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YOU GUYS. Zodiac signs?

So a planetarium here in Minnesota has re-assessed zodiac sign assignments according to what the ancient Babylonians actually intended. Apparently, I'm not the Taurus I thought I was, nor is BF (or my BFF) a capricorn.

http://gawker.com/5732115/your-zodiac-sign-may-have-changed?skyline=true&s=i

Not that I take zodiac signs and related lore totally seriously, but sometimes I think there are bits of truth here and there.

What do you all think?
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  • edited December 2011
    I have a problem with this list. If you are at the end date you have two zodiac sings?? 

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  • mana8503mana8503
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    I don't want to give up my piscean title!

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  • marleylikeairmarleylikeair
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    Sea, I don't see any date overlap in the list. But it bugs me, too. :)
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    You don't see it? 

    Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
    Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.

    So Feb 16th people are Capricorn and Aquarius? 

    I also apologize for the weird font. 

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    You don't see it?  Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16. Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11. So Feb 16th people are Capricorn and Aquarius?  I also apologize for the weird font. 
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    OH. I thought you were referring to the fact that there's an extra zodiac sign near the end of the year. My bad. Yeah, I don't like that, either. Buuuut, apparently there's something in astrology called "being on the cusp," where if you're on the day right before or after the adjacent sign, it means stuff. I mean, this isn't so much an exact science. :)
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    Didn't the old signs overlap, like a cusp or something...
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  • edited December 2011
    hummm interesting. I am now a gemini... I was a cancer.

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    I've seen this before, too.  I have a friend(ish) who works at a planetarium and she published a similar article.

    I'm a Cancer either way, but traditionally I've been right on the cusp of being a Leo, and that list has me as an early Cancer.   Not sure what, if any, significance they have.

    Random:  I would buy into astrology a lot more if your sign were based on your date of conception, not birth.  It seems like that woudl work better to explain how the movement of the planets could affect your development and therefore your personality, but maybe that's just me.
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    BF is an aries through and through, no way he's a pisces!
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  • edited December 2011
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    "I don't care what this article says, I'm not changing my trap stamp."
    Posted by AudgiePodge

    saw that!

    I make a much better cancer and FI makes a much better gemini... This has me as a gemini and him as an aries... 


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  • marleylikeairmarleylikeair
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    In Response to Re: YOU GUYS. Zodiac signs?:
    I've seen this before, too.  I have a friend(ish) who works at a planetarium and she published a similar article. I'm a Cancer either way, but traditionally I've been right on the cusp of being a Leo, and that list has me as an early Cancer.   Not sure what, if any, significance they have. Random:  I would buy into astrology a lot more if your sign were based on your date of conception, not birth.  It seems like that woudl work better to explain how the movement of the planets could affect your development and therefore your personality, but maybe that's just me.
    Posted by Elle1036
    I see where you're coming from. I tend to feel that once you get out in the world as a little baby, that's when you start developing a personality, though. I dunno, my pet theory of the moment is that seasons affect how your personality develops. But it's a pet theory and thus very unscientific. :)
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    Hmm... I think I'm much more of an Aquarius than Capricorn... Interesting...


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    In Response to Re: YOU GUYS. Zodiac signs?:
    In Response to Re: YOU GUYS. Zodiac signs? : I see where you're coming from. I tend to feel that once you get out in the world as a little baby, that's when you start developing a personality, though. I dunno, my pet theory of the moment is that seasons affect how your personality develops. But it's a pet theory and thus very unscientific. :)
    Posted by marleylikeair
    Seasons actually kinda makes sense...  light exposure influences a whole bunch of chemical processes, and that's different for every season.  Interesting...
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    In Response to Re: YOU GUYS. Zodiac signs? : Seasons actually kinda makes sense...  light exposure influences a whole bunch of chemical processes, and that's different for every season.  Interesting...
    Posted by Elle1036
    Elle, great point! I love you for backing up my pet theory. :)
  • edited December 2011

    I've actually studied my Zodiac profile and I'm a Capricorn through and through! I'm not a Sagittarius, AT ALL!

    I just started seeing this information popping up... but I've found articles that date back to 2007... http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/your-astronomical-sign.html

    Apparently, due to the shifting alignment of the Earth & the Sun and the inability to count on the part of the Babylonians everything we ever knew about ourselves (astrologically) is in an upheaval! lol 

    All I know is, I refuse to be a Sagittarius!! and that alone makes me a true Capricorn! LOL Stubborn as hell!!

    ETA: Marley - I agree with your seasons theory as well... I also believe that time of birth has an effect... I was born at 215 am and I HATE mornings... I much rather the late night hours... I was born in the winter and I absolutely hate the summer! So, there might be something to your theory!

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    In Response to Re: YOU GUYS. Zodiac signs? : Elle, great point! I love you for backing up my pet theory. :)
    Posted by marleylikeair
    I really want to test a few hypotheses now.

    I'm going to write a survey and refer people to it.  I shall publish the results if they are at all interesting.
  • edited December 2011
    According to this I am now a Libra and no longer a Scorpio and FI is now a Gemini and no longer a Cancer.
  • edited December 2011
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    According to this I am now a Libra and no longer a Scorpio and FI is now a Gemini and no longer a Cancer.
    Posted by skyler1108
    Same for my BF... and he is nothing like a Gemini... I've dated Gemini's... they are a nightmare! lol
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  • edited December 2011
    I'm still a Pisces. Guess that means I am one, tried and true. But I think I have a lot of Aries tendences. I am stubborn as hell.

    However, FI is a Gemini, but according to this he's a Taurus. That makes WAY more sense! xD

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    The question I have about this is did the descriptions of the constellations change at all? I was a Gemini and fit it perfectly. This makes me a Taurus now which is not me at all. It doesn't really say if they left the descriptions at the same time table and only moved the names of the constellations forward. i assumed at first like most of you that the description stayed the same for each  constellation. But when did they start putting personality descriptions with the constellations? Did that happen after they got out of sync with the Sun? If so and the descriptions fit the time of year you were born more than the name of the constellation, shouldn't the descriptions stay with the time of year they were for?  Not sure that makes any sense when I type it out. Trust me it works inside my head! :)
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    I don't know anything about zodiac signs, other than I'm a scorpio and BF is an aries (so I thought). What that is supposed to mean about us, I'm not sure. The new list has me as a libra and him as a pisces. Still don't know what that means heh. 

    I wonder if this new list will catch on? 
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    I don't like it.  It says I'm a Virgo.  I'm a scorpio, damnsit!

    Now scorpio is only 7 days.... Undecided
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    Well this would screw up my screenname....LOL.

    (I don't really follow the zodiac, it was my old AIM sn back in the day and I couldn't think of anything else so it kinda stuck)

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  • edited December 2011
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    I don't like it.  It says I'm a Virgo.  I'm a scorpio, damnsit! Now scorpio is only 7 days....
    Posted by Wrkn925
    I totally agree! I am definitely a Scorpio. I have way too much sexy fun times to be a Libra   Wink
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    I like reading the zodiac signs and always thought that I fit right in with the Libras.  The whole balance and wanting to see both sides.  Eh....I'm sticking to Libra!
  • edited December 2011
    Now I'm a virgo apparently...but I'm sticking with Scorpio. Even though I'm not huge into zodiac stuff, I've always felt I fit right in with Scorpio...so I'm sticking with it regardless.

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  • PaigeMcCPaigeMcC
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    GD it! I've been a fish-goat (Capricorn) all my life! Now you're telling me I'm something else?!

    This is almost as upsetting as when they told me Pluto wasn't a planet anymore.

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    I was ready to vehemently object the suggestion that I should be a Libra instead of a Scorpio (which I've always found pride in being for some reason)...

    Until I read this:

    "Librans too are among the most civilized of the twelve zodiacal characters and are often good looking. They have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty, harmony (both in music and social living) and the pleasures that these bring."

    I mean, who can argue with that???
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