Horoscopes and Zodiac Signs

Many people lay great store on reading their horoscope every day to see what they have in store. Others, however, feel that there is no chance that just because of the day you were born and how the planets were aligned would foretell our fortunes.

But, whatever you believe in, there was a shock in store this year when the astronomers (the ones that look at the stars) told the astrologers (the ones who interpret zodiac signs and horoscopes etc) that the zodiac signs were a month out of line!

TIME magazine reported that: according to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, the signs of the zodiac should be as follows:

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.
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

Now you may notice here that there is one extra sign, Ophiuchus, which has pushed all of the others out of whack.

But the question is, will the astrologers take this on board and change all of their previous ideas? Well surely this would undo most of the work that they have been  carrying out over the past decades or centuries? Or, would this actually put right the wrongs that people have seen in horoscopes which made them think that they were useless?

Well some astrologers always believed that there were 13 signs of the zodiac anyway. and have done for thousands of years – so maybe it is not news to them. On the other had there is a school of thought that says there are two types of zodiac signs, one more used in the west which is seasonal and the 13 sign zodiac used in the East.  So there seems to be no need to panic if you are using the western one as nothing will have changed, it is only the eastern one that has changed.

As for me, I am a scorpio and happy with that. If I went to the 13 sign zodiac I would be a Libra and to be honest, having read a few ideas of Libran women’s characteristics, that is for sure not me!!

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