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Cosmic Alert! Is Your Zodiac Sign Wrong?

Nope. Scientists should research these simple facts

Is your zodiac sign wrong? That's the hot topic in mainstream media, which is suggesting that the Moon's gravitational pull may have shifted the zodiac by a whole month. Don't panic. Our expert astrologers are stepping in to set the cosmic story straight.

It wasn't long ago that news of Pluto's planetary status being bumped to "dwarf" was all over the headlines. And it seems that every six months or so scientists unveil new planets and celestial bodies in our galaxy.

It's fine and dandy to keep tabs on the amazing discoveries in our solar system, and we're always glad when Astrology hits the national news. But when that news is wrong ... well, we're here to remove the cosmic clutter.

One such bit of cosmic clutter is a FOX News story by Jeremy A. Kaplan ("Age of Aquarius Actually Age of Capricorn, Thanks to Rotation of the Earth"), in which Kaplan refers to findings from the Minnesota Planetarium Society that suggest there's been a "one-month bump in the alignment of the stars" and that Astrology is "all wrong."

This and other news stories as heard on TV, radio and print all seem to suggest a state of astrological emergency -- YOUR SUN SIGN MAY BE A WHOLE MONTH OFF! Do not panic. That's FALSE.

Unlike the scientists who did not check their facts, we went straight to astrology expert Jeff Jawer to clean up this confusion and explain what really is going on.

"There is no truth in this," Jawer said. "Western astrologers use the Tropical zodiac, which is based on the seasons, not the signs. Anyone who seriously researches the subject would know that."

Jawer shares these three simple facts to help clear up the astrological matter (pardon the pun):

  1. Astrology is Earth-centric. Not star- or Moon-centric. If the Moon's relative position to the stars changes, that doesn't mean the zodiac changes.
  2. Western astrologers have used a Tropical or season-based zodiac for about 2,500 years. That is why time and location of birth are so important.
  3. The signs of the zodiac, while represented in constellations, are not derived or aligned exclusively with constellations (although they did so coincidentally around 2000 years ago.)

The good news? This lunar shift isn't news. Western Astrology as we know it remains intact and you will not be faced with a horoscope sign identity crisis anytime soon. Learn why all the media hype around this 13th sign is wrong.

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22 Comments to "Cosmic Alert! Is Your Zodiac Sign Wrong?"
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Starla says:
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:09

For me....even with the "13th" sign and adjusting of dates, I am still a Leo, always will be, always have been. Leo rising, Leo moon, Leo sun and Venus in Leo (now I don't have to worry about changing my tat!).

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George says:
Tue, 02/15/2011 - 09:17

If this article is true why would we follow the Tropical zodiac, it's bunk? When we are born and the sun is not in the constellation the "Tropical Zodiac" says it is then it is just a lie, so why should or would anyone follow it? The gig is up and thanks for proving it in your article. If there are 13 constellations and there ARE that the sun passes through each year, how can you legitimately base any readings, knowledge or future predictions if you don't use the truth?

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David Alexandre says:
Sat, 01/15/2011 - 16:47

Thanks for this concise and accurate article. I hope people read this and realize the silly hubub is uneccessary.

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Thomas Lim says:
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 20:34

Astrology and numerology should know in earth how many star in cosmic alert ,may be more.if always confuse about whole people,people won't trust what is star and life any more,astrology and numerology will damages our history.Thanks.

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zaib says:
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 15:37

I have some corresponding questions that follow an exerpt of the article.
According to article:
"Jawer shares these three simple facts to help clear up the astrological matter (pardon the pun):

... 1. Astrology is Earth-centric. Not star- or Moon-centric. If the Moon's relative position to the stars changes, that doesn't mean the zodiac changes.
2. Western astrologers have used a Tropical or season-based zodiac for about 2,500 years. That is why time and location of birth are so important.
3. The signs of the zodiac, while represented in constellations, are not derived or aligned exclusively with constellations (although they did so coincidentally around 2000 years ago.)"

@ 1. This seems like it stems from the scientific base of the early romans, in the time of Hypatia: when the scholars believed that the galaxies revolved around the earth rather than the sun.. if astrology is based on that and hasn't been updated, we may have some major problems in the system.. What is astrology based on primarily (in a summary)? ANd if there are, then what are the different branches or types of astrology?

@ 2. So astrology is not just based on astronomy... what other branches does it include?

@ 3. Makes sense. What else are they derived and aligned from?

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LaurenBabes says:
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 14:53

Im confussed am i still a libra, if my birthdays on 13th october? or virgo? somebody help me out please.

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jennifer says:
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:29

Very happy ive been a very proud libra since i can remember not no darn virgo a shout out to my fellow libras

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jennifer says:
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:29

Very happy ive been a very proud libra since i can remember not no darn virgo a shout out to my fellow libras

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Balthazaar says:
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 09:36

great article

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Darnell Drayton says:
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 07:40

I must say that you guys are pretty much right on when it comes to my sign!! So that means Im still a die hard Libra!! Keep up the good work.

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