Let that freak flag fly!
If you’re the black sheep of your family, you probably know it. Every time you’re with your family for a special occasion or even just to visit, somebody has to say something about the way you live your life.
You don’t mind being the rebel because you like to live your life on your terms, not somebody else’s. You decide what’s right for you and if other people don’t like it, that’s their problem, not yours.
If you had done exactly what your parents expected you to do, your life would be predictable and boring. You couldn’t live an ordinary life; you need fun and adventure.
You’re not afraid to make mistakes or to mess up because that’s how you learn. Perhaps most of your family is conservative and you’re not. This can make for many healthy discussions over the dinner table.
While your family members may not understand you or the things you do, that doesn’t mean that they dislike you; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. You intrigue them with your unique point of view and while they might not admit it to your face, they admire you for not letting fear or other people’s opinions hold you back. Never question that you’ve made the right decision in following your own path for it is what you must do and is the thing that expresses who you are the best.
If you aren’t sure that you’re the rebel in your family, ask yourself if you have a lot in common with your family or if you’ve noticed that they treat you differently from everybody else. You might wonder what it is about your personality that creates a divide between you and or relatives.
But if you weren’t the black sheep of the family, holidays would be so boring and no one would have anything to argue about. And that's where astrology can help. The stars can tell you why you’re different from the rest of your family and why it has to do with the zodiac sign you were born under.
The status quo isn't for you. You don't want to do the same boring job day after day; you want constant challenge and competition. Your family doesn't understand why you never had any an interest in taking over the family business. Playing it safe has never been for you.
You love being at home because you have things just the way you like them, and it can be difficult to get you to go to family events at other people's houses. Your relatives get irritated every time you don't show up for a holiday meal. It's not like you're not totally cool with having Thanksgiving at your house every year.
Your family should be grateful because you're an amazing cook, and if there's a way to avoid Aunt Anne's Sweet Potato Pickle Surprise they should all be up for it.
The truth is, for all your many interests and your ability to talk about all of them, you have nothing in common with your family. You're the yin to their yang. You're not interested in discussing all the health issues everybody has or the weather; you want sparkling conversation and your family most certainly does not.
Your family doesn't understand why you wear your heart on your sleeve and how you can start crying at the simplest things. Someone has even suggested not having people go around the table and say what they're grateful for as that made you cry for 15 minutes last year. Secretly, they admire your ability to express your emotions, and some of your relatives wish they could be like you but they'll never admit it.
Your family doesn't understand your need to be the center of attention and your almost-constant humblebrag. They can see you've got a fantastic life; you don't have to shove it down their throats, it only makes them resent you.
What makes you unlike anybody else in your family is your know-it-all attitude. Everybody knows you're smart but do you have to get so much pleasure in proving what someone said wasn't correct? Could you maybe just let some things lie? You don't need to play the human fact-checker at family gatherings. Just chill.
Your family thinks you're the black sheep because of how hard you fight for something you think is right. There you are not engaging in the petty arguments, but when something that you think matters is up for discussion, you get surprisingly fierce. If there's one thing you can't stand it's injustice.
You scare your family with how passionate you can get over the simplest things. They're not used to the intensity that you radiate and the truth is, sometimes your invitations for family events get lost or somebody forgets to invite you.
Your family is highly suspicious of you because you gave up the family religion. That's not to say you aren't spiritual, you are, but as someone who loves discussing various spiritual teachings, you made your own choice as far as religion goes. Your family doesn't understand why you stopped going to the church you grew up in.
It's kind of funny the reason your family thinks of you as an oddball is because you're ridiculously successful. Your family is just plain jealous of your success but they won't ostracize you... they may need to hit you up for money at some point.
Your family is tired of you caring about humanitarian causes and not your supposed loved ones. Your family believes charity begins at home and you're not doing what you can for them.
You've always been the outcast in your family and now that you're an adult it hasn't changed. You've always done your own thing, usually artistically, and your relatives think of you as some kind of artistic hippie. Your ideas are too out there for them and honestly, they'll never understand your vision.