#Zodiac #NASA – Everything You Need To Know About The “New” Zodiac Sign: The AstroTwins Explain : Global panic ensued when NASA announced that the star signs changed to include a 13th zodiac sign called Ophiuchus. But don’t believe the new star sign hype. You’re still the same astrology sign you’ve always been. Here’s why.
Constellation constipation? The world got its collective knickers in a knot when NASA published a post claiming that the star signs changed due to the Earth’s wobbling axis and shifting constellations. While the world’s skeptics and horoscope-haters rejoiced, astrologers everywhere know it’s all a cosmic crock.
Here are some fast facts you can use to debunk the NASA astrology drama — and reclaim your rightful title as a Leo, Scorpio, or whatever your star sign may be!
1. The constellations have shifted. The zodiac sign dates have not.
Periodically, astronomers will announce “breaking news” that horoscopes aren’t accurate because the constellations have shifted. Or they will announce a 13th zodiac sign, citing the constellation Ophiuchus and claiming that the horoscope dates for the zodiac signs have changed.
Here’s an interesting bit of clarification between astronomy and astrology. The actual constellations in relationship to the earth HAVE shifted over the ages. But Western astrology follows a different system called the Tropical Zodiac.
This system uses “artificial” constellations — 30-degree segments of a circle that are named after the constellations but not tied to it. The zodiac dates are based on the apparent path of the sun, called the ecliptic, as it moves through these 30-degree zones. Rather than following the movement of the visible stars, Western astrology is based on the apparent path of the Sun as seen from our vantage point on earth. Within that path, astrologers have carved out static zones, and we track the planetary movements against these. That is why there are no new zodiac signs — and the zodiac sign dates remain the same even as the heavens keep shifting.
The NASA star sign changes and new astrology signs would be accurate IF Western astrology was still tied to the position of the constellations. But it’s not.