There’s news about the horoscope and zodiac signs birthdate range changing that has freaked out some people who apparently put plenty of stock in reading their horoscope predictions on a daily basis. I was once one of those folks. Having been born on April 22, that meant my “sun sign” once fell under the category of a Taurus, the bull symbol.
As such, being a Taurean meant I was supposed to be a bull-headed and stubborn type. Even though I never fully subscribed to that notion (must’ve been my stubborn bullheadedness), I once considered getting the Taurus symbol as a tattoo.
I’m glad I never did get that zodiac-based tattoo, and it’s not only because of the notion that the new zodiac signs that now fall under the listed dates have transformed me from a Taurus sun sign to an Aries.
As reported by Today, NASA claims that the zodiac signs of Western world have shifted — and that shift means a new and complicated sign called Ophiuchus has joined the standard signs that astrology fans are used to following. People born anywhere from November 29 to December 17 are now considered folks who fall under the Ophiuchus sign, at least according to NASA.
Despite the change, people on Twitter aren’t buying the new explanation that the zodiac signs have shifted due to star-studiers in ancient Babylon getting the zodiac process wrong more than 3,000 years ago. That’s when they reportedly got rid of Ophiuchus because the 13th sign from the 13 constellations didn’t match up with a 12-month calendar.
The scientific experts at NASA also noted that since the axis of the Earth points in a new direction from when those original constellations were created, all of the signs have new date ranges anyhow. The chaos that the astrological shift has wreaked upon horoscopes and people who always believed they were one sign and are now being told they are another sun sign has caused NASA to clap back over the chaos. NASA has announced that they didn’t shift anyone’s horoscopes, reiterating that their bend is astronomy and not zodiac signs.
“Here at NASA, we study astronomy, not astrology. We didn’t change any zodiac signs, we just did the math.”
It’s much ado about nothing for folks who have learned not to live their lives by their daily horoscopes. Whereas numerology still fascinates — with biblical numerology taken precedence over other kinds these days — the sun signs and zodiac had fallen so far off my radar that by the time I had children, I had no idea what their signs were. I still don’t, unless I were to look them up. Whenever one of my kids would ask me their astrology sign, I’d resolutely answer, “Christian.”
It was when I learned about more effective ways of predicting the future biblically — after all, Jesus was the Master of Clapbacks — that I shifted my view of astrological signs and put more stock in “signs and wonders” and the like.
“Then Jesus said to the crowds, ‘As soon as you see a cloud rising in the west, you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and that is what happens. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It will be hot,’ and it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. Why don’t you know how to interpret the present time?”
As such, I still believe in the prophetic and warnings and all the things people likely are looking for when they open up Facebook and search for horoscopes, it’s just with a new set of eyes.
[Featured Image by Digital Storm/Shutterstock]