I Draw the Line When You Mess With My Sign!
It took me years to finally accept that life sometimes just ain’t fair. But I draw the line when you mess with my sign. Have you heard the news? A lot of us have been living a big fat astrological lie according to recent headlines. It turns out that a significant percentage of the population has been misreading the astrology section, misinterpreting our horoscopes, and trying to be something we simply are not.
If you have been living under a rock, here’s the scoop. The modern day western astrological calendar, which has roots dating as far back as Hellenistic Greece, was refined by the Babylonians, and carefully recorded in a series of ancient cuneiform tablets known as the Babylonian Star Catalogs. The whole crazy conundrum was based on the Egyptian calendar year consisting of 365 days and was divided into 12 uniform cycles of the Zodiac. (It’s all very complicated). Each cycle is represented by an astrological sign and our astrological sign, along with planetary, solar and lunar alignment cause certain events, personality traits and behaviors that dictate our life.
Fast forward a few thousand years. According to the good folks at Minnesota Planetarium Society, due to changes in the earth’s gravitational forces, our constellations are off, which means our 12 Zodiac cycles have reorganized into 13. And somebody decided that we need a new sign—Ophiuchus, to cover the new gap from late November to December.
Who are “they” whom have decided on the name and characteristics of this sign? How long have “they” been working on this? Did “they” find a long lost tablet? When did “they” put it out to popular vote? Have I missed something?
Good Lord. Now we are engaged in an astrological game of musical chairs and when the music stops you may find yourself (as I have) without a chair. This is serious stuff, with serious psychological and financial consequences. I am heavily invested in my Gemini identity. I have purchased hundreds of astrology charts at the checkout counter. I sat with Oprah’s astrologer for a reading. Thank God, I second guessed that “twin” tattoo I was going to get in college.
I am angry and I need to point my finger somewhere so I am putting partial blame on Parke Kunkle, Minnesota astronomer. In your video, Mr. Kunkle, you casually mention that “this cosmic precession has been slowly happening for centuries." Well, if that is the truth, I think you could have better prepared us for this shocker.Continued on the next page