Dawn of a New Zodiac Sign: Ophiuchus

Zodiac dialLast night, on a dinner at Zefra while celebrating a fellow Capricorn’s birthday, we talked how January is full of birthdays and felt proud that there are just so many Capricorns around.

Someone announced, ‘and to continue with our Capricorn birthday celebrations, we shall celebrate Sadaf’s birthday day after tomorrow!” Yaaaay! I was so excited to be the concluder of Capricornian circle being born on Jan19th.

But before I could continue doing the proud victory dance in my brains someone said, Oh, by the way, did anyone of you hear that the Zodiac Calendar is changed as of 2011?”

In the midst of loud, extended ‘Whats’ and ‘Whens’ and ‘Hows’, the breaker of the news said, ‘There is addition of a new sign, ‘Ophiuchus‘ and because of that all signs have been shuffled.

So all you proud Capricorns are now the new Sagittarians!” Once again, there were long and unending shrieks but this time they were all “Nooooooooooooooo…”(Silence on the table and all the 5 Capricorns out of 8 people at the dinner were in state of shock) Just then, another friend jumped up and said, ‘Oh that makes me the new Capricorn!’ (Apparently the previous Aquarian) Shucks!

So, this was the prelude to the impact of the raging news about change in Zodiac Calendar with the addition of the new sign Ophiuchus which has upset every single Astrology following soul on planet Earth.

True, there are many people who do not believe in Astrology as a science or anything that has to do with the stars and what not. But at the end of the day, it all boils down to one’s own perception about life and all things related to life. We cannot deny the fact that there are in fact many MANY people who do believe that stars have an impact on one’s personality and life (myself being one of them).

So yeah, it did upset me a little that I am no longer representing the strong-headed, ambitious and confident Capricorns that once I was a proud owner of. But on a lighter side, we don’t let these things completely rule over our life. Most of us just like to associate ourselves with a star sign because we feel they represent our personalities and in a way we get a chance to form a pseudo community among friends like all Leos always proud of being Leos and always defending each other in a group and so on so forth.

Just in case if you want to learn on how this has happened, BBC notes that Parke Kunkle, an astronomy instructor has pointed out that a wobble in the Earth’s rotation meant that the stars were in a different position – as viewed from Earth – than they were 2,000 years ago when the Zodiac was drawn up. You can follow the complete article here.

Anyways, for those of you who are, like me, followers of Astrology and proud of their previous Zodiac signs, here is where you fall after the addition of the new star, Ophiuchus. On a brighter side, If it can help a little, there are many reports that consider this Zodiac addition as inaccurate. What’s your say?

New Zodiac Calendar 2011:

  • 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 – Nov 29
  • Ophiuchus: Nov 29 – Dec 17
  • Sagittarius: Dec 17 – Jan 20.