting a new person, the eternal star finder gives some time to the conversation and slowly drops the all-knowing power of her Linda Goodman almanac. Hmmmm. So are you a Capricorn? You appear to be very stern and a person of few words? Or else its a "Your element must be earth." If the person at the receiving end is as inquisitive as the speaker then the atmosphere is something that resembles "the charge of a light brigade" but if its the other way round then "Earth what?" "Aquarius - is it something to do with water?"
Almost all the dailies irrespective of their quality of giving news provide daily predictions which are lapped by again almost every section of readers (especially adolescents and 20's). Linda Goodman's books are a hot favourite when the college-goer starts her romance. Women especially relate to the compatibility guides offered by voluminous books that can very well be substituted for a pillow if you don't mind the hardness (!!!). Capricorns are compatible with . . ., Scorpios with . . . In fact I have had several encounters with my fellow passengers while traveling who strike up a conversation and when we find that we are getting on well like a house on fire, the question is dropped: "Are you a Libran? I ask because you talk a bit too much like me." Well I do talk much and am a Libran as well but my friend who is a Gemini also talks a bit too much.
Points of connections are interesting as they are diverse and multi-ranged but then there is also a danger of compartmentalising these points. I can be a Libran but that should not stop me from judging another person whose sun sign is not quite compatible with mine.
So are you a zodiac buff as well. Share your star-struck experiences and lets laugh together.