Has your astrological sign ever impacted what career or jobs you've chosen? Or your job search? Maybe it's worth a second look.
As you may have heard, astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society announced last week that the signs of the Zodiac are all wrong. They say our understanding of the Zodiac is off by about a month, meaning people have been identifying themselves with the wrong signs.
With that news, I realized I've been thrust into an astrological identity crisis. The horror!
The table below shows the society's alternate Zodiac and the Zodiac signs as we've known them.
|| ZODIAC AS WE'VE KNOWN IT
|Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
|| Aquarius: Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
|Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
|| Pisces: Feb. 19 - March 20
|Pisces: March 11 - April 18
|| Aries: March 21 - April 19
|Aries: April 18 - May 13
|| Taurus: April 20 - May 20
|Taurus: May 13 - June 21
|| Gemini: May 21 - June 20
|Gemini: June 21 - July 20
|| Cancer: June 21 - July 22
|Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
|| Leo: July 23 - Aug. 22
|Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
|| Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
|Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
|| Libra: Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
|Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
|| Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
|Scorpio: Nov. 23-29
|| Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
|Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
|| Capricorn: Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
|Capricorn: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20
A week ago, I was clearly a Sagittarian, which, according to the web site Divine Caroline, means I'm ethical, full of energy, and philosophical. I'm also an excellent decision-maker and can be a fair and easygoing boss (if I were one). It also said some of the best jobs for Sagittarians are editor (Yes!), public relations professional (can do), and coach (done that).
But according to the alternate Zodiac, I'm on the cusp of being either a Scorpio or an Ophiuchus, which is a 13th constellation the ancient Babylonians tossed from their calendar because they only wanted 12. (I guess they were easy to please.)
According to Divine Caroline, Scorpios are described as intense (ummm, no), and the best jobs for them are detective, lawyer, educator, scientist, surgeon, or physicist. Ophiuchus, meanwhile, represents a man wrestling a serpent. And where might they fit in the working world? As doctors of medicine or science. They also seek higher education and enlightenment.
Well, I couldn't take the idea of attending law school or medical school, and the only thing that resonates with me is educator, since I teach part-time.
I remain clearly a Sagittarian, and astrologers say that despite what the Minnesota group says, I will always be one because nothing changes for those who follow the Tropical Zodiac (as most of us Westerners do), because it’s fixed to seasons. (Phew!)
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