Category Archives: Zodiac Signs

New Zodiac Sign or I’m NOT A Taurus

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Seems like someone discovered a new Zodiac sign today. And for those of you who think Zodiac news isn’t green, what could be more green than a totally reusable personality that doesn’t need to be washed, thrown away or purchased?

I wondered (probably like some of you) if this has something to do with the whole Mayan-2012-calendar-the-world-is-changing thing. I did some research to help ease your questioning minds.

Name: Ophiuchus

Number: The 13th Sign (Methinks some folks will find this daunting, if not outright bad luck and witchery).

New Information: We all know the earth has shifted a bit on its axis, and this in turn has caused a shift in where the sun is in the sky in relation to the calendar dates we’re all used to. Parke Kunkle, an astronomer and Minnesota Planetarium Society member, noticed that zodiac signs should change accordingly.

Noteworthy NBC Wisdom: NBC attests that the different signs shouldn’t affect horoscope readings. That info from The Huffington Post (and one assumes, NBC). I wonder though, how that’s possible. In fact, the whole thing makes me take pause and think about the actual irrelevance of time, but that long-winded dialogue is for another post.

New Dates:
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

From the conversation that ensued while my husband and I looked at the new dates:
Jocelyn: So they basically just stuck in an extra sign between November and December.
Steve: Well, but it messes up other dates as well.
Jocelyn: Not really…
Steve: No look, it’s all teens and tens instead of twenties.
Jocelyn: No it’s not, Gemini is still 21 through 20.
Steve: But that’s in June and you’re a Taurus now.
Jocelyn: No I’m not.
Steve: Yes you are.
Jocelyn: Dude. No I’m not. I’m still a Gemini. I’m not a Taurus.
Steve: You’re acting pretty stubborn right now.
Jocelyn: Oh, the dates do say I’m a Taurus. But dude, I’m definitely not a Taurus.

-Jocelyn Broyles