Thursday, January 20, 2011

Zodiac Signs Changed? New zodiac sign dates change rumors drive the Internet world crazy!

Astrological signsImage via Wikipedia
The recent rumors about Zodiac Sign changes drove the world crazy online. The Google trends for hot searches had the "zodiac signs changed" and "new zodiac sign dates" were listed as one of the top searches in the past few days.

The zodiac change rumor that went viral on the Internet causing paranoia for Zodiac fans across the world was possibly triggered by the post on Minneapolis Star Tribune launching the chaos theory that zodiac is off by about the month. An astronomer named Parke Kunkle had claimed that that due to changes in the Earth's alignment the dates of many zodiac signs have changed with the possibility of a 13th Zodiac sign called the Ophiuchus.

According to this article post (Sign of the times: Astrology story soars like a comet) Kunkle claimed thatthe Earth and Sun slowly move the signs gradually change and this did not happen in one night as the 12 signs were designated to different periods of the year almost 3,000 years ago. The Star Tribune also gave the following diagrammatical representation of this situation analysis.

The "New" Astrological calendar according to

CNN reported the issue about the Zodiac changes here and dispelled the myths surrounding it. Zodiac lovers actually thought that they were running their lives around a zodiac sign that wasn't actually their's anymore. CNN reports that there are two zodiac methodologies in practice in the East and West called  the tropical zodiac and the sidereal zodiac.

The sidereal astrology practiced in the East follows the constellations whereas in the western part of the world, the astrology methodology is seasonal and thus the tropical zodiac is therefore unchanged.

But things really did not stop at this point as a 13th new zodiac sign called the Ophiuchus has also been reported but this has been claimed by astronomers and not astrologers. The 13th Ophiuchus sign is believed to be originally discarded by the ancient Babylonians. There really are no links to any personality traits or proof of it as being recognized as a zodiac.

I was also reading on Nowpublic here that in the event that anyone is considered  to be a member of the zodiac of Ophiuchus that ranges from the dates of November 29 to December 17 then the personality traits will resemble with those of Sagittarius or Capricorn and there are some people that have come with the personality traits for this particular zodiac space.

In my personal view, the rumors about zodiac changes hold no value or substance and was just a crazy viral frenzy that benefit a handful from all the crazy online marketing and chaos that comes with such crazy ideas in the first place.

The Huffington Post here really gives the accurate account of the situation and also published the update from the guy that made the claim that the Associated Press reported Friday evening that Kunkle (the guy that made the claim) has since clarified his earlier statements, emphasizing "this is not new news," and "Astronomers have known about this since about 130 B.C."

Wow, thats a relief isn't it ;o)

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