About a month or so ago, news broke of a new astrological calendar due to a strange new little sign named Ophiuchus. I have to admit that I breathed a sigh of relief when I found out I was still a Sagittarius. I am not particularly into the whole astrology thing, but I do know what my Zodiac sign is and may read its prediction in a magazine if I happen across it. I sort of fancy myself a Sag and feel the typical characteristics represent me pretty accurately. I have grown attached to it, if you know what I mean.
So, you can imagine my concern when I read that a 13th Zodiac sign had made its way onto the scene – Ophiuchus. I don’t even like the name, really. It reminds me of Morpheus from Matrix. Apparently, this sign or planetary body–whatever it is– has always been around but not acknowledged. Now, that the universe and its make up is changing, Professor Parke Kunkle of the Minnesota Planetarium Society is tossing all our beliefs (superficial as they may be) upside down and assigning a new set of dates to allow for this 13th sign. And, oh by the way, millions of people are affected my the new date ranges that fall under their Zodiac signs. In some cases, it’s like a month off. So all you Libras out there, you may actually be Virgos. At least that is what I will have to tell my daughter when she is older.
“Honey, the first three years of your life, you were a Libra. But, then you became a Virgo.”
How would you like to wake up one day and find out that every horoscope you’d read over the last 30-odd years wasn’t really for you?
The last time I felt this bummed was when they told us that Pluto was no longer a planet. After memorizing the planets in order and creating multiple dioramas of the solar system, my poor little micro planet Pluto was dethroned. How dare they?
So if you are ready to have all your hopes and dreams dashed with this newfangled theory, here are the 13 signs and the dates that fall under them:
Ophiuchus Nov 30 – Dec 17
Sagittarius Dec 18 – Jan 20
Capricorn Jan 21 – Feb 16
Aquarius Feb 17 – March 11
Pisces March 12 – April 18
Aries April 19 – May 13
Taurus May 14 – June 21
Gemini June 22 – July 20
Cancer July 21 – Aug 10
Leo Aug 11 – Sept 16
Virgo Sept 17 – Oct 30
Libra Oct 31 – Nov 23
Scorpio Nov 24 – Nov 29
And then there’s Ophiuchus. I am not sure I am ready to raise my children in a world of 13 signs. Will they change the textbooks? Isn’t 13 unlucky? I need answers.
P.S. I just made the Sagittarius cut off. My birthday is December 18th. Coincidence? I think not.
- My Zodiac sign is changed due to Ophiuchus (kish.in)
- What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Driving? (yubanet.com)
- New Zodiac Sign Dates: Astrological Signs Now Include ‘Ophiuchus’ (blippitt.com)
- “New Zodiac Signs 2011 Why Ophiuchus Upsets Millions” and related posts (blogs.babble.com)