Monday, October 3, 2016

What's Your Sign?

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I feel like this comes up every few years now, but when NASA gets involved people take notice and actually listen up, so here's the 4-1-1: your sign isn't what you think it is. In fact, it's totally different from what you think it is- so imagine my general displeasure when I found out that I'm not in fact a Virgo, I am, in fact a Leo.

This shouldn't bother me. I don't believe in astrology- if I see my horoscope pass by on the interwebs or in a newspaper I'll stop and read it, but do I know when Mercury is in retrograde? No and I don't care. And yet... this whole thing sort of freaks me right out. I mean, I've been a Virgo my whole life and now you're telling me that because we've figured out how the Babylonians screwed this up about 3,000 years ago (they had 13 constellations and a 12 month calendar, so Ophiuchus got left out). Take that little bureaucratic snafu and combine it with the fact that the Earth's axis has changed over 3,000 years or so means that nothing is what you think it is. So, I'm apparently a Leo.

So naturally, I wanted to check into my new sign to see if it actually fits. And to my everlasting relief, I'm going to have to say 'screw science' and dance with the sign that brung me, because at least according to this website, it's all wrong. Except, fuck- is it all wrong? The strength keywords for Leo are throwing me. Confident. Ambitious. Generous. Loyal. Encouraging. That first one doesn't jibe with me at all- I've never felt confident. I think I can put on a good front and 'fake it til you make it' type of a deal, but ambitious? Hmmmmmm...

Now, we look at Virgo and we see strength keywords are analytical, observant, helpful, reliable and precise. And now it gets even harder to wrap my head around because none of those words really fit either. Though I'd like to think I'm helpful and reliable. Observant? Meh- I try? Does that count?

You know what? The more I think about this, the more of a headache I get. Think perhaps the best policy is just to follow the dates in the newspaper and see where I land- because, really when you get right down to it, what the hell do the stars know anyway? Flaming balls of super hot gases that stare down at this from the past any way. (Hey, I wonder if NASA considered that- every constellation would have stars at variable distances from Earth, so the light from those stars would be reaching us from different points in time- which means that the Earth's axis/position could be different depending on how far out some of these stars are. Would that mess this up even more?) Who knows- all I know is that I've been a Virgo (as far as I know) this whole time and I just can't be bothered to change it up now. Whatever the newspaper says I'll go with and leave it at that.

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