Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Astronomers v. Astrologers

I am no longer an Aquarius. I am now a Capricorn. I'm not sure how I feel about this.

I just read about the new zodiac sign in Time magazine, and the rearrangement of the others. At least I still have a known sign. People born between November 29 and December 17 have been relegated to being Ophiuchus. The reason behind reassignment of the signs is due to astronomer Parke Kunkle of the Minnesota Planetarium Society. Your zodiac sign is suppose to line up with constellations during the year. Take me for example. At one point in earth's history the sun would pass through the constellation of Aquarius between January 21st and February 21st. Today the sun passes through Aquarius from February 16th to March 11th. This is what Kunkle found out when he studied earth's current orbit around the sun:

From December 17th until January 20th the sun passes through Sagittarius.
From January 20th until February 16th the sun passes through Capricorn.
From February 16th until March 11th the sun passes through Aquarius.
From March 11th until April 18th the sun passes through Pisces.
From April 18th until May 13th the sun passes through Aries.
From May 13th until June 21st the sun passes through Taurus.
From June 21st until July 20th the sun passes through Gemini.
From July 20th until August 10th the sun passes through Cancer.
From August 10th until September 16th the sun passes through Leo.
From September 16th until October 30th the sun passes through Virgo.
From October 30th until November 23rd the sun passes through Libra.
From November 23rd until November 29th the sun passes through Scorpio.
From November 29th until December 17th the sun passes through Ophiuchus.

I have relayed this information as Time Magazine has given it. They do not explain the overlapping days. Perhaps those days are divided at twelve noon; If you were born at 11:30 am on September 16th you are a Leo. If you were born at 1:00 pm on September 16th then you are a Virgo. And so on.

I have given you the new chart so you can find your sign. If you are not happy with it, then do not complain to me. Contact Parke Kunkle, wherever he may be. He was last seen running from a mob of angry astrologers in Minnesota.

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