All Newspapers Will Now Cancel Their Astrology Columns, Right?

Q: Think this will change anyone’s mind?

The astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month. 

“When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” noted Parke Kunkle, a member of the group’s board. Your astrological sign is determined by the position of the sun on the day you were born, so that means everything you thought you knew about your horoscope is wrong.

New Zodiac Sign Dates: Earth Rotation Changes Horoscope Signs – TIME NewsFeed

A: Not in the slightest.

Update: More …

As you may have guessed, this isn’t a new development. The Earth’s precession is always steadily skewing the position of the sun through the constellations in a cycle lasting 26,000 years. You may have been born under a certain sign, as it was 2,000 years ago, but since then the sun has shifted and you were really born under a different constellation. Yet, astrologers haven’t worried about synchronizing their signs with the actual constellations.

And now — hold onto your hats! — there’s a 13th constellation that, due to the skewing effect caused by the Earth’s precession, should have its own sign. That constellation is called Ophiuchus,

Your Star Sign Just Got Rumbled : Discovery News

Turns out the sun is in Ophiuchus longer than it is in Scorpio. Will this matter to those who believe in astrology?

Of course not.


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