Has your zodiac sign changed? NO! There was never a change to begin with!
It seems this whole new zodiac sign found root in the spreading of misinformation that went viral on the internet.
A Minneapolis Star Tribune article may have caused a stir, which stated that our understanding of the zodiac is off by about a month. This caused a huge stir on the internet on Thursday and people are in an absolute panic!
So don’t fret = your sign hasn’t changed! There are two zodiacs and there always have been.
The tropical zodiac which is fixed to seasons, and which Western astrology adheres to; and the sidereal zodiac which is fixed to constellations and is followed more in the East.
“This story is born periodically as if someone has discovered some truth. It’s not news,” said Jeff Jawer, astrologer with Tarot.com.
The hubbub was started by the article in Sunday’s Star Tribune, which said the following: “The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was in’ on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon’s gravitational pull has made the Earth wobble’ around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars’ alignment.”
“When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” Parke Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society, told the Star Tribune.
“Most horoscope readers who consider themselves Pisces are actually Aquarians,” the article reads.
It says Scorpio’s window lasts only seven days, and that a 13th constellation, Ophiuchus, used to be counted between Scorpio and Sagittarius but was discarded by the Babylonians “because they wanted 12 signs per year.”
This is nothing new to astrology. It is true, however, that the sun doesn’t align with constellations at the same time of year that it did millennia ago.
But that’s not relevant for the tropical zodiac which is what is used in Western astrology.
So stop panicking!