Thursday, January 13, 2011

Some Things Are Better Left Alone

The Zodiac... as we knew it

Some of you may or may not know that there is news about the 13th zodiac and that it changes the alignment and dates of the original zodiac signs. So, of course this means that when you thought you were one sign you may actually be another. Apparently this news is not new at all and has been known for a very long time but it has just been pointed out by an astronomer recently. This kind of blows me away because according to this scientific dude - I was always a Capricorn and technically was never an Aquarius. The alignment of the sun within the month range of Aquarius has been wrong for a long time. But really, who knew? Unless you're heavy into astrology you probably had no idea until now, like me.

I just think it's all a little shocking because if it has been "wrong" and we were all technically following the wrong sign what does that say for astrology? I know, astrology is silly but I like reading my horoscope!

This new star chart dictates I am not really an Aquarius but I don't care. I was born thinking I was Aquarius and I will continue thinking it so. I don't really believe in Astrological signs dictating someone's personality but I also don't believe in going in and changing something that people have known for years and years. I have come to accept myself as an Aquarius. This new sign "Ophiuchus" is also known as Serpentarius. The symbol looks like a snake coiled on a rod. The sun isn't in this phase for a very long time and that is why a lot of people don't count it as part of the zodiac.

What is your "new" sign? Do you accept this new information or think it's silly? I personally don't think that things like this usually go over well. I know that technically Pluto isn't a planet anymore but because I have followed Sailor Moon for most of my life I always think of it as a legitimate planet no matter what! I just hate when people go in and change stuff that doesn't need to be messed with.

Still confused about it all? this link will help you understand why the signs are actually wrong and why the signs have shifted from then to now.


Kelly said...

I heard it's only for people born after 2009.

Lauren the Lionhearted said...

That doesn't even make any sense and I believe that tid-bit to be a total rumor. If the star sign assignment is wrong it has been wrong for many, many years. Right? The zodiac was first discovered about 2,000 years ago and between now and then I'm sure at some point the stars fell out of alignment with the sun. It didn't just happen in 2009, it's probably been happening for a while now.

I am pretty sure that people will continue to follow the original zodiac. This is too complicated and too alien a concept for most people.