I got this idea from the wonderful blog Callie and so many others with their adorable zodiac lists. In honor of continuing of black history month theme #Blackgirlswrite, here’s a list of books by black women for every sign:
*Please note that these are all jokes for entertainment purposes and everyone is beautiful 🙂 #okaybye *
My sign *coughthebestsigncough*, Aries we are feisty outgoing types with a dreamy humorous lens on everything. We make friends everywhere we go, but yet don’t necessarily fit in by design. We don’t desire to be leaders or followers, we just desire to be ourselves. Ourselves can sometimes be toxic. We are rightfully charged with being aggressive or impatient at times. It’s due to our surge of self-respect and ego. We expect nothing less than such and if you are not willing to give it, we have no time for you. I’ve never met an Aries who stuck around with a significant other or friend who did them wrong. Instead we get our revenge quietly by shining significantly and making our dreams come true. So for my fellow Aries, we should all pick up You Can’t Touch my Hair by Phoebe Robinson. Told in a collection of hilarious stories prepare to laugh, cry, and get angry with Robinson. Find your own inspiration and apply that to your own little fiery Aries Dreams.
You can be a LOT of fun. You can be super compassionate. You can be super loyal and direct. However, all of these things are superseded by your own ego. Attention seekers, it seems that Leos love themselves more than anything or anyone. For that reason, you aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, no matter how much you try. You will forgive come-off as egocentric or self obsessed to some. However, for others you’re energy will be intoxicating. Harness it with delicacy and propel yourself into creative stardom. Reel in deep with Maya Angelou’s The Heart of a Woman. In her fourth memoir, Angelou recounts her relocation to NYC in the bustling early 60s surrounded by black artists and creatives. A timeless memoir of self-discovery, propel into your own ego into your a possible journey.
It must be strange being a Sag. Known colloquially as the fuckboys of the zodiac, not even Gemini’s or Leo’s are this heralded. Truthfully Sag’s just love their freedom. It isn’t personal. They just love to be free to travel, meet all types of people, and explore curiosity of life. Unfortunately they aren’t great at expressing that to people who love them. Sags can be ruthlessly finicky promising things they know they can’t deliver on and probably never intended too. Sags you honestly don’t need to change. Continue bumbling through life exploring, seeing, and tasting everything you want. Just please leave the rest of us out it. While your jet-setting, to some tiny island we’ve never heard of get lost in another adventure. In Zadie Smith’s critically acclaimed White Teeth, you’ll be transported to a world and cast of characters in a far far away land while your running away from all those pesky clingy people you promised the world too #I’mnotbittersteve
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Cancer’s are a complicated bunch. Dreamy loyal good people, it’s not enough to simply categorize them as sensitive. They are a special brand of sensitive. Sensitive people who pretend they aren’t. Because they have such good sympathetic hearts, they don’t guard them well. Instead, they open themselves up to everyone and expect the best outcomes.If they get disappointed or burned, instead of expressing their discomfort, they bottle it up until they explode. Cancers don’t need to curb their emotions, they just need help expressing them. With Kathleen Collin’s, Whatever Happened to Interracial love, you’ll discover big and small ideas, big and small emotions. Hopefully, you can apply Collin’s candidness to hurl your own emotions.
Deeply emotional and artistic minded, Pisces’ always make you feel like an asshole. They are compassionate, gentle, kind, a martyr, and truly over-trusting. It’s not like they want to be taken advantage of, Pisces are just so nice. Truly without manipulation they are kind people who expect kindness back and when they receive trauma instead, they don’t heal from it easily. Yet they still repeat the same processes. It is their selfness that is to be admiral. They make the best mothers, the best friends, they will always coodle you and others. Pisces, darling you need to put yourself first! Take action in your life. Learn from Song of Solomon, one of the most underrated of titan Toni Morrison’s catalogue. Without ruining any of the lessons, travel to a world with liars, thieves, trauma, while finding yourself in a world you think is not your own.
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Picky almost to a fault, Virgos are in a good company. Cameron Diaz, Salem Hayek, Chris Pine, Beyonce, Micheal Jackson and we should stop right there. They like what they like. They know what they know and they are determined to get others to know it. Not in a selfish way, but rather in the necessity to serve others. They want to make a difference and through there unwavering determination they will. Allow them to unlock their full potiental with Shonda Rimes, Year of Yes. Teach them how to accept the universes blessings, so they can bless us all.
Every Taurus I know is extremely reliable, incredibly ambitious, and so uncompromising it hurts. I’m not saying you guys are necessary stubborn, it’s more like you just like to do what you like to do with little interference. Who can blame you? Taurus’ have a natural knack for understanding the practicality of actions and determining their own based on that. So when something is impending their actions, their dreams, well they just won’t have it. Its a commendable trait. One of those pretend negatives. Find solace in triumph through adversary by iconic activist Shirely Chisholm’s memoir and keep that unwavering energy afloat.
Capricorns can be a little bit of a drag. It’s not their faults. They are way smarter than rest of us. They are types to wake up at 6 AM to go to the gym, work a stellar high paying job they are amazing at, have a beautiful family life, and still have time to themselves. It’s like you guys have six arms and two brains. Self control and self discipline don’t even occur to them as things to gain, they were born with it. But yet they still find some area to complain. What’s with all the whining? You have everything seemingly effortless, so why are you miserable all the time? It’s no use trying to make this perfectionist be less perfect or whine less, so just embrace it. Curl up with Bitch is the New Black: A memoir by Helena Andrews and hate everything right along with her honest funny personal essays.
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Who are you? No seriously. Who are you guys? When first meet a Gemini, you’re showered with a good-time pal with maniac creative intelligent and a smooth easy attitude. Nothing bothers them. Nothing phases them. This character man last for days, months, even years. Then one day, and one day soon your friend, your boyfriend, your sister shows up as someone else. Manipulative, angry, confused, unsure of themselves, indecisive. I’m biassed. Several Gemini’s have ruined my life. So here’s a book suggestion for you fun balloons waiting to pop your angry confusing internal struggles on all of us. God Don’t Like Ugly by Mary Monore has everything a Gemini wants and needs: coming of age, drama, trauma, and friendship. Not for the faint of heart, the series can be most illuminating and frustrating: just like Gemini’s.
Libras are good friends to have. They aren’t quick to choose sides. They’re diplomatic, fair, and gracious. Valuing harmony and disposing injustice, Libras want everyone to get along. They desire in their spirit peace and prosperity for those suffering. They can find good in anyone and are always willing to see everyones side. Maybe they are too afraid confrontation. Help them out with different types of activism. They can find some inspiration in When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
A true innovator, Aquarius are original almost to a fault. They stick out from the crowd without trying as their ideas are so big and different than a lot of their peers. Often this can cause the big idea minded Aquarius to feel alone and aloof. If you have the honor of peeling back the onion with an Aquarius you will realize their quiet genius and wonder why they aren’t louder about it. They are deep thinkers who care a lot about people, the underdog especially and just want everyone to be okay. In that spirit, they should stalk up on others inspiring intelligent prose of activism. Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis is the perfect collection of intersectional quivers to feed the Aquarius’ curiosity.
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There you have it! My first Zodiac Almanac! Phew! Hope you all liked my stupid baseless roasting with some book suggestions in there. Support your local black girl even if you’re salty!
Question(s) of the day: Which sign is your favorite author? Would you be compatible with them in real life?