February 22, 2011

Zodiac Scramble!

Posted by at 6:08 am in Trivia | Permalink

Qmark_130 What's your sign? This is one question you may have asked your friends, or maybe you occasionally (or obsessively) scope out your horoscope. Based on when we were born, the positions of the stars determine our "sign." For example, I'm a Cancer because I was born on July 2nd. And Cancer falls from June 21st – July 22nd. Until. . . NOW!

According to Paul Kunkle at the Minnesota Planetarium Society, because of the moon's gravitational pull on Earth over time, the alignment of the stars has changed by about a month. This means that everyone's zodiac sign has changed! Mr. Krunkle explained the tilt of the earth's axis. If you watch a spinning toy top, you will see its axis wobble. The earth's axis does the same thing. Over the years though, that wobble has changed. 3000 years ago, the earth used to point to an obscure star named Thuban. Now, it points to Polaris, the North Star. Astronomers say because the earth's alignment is different from where it was 3000 years ago (when the study of astrology began), the zodiac signs are different now.

To make things even MORE confusing, astrologers say we're not only a month off in our zodiac signs, but we left out another 13th constellation, Ophiuchus (Ooh-FEE-yew-kus) the Serpent Bearer, for those born from Nov. 29th to Dec. 17th. What??

So, do you know the NEW zodiac? Match the dates below with the NEW astrology sign. Watch out for the extra sign, Ophiuchus!

    • 1) Aquarius
    • 2) Aries
    • 3) Cancer
    • 4) Capricorn
    • 5) Gemini
    • 6) Leo
    • 7) Libra
    • 8) Ophiuchus (Yep, this one is new!)
    • 9) Pisces
    • 10) Sagittarius
    • 11) Scorpio
    • 12) Taurus
    • 13) Virgo
        • a) Jan. 20-Feb. 16
        • b) Feb. 16-March 11
        • c) March 11-April 18
        • d) April 18-May 13
        • e) May 13-June 21
        • f) June 21-July 20
        • g) July 20-Aug. 10
        • h) Aug. 10-Sept. 16
        • i) Sept. 16-Oct. 30
        • j) Oct. 30-Nov. 23
        • k) Nov. 23-29 (This poor sign totally got cheated!)
        • l) Nov. 29-Dec. 17
        • m) Dec.17-Jan. 20

          Let us know in the Comments below. And don't make any future plans for that zodiac tattoo just yet!

          —Ratha, Stacks Writer

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          1. prettypurse

            hey whussup any1 out there? im soooooo bored. make your motto P.I.G. (it stands 4 P.ie I.s G.ood) im happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          2. Fluffytaco

            what are the answers? and since I used to be cancer (i never really liked being that for some reason) what would I be now?