Zodiac Sign Change

Friday, January 14, 2011

Today, I woke up and I was bombarded with different text messages about my Zodiac sign. The question was: has it changed? - To which my reply was "Why would it change?"

Apparently, fans of Astrology have been appalled when they were told that the Zodiac signs have shifted one month. This means a Gemini just became a Taurus. How did this happen?

From Yahoo!

About 2,000 years ago, the astrological signs and the astronomical ones were the same. But not anymore. The locations of the signs are based on the sun's location on the first day of spring. That location in the sky has slowly drifted westward because of something called "precession" -- the earth continually wobbles (a scientific term for a slight motion) every 26,000 years. Since the constellations were first identified, they have shifted some 30 degrees. Translation: The signs have slipped about a month westward, relative to the stars.

So tell me, has your sign been affected?

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-Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

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