One morning, God planted the seed of human life into the twelve zodiac signs and he spoke to each one, as they received their appointed gift:
You have absolute honor of planting the first seed. For each seed you plant, you will receive a million more.You won’t have time to see your seeds grow, so you have time to plant more and more. You will be the first to share My idea with the humans. However, it is not your job to nourish the Idea or question it. The only task I give it to you is to let everybody know about My creation. So, I give you the virtue of Self-Esteem for your great work.
You have the power to build substance from the seed. But, be wary, because you need to finish everything that has been started, otherwise the seeds will be wasted to the wind. You won’t at any point stop to question your work, neither depends on others about what I ask you to do. That is why I give you the virtue of Strength. Use it intelligently.
You will receive questions, without the answers, so you can ask the people and make them understand everything they see around them. Searching for the answer why people speak or listen, you will find my gift of Knowledge.
Your job is to teach people about emotion, to cause them laughter, but also tears so they can be filled inside with both happiness and sadness. Because of that, I give you the gift of Family.
I give you the task to show my Creation in all its greatness to the world. But you have to be aware that it’s My Creation, not yours because if you forget this you will become the object of scorn. There is such a joy in this job, but only if you do it right. For this, i give you the gift of Honor.
I ask for an examination of all the things humans do with my Creation. You have to remind them of their errors, to get them on the right path when they are wrong. For this, i give you the gift of Purity of Thought.
I want you to teach people how to cooperate, as well as see their actions from the other side. That’s why you will be everywhere there is discord, and for your attempts, i will give you the gift of Love.
This is a very difficult task that I will give to you. You will be able to read other people’s minds, but I do not allow you to tell about anything you learn. Many times it will be painful and difficult and I know you will turn away from me thinking that I am the one that is causing your pain and not the perversion of My Idea. You will learn so much about humans, that you will start to see them as animals and you will have plenty of animalistic instincts yourself. If you lose your way and finally come back to me, I have for you the gift of Purpose.
Your job is to make people laugh and to give people hope which will turn their eyes back to Me. You will touch many lives and you will bring light to the darkness and that is why I give you the gift of Infinite Abundance.
Your job is not an easy one, you will feel humanity’s labors on your shoulders. Your task is to teach people to work. I give you the gift of Responsibility.
You will receive the concept of the future, that people might see other ways too. You will feel loneliness because I do not allow you to personalize My Love. However, for opening people’s eyes to new possibilities I give you the gift of Freedom, so you continue to serve humanity every time they need you.
Your task is the hardest one. You will collect all the world’s sadness and return back to me. In the end, your tears are My tears. The sadness you will absorb is the result of people misunderstanding My idea, but you will teach them how to be compassionate that they may try again. Because this is the hardest task of all, I give you the best gift of all. You will be the only one from all of my twelve children to understand me and that is why I give you the gift of Understanding.
So, the children left to do their tasks best that they could to receive their gifts. But, because they didn’t understand their jobs none of them did their task well. When they returned God said that each one believed the other gifts are much better than his. So in the end, they had permission to trade but they were all very confused because they didn’t know which task to choose.