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What sign are you? I bet you're wrong!

 
 
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 07:29 am
What am I supposed to do about this Aries Ram tattoo I have on my lower belly??

Joe(Get it made into a rugged fish?)Nation
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 07:38 am
@tsarstepan,
You lose the bet Stepan, but I lose my cuspiness.

13 zodiac signs? that's cool.

This is kind of silly because the zodiac has always been arbitarily defined - the year was split up into twelve equal bits (one for each sign) but the constellations that define the signs take up massively different widths of the ecliptic (not to mention the precession of equinoxes). The first kid born orbiting another sun gets to forget the whole sorry business.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 07:47 am
I don't get something -- isn't your astrological sign supposed to be about when you were BORN? As in, if they just changed this, doesn't it affect babies born now rather than those of use who were born before the change?

- Capricorn 4 Life.
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 08:18 am
I'm not changing for nobody (but that's because I'm bull-headed).
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 08:32 am
@sozobe,
apparently they're all wrong - since the first wobble
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 08:40 am
This says they're not wrong after all, depending somewhat on how you measure:

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/13/no-your-zodiac-sign-hasnt-changed/

excerpt:

Quote:
True enough, Jawer says, the sun doesn't align with constellations at the same time of year that it did millennia ago. But that’s irrelevant for the tropical zodiac, codified for Western astrology by Ptolemy in the second century, he says.

In the tropical zodiac, the start of Aries is fixed to one equinox, and Libra the other.

"When we look at the astrology used in the Western world, the seasonally based astrology has not changed, was never oriented to the constellations, and stands as … has been stated for two millenniums," Jawer said.

People who put stock in astrology can ask whether they should adhere to the tropical zodiac or the sidereal zodiac. Jawer argues for the tropical.

"Astrology is geocentric. It relates life on Earth to the Earth’s environment, and seasons are the most dramatic effect, which is why we use the tropical zodiac," he said.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 09:28 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Quote:
Why astrology is even sillier than we thought

It's impossible for astrology to be any sillier than I already knew it was. It's already the epitome of silliness.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 11:07 am
@tsarstepan,
Trust me I'm still a Virgo I don't care what some twit thinks.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 11:08 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

I don't get something -- isn't your astrological sign supposed to be about when you were BORN? As in, if they just changed this, doesn't it affect babies born now rather than those of use who were born before the change?

- Capricorn 4 Life.


Their point is that it's been wrong for a long, long time - and nobody bothered to publicize that fact.

Cycloptichorn
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 11:11 am
@Roberta,
How dare they call me a libra? Library liker, maybe.

Signed, another scorpio.

(I refuse to capitalize much silliness).
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 12:11 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

What am I supposed to do about this Aries Ram tattoo I have on my lower belly??

Joe(Get it made into a rugged fish?)Nation

Extend the tattoo by giving it arms and make the arms look like their juggling fish (Pieces).
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 12:13 pm
@ossobuco,
I'll top you by capitalizing a random letter or two in scoRpIo. That's how little I respect the pseudoscience of astrology.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 12:32 pm

is this related to people's complaints about their sign on facebook?
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 12:36 pm
@Region Philbis,
On facebook at least, this is a bigger issue than the whole Wikileaks thang. lol
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 03:04 pm
I may be the only person on this thread who thinks his "new" sign is closer to the mark than his "old" one
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FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 01:59 am
@maxdancona,
No way, I am boycotting or something, I've been a Gemini "forever" and I intend to remain one.

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