Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thoughts on the Zodiac Change

Sometime last week my zodiac sign changed.  Yes, one night I went to bed as an Aquarius and, unbeknownst to me, woke up the next morning as a Capricorn.  
Well, not really...  It wasn't really an overnight event, but it kind of felt that way when I learned of the change!

Yes, the good folks at NASA apparently discovered back in January that there is, and always has been, a 13th constellation in the zodiac, Ophiucus. For whatever reason, though, this news didn't make any headlines until last week.  What exactly caused this story to resurface is beyond me.

Although I've never really paid much attention to astrology and have only read my horoscope out of sheer entertainment, I still found this change...  Weird.  I mean, for forty-something years,  I've been an Aquarius; it's loosely been a part of my identify.  And now, I'm suddenly supposed to be a Capricorn!  I can't go changing astrological signs in midlife!

According to this article, the addition of the 13th astrological sign means that 86% of people were actually born under a different sign than originally thought. Apparently, this upset many people who then blamed NASA for their astrological concerns.  The agency posted their innocence in the matter last Tuesday on its Tumblr page stating that:
…Here at NASA, we study astronomy, not astrology. We didn’t change any zodiac signs, we just did the math.
Apparently NASA's discovery has ruffled a lot of feathers!

Although saying that I'm really a Capricorn after years of being an Aquarius is odd to me, I really couldn't care less.  But, out of curiosity and for basic shits and giggles, I decided to compare the traits of an Aquarian to that of a Capricorn to see which one truly fits me best.


According to 123 New Year, Aquarians are:


Taking an honest looks at myself, I think I posses 8/10 of these characteristics.  I have indicated the ones that I think I possess above in purple.


According to the same website, Capricorns are:


Using the definitions provided on the website, I have indicated the characteristics that I think I possess in purple.  

So, here's the verdict:  I possess 80% of the characteristic traits of Aquarius and only 50% of the traits of a Capricorn.

I think I'm just gonna stick with being an Aquarius.

Here are the newly aligned astrological dates, just in case you are wondering if your sign changed like mine:

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

Do you believe in astrology?  Has your astrological sign changed?  If it has, how do you feel about that?

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  1. I don't really believe in astrology as a daily guide to how to live, but I do think when we're born and that state of the moon has a bearing on things. Does that sound insane? LOL

    I was a Pisces and I still am. I don't share many of the typical Pisces traits, but I do share a lot of traits with my rising sign (Taurus) and my moon sign (Aquarius).

    1. Girl, you know a lot more about this stuff than I do! You kinda lost me with the rising sign and moon sign! LOL!

  2. OMG I AM NOW A CAPRICORN TOO! WTF?!!?!?!?!?!?!? EXCUSE ME?!!?!?
    okay. i heard about this but i thought i looked and i was safe. BUT WHAT? WHAT? THIS IS MY IDENTITY? I AM SO CONFUSED.
    although to be fair, i have never *felt* like an Aquarius anyway.

    out of the things you listed, i don't think i am witty or intelligent, i am definitely not innovative or spontaneous.. i try and be honest but doesn't everyone? i am sarcastic, but not aloof or unemotional.

    as for capricorn, i think i am trustworthy, dependable, a little realistic but also a dreamer so... i don't even know what classicist really means, i *guess* i'm humourous, but.. i don't know. i think i might be a bit rigid, i know i can be dictatorial if that means bossy lol, i am not ambitious but i am definitely boring (how can you be boring and ambitious?).
    well, i guess i am truly a capricorn. haha.
    but anyway, i have never really cared or read my horoscope, but like you.. it's weird.

  3. When I saw the new info from NASA I mostly just laughed for anyone that had a zodiac sign tattoo. :/

    I'm an Aries, and have always felt like those traits described me well, good & bad. But I looked up Pisces traits, and BOY. I AM NOT A PISCES. AT ALL. So, NASA can say what they want. Imma keep on being an Aries over here. But, NASA already knew that, because us Aries are strong willed, independent, and don't really like to follow rules. Haha.

    I do think the whole concept is interesting, but don't really believe it quite wholeheartedly.

    1. OH! That is a great point I hadn't considered (re: tattoo)! Yes, I don't buy into it much either. I check m horoscope every now and again just for entertainment purposes.

    2. oh gosh I never thought about the tattoo thing oops lucky I didn't ever get one

  4. I was a Capricorn, with 5 / 10. Now I'm a Sagittarius, with 3 / 9. I might have to check the other ones to see if I fit better elsewhere. Thanks for the link.

  5. I don't believe that mine has changed. I'll always be a cancer (Moonchild).

  6. I've heard nothing about this, and now I'm supposed to be a Taurus?!?!? What?!? I looked at the website you linked, and I think I may possess 2 traits of a Taurus. I'm staying a Gemini.

  7. I definitely don't buy into astrology, but I am quite po'd that I am no longer a Taurus. I don't know if I can become an aries. What do I do next? Oy vey...

  8. oh no I don't like that I've changed signs at all, although I don't even read my star signs, I have always been so much like my Cancer star sign, I don't even know much about being a Gemini. I had no idea about this. I am not good with change clearly lol This actually changes everyone in my immediate family, so weird #mg

  9. Wait what???! Oh no... that means I'm under this new sign Ophiuchus! I don't even know how to pronounce that. And being that there's not a whole lot of info on that one, I can't do a true comparison. I'm not one to check out my daily horoscope or anything, but I do feel that people under a certain sign do possess characteristics associated with that sign.


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