I have spent my whole life ignoring astrology and horoscopes so I was not aware of the buzz last week that the signs of the zodiac had changed. I imagine this will have a serious impact on people who make money telling others how to live their lives based on stars--considering that they have been giving the wrong advice this entire time. My experience with horoscopes is that they give such general information anyway that they are subject to a wide range of interpretation, so people will probably get over their astrological trauma rather quickly.
As I investigated the change, two points jumped out at me:
- The new, 13th sign, is that of Ophiuchus, a naked man tugging on his snake (see above). Lucky you if you were born in early December; remember to wash daily to prevent scaly crack.
- The dates for the signs overlap. For example, if you are born on February 16th, which sign do you claim, Capricorn or Aquarius? Click here for an article with the dates.
If you want a real laugh check out the tweet rage on twitter over the new zodiac assignments.