Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ophiuchus is the new 20!

From the Minneapolis Tribune.....

Eric Francis, who is based in New York, said he’s weary of the endless skirmish between astronomy and astrology. “When astronomers make fun of us, they’re making fun of the human suffering that leads people to seek answers,” he said. “People do get comfort and wisdom from astrology — and science gives us Prozac.”

– Associated Press with Bill Ward

There's been a lot of talk these last few days about Parke Kunkle's claim that the zodiac wheel as we know it, has shifted and as a result, we've got a "new" sign, Ophiuchus.  (Like they couldn't come up with a better name??  Really?) 

Below is an article from The Daily Beast, which, I think, explains the basics and puts to rest the notion that your sign has mysteriously changed.  Check it out:

In the end, what's most important is this:  a random astronomer from Minneapolis can NOT change who you know yourself to be.  In fact, no one can, really.  It's important to know yourself - inside and out and not let anyone tell you differently.  Unless, of course, you'd rather be an Ophiuchus.....I hear they're pretty cool cats.

Feel free to comment or email me with any questions or concerns.