You may have a totally new zodiac sign, according to an astronomy society that redefined the zodiac calendar, but NASA wants to clarify its role in the matter.
Back in 2011, as TIME reported, astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars has shifted. As Earth’s axis changed direction, the disruption resulted in a big change for astrology believers and horoscope readers: the astrological signs of the western zodiac moved back approximately a month in the calendar. Following that line of thinking, people who had been reading the Virgo horoscopes might actually be Leo’s. Plus, there was more — a whole new astrological sign. Anyone born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 was now paired up with a new sign, Ophiuchus.
They brought it up in 2011, and they’re bringing it up again. Every so often the astronomical community parades their war horses around, suggesting that because Ophiuchus exists, astrology doesn’t. Astrologers have this fundamental, fatal flaw in our thinking that brings down the (as they see it) whole house of cards for anyone that goes near the concept.
The way this article is written makes it sound like the Minnesota Planetarium Society made the discovery about the gravitational pulls on the Earth by the Sun and the Moon, and that this, in turn, has caused the alignment of the stars to shift.
True, but it ain’t no recent discovery.
Sorry boys. It’s not news. My whole book, “When the Dragon Wore the Crown” is based on procession, the passage of the Vernal Equinox through various constellations of the zodiac and the ‘shifting’ that you’re talking about.
The 5th Dimension wrote a song back in the 60s talking about the Age of Aquarius.
Many of the myths of antiquity address these hour hands of time, for instance from Gemini (the siblings) to Taurus (the Bull). In the Tale of Two Brothers, an Egyptian myth tells of two siblings who are inseparable, but one is accused of cheating, runs off, dies, and is reborn as a Bull.
A beautiful Bull.
From sibling to Bull, all in one easy lesson.
So, in another couple of years NASA will trot out these old war horses once again. Any discussion you hear that talks about the Ages is illustrating an awareness of the difference between sign and constellation.
One is determined by the other.
Just like the stars of antiquity show.