Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jo March

                                            Jo March
( November 29th - Sagittarius)

      Though Louisa May Alcott (pictured above) never specified the birthday of Jo March besides mentioning that she was born in November, Alcott stated that "Little Women" was a semi-autobiographical work and Jo March was largely based on herself. Considering that Alcott was also born in November, it seems safe to attribute Jo's birthday to the 29th of November, the same day that Alcott was born.
   Being born on the 29th of November would make Jo March a Sagittarius. The Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter, which is jovial, optimistic, and idealistic. People born under this sign also display a quick wit and a large dose of humor, which can lead them into scrapes when they are younger. The Sagittarius can also be blunt and somewhat tactless, making people uncomfortable in their presence. 
  Though the Sagittarius loves fun and laughter, nothing about them is shallow. As they get older and more mature, a heavy sense of responsibility falls on them which can lead to an over abundance of worry.
  Sagittarius women are also very independent and love their freedom. While they may desire a man in their lives, they are very clear that they do not need a man to complete them or make them happy.
  Jo March displays all of these characteristics throughout Alcott's novel. By far the most vivacious of her sisters, Jo drags them all into taking part in the "Pickwick Society" where the girls display their various talents.          
  Jo's relationship with Laurie is also marked by fun and frivolity until Laurie's untimely proposal, which tosses Jo into the beginnings of her adult life. Refusing Laurie's proposal, Jo becomes a governess, meets a German Professor, witnesses the birth of twins to her oldest sister, Meg and grieves the loss of her younger sister, Beth. The trials and experiences of life temper the love for fun in Jo, but do not destroy it. Her Sagittarius charisma shines through the darker times of her life and makes her all the more charming for it.

Sagittarius - November 23rd - December 21st

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