Sun Sign Survey: Your Fave Fairytale?

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WHAT is your favourite fairytale? Not the one that you think has the most Jungian resonance or that is officially cool but one that you LOVED…There is, of course, bound to be some psych-significance in your choice. Arieans & Saggos tend to love the quest stories, Librans & Pisceans the Sleeping Beauty awakened by Prince ones & Geminis the fairy tales that involve intricate tricks or beauty & the beast scenarios. Rapunzel totally gives me the merdes and I am not even sure why…My fave is The Ugly Duckling.

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Pi

I’ve never thought about this. But I did for 1 minute, and my answer is Cinderella, because despite the evil stepsisters cruelty and petty bullsht, Cinderella still wins, without machinations, although there is the fairy godmother.. (Also, the ball gown, hello, and is glass slippers a Pisces thing?)

And a surprise runner up, Hansel and Gretel. Outsmarting the wicked witch. And the gingerbread house, of course… iconic 😉

arienaquancer
arienaquancer

The Twelve Dancing Princesses for me, too. I loved the illustrations in the book we had, the trees of gold and silver, and I loved that in the end the soldier chose the oldest princess…the cloak of invisibility, the worn-out dancing slippers, the secret staircase…

Ezhirri
Ezhirri

I’ve always loved Alice in Wonderland, and I prefer the books to any movie version. The movies are always missing something – the characters are off.
Aquarius Sun + Saggittarius Ascendant = curiouser and curiouser

Ezhirri
Ezhirri

Also loved Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. If a man gave me a library, I’d have his babies, even if they had fur.

Thrice Capricorn
Thrice Capricorn

Haha, being as traditional as a Capricorn can be, my absolute favourite has always been Cinderella. Even now any retelling of the story I’ll watch. I love her diligence and hard work without question, for years she toiled before coming out on top where all her hard work was rewarded. I love the transformation too. When I try on shoes I like to think I am Cinderella, looking for the perfect fit. With men too 😉

Joswan
Joswan

Same as you 🙂

Messy Leo
Messy Leo

Well, duh, but as a Leonine child I had an African American (which I am not) version of Rapunzel, with some kind of scenic mixture between jungle and savannah with zebras, and I loooooved it, plus lots of lush greenery for my Taurus Moon. Also, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was pretty good (obviously, crazy about Aslon), but never enough pictures. I needed lots of pictures to obsess over with my stories.

Tonestar
Tonestar

I loved The Little Mermaid. But I didn’t get why she couldn’t kill her prince and bathe her feet in the blood… I just thought it was really sad.. She didn’t get what she wanted and neither did he, soooo, what was the point, mum? That life isn’t fair? Kay, gotcha. I also LOVED The Waterbabies as a tike. For a strange reason- I wanted to be a chimney sweep! I actually climbed on our roof with a broom as a 2.5 yr old specifically to give it a go. That was the only time mum ever cracked it about… Read more »

sagsuntaurusrising
sagsuntaurusrising

I loved beauty & the beast but mostly because belle looked most like me and loved to read like I do. Otherwise, little red riding hood.

GeminiLibra
GeminiLibra

I’m a Gem with Libra rising, and my favorite is of course Beauty and the Beast… Predictable haha

aquarianne
aquarianne

little black sambo
and the owl and the pussycat when older

Brenda
Brenda

Little Red Riding Hood for this cancer… oh I love it.

aqua lion
aqua lion

put the international / mythology flavour, and the questing stories, down to Neptune and Jupiter in Sagittarius.

And the fact I liked my stories complicated and full of little bits to them, to Saturn / Venus in Gemini.

aqua lion
aqua lion

My favorite was actually a Russian one, I do not remember the name but it was a great big quest one that went on forever and involved golden apples, glass mountains and many tasks. And Sinbad the sailor. Could not STAND the little mermaid or matchstick girl or martyrdom-for-no-purpose stories, so I guess I must not have a lot of pisces in me. I did really like the Ugly Duckling. My favourite book was the Sleeping Beauty though, and that was because all the characters had ultimate fantasy gowns and I just used to like looking at them all. And… Read more »

Owl
Owl

Obsessed with The Princess and The Pea.

Libra stellium.

Cydonia
Cydonia

I am OBSESSED with Alice in Wonderland and have been since I was a child. I blame it on my Aqua rising.

Bella Ozfemme
Bella Ozfemme

Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit… gemini born in year of Hare….

elski
elski

I would say I am an Ugly Duckling with a Beauty and the Beast rising, when it comes to fairy tales…(in actuality, a Virgo with a Taurus rising…nearly a Gemini rising).

Leo Sun Cancer Moon
Leo Sun Cancer Moon

No kidding:

“East of the Sun, West of the Moon.”

The lover is lost when she peeks—a la Psyche and Cupid. And she must journey and endure trials to find him.

It took me years to figure out that we’re always east of the sun and west of the moon at full moon time.

Ariel
Ariel

Er… can you guess from my username? The Little Mermaid (Pisces in the 8th House), The Snow Queen. And we had a beautiful edition of Beauty & the Beast which I was really in love with (Venus in Taurus innit). Besides that, um, I loved encyclopaedias & books about Space when I was a child, & could recite figures like planetary distances from the sun, names of Jupiter’s moons, etc. Classic Gemini? Or Aquarian-something? Creepiest: darkly illustrated book about a witch who wants to eat children. It wasn’t so much the story as the book’s feel of having escaped from… Read more »

serenscorp
serenscorp

Not strictly a ‘fairytale’ but the Very Hungry Caterpillar always captivated me. And Hansel & Gretel… maybe it was a food thing?

Actually I also read and re-read The Princess and the Goblin many many times over. I loved the Moon Lantern & the Secret warm soft silk spinning Grandma in the tower. If that is not a pointer to the higher self & inner goddess I don’t know what is!

Anonymous
Anonymous

where the wild things are – maurice Sendak. Gemini/Gemini/Gemini

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

HELLO IM BACK
I left a comment in the Mugwort thread so yea –
My fav fairytale??? Not to sure if this counts but I LOVE HARRY POTTER omg its not funny im like obsessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im a Saggo so it kinda fits in but my pisces accendant pulls me towards all of Paulo Colleo’s books they are AMAZING!
READ READ READ
THEM THEM THEM!
MATT X

cheshire cap
cheshire cap

I have a wonderful book that I read to my granddaughters called “Fearless Girls” by Kathleen Ragan. She gathered the stories and wrote it when she realised how few children’s books have girls as heroes.

Buckle
Buckle

I liked Little Red Riding Hood, but upon reading our copy later on when I could actually read it myself, found that Mum had crossed out the proper ending – that the wolf gets cut open, the people freed, and he is then filled with big rocks and sewn up again – and she had replaced it, in red pen, with this:

“and they all sat down together and had a nice glass of lemonade”.

I tell the truth!

Curious Cancerian
Curious Cancerian

You know, the version I had was so PC, even the publishers refused to include the original ending. I think the woodchopper dude just scared the wolf away or something, and the grandma wasn’t even eaten in the first place – just locked in the cupboard. Obviously I was distressed when I discovered the truth years later.

indigofish
indigofish

The Paper Bag Princess. I think this tells of my Aquarius rising rather than my Piscean sun…

Miss Jane
Miss Jane

as a gem, i had to agree with the beauty and the beast stuff mentioned. I love Shrek the modern version of b.a.b. if you will. Something about a hugely grotsesque bloke finding love has a resonance with me. All is well, love is there for EVERYONE and the world is a justly place – yeah. Now everyone can bump uglies – so to speak. lol.

Baristagem
Baristagem

I read the secret garden continuously growing up, it was the only one that I kept returning to. Mystic said gemini’s like the fairy tales & the beauty that I found in the garden & the friendship was like magic to me.

cheshire cap
cheshire cap

I’ve always loved Alice in Wonderland. I guess that’s obvious by my N de P. “Off with his head” covers so many situations. Water Babies is a close second.

Pisces Goat
Pisces Goat

Am with you Pegasus on ‘The Little Matchstick Girl’ as well. I still cry when I think about it. Also and not sure where this comes from maybe my Mars in Scorpio, but loved ‘Sinbad the Sailor’. Getting drunk on pumpkin juice and naughty things.

And of course cliche, but as a Piscean can’t go past ‘The Little Mermaid’. Many an hour spent in the pool pretending I had a tail and not legs.

Edwina
Edwina

Oddly enough, I have just found an old copy of beautiful 18th century tale ‘the water babies’ – beautiful, beautiful illustrations – loved it as a child and still love it – very much about transformation (the poor little chimney sweep becomes a water baby) and redemption – there are two fairies Mrs Dobyasyouwouldbedoneby (who is an extremely beautiful fairy) and Mrs Dobyasyoudid (who is incredibly ugly but who is transformed into a beautiful fairy once you start to do good deeds!) – it is very karmic tale so perhaps my taurean nature is reassured by the old fashioned language… Read more »

gem le taureau
gem le taureau

Oh I had that and I love love loved it. LOVED it. My taurean nature is always reassured by the old fashioned language and pretty images Edwina

Tonestar
Tonestar

I loved that one, too! But I thought it would be cool to be a chimney sweep. Strange child that I was..

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Oh, and I identify strongly with the Princess who could feel a frozen pea under 72 Sealy Posturepedics. We Virgos are precious.

michaela
michaela

Uber…I always related to the pea under all the mattresses!

grassmuncher
grassmuncher

I’d love to be more virgo that way but unfortunately I am constantly discovering new things that I can sleep on top of and/or under (laptop, cabling, cutlery and crockery) without a care in the world. I blame my Libra ex – he had a ban on food in bed (so cruel and unusual) and my body is still reacting to this pedantry. But I digress from the theme…

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

I love The Three Little Pigs. The third, who built his house out of double brick while the other two were smoking spliffs and rolling in the mud, was a Virgo – doing a Saturn transit.

Curious Cancerian
Curious Cancerian

Little Red Riding Hood! Sounds strange, possibly even sick, but even as a child there was something seductive and thrillingly dark about that wolf…

pegasus
pegasus

Yes, i also loved the Snow Queen & the Little Match Girl as well.

Curious Cancerian
Curious Cancerian

Oh yes! Those are both wonderful too. I love all fairy tales – IMO they’re the best form of storytelling.

squeakmaster
squeakmaster

It’s a little ridiculous to say so as a Pisces, but I really loved the original version of The Little Mermaid. In the Hans Christian Anderson version, the prince marries someone else in the end and she commits suicide, ending up in this strange ghostly state where she spends the next 300 years earning a soul by secretly doing good deeds for the earthbound. Something about how she passes between so many worlds, I really liked.

Also loved the Narnia series, speaking of passing between worlds. But that’s maybe not quite a “tale”, since it spans seven books.

aquaquaqua
aquaquaqua

The Snow Queen. totally totally love it. gives me goosebumps. i love the commitment of greta and i LOVE the robber girl.

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

Ha! Cap Mum who went back to uni to study politics/children’s literature used to change the details in her fairytales, so Cinderella would kick the Prince to the kerb and swan off to Harvard to do an MBA. I preferred Dad’s greek mythology where instead of hard work and slog the characters would simply hurl lightning bolts, or shapeshift, or turn rivals into spiders.
So basically, tales where innate skillz beat diligent work.

BTW, aren’t the Brothers Grimm the most unfportunately named childrens’ writers?!

gem le taureau
gem le taureau

My Mum scoured opp shops for beautiful old children’s books. I loved them all because the pictures were so beautiful, but there was this especially sweet one about flowers that came to life at night and danced and danced til they wilted.

cancer/gem rising
cancer/gem rising

Not a fairy tale but i absolutely loved, I Had Trouble In Getting To Sola Sollew by Dr Seus. I guess hansel and gretel was nice and creepy for my tastes.