Okay, Okay, Okay. So after looking further into this whole debacle, since plenty of people have asked lots of questions (thank you facebook), I have got NEW information regarding the world of horoscopes and astrology. I know you’ve heard all kinds of rumors about this because since it was reported that the signs had changed the internet world has been in overdrive. So, to put your hearts at rest I am here to tell you that all is well in the astrology world and that most likely, you have nothing to worry about.
So here’s what went down. Turns out you got two or three different “branches” of astrology that people follow around the world. Eastern, Western and another one that isn’t mentioned by name. We here in the US mostly follow the Western Astrology. Now, Western astrology is based off of the signs that early astrologers called star signs and their reference points are the tropics that form a ring around the earth. In turn, the zodiac is based on our relationship with the SUN not the STARS.
Eastern Astrology, (also called Sidereal) however, looks to the background STARS as its guide. To quote the article directly, “The locations of the signs are based on the sun’s location on the first day of spring. That location in the sky has slowly drifted westward because of something called “precession” — the earth continually wobbles (a scientific term for a slight motion) every 26,000 years.” So these constellations have sifted about 30 degrees which means, relative to the STARS, they have moved about a month westward. Bing Quock, assistant director of Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences said, “It’s a huge point of confusion for the public. Astrologers are not talking about the constellations at all. When an astrologer says the sun is in a certain sign, they’re talking about the sign, the location relative to the equinox. They’re not talking about the location of the constellations.”
To finally set the record straight, if you follow Eastern/Sidereal Astrology, your sign has changed. If you follow Western Astrology, NOT a DAMN thing has changed. Nothing, if you’re were a Leo two days ago, you’re gonna be a Leo the rest of your life. Ain’t nothin’ changed and all of this over reaction to miscommunication was for nothing. In closing, please remember, you have to dig deep to find the truth. Even in the world of journalism.