Some of us Southerners are pretty skeptical of horoscopes and the people that
read them. If we are to ever fully understand all the star signs and the people
they represent, we need symbols that all true Southerners understand: See the
OKRA (Dec 22 - Jan 20) Are tough on the outside but tender on the inside. Okras
have tremendous influence. An older Okra can look back over his life and see
the seeds of his influence everywhere. You can do something good each day if
CHITLIN (Jan 21 - Feb 19) Chitlins come from humble backgrounds. A Chitlin,
however, will make something of himself if he is motivated and has lots of
seasoning. In dealing with Chitlins, be careful they may surprise you. They can
erupt like Vesuvius. Chitlins are best with Catfish and Okra.
BOLL WEEVIL (Feb 20 - March 20) You have an overwhelming curiosity. You're
unsatisfied with the surface of things, and you feel the need to bore deep into
the interior of everything. Needless to say, you are very intense and driven as
if you had some inner hunger. You love to stay busy and tend to work too much.
Nobody in their right mind is going to marry you, so don't worry about it.
MOON PIE (March 21 - April 20) You're the type that spends a lot of time on the
front porch. A cinch to recognize the physical appearance of Moon Pies. Big and
round are the key words here. You should marry anybody who you can get remotely
interested in the idea. It's not going to be easy. You always have a big smile
and are happy. This might be the year to think about aerobics. Maybe not.
POSSUM (April 21 - May 21) When confronted with life's difficulties, possums
have a marked tendency to withdraw and develop a don't-bother-me-about-it
attitude. Sometimes you become so withdrawn, people actually think you're dead.
This strategy is probably not psychologically healthy but seems to work for
you. You are a rare breed. Most folks love to watch you work and play. You are
a night person and mind your own business.
CRAWFISH (May 22 - June 21) Crawfish is a water sign. If you work in an office,
you're hanging around the water cooler. Crawfish prefer the beach to the
mountains, the pool to the golf course, and the bathtub to the living room. You
tend not to be particularly attractive physically, but you have very, very good
COLLARDS (June 22 - July 23) Collards have a genius for communication. They
love to get in the melting pot of life and share their essence with the essence
of those around them. Collards make good social workers, psychologists, and
baseball managers. As far as your personal life goes, if you are Collards, stay
away from Crawfish. It just won't work. Save yourself a lot of heartache.
CATFISH (July 24 - Aug 23) Catfish are traditionalists in matters of the heart,
although one's whiskers may cause problems for loved ones. You Catfish are
never easy people to understand. You run fast. You work and play hard. Even
though you prefer the muddy bottoms to the clear surface of life, you are liked
by most. Above all else, Catfish should stay away from Moon Pies.
GRITS (Aug 24 - Sept 23) Your highest aim is to be with others like yourself.
You like to huddle together with a big crowd of other Grits. You love to travel
though, so maybe you should think about joining a club. Where do you like to
go? Anywhere they have cheese, gravy, bacon, butter, or eggs and a good time.
If you can go somewhere where they have all these things, that serves you well.
You are pure in heart.
BOILED PEANUTS (Sept 24 - Oct 23) You have a passionate desire to help your
fellow man. Unfortunately, those who know you best, your friends and loved
ones, may find that your personality is much too salty, and their criticism
will affect you deeply because you are really much softer than you appear. You
should go right ahead and marry anybody you want to because in a certain way,
yours is a charmed life. On the road of life, you can be sure that people will
always pull over and stop for you.
BUTTER BEAN (Oct 24 - Nov 22) Always invite a Butter Bean to a party because
Butter Beans get along well with everybody. You, as a Butter Bean, should be
proud. You've grown on the vine of life, and you feel at home no matter what
the setting. You can sit next to anybody. However, you, too, shouldn't have
anything to do with Moon Pies.
ARMADILLO (Nov 23 - Dec 21) You have a tendency to develop a tough exterior,
but you are actually quite gentle and kind inside. A good evening for you? Old
friends, a fire, some roots, fruit, worms, and insects. You are a throwback.
You're not concerned with today's fashions and trends. You're not concerned
with anything about today. You're almost prehistoric in your interests and
behavior patterns. You probably want to marry another Armadillo, but a Possum
is another somewhat kinky mating possibility.