Wait a Minute! I used to be a Capricorn!

Partial Solar Eclipse on Capricorn

Dear Zodiac #13,

Welcome to the family. I deeply apologize that no one can seem to pronounce your name and everyone that has now switched from their old zodiac sign to Ophiuchus have simply been calling it the New Sign with a Greek Name. Cute.

Astrology is such an interesting thing and I remember years ago when I was in college I was at a football game with my boyfriend’s mom and I asked her what her sign was. She turned to me with the fullness of her body in order to give me the fullness of her answer and said,

“Honey, I am a child of GOD! Ain’t no sun or moon or planet gonna define me! God made me!”

End of conversation.

But some people swear by the zodiac signs and can tell you exactly who they are based on what they know their zodiac sign to be. Even if they don’t read their horoscopes daily they believe in and relate to their sign so it’s a little violating to suddenly have it stripped away and replaced with a man-made sign, or even moving over to a new sign.

Here’s the way it works: 2,000 years ago scientists determined a person’s zodiac sign based on the position of the son relative to certain constellations on a person’s day of birth. Then this little wobble in the earth’s axis, called precession began to occur and over time it has caused the sun to shift enough that it throws the actual zodiacs off by about a month, leaving a gap where the 13th sign could easily be inserted. The character and personality traits that we give to astrology are actually not science. They are the guidance of Ms. Cleo. But, as Christian Science Monitor reported, 25% of Americans believe in it, so here are the “real” dates correlated with astronomical signs.

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.

Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.

Pisces: March 11-April 18.

Aries: April 18-May 13.

Taurus: May 13-June 21.

Gemini: June 21-July 20.

Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10.

Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16.

Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.

Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.

Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17.

Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

The Babylonians threw this sign out 2,000 years ago so I’m not sure why we feel the need to pull it back in now. In fact, they may have thrown it out because although 1 in 20 people fall under this “new” sign there’s no explanation of what their characters or personalities might be like if they are this sign and there’s definitely no “Ophicius would best find love with {another sign}”. Isn’t that the part we like best?

Just to be clear, I am choosing to stay a Capricorn, despite what the sun and the moon may tell me to switch to. Capricorn women tend to display a go-getter attitude. Such women have the natural tendency to be aggressive about work and display good analytical skills. She is very methodical in her manner of work. This is probably what gives the Capricorn woman more success at work. She also shows signs of a good memory, so maybe you would need to be sure about the things you say to her! Experts in astrology opine the Capricorn woman can be the right person for the position of a manager. Their ability to think clearly combined with a firm attitude probably can help them gain this position with ease! An ambitious goal with a positive attitude helps them to climb the ladder of success. A Capricorn woman is a modest person who may not seem very easy to approach in the beginning. She is rather cautious in her demeanor. She may have few but intimate friends with whom she shares a great rapport. She would not appear to be very talkative and would only speak when necessary. She may be really witty on one hand where as suddenly quiet on the other. You would surely need to be on your toes to keep pace with her ever-changing moods.

So you see, I’ve been that all my life, why change now?

I invite you to get in the conversation with your thoughts. What do you think? Are you changing your sign or keeping it? Those of you who are the new sign what would you say your personality and character traits are? Has anyone heard any more information on ophuichus?

Love Always, Sunny

2 Responses to “Wait a Minute! I used to be a Capricorn!”
  1. Sai-en says:

    No love, we are still Capricorns. To hell w/ what they are talking about. Capos for life!!!

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