As someone who was born in the mid-‘80s, I was exactly the target age for Beanie Babies when they hit the scene in the mid-‘90s — and you’d better believe I was all over them. But although identifying with your toys was all the rage back then (and probably still is, for that matter), I never stopped to consider which Beanie Baby I was based on my zodiac sign. So, hey, let’s take a moment to remedy that oversight, shall we?
Although there are some aspects of collecting as a hobby that have never made much sense to me, my childhood Beanie Baby collection somehow grew to enviable proportions. But I didn’t collect them with an eye for their future value; I just really liked stuffed animals. There was something particularly appealing to me about the size and heft of a Beanie Baby; I liked that I could easily take them to school with me, as long as I left them in my backpack or locker until recess. And I'm pretty sure that whenever gift-giving holidays came around, anyone who asked my parents, "What does Lucia like?" immediately got the answer, "BEANIE BABIES."
However, when it comes to astrology, I am an “it’s just for fun” sort of person. I don’t really buy that our personalities or fates are determined by the stars (although for what it’s worth, your birthday can apparently have an effect on your health); heck, nine times out of 10, I don’t really match my own astrological personality — I’m a Pisces by birth, but although I am into artistic pursuits, I definitely don’t have the romantic, dreamy disposition those born under the sign are “supposed” to have.
Either way, though, it’s still kind of fun to pair the two things together. So: Which Beanie Baby are you? Let’s find out.