January 13th, 2011

Think You Know Your Astrological Sign? Guess Again

We all can answer the question of what is our zodiac sign fairly easily, right?

Well, that may have been true yesterday. Today, however, Astronomer Parke Kunkle has thrown a monkey wrench into the equation. Kunkle says that due to changes in Earth’s alignment, the dates of many zodiac signs have changed. As if that weren’t enough already, there is now a brand new sign, Ophiuchus or Serpentrius, meaning snake holder.

As the Earth and Sun slowly move, the signs gradually change, says Kunkle. The 12 signs were originally designated when astronomy first began, some 3,000 years ago. And the constellation Ophiuchus, like the other twelve, was known, but disregarded by astronomers who thought that the Sun didn’t pass thru it. Now Kunkle and many other astronomers feel the Zodiac needs to be adjusted to properly reflect the Sun’s movement in the sky.

What exactly does this mean? Well if you, like many others, are highly into astrology, then it may mean a lot. As a Capricorn may now be an Aquarius. The new 13th sign, Ophiuchus, falls roughly within the first weeks of December – cutting into Scorpio’s time, shortening Scorpio to a mere few days. And unlike the other 12 signs which are based on stars, this one is based on a real person.

The 27th century BCE Ancient Egyptian, Imhotep, also known as Aesclepius by the Ancient Greeks, is the basis for the new sign Ophiuchus. Imhotep is the same man credited with bringing healing to mankind. His snake symbol is used by doctors worldwide.

Personally, I don’t care about this new found sign, as it does not affect my standing as a Leo! My August 21st birth date is still in the Leo constellation.

But how do you feel about this? Will this change affect your behavior? Will an Aries who under the new system finds themselves to be a Pieces, start to exhibit Pieces tendencies?


A seeker of wisdom and knowledge
Many people envy them
Tends to go for the more flamboyant attire, favoring fine and bright clothes
Authority looks well upon them
Makes a great architect or builder
Tends to have big families, but leaves the nest at an early age


CAPRICORN: Jan 20- Feb 16
AQUARIUS: Feb 17- March 11
PISCES: March 12- April 18
ARIES: April 19- May 13
TAURUS: May 14- June 21
GEMINI: June 22- July 20
CANCERr: July- 21- Aug 10
LEO: Aug 11- Sept 16
VIRGO: Sept 17- Oct 30
LIBRA: Oct 31- Nov 23
SCORPIO: Nov 24- Nov 29
OPHIUCHUS: Nov 30- Dec 17
SAGITTARIUS: Dec 18- Jan 20

About the Author

Domonique Thompson
Holding degrees in Politcal Science and English from Columbia University, modeling professionally for New York Model Management, owing his own styling and event planning company (A Dream Preferred), and having been in the Boys Choir of Harlem for 15 years all qualify Domonique to give his personal view on the subjects that matter most to him: Politics, Religion, Music, Fashion, and Pop Culture



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  1. I am STILL a CANCER!!!!! WOOP!

  2. I’ve always loved that I’m a Pisces and now just because a scientist said so, I have to be an Aquarius?? *crying* I don’t wanna!!

  3. Thats just an opinion not fact…. If you think about it for example I was born Aug 8 1983, so how ever the planets, sun (stars) etc was are lined around time I was born put me in the Leo Zodiac… If anything the new signs are for the newborns. I will always be a Leo! Who knows the Chinese zodiac? The year pig the year of boar etc. Well it’s like that… That scientist was bored. Lol….this reminds me of the doctor who said the flu shot have children all these behavorial problem etc come to find out he was lying! You can’t fall for everything people.

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