Horomessedupscope

Despite the fact that I read horoscope for kicks, I always thought the description for a Sagittarian pretty much matched with my traits to a certain degree. Turns out that I may not be a Sagitarrian at all.

The field of astrology, which is concerned with horoscopes and the like, felt a major disruption from astronomers, who are concerned with actual stars and planets. 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.

“When astrologers say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” noted Parke Kunkle, a member of the group’s board. Your astrological sign is determined by the position of the sun on the day you were born, so that means everything you thought you knew about your horoscope is wrong.It turns out that astrology has had issues from its inception. (Aside from the fact that it tries to link personality traits with positions of the stars.) Ancient Babylonians had 13 constellations, but wanted only 12, so threw out Ophuchicus, the snake holder. Libra didn’t even enter the picture until the era of Julius Caesar. 

According to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, here is where the real signs of the Zodiac should fall. Get ready for your world to change forever.

Source: time.com

Here’s the new list of horoscopes, which has been updated in wikipedia as well.

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.  (Yep, this one is new, read here)
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

Tadaa , now I’m a Scorpio, the zodiac with shortest solar stay. Err, I think I still like my half horse half man zodiac.
*neighs and shakes mane*
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This entry was published on January 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm. It’s filed under Men, Quirky Tots, Women and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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