Thursday, January 13, 2011
Stars In Our Eyes: What The New Zodiac Means
Anyone who has been around long enough knows that I regard astrology with as much credence as any other antiquated mythology, and today the Minnesota Planetarium Society announced that they threw science into the equation. You see, Babylonian star-watchers drafted the first Zodiac around 3000 years ago by determining the positions along the elliptic (the path of the sun) and divided it into the 13 sections determined by the constellations. Thusly, your sign is judged by the position of the sun during the Zodiac when you were born.
However, the moon's gravitational pull has caused the Earth to shift and over the few thousand years that have elapsed since the Zodiac was drafted the constellation-sun correlation no longer matches. So for babies born after 2009, here are the new astrological signs:
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 14:39