Unsolicited Advice Champion: Which Sun Sign?

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You’d think Virgo would be the Unsolicited Advice Champ but no.  I reckon it’s our Crab.  It’s always good advice and shockingly perceptive – my Cancerian son specializes in conversational carpet bombing sans warning. It’s targetted,  totally unexpected in the middle of a conversation about (say) why snails like gardenias and infuriatingly accurate.

Runners Up: Aries. Aries are really good at advising others on how to be as amazing as them.  What they lack in depth perception, they make up for with the brio of their pep talk. If I ran the country, all Arieans would have to do volunteer time as life coaches for the unmotivated. We would be world leaders at everything.

Air Signs never give unsolicited advice. Even if they walked past and you were their best friend  lying in the gutter, an Air sign would assume it to be a lifestyle choice and politely point out the stars: “I expect you’re trying to observe Cynus from the best angle, it’s fabulously bright at this time of year isn’t it?”

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samina
samina

Another vote for Cancer (::whistles innocently::)…

Pegasus
Pegasus

What is ‘STFU’?

Toro in Transit
Toro in Transit

shut the fuq up!

Andromeda
Andromeda

Wahahaha, I was going to say ‘That’s a bit rough Toro! Poor Pegasus!’ then I looked again.. d’uh. 🙂

Toro in Transit
Toro in Transit

ROTFLMAO!! it was, after all, solicited advice! typical toro!

prowlncat
prowlncat

I think we need to clarify here the exact definition of what constitues “unsolicited advice”. If someone’s sitting opposite you whinging about their fuqed up love life, the husband/wife that is never giving them enough goodies, the awful wanker in their office, why the postman never delivers before lunch, the state of their ipod – that is basically a passive way of manouevering for advice. And if you happen to have a hotline to the Ether then it’s almost selfish to not share the intel right? If on the other hand someone is sitting opposite you quietly sipping their latte… Read more »

nat
nat

Agree. People who never stop whinging about themselves create the impression that they want help. Here’s some unsolicited advice to those who are sick of Cancerians giving them advice: if you are sick of us offering you advice (i.e. caring) then STFU around us! We empathetic souls would much rather hear some good news stories or have a laugh instead of absorbing your stories of woe & wasting our compassion on the ungrateful. Peace & quiet also appeals to Cancerians and it would be nice to get some in company instead of the usual blithering, whining or sympathy-pulling “poor-me-ing”every time… Read more »

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

😆 nice one Nat. Hope you’re well. Love the new avatar.

Pisces in CQ
Pisces in CQ

Oh look I’d have to say it is a toss up between a Taurus and a Leo. The Taurus does it for your own best interest whereas the Leo thinks you should be just doing it like they do and you need severe guidence (read = reprimand)

The air sign presuming all is well and being oh so polite is so true!!

Toro in Transit
Toro in Transit

you got that soooooooooo right, P in CQ! very good summation!

LibraButWithAriesOnTheRise
LibraButWithAriesOnTheRise

Gemini. Definitely. And they deliver it either dripping in condescention, or so matter-of-fact that you are clearly supposed feel like a dolt for not having thought of it yourself…except you always have, because they’re really not as bright or insightful as they think they are.

Taurean Love Expert
Taurean Love Expert

Def Cancer. As a Kataka rising, I was very guilty of this one in my younger days. In my post Saturn Return ‘growing into my Sun sign’ years, I have learned to STFU, unless specifically invited to give advice.

Toro in Transit
Toro in Transit

yup, me too. i thought it was the toro thing as in knowing what’s good for people but no i think ur right, its the kataka rising, and yes i’ve learned to STFU but have put myself in the position the last 18 months or so where people ask my advice and help on industrial relations matters so now i don’t need to proffer advice, they come askin’!!

and my Kataka sis is a naturopath, is that an advice giver’s dream job, LOL!?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well if they’re PAYING for your advice, that’s totes Taurean 🙂

Toro in Transit
Toro in Transit

no, i wish, all freebies!! does that mean the Kataka wins?? LMAO!!

olyalyalya
olyalyalya

As Crabtecular myslef, can I just say that what I think is….

Yes that felt very natural!

For myself I think Aquarius people are INTENSE at giving unsolicited advise to crabs.

Sassy
Sassy

Guilty of this, especially the random, meaningless tidbits of trivia i seem to soak into my brain. And I always thought it be my Moon Saggi, not my Cancer parts that revel in this sort of thing..

Andromeda
Andromeda

Leo Sun and Cancer Stellium = Stunningly accurate advice giver. Actually I have to say most people know exactly what they need to do to change their lives, they don’t do it because they don’t WANT to. Having figured this out I am not giving out free advice any longer. So there.

curiouser and curiouser crab
curiouser and curiouser crab

and, yes, we can be shockingly perceptive!!

curiouser and curiouser crab
curiouser and curiouser crab

” lying in the gutter, an Air sign would assume it to be a lifestyle choice and politely point out the stars” Mystic you are so laugh out loud funny!!! and a crab would lie with them in the gutter and give advice, yes, maybe even talk about all the gutters they’ve been in and how they got out etc etc ad nauseum. learning to zip the lip.

VS
VS

agreed. I have major issues with 4th house being all over the place and Virgo Sun. I find my Scorpio dad to be the worst about this kind of thing with “get-togethers” (aka HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO ME), but as a Scorp moon I tend to defuse the shituation by agreeing and then going off to do whatever I set out to do in the first place

VS

thora
thora

oh yes, cancerian father ALWAYS KNOWS BEST. frustratingly to me (esp when i was a teenager), he really usually does. my hubby and sister are both ariean, but they’re not very big on advice giving. though, the sister will from time to time, but it’s not framed as advice so much as a statement of the obvious. “if you just did…” however, if you *ask* them for advice, they are more than happy to hold forth. as a virgo, i’m not inclined to give unsolicited advice. people don’t like it, and it’s a waste of my time. i *have* discovered,… Read more »

Charley
Charley

Capricorns LOVE telling you what you ‘should’ be doing with your life.

Ruth
Ruth

So TRUE! My mom is a Cap and always giving my brother and me advice. I’ve had to tell her may times that while we appreciate her concern, she should keep her advice to herself.

Perhaps because of this, I do not give unsolicited advice. However, peeps must sense my inherent Crabby intelligence and capacity for giving good advice, because I always have someone coming to tell me their problems and cry on my shoulder.

virgo cat
virgo cat

You are right on the money!

I can think of two of my favourite Cancer friends who have said the most to the point things to me over the last few years. But it never comes across as harsh from them. It comes across as sooooo caring.

The Air sign things is funny because I’ve just been thinking about my air sign parents who probably NEVER ONCE in my life have given me advice. And that isn’t always a good thing.

As a Virgo, I always THINK of the advice I would give people if they asked.

Crab B
Crab B

Oh sprung! Cancer Sun, Aries Moon – I catch myself offering unsolicited advice to all sorts, much of it unintentional. Somehow perfectly innocuous conversations morph into, ‘Well, of course you have issues with x, it’s because of y, you should do z.’ By which point (why oh why can’t it be sooner?!) I realise what I’ve done, apologise profusely, and run away.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

What you say about air signs is SO TRUE…[ie. see best friend in gutter and assume they are ok] sadly…the air signs I know and love [mother, father, about 3 v close friends, other relatives] are bizarrely unable to easily recognise/empathise and provide comfort for emotional issues / distress in others. By others I mean me although I see them do it with others too. mean not that we should ll be experts in this, but wow, there have been some doozy moments in my earlier years. [And I am not saying I am perfect either.] Naturally being a Pisces… Read more »

InchbyInch
InchbyInch

A multiple Saggo I once knew posted literally hundreds of answers to questions people had posted on the web about a wide variety of subjects. He himself had posted only one question. Ooops. Just re-read the blog title; it says “Unsolicited” advice. The advice he was giving was solicited, so, never mind.

Aqua Baby
Aqua Baby

SO true about the air sign thing. I think we’re too open-minded for our own good.

misspisces
misspisces

Laughed out loud when I read this. My crab step-mum is notorious for unsolicited advice. And, although accurate, she is pretty ready to dish it out while blithely expecting us to overlook her faults!

Pisces with Sagg rising
Pisces with Sagg rising

Am a pisces on cusp with aries, sagg rising and moon in leo – nary an air sign in my chart (I think there’s some aquarius there somewhere) but the description of the air signs approach to advice giving is me. See, I’d like to give advice and often wonder if I should, but I don’t want to pry and I do tend to assume that everyone else knows what they are doing….

whatevs
whatevs

You’re right about air signs – the only place I ever unsolicitedly offer advice is here cos it is the nature of this space. In reality realms if peeps ask or are in some way helpless and obviously in need I will always help but otherwise I watch and learn or look away – people don’t always want help or attention that’s the thing. And yes, we are all in the gutter but some of us ARE looking at the stars. One of my favourite quotes Mystic – Oscar Wilde. Libra Sun, Gem Rising.

Fish Diva with Libra rising
Fish Diva with Libra rising

What about the Saggo blurt out candour….

postmodscorp
postmodscorp

Lol – its not advice, its disbelief at your daftness……

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Bahaha… yes oft can be but sometimes there’s some Sage-ness in it and it’s not coming from that WFT where you thinking place 😉

doublekataka
doublekataka

yes indeed, I am the unsolicited advice champion… if only I could shut my big mouth and/or apply more of it to self.

Sag rising
Sag rising

Gotobe Sag – “everyone is entitled to my opinion”

PonPon
PonPon

I’m a leo sun, and no cancer or aries planets. I’m horrible, horrible at giving advice. I’m good at listening but I never know what to say, especially when someone else is upset and really needs advice.
My dad’s an Aries, and he’s pretty good at giving advice. If I have something to ask I usually go to him rather than my mom. (She’s a gemini.)

aquaphobe
aquaphobe

i try to give advice. nobody listens.
really it should come with the footnote, ‘becomes valid in 5 years time’. and by then i wont even get the credit for it.

stomping off, pouting….

aquaseerian
aquaseerian

their loss dear aquaphobe…..same has happened to me (am also Kataka moon tho) …I used to stomp away very agrieved but now just smile to myself and sighhhh as i let go…and sure enuff…some dear peeps have come in future time to say stuff happened as I said ? years back…lol…

aqualala
aqualala

It’s the Cassandra Syndrome. They listen, pretend to agree, then wander off while we shake our heads, knowing they’ll do something dumb.

aquaphobe
aquaphobe

the best is when they come back a month later spouting about how their wonderful friend ‘x’ got them onto this thing which is stupendously helpful…that thing being the same thing i had told them about earlier and at the time was countered with ‘oh, i couldnt do that….”.

maybe its all in the sales pitch…

postmodscorp
postmodscorp

No – Aquas are always 5 years (minimum ahead) of everyone else. Its not a sales pitch thing, its the evolution thing. I’m doomed – Aqua ma, with Aries Asc and Cancer Moon. Solution giving is her raison d’etre….. but her advice is always tre avante guarde. I do take note now tho….. When it suits. But I tend to start convo’s off with ” I’m not looking for solutions on this” or “I’m looking for a solutions on this”. That way she knows what mode to switch into!! I have very few Kataka’s in my life… so no comment… Read more »

aqualala
aqualala

I knooooowwwww. Why do they even ask?

aquadouble
aquadouble

True. And then 5 years later when they’re doing whatever it was and wearing the look, do we get credit? No they still scoff and call us weirdos for whatever it is we’re advising them to take up next.

It’s an outrage.

Antonella
Antonella

aries here, totally on the spot!

I actually trained as a life and business coach (1st level ICF) and am planning my website (to help all people lying in the gutter of course)

🙂

anotherbloody aries
anotherbloody aries

mystic, i totally agree, but would like to clarify… as an aries w aries rising, it tends to be more *command* than advice (just trying to help peeps get it right) 😉

aqualala
aqualala

“Here. Let me show you.” Because you’re so freaking inept, you’ll NEVER be able to figure that out on your own. You pathetic loser. Yes, I know a couple of those.

anotherbloody aries
anotherbloody aries

well, more often it’s because it will be FASTER, but yes, guilty as charged

Anonymous
Anonymous

Leo mother is pretty rank at it; actually is nauseatingly full-on. And as a Virgo myself, agreed with MM: would’ve thought we’re awful at it too. My Cancerian spouse isn’t fitting the description, but is very helpful when asked nonetheless!

yeshlek haesh
yeshlek haesh

im with you-leo leo leo leo leo
can i emphasise it enough?
most leos i know honestly dont understand when you dont get with (their) programme to become as amazingly fabulous as they are…

leogroover
leogroover

of course dahlink. we want you all to be fab and you all need a teensy weensy bit of help. Some more than others

Anonymous
Anonymous

As a Gemini, I can say that a lot of people come to me with their “shit.” In this case, and because I’m sooo wise, I tend to give a lot of advice… but, then I always wanna take it back, because, well, you never really know if you’re getting the whole story or if said person really wants advice at all but just someone to listen to, etc. etc. etc.

Ms
Ms

yep. super crab is pretty super.

FireyBovine
FireyBovine

Aries Mother – say no more.
And in myself – aries mars/mercury – sometimes I get the phrasing right

crabby crab
crabby crab

Must resist crab urge to start every sentence with “Why dont you… (insert solution here)”.

Spirit
Spirit

That phrase sooooo pushes my buttons…grrrrr.

crabby crab
crabby crab

Ive had a taste of my own medicine on that one all morning. Crab boss has mixed it up a little with “I suggest….” Arrggghhhhh!!

Crabbycrab why dont you stop giving advice if you cant take it!!

bluelibra
bluelibra

You are sooo spot on about Aries!

I have a Cancerian male friend who is like my agony aunt / soul brother – whom I always seek freely given advice from. My Nana was the one whom I’d always confide in until she passed away – I still miss her nearly twenty years on.

However, I am known to give advice without invitation so I’d have to say Librans might the air sign who might be slightly included?

Your son sounds awesome Mystic!

jumpin in
jumpin in

yes, me too bluelibra, I did have to go double check that Libra was an air sign! having said that, I think i dish out information “I have been reading this book and (insert the possibly helpful advice here)” but it is usually meant for the other person to pickup and discover for themselves the answer they need. And thinkin more as i type, if asked directly my advice, it just about always comes out “well, you are the one who will know better than me, but ….” and at the end another little disclaimer! And yeh, I really can… Read more »

pisces sun, lots of virgo
pisces sun, lots of virgo

Wow. I 100% agree. Absolutely. Cancerian ex-GF needed the strength of 1000 horses to stop the advice from rolling forth aka the proverbial river. Aries bro constantly dishes it out to the point I almost believe it. Pisces suns like me attract the adviceniks I reckon – I seem like I don’t know what the fuq I’m doing but then, later, bewildered, they ask me with a suddenly small voice, ‘How did you know that would work?’

Aqua Fey
Aqua Fey

Cancer absolutely! As the daughter of a “helpful” Crab, as soon as there is even a sniff of a problem she assumes the Action Stations position. Protesting is futile and actually seems to encourage an additional lecture regarding the benefit of taking (her) advice.
Been driving me craaaazy with it for decades.

aqualala
aqualala

Same here. “You need to” blabberty blabberty blab. Always something of which I’m well aware, never something I would actually DO.