The other day I received a message from my friend, and she sent me this little image that was published on this Facebook page, and apparently, according to this Facebook page, our zodiac signs have changed. We are not the zodiac sign that we know that we are. She sent me this screenshot, and she's like, "Is this true?!"
This is something that I have been aware of for years. This information is something that I've noticed does pop out of the internet every couple of years, and whenever it does pop out of the internet, it causes quite the stir. People think that their zodiac signs are not the signs that it is. In essence, what these posts are is false information.
The lifestyle blog is not an astrology organization. The lifestyle blog is basically like one of those blogs that just shares all kinds of information that they find. The lifestyle blog does not specialize in astrology, and I'm sure that the person who wrote this article has minimal knowledge in astrology. I usually advise people not to take information too seriously that comes from these like lifestyle blog kind of pages because the people who write these articles do not specialize in astrology, and they only have minimal knowledge on astrology. What they write about is pretty much just what they Google, and then they reword it, and they make an article out of it.
I have a huge problem with false information being spread, and I just want to clear out to you what this whole 13 sign thing is all about. Firstly the lifestyle blog posted this article that says the following: "NASA has announced an astrological sign and it has changed everything!"
Are you who you thought you were? It's a common question: "What's your star sign?" Whether or not you put any weight in astrology, there is a part of your identity - be it minute or all-defining - that is linked to knowing your star sign. Your zodiac sign is based on the position of the sun in relation to particular constellations on the day you were born. The charts were created by ancient astrologers, who followed the 360-degree movement of the sun, dividing it into 12 equal 30-degree parts. Studying the link between the sun's motion and the placement of the constellations led to the creation of the 12 star signs we know today. That was, until NASA changed everything. In 2016, NASA identified a difference in the constellations from the established grouping of 12. At this time, they warned that this could have a potential impact on the understanding of the zodiac. "The sky has shifted because Earth's axis (North Pole) doesn't point in quite the same direction," NASA posted, explaining the shift. The 13th constellation and star sign is called Ophiuchus and is represented by the symbol of the snake bearer. Those who are now under this new sign were previously under Sagittarius, as the new birthdate boundaries are November 29 to December 17. If you are to believe the change, then there is also a domino effect on all other astrological signs. Most Capricorns are now Sagittarians, Aquarians are Capricorns and so on. It has cast a shadow of doubt over all previously believed characteristics of each star sign, and zodiac-fans are not impressed. Unhappy people are taking to Twitter to express their rage about the change. Many are refusing to adapt to the change, while others are pointing out the huge implications this could have. "
This article had minimal information. The first issue I have with this article is that this article was published on July 16, 2020. According to the article, NASA discovered Ophiuchus in 2016. How come this lifestyle blog is only informing us of this change four years later?
To clear all this out, NASA did not discover Ophiuchus in 2016. Ophiuchus was already discovered thousands of years ago by the Babylonians. If you've been practicing astrology or you've been researching astrology, you would know that Ophiuchus has been there all along, and we have been aware of Ophiuchus all along. I don't understand why all of a sudden NASA in 2016 discovered Ophiuchus. This article also stated that NASA stated that this discovery could have a potential shift or change in our understanding of the Zodiac. One thing you need to bear in mind is that NASA are astronomers. NASA does not have anything to do with astrology. NASA can't change astrology. NASA can't change the rules of astrology. Astrology is an ancient art form that was discovered thousands of years ago. After this lifestyle blog published the article stating that your zodiac sign has changed, the internet went wild. People went crazy. This post went viral, and a lot of people were like: "Oh my goodness! This has now changed my life entirely"! However, a few days later, they published the following: "We apologize to readers. This story contained incorrect information".
If you go read their amended story, this is what it states: "If you're an astrology and horoscope fan, you may have noticed everyone is talking about a big announcement from NASA. Apparently, the stars have shifted and NASA has announced there is a 'new' star sign called Ophiuchus which means that your sign of the zodiac may have changed and you now have a different one. However, all is not as it appears and astrologers are urging star sign fans not to panic." This is the opposite of what they initially stated.
"Your zodiac sign is based on the position of the sun in relation to particular constellations on the day you were born. These signs are based on charts, created by ancient astrologers.
"Ophiuchus has always been there," she explains. "It's nothing new - it just wasn't selected as one of the original 12 zodiac signs by ancient Babylonian astrologers.
"Basically this was because 13 signs didn't fit nicely into the 12-month calendar they devised." She adds, "When people say NASA has announced there's a new star sign, it's simply not true. To be honest NASA has nothing to do with the ancient art of astrology, they are all about science. " And NASA agree. "Here at NASA, we study astronomy, not astrology. We didn't change any zodiac signs, we just did the math," they wrote in an online statement back in 2016. They added further in the article, "When the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs of zodiac, a birthday between about July 23 and August 22 meant being born under the constellation Leo. "Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth's axis (North Pole) doesn't point in quite the same direction."
But does this mean then that there is any impact on the zodiac signs, now that we are aware there has always been 13 according to ancient experts?
"No, says Mystic Jane. "Most astrolgers use the 12 signs of the zodiac that have always been used, and I can't see it changing. We have always known about this 'extra' sign, we just stick to the traditional astro signs." "However, if someone wanted to use the system of 13 star signs and the different dates – then you would just need to find an astrologer who reads that."
To clear all of this out, 88 official constellations are recognized in the sky. The Babylonians created astrology. The Babylonians developed a 12 sign zodiac system. This 12 sign zodiac system is the astrology we know today. This 12 sign system is the ancient zodiac system that we have been following for thousands of years. Within the 88 constellations, there are 12 major constellations, and the rest are known as minor constellations. The 12 "major" constellations are the constellations linked to the 12 zodiac signs. In essence, there should be 88 zodiac signs because there are 88 constellations; however, this is not how the Babylonians created astrology. The Babylonians created astrology according to a 12 sign zodiac system.
You are able to find astrologers who do read the 13 sign zodiac and who are able to give a reading based on this. It is important to bear in mind that the ancients created astrology with a particular method and a very specific technique in mind. If the ancients wanted to include the other constellations into the zodiac they would have, but they didn't. A similar analogy is the Bible. The Bible was written the way it was written by the people it was written by way back then. You can't come with information that you found now and say, "Oh look at this, the Bible is wrong. We need to change the Bible" In essence, it is the same with astrology. You can't take something that has been created in its form for what it is, and it works perfectly the way it was created, and that's why it was created that way, and try and change it into something else.
When you try and include additional constellations or additional signs, you are changing the ancient form for what it is. You are basically then making it a completely different and separate method of reading astrology. Like I said, you can read this way. There are ways that you can get good interpretations through the 13th sign zodiac. I've tried this; it didn't work for me. I find that working with a 12 sign zodiac is the best.
In 1970, Stephen Schmidt advocated for a 14 sign zodiac. This 14 sign zodiac would include Ophiuchus as well as Cetus as new signs. In 1979 a man came up with this idea that there should be a 14 sign zodiac, not 13 signs, and there were two additional signs that need to be included into the zodiac. One thing I need you guys to understand is people will continuously try to change astrology. They will always try and disprove it. My biggest issue with this article is why they only came out with this information and 2020 if NASA supposedly released this information in 2016? Because they just wanted hits. They just wanted people to click on the article and read it to increase their reach or whatever the case may be. The person who published the article had no information about astrology. They didn't know that much about astrology; it's quite straightforward. However, this person was allowed to spread all this information about astrology that was false, and it has reached thousands of people. Now thousands of people believe this, whereas in the second article they released, they stated that they gave false information. They gave the wrong information and cleared out the information now.
What's even crazier to me is that in 2016 when NASA came out with a discovery of Ophiuchus, everybody was freaking out as well. However, Ophiuchus has always been known. Astrologers have always known about Ophiuchus. Just because NASA is now all of a sudden releasing this information, this information must be considered. Suddenly, this information is relevant, but this information has been out there years and years before NASA even released this information.