Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Astrological Signs 2011 – Zodiac Signs Changed

New Astrological Signs 2011 – Zodiac Signs Changed

Millions of people woke up this morning to find out that their world has drastically changed and that they can no longer blame their personalities, their luck and their mood swings on their zodiac signs. Your date of birth may not have changed – but your zodiac sign just did.
According to Minnesota Planetarium Society board member Parke Kunkle the signs of the zodiac have changed because the gravitational force of the Moon has managed to tilt the planet’s axis a bit since the Babylonians determined the dates of the Zodiac five thousand years ago.
Today we have also learned that not only the way you read horoscope has changed – we have also discovered that there may be a 13th Zodiac sign called Ophiuchus.
Thanks to those new findings, you are strongly advised to remove your Capricorn tattoo – as it turned out you might actually be a Sagittarius. The next time you open a news paper and want to read your daily horoscope take the following information into consideration:

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 – Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 – Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 – Jan. 20
Let us be clear, Parke Kunkle’s discovery only addresses sidereal zodiac, that is based on constellations- therefore this change only concerns people in the East. Westerners adhere to tropical zodiac that is fixed to seasons (equinox to equinox). In conclusion, your zodiac sign has not changed.


For anyone looking for another reason to celebrate, it’s in the stars
Today, April 20th, is the day when the Sun passes into the Astronomical constellation of Aries. If it were possible to see the stars during the day, then we would see the stars that make up Aries forming a background to the Sun’s apparent course across the sky.
Aries, considered to be the first sign of the western zodiac, begins the cycle. As the Astronomical constellations vary in size, the sun takes a different number of days to pass through each, as noted in the table below. (see theAbysmal Calendar’s Constellation Component for full details
Constellation Symbol Begins Duration
Aries aries Apr 20 25 days
Taurus taurus May 15 37 days
Gemini gemini Jun 21 31 days
Cancer cancer Jul 22 20 days
Leo leo Aug 11 37 days
Virgo virgo Sep 17 45 days
Libra libra Nov 1 23 days
Scorpio scorpio Nov 24 7 days
Ophiuchus (Eagle) ophiuchus Dec 1 18 days
Sagittarius sagittarius Dec 19 32 days
Capricorn capricorn Jan 20 28 days
Aquarius aquarius Feb 17 24 days
Pisces pisces Mar 13 38 days
The dates noted fall one day later than those accepted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), as they have made no official announcement of a change in date in keeping with the Precession of the Equinoxes.
In essence, the Sun passes into any given constellation one day later every 72 years or so. The dates were established by the IAU in 1930, so an adjustment is overdue.
Regardless, this is a time to celebrate the passing of time on an cosmic scale, as the precession takes 25,771.5 years or so to complete. Thus, if we consider December 21st, the Solstice to be the starting point, then we have gone through 120 days thus far, leaving us with 265 left to go to complete this cycle.
So, that puts the beginning of the precession (i.e. the Sun entering Aries on December 21st) somewhere around the year 5050 BC or thereabouts. It also means that we have yet 18,711 years to go before the Sun enters Aries on the December Solstice once again.
It may help us to break away from our increasingly myopic sense of time to acknowledge such long periods, which greatly outlast our lifetimes, as well as that of our civilization. The cosmos is much larger than we are, and an occasional reminder quells excessive hubris.
At least, one hopes.

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