Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Monday, January 10, 2021

What’s your sign? If you’re going by the age-old Zodiac calendar, then you’re off by a planetary wiggle-wag:

The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was “in” on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon’s gravitational pull has made the Earth “wobble” around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars’ alignment.

The result?

“When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” said Parke Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society.

Basically, a presumed Pisces is really an Aquarius — the traditionally preceding sign. You take a step back to get to your “true” astrological essence. Or something.

So then, I’m not really a Gemini? This revelation would shake me to my self-identifying core, except that it’s not 1977 and I’m not hitting any discotheques tonight.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 01/10/2021 10:38pm
Category: Pop Culture, Science, Society
| Permalink |

Feedback
Say something!

Comment form closed to reduce comment-spam opportunities.