Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Zodiac Sign: Help! I have an identity crisis!

A new zodiac sign has been announced in 2011: Ophiuchus (also knows as Serpentarius - the serpent holder). I don’t know which one is harder to pronounce. This sign is supposed to be Nov 29 - Dec 17 and has caused the dates for all other zodiac signs to shift too. On top of global warming, processed foods and cancer, war, crime and an obsession with flat tummies we might have a serious case of identity crisis on our hands.

One Tweeter responded saying "it's our identity!! ahh!! existential crisis!! postmodernism defined!!".

Tens of thousands of people (if not millions) read horror scopes every day. Many live by it like some live by the Bible, the Koran or the label on the back of a Whiskey bottle. For those who look to the stars for their identity, a hope and a future, where does this change leave them in 2011?

For starters,
I didn’t even know that there were two different zodiac systems, but a TPI News Daily Update states that there are the tropical and the sidereal zodiac. The western world uses the tropical zodiac which is based on the seasons, whereas the sidereal zodiac is based on the constellations. Apparently it is the alignment of the Earth that has brought about this modification.

According to discussions on the Early Morning Show your sign has changed.

I have always pride myself in being a modest, shy, meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent and analytical Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) who can tend to be somewhat of a fussy worrier, overly critical, harsh, conservative perfectionist. In the new classification I become a generous, warm hearted, creative, enthusiastic, broad-minded, expansive, faithful and loving Leo (Aug 10 – Sep 16) with a touch of patronizing, pompous, bossy, interfering, dogmatic intolerance.

Hmmm... So... is that good or bad?

In gaining some insight on astrology I discovered that my fiancé, who used to be a Libra (Sep 24 to Oct 23) will now be changing to Virgo (Sep 16 – Oct 30). I read that Librans’ worst relationship match is Virgo. Has he just become his own worst enemy? ;)

Then, upon further investigation, I discovered an article and video clip on abc NEWS that the astrology community says that your zodiac has not changed, but the scientific community says it has.

That is enough to confuse anyone, so if you don’t know who you are, you might have some trouble, because no one else seems to be too sure either. As for the future - just in case the stars get confused - better go out there and make it the best future you possibly can - TODAY is your day. Go out there and SEIZE it!!

A word to the wise though, while looking for an image on the new sign - serpent holder - I encountered six viruses and two worms that were blocked by my anti-virus software. A serpent INDEED!! You might want to exercise cautious curiosity.

Note: Image
abc NEWS


  1. I refuse to be a Sagitarius *sulk*

  2. I have to say also, I think I have more in common with the 'age old' description of virgo's. Maybe I can be a roaring virgin, yes? ;)

  3. I love your blog, and am sure laughing at this one. My wife and I are or have been Cancer as I am the 9th and she the 19th of July. And now we are according to the new Zodiak signs GEMINI = JUNE 20 - JULY 20

    We have never gone by what the horoscopes, as I would be more impressed if I called a reader and they told me who it was calling them.

  4. Glad you enjoyed it, Jon. Would be pretty impressive if you called someone and they knew who it was before you told them, huh? Although I am yet to hear a story like that ;) It's crazy how much confusion this has caused though (from what I've heard and read so far), but He who created the galaxies never change, and He is NOT confused. Wheeuw! What a relief!