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Sign, Sign Everywhere A Zodiac Sign

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So I’ve been hearing that the zodiac signs have changed or something, meaning your sign is probably incorrect.

Newspaper reports of an astronomer’s view that star signs cover the wrong dates have caused a hubbub. So are Pisceans really Aquarians?

Astronomy instructor Parke Kunkle has generated a wealth of online and watercooler discussion in the US and elsewhere.

He pointed out in a Minnesota newspaper that a wobble in the Earth’s rotation meant that the stars were in a different position – as viewed from Earth – than they were 2,000 years ago when the Zodiac was drawn up.

Since then the story has gone viral, with many – including those with star sign tattoos – expressing concern about the possibility that they might have spent years checking the wrong horoscope. But should they be looking at the predictions for a different sign?

So does this mean I’m now a Pisces?

Whatever. I don’t care.

Actually, I’ve had way too many people overs the years say I was Aries before they even knew when my birthday was. Maybe there is something to this zodiac stuff after all.

And of course in the article’s next paragraph…

Astrologers say this shift in where the stars appear to be has no bearing on the “tropical zodiac” system. This is what is typically used for horoscopes in the West, and is based on segments of the sky calculated using the equinoxes on Earth.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

January 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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