On Facebook and other social media fans of astrology are talking about the shift in the star signs. Tara Cumella of Roanoke, Virginia gives out horoscope readings to friends on Facebook. Here is a recent exchange between her and Blake, amateur astronomer from Hardy, VA over the 13th sign, Ophiuchus.
“Tara Cumella to Blake Lipscomb: Well, you saw that didn’t you? Ophiuchus. They’re implementing the Lipscomb method!
Blake Lipscomb: Well it’s about dang time! I hope it’s not too traumatic for everyone. The real Lipscomb method, is to have both! (The Lipscomb method is to observe what constellations the planets are in for yourself).
Tara Cumella: Yeah, I started a thread on my page about that. I don’t think that I am adopting it for astrological methods but, obviously, they are right too.
Tara Cumella: A letter that I wrote to my friend, Amy, about the zodiac. Admitting that I am a hack at this stuff at best, what you you guys think of it?
Wendy Neuman July 24, 1970. 10:48am. Cleveland: Erin Kellogg Tuck The zodiac chart was actually originally based off of the planets relations to the stars, thus why when the planets align with our sign we are foretold to have a good year. Not when the sun aligns with our sign.”
Astrologers in Roanoke and around the world have been contacted by clients wondering if this shift in planetary signs would change their personality or perhaps, their future.
Its seems that Astronomer Parke Kunkle says that due to changes in the Earth’s alignment the dates of many zodiac signs have changed, according to NBC. In addition, there may be a 13th Zodiac sign: Ophiuchus. Kunkle says that as the Earth and Sun slowly move the signs gradually change, as expected. The change didn’t happen over night either. The 12 signs were designated to different periods of the year almost 3,000 years ago, when astrology began, and since then the Earth’s position in relation to the sun has changed.
But astrologists are quick to point out that Kunkle is describing what is called the sidereal zodiac, set aginst the backdrop of the stars. It’s not the zodiac used by most Western astrologers; it’s the one used by Vedic astrologers, the kind in India, and some here in Virginia. The two zodiacs are offset by about 23 degrees. Western astrologists calculate with the tropical zodiac, based on the position of the sun, so the astronmer’s finding will find no difference in the outcome of their astrological charts.
You can all go outside and play now, the stars are still firmly fixed in the heavens, its the earth that moved.