UPDATE: Did your zodiac sign change?
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:34:20 GMT —
UPDATE: January 14 at 10:09 a.m.
We're sending KHQA's Melissa Shriver and Chad Douglas out around town in Quincy Friday to see what the average person on the street has to say about their zodiac sign changing.
Horoscopes have been an intriguing part of world culture and history for centuries.
There are definitely believers and skeptics alike here in the Tri-States.
Quite a few people, both in the comment thread here and on our Facebook page, said they're really uncomfortable with the change. That it doesn't feel right.
Kristine Wilson said on Facebook, "I was born under the sign of Taurus and will always be a Taurus. My personality definitely does not reflect the Ram. Maybe those born under the new change will reflect the personality of the new signs. I say those already born before the change will not have a change in their sign."
Maybe we all jumped to conclusions too quickly, however, because we're learning now that there are two different types of zodiac. Tropical zodiac is fixed to the seasons - which Western astrology adheres to - and sidereal zodiac is fixed to constellations and is followed more in Eastern cultures. Read more at CNN.com.
Astrologer Jeff Jawer with tarot.com said, "When we look at the astrology used in the Western world, the seasonally based astrology has not changed, was never oriented to the constellations, and stands as | has been stated for two millenniums. Astrology is geocentric. It relates life on Earth to the Earth TMs environment, and seasons are the most dramatic effect, which is why we use the tropical zodiac.
The Tropical Zodiac dates (no changes):
Capricorn: Dec. 21 - Jan. 20Aquarius: Jan. 21 - Feb. 20Pisces: Feb. 21 - Mar. 20Aries: Mar. 21 - Apr. 20Taurus: Apr. 21 - May 20Gemini: May 21 - Jun 20Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 20Leo: Jul. 21 - Aug. 20Virgo: Aug. 21 - Sep. 20Libra: Sep. 21 - Oct. 20Scorpio: Oct. 21 - Nov. 20Sagittarius: Nov. 21 - Dec. 20
Believers wonder whether they should stick to the tropical or sidereal and the argument is in favor of the tropical because it relates to us and our environment.
Astrologers throughout the world say that astrological readings based upon sidereal zodiac just don't add up.
Are you going to run out and remove your zodiac tattoos?
If you've been going through life thinking you are a Virgo, think again, according to the Baltimore Sun .
An astronomer says that a shift in the Earth's alignment has changed zodiac dates and added a 13th sign. So Virgos, how do you feel about being Leos? Capricorns, you may now be a Sagittarian.
Astronomer Parke Kunkle told a Minnesota TV station that the expected shift added a 13th Zodiac sign: Ophiuchus.
The 12 "original" signs were assigned almost 3,000 years ago, and the position of the Earth in relation to the sun has changed, and according to Kunkle, changed your sign along with it. Kunkle said that change created a one-month bump in the alignment of the stars.
However you don't have to worry about your horoscope reading changing. Scientists say this rotation has been known about since 500 B.C. and the horoscope calendar hasn't moved.
The New Dates:
Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11Pisces: March 11- April 18Aries: April 18- May 13Taurus: May 13- June 21Gemini: June 21- July 20Cancer: July 20- Aug. 10Leo: Aug. 10- Sept. 16Virgo: Sept. 16- Oct. 30Libra: Oct. 30- Nov. 23Scorpio: Nov. 23- Nov. 29Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17 (New Sign)Sagittarius: Dec. 17- Jan. 20
Did your sign change? If so how do you feel about the change, let us know in the comments.
According to this article it may not matter. Why did your zodiac sign change? We asked the astronomer who started it all