Since everone in the blogosphere has to say something Steve Jobs-themed this month, why not take the opportunity to take a pot-shot at astrology?
According to the People’s Encyclopedia, Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955, making him a Pisces.
Here are some choice quotes astrology-online.com’s Pisces overview that strike me as – how to put this? – somewhat off the mark?
Pisceans possess a gentle, patient, malleable nature. They have many generous qualities and are friendly, good natured, kind and compassionate, sensitive to the feelings of those around them, and respond with the utmost sympathy and tact to any suffering they encounter.
They are deservedly popular with all kinds of people, partly because their easygoing, affectionate, submissive natures offer no threat or challenge to stronger and more exuberant characters. They accept the people around them and the circumstances in which they find themselves rather than trying to adapt them to suit themselves, and they patiently wait for problems to sort themselves out rather than take the initiative in solving them.
They are never egotistical in their personal relationships and give more than they ask from their friends.
In their employment they are better working either by themselves or in subordinate positions. Their talents are individual in a commercial business or similar undertaking. They would be afraid to manage more than a small department, worrying always that they would fail in a crisis. They can make fair secretaries and bookkeepers.
OK, so that was something like the opposite of Steve Jobs. Score one against astrology.
(Obligatory Disclaimer: Obviously astrologers will retort that the individual star chart is way more important than the over-general sun sign. Ok. Also, all I know about Steve Jobs I learned from the media, which … well … )