For all those who are followers of the stars, the moon, the planets, or anything else in the sky for that matter, recent developments in the world of astrology might make a big impact on who they thought they were up until now. Those who are heavily concerned with alignments and constellations have been tossed off their axel, finding out, as reported by The Washington Post, that the moon’s gravitational pull has been throwing the Earth slightly off its axis. For those who are putting stock in the new astrological changes, the new dates would be:
Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.
Pisces: March 11-April 18.
Aries: April 18-May 13.
Taurus: May 13-June 21.
Gemini: June 21-July 20.
Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10.
Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
Ophiuchus:* Nov. 29-Dec. 17.
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.
The whole supposed change is quite annoying. People everywhere are taking to Facebook and Twitter about having new zodiac signs. Some are pleased at the thought of now being characterized under different signs, while others are more defiant and refusing to accept the new order of the signs and the introduction of this so-called new sign Ophiuchus.
Ophiuchus is actually tied to Imhotep, who, I was under the impression, was that thing in The Mummy who came back from the dead and plagued the earth. Apparently he was also a miraculous healer who was later adopted by Apollo the sun “god,” thus becoming a god himself.
Reader StarJack says:
“The stars are markers that drift, but our main points of reference are not directly the stars. They are the equinoxes (both spring and vernal) and the solstices which altogether make the four cardinal points of the zodiac which in turn determine the signs. The stars help us locate those points which define the SIGNS of the Zodiac which remain constant in relation to the equinox point. The CONSTELLATIONS do move about and we take that into consideration when locating planets.”
So there we have it: Nothing has changed.
All this just proves my argument, which I’ve vigorously debated over the years with star chasers. We as human beings on planet Earth are not organized under any 12 or 13 signs under which we are tracked and mapped in textbook format. A far more intelligent being has created us all, and quite frankly, I do believe the great “I am” that created me is a far higher being than one that needs to map us in categories with sub-headers. Every human on this Earth is known individually and not grouped under any one sign.
I am a “Scorpio” and the astrological description fits me very well, but so does Virgo, Taurus and a few others. No one human being is defined in and of themselves by one sign. The whole idea is illogical and mindless. It’s about time that we all face the harsh truth: Astrology was created out of Babylonian boredom.
Melissa Bell, “New Zodiac sign dates: Don’t switch horoscopes yet” voices.washingtonpost.com