Saturday, January 15, 2011

Astronomers change Zodiac Sign Dates

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.

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.

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.

Read more about the new Zodiac Signs here: New Zodiac Sign Dates: Earth Rotation Changes Horoscope Signs - TIME NewsFeed. Find your new Zodiac sign in the list at the bottom of the page (for all who still care).

Bill Nye pointed out shifts in Zodiac signs years ago:

According to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, here are the updated signs of the Zodiac:
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.  (This one is new — read all about the Ophiuchus way of life here)
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

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