New Astrology Chart Dates: Zodiac Signs 2011
A person can determine their astrological sign using their birth date. Their sign depends on the Earth’s relative position to the sun on that date. The Christian Science Monitor points to the silliness of horoscopes. They point out that the signs were developed nearly 2,000 years ago.
As such, the position of the Earth relative to the Sun on various days has changed significantly over the years. This, in effect, delegitimizes horoscope predictions, which will be all off.
The change in the Earth’s position is due to precession, the process in which the Earth’s axis wobbles. This has increased the Earth’s gravitational attraction to the moon, which is being pulled against the Earth’s equator most directly.
Minnesota Planetarium Society board member Parke Kunkle brought the process of precession to media attention. However, precession was identified much earlier.
Aristarchus of Samos, who lived around 280 B.C. first recognized precession and was able to assess the subsequent movement. Astronomers know that the Earth is like a wobbly top.
Therefore, precession’s change in the Zodiac signs does not really come as a surprise. The North Star is currently the Earth’s brightest star. However, it was previously Thuban, a star in the constellation Draco. In 12,000, due to changes, it will be Vega, a star in the constellation Lyra.
Capricorn – Jan 20 to Feb 16
Aquarius – Feb 16 to Mar 11
Pisces – Mar 11 to Apr 18
Aries – Apr 18 to May 13
Taurus – May 13 to Jun 21
Gemini – Jun 21 to Jul 20
Cancer – Jul 20 to Aug 10
Leo – Aug 10 to Sep 16
Virgo – Sep 16 to Oct 30
Libra – Oct 30 to Nov 23
Scorpius – Nov 23 to Nov 29
Ophiuchus – Nov 29 to Dec 17
Sagittarius – Dec 17 to Jan 20