14 January 2011

Sign change?

I feel like I should post something about this whole alleged sign change/13th sign rumor going around. In short, don't worry about it, your sign hasn't changed. This is because the Astrology style used in most of the western hemisphere is Tropical Astrology. With Tropical (Traditional) Astrology, the zodiac is based on the earth, sun, and seasons. Tropical means "turning point." For example, every year, the vernal equinox marks the beginning of Aries (the astrological new year), and 30 degrees (a.k.a. days) later, the sign of Taurus begins, and so on and so forth. This form of astrology has been around since ancient times, and is very precise.
Sideral Astrology bases the zodiac according to the constellations in regards to the Earth's position. The Earth's position shifts, shifts, and shifts some more, which is why you're hearing all this hype about your sign changing. All of this is nothing new, it's just being promoted by what I'm guessing was a slow news day. Traditional astrologers also argue that the constellations have more to do with the ages, e.g. The Age of Aquarius.

Actually, there's more than just these two forms of astrology. There's also Draconic astrology, for example. Really, it's just more ways to further analyze someone. The system from which you know your sign to be- tropical astrology- hasn't changed at all, and never will.

Okay, the 13th sign, Ophiuchus. It, also, is nothing new. Ophiuchus is the serpent bearer. I've always kind of thought as Ophiuchus as a sub-sign for late Scorpios and early Sagittarius. It adds a bit of intense energy to those born at these times. Fun fact- Scorpio is also known as the Serpent, Eagle, and Phoenix in addition to the Scorpion in different cultures. So I personally think of Ophiuchus as adding some of that Scorpion energy to early Sagittarians, and maybe adding an extra layer of it to late Scorpios.

Okay, that's it. I still think it's funny that all of this was marketed as breaking news or whatever. If you want to know more, hit me up or just do a search for tropical/sideral astrology.

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