Friday, January 14, 2011

Big News: Changes to the Zodiac (Part I) - don't change your astrological tattoos

This news over the past 24 hours has been shaking the world, but it needn't do.  The reason why I'm calling this Part I is because I want to see what my Astrologer Jonathan Cainer has to say about this before I go any further.   The fact that he hasn't posted anything on his main page as yet is very interesting.  Certainly what I have found proves it to be false.

According to this article below, 'The astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon's gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month.'  That would mean that the following signs have now changed to the list below.

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16. 
 Feb. 16-March 11. 
 March 11-April 18. 
 April 18-May 13. 
 May 13-June 21. 
 June 21-July 20. 
 July 20-Aug. 10. 
 Aug. 10-Sept. 16.Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30. 
 Oct. 30-Nov. 23.Scorpio: Nov. 23-29. 
 Nov. 29-Dec. 17.  (Yep, this one is new — read all about the Ophiuchus way of life here)Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

This confused me at first because I thought 'If before this change I was born at a certain time and that at that time I was a Taurean, surely it means that only people born from now onwards within these time slots can be regarded as these star signs?'  But some people believe that the signs were out of alignment the whole time.

If this is all true, are the astrologers sweating?  Apparently they are receiving a lot of phone calls from people freaking out, particularly when it comes to their compatible signs for their love life. If this is true, this would mean that my sun, rising and moon signs would be completely different.  I would go from being a Taurean whose favourite colour is green & is in love with luscious smells, food and aesthetics to a fiery Arian!  Does that not feel right for a reason?

CNN says that we have nothing to worry about:

'"This story is born periodically as if someone has discovered some truth. It's not news," said Jeff Jawer, an astrologer with, told CNN's This Just In news blog.

Astrology experts say the shift in zodiac signs does not apply to most Westerners, who follow the tropical zodiac, which is fixed to the seasons. In contrast, the Star Tribune article referred to the sidereal zodiac, which is fixed to constellations and is followed more in the East.'

Having read around, it seems that the astronomer who made this news was making a casual remark about a thirteenth star sign, which all astronomers are aware of and has been left out deliberately because only twelve signs will follow with the seasons.  Some might argue 'Perhaps it follows the 13 moons of the year' but I say: let the astrologers do their work - they would know better than what we would!  Certainly don't go changing your astrological tattoo for a viral uproar.  It certainly hasn't featured in the main newspapers as yet, and it probably won't because it's false.

Read the article supporting the new astrology here

Read the full CNN article here
Christian Science article which says 'It's not new news at all' here

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