New Zodiac sign Ophiuchus sends many scurrying for new astrological cover
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By Nagesh Narayana | January 13, 2011 11:21 PM EST
Astronomer Parke Kunkle has set the world of astrology-lovers on a storm claiming in an NBC show that the Earth's position has changed vis-a-vis the Sun in the last 3,000 years when astrological signs were first allocated and there is a new sign called Ophiuchus which dictates the course of many events.
Kunkle, who is a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society, says the new sign Ophiuchus needs to be included and also change the existing zodiac signs of the people to make it more realistic.
"Because of this change of tilt, the Earth is really over here in effect and Sun is in a different constellation than it was 3,000 years ago," says Kunkle and adds that the Babylonian astrology needs rejigging and those born in Ophiuchus require new attention to their characteristics.
The new sign will cover those born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 while Sagittarius will move into the 13 th position covering from Dec. 17 to Jan. 20. Some traits of those born in the sign of Ophiuchus are said to be honest, intellectual, sexually magnetic, prone to change and of course, jealous. They require special attention to understand, argue the new Zodiac sign believers.
The introduction of new zodiac sign Ophiuchus between Scorpio and Sagittarius has upset many people who take astrology seriously. The Internet is abuzz with new equations and write-ups on celebrities whose signs change dramatically over night, if recognized.
Another fear among the astrology-conscious people is that the insertion of the 13 number in astrology may bring in the doomsday predictions of 2012 nearer to belief.
Others are upset because their Zodiac sign has suddenly changed since they are not ready to switch over to new charts or accept new predictions. Here are the new signs:
Here is the proposed new Zodia sign chart:
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
However, not everybody is buying the argument. "We've known about this for ages. The constellations don't suggest what's coming up, it's the planets! The constellations are a measuring device," another astrologer Susan Miller told ABC News.
She said over period the original number of 50 constellations were brought down to 18 and later to 12 as they are now. The insertion of a new sign would mean reversal of the entire process, she said. "I'm getting so many tweets. Trying to explain something technical in 140 characters is hard!"
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