How the 13th Zodiac Sign Rattled the World

Yesterday morning, I logged in to my Facebook account only to find almost everyone in panic. Apparently, their zodiac signs have changed and they refuse their new sign. What’s worse, there’s a 13th sign — Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer, the culprit, the cause of the global disorder. Haha.

image courtesy of astrology.com

Here are some zodiac-related status messages that I gathered yesterday (including mine):

Winston: hindi ko alam pano mabuhay bilang Cancer. 🙁

Andre: MY LIFE IS A LIE! MY LIFE IS A LIE! MY LIFE IS A LIE!

Yoshke: Kebs na ako sa bagong zodiac. Basta ako, PISCES ako. Malansa ako eh.

Yoshke: Dear Zenaida Seva, I dare you! Say “Ophiuchus” 5 times non-stop.

Dohna: So I’m a Gemini now. I guess that explains the bipolar tendencies. Zenaida Seva may Ophiuchus na. Award.

Gail: Ophiu-something ka rin, Yoshke? 😀 pakshet ako naging Virgo. Soooooooooo nooooooooootttttt bagay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jerwin: I hate it. I’m no longer LEO? Ayaw ko ng Cancer! Argh. Damn Earth Rotation changes!

Leo: if we are to include the 13th Zodiac into the equation, i’m now officially Leo…

Jayvee: i’m not sexy anymore. =(

So what really happened?

According to ABC:

An astrological controversy erupted last night (January 13) and had people buzzing online when a Minneapolis planetarium suggested that a 13th sign should be added to the Zodiac charts.

The Zodiac signs represent the constellations that the sun moves through over a year. Three thousand years ago, the Zodiac signs were created and broken up into 12 signs for the 12 constellations. However, the sun actually passes through a 13th constellation, Ophiuchus, the snake annoyer.

That would mean that there should be 13 signs instead of 12, and that moves a lot of people out of the sign that they thought was theirs.

But the funny thing is, it’s actually old news. Ancient, in fact. “The earliest known astronomer to recognize and assess the movement of precession was Aristarchus of Samos, who lived around 280 B.C.,” said Joe Rao, SPACE.com’s skywatching columnist.

Well, I’m not really a believer of astrology and horoscope and I don’t buy the idea of the my fate and personality being dictated by my birth date. But it does feel weird especially that my Pisces friends call me “fellow Piscean” the darn time.

So what’s your new sign? LOL

Comments

  1. *start of rant*It’s no big deal for me Kuya Yosh. I’m not really interested with astrology and I don’t give a damn on horoscope-shits.*end*

    The truth is, Taurus pa rin kasi ZS ko. Walang nagbago. Gusto ko yung Ophi-whatever ang ZS ko para unique at mahirap ii-spell. Hahaha.

    Kawawa naman yung college buddy ko, Ophi-whatevs na ZS nya. Hina pa naman nya sa spelling :))) I-suggest ko na lang na papalitan nya yung birthday nya sa birth certificate. XD

  2. theres no change in the zodiac sign only in the sidereal form, from the eastern point of view. its been like that decades ago.

  3. There’s a chance what I read happened on me some are not.. It’s just a merely prediction..If you believe on it make sure that u use it as a guidance, do not allow your self to be paranoid or allow those prediction to control your life.. You have the free will to take control your life. The best thing to trust is word of GOD rather than word of zodiac, he is the the master mind of everything around us eventhough i mention the word free will still JeSus gives us the path or more often paths we want to go it’s our choice that’s why sometimes we fall down because we walk on the road which is against his teaching.. All of us is being guided by HIS presence we our the once who is moving away on HIM.. So choose ZODIAC or our BIG BRO?

  4. .
    Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
    Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.
    Pisces: March 11-April 18.
    Aries: April 18-May 13. (Eligible for free McDonald’s Happy Meal)
    Taurus: May 13-June 21.
    Gemini: June 21-July 20.
    Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10. (Please register at PhilHealth)
    Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
    Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30. (With conditions, See disclaimer)
    Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
    Scorpio: Nov. 23-29. (Application & birth certificate required)
    Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17. (New members, Submit Driver’s License)
    Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

  5. HU D HELL CARES! PEOPLE ARE SO DUMB MAKING OUR OWN BELIEFS! WE ARE THE GOD OF OURSELVES! THOSE ZODIAC SIGNS AND GODS ARE JUST A CREATION OF OUR MIND. IT ONLY EXIST N OUR MIND. D ONLY THING DAT REALLY EXIST IS US! SO BETTER BELIEVE IN OURSELVES AND STOP BELIEVING TO THOSE CREATIONS OF OUR MIND WHICH IS NOT TRUE AND JUST A THEORY!

  6. I dont care much bout zodiac sign dont even bother reading it bec. its not the things tha shapes our lives, no one could predict what will tomorrow brings except GOD. He was the one who plans evrythng,no one else can do…

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    Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30. (With conditions, See disclaimer*)
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  8. The ASTRONOMER that started this was taken out of context by the media. He doesn’t even believe in astrology. Go back to living your lives people…

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