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New Zodiac Signs Are False

Why You Can Keep Reading Your Old Horoscope

Despite the new horoscope dates that freaked the Internet out yesterday, astrologists don't plan to change a thing. They already have. As I pointed out yesterday, nobody's more aware of the Earth's movement than astrologists (except maybe astronomers or astronauts?), and they have been factoring it into horoscopes all along.

So while, yes, the dates circulating yesterday are absolute fact if we're talking about when the sun passes through individual signs, astrologists use a different zodiac to write horoscopes. The tropical zodiac begins at the start of the Spring equinox, which is why Aries begins on March 20 some years and March 21 in others. From there, they measure each sign in 12 30-degree segments, so the names we use are merely out of convenience, tradition, and mythology.

The question now isn't are you still going to read your sign, but are you going to read horoscopes at all?

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snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
seriously. why is this such a big deal? do that many people actually care, or is this like the elian gonzales thing, when the media were really the only ones who actually cared, so they shoved it down our throats?
JessicaM25 JessicaM25 6 years
I think I'm not going to be reading my horoscope anymore...I'm on a cusp and have different attributes...than the primary sign. This blows. People don't know how to leave things alone.
Frenched Frenched 6 years
OK so, if you were originally a Virgo and the new horoscope thingamajaid said that you were now technically a Leo, you still keep reading your old Virgo horoscope? A bit confusing.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Wow. I like how this is like the biggest news item of the year. It's all I've been hearing about for the last two weeks.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
I like to check out back issues of magazines and read my horoscopes for past months: "Hmm. This one said new romance on the 12th...and I did kind of flirt with that EMT, but he just wanted to get out of that late call, so I don't know what's up with that...hey, it said the 30th would be a bad day and it totally was...interesting!"
amber512 amber512 6 years
I don't read my horoscope ever, but do proclaim myself a Taurus proudly.
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