January 20, 2011

Sign of the Times

Astronomer Parke Kunkle recently told the Star-Tribune  of Minnesota  that due to an "Earth wobble" created by the moon's gravitational pull, the age-old constellations corresponding to a person's birthday may be off by about a month ...  and astrologers are neglecting a 13th constellation, Ophiuchus (Ooh-FEE-yew-kus) "the Serpent Bearer", for those born from Nov. 30 to Dec. 17.

This is also known as "Serpentarius" ... which would make one a "Serpentariun"?

So the NEW zodiac would look like this:

 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. Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

Well, until I can find out more about Ophiuchus/Serpentarius, I will maintain my Sagittarian affiliation, Earth wobble be damned.

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