Zodiac Sign Changes: Astronomers have known since 130 B.C

And the confusion continues. After a long weekend of social network communication, it seems as though people are just as confused, if not angry, at the thought that a 13th astrological sign has been introduced into the centuries old Zodiac. Not only has the new sign come to the party, but it caused a shift in the dates of all other signs, created havoc and inner dismay for people who thought they knew what there sign actually were and what that meant.

Parke Kunkle, Astrology instructor at the Minnesota Planetarium Society says he is actually perplexed at all this attention. I guess he did not know he was opening such a can of worms, or in this case snakes as the new sign, Ophiuchus is the representation of a man holding a snake.The sign actually depicts “Imhotep” of Egypt. The snake held by him shows a symbol of medicine.

Kunkle explained in an interview with the Star Tribune of Minneapolis on Sunday, that the Earth’s wobbly orbit means it’s no longer aligned to the stars in the same way as when the signs of the zodiac were first defined, about 5,000 years ago. Kunkle explained that astronomers have known of this for a long while and in fact utilize the names of the constellations to describe the movement of the planets and heavenly bodies.

new zodiac signIt seems as though astrologers have not kept up with the times and that Earth wobbling is nothing new. Kunkle explained that when astrologers say the sun is in Pisces, it’s really in Aquarius, and so on. Now both astrologers and astronomers will be on the same page. “Astronomers have known about this since about 130 B.C.,” Kunkle told The Associated Press Friday in his office at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College, his phone ringing constantly, as it had since the article came out. “This is not new news. Almost every astronomy class talks about it.”, he commented.

So why now? Why change things now if we have been ok with the charts since 130 B.C.?

Or even a better question, why has it taken so long to update the charts?

Martha Wasserman commented on Facebook that “she is baffled”.

Mark Martinez is ready to try on his new sign but needs to “practice his pick up lines again.”

John B wants “it all to go away.” He is not ready for such “changes in his life and is going to the gym.”

The truth is many people, myself included have been conditioned that our astrological sign offers some insight into our personality and allows us to ‘figure people out’. Maybe this upset in the Zodiac will cause us to reflect on the power of our conditioned mind over our daily choices.

How do you ring in on this new ‘advancement’?

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