OK, I went to bed last night and I knew who I was. An Aries. A good old fashioned, head strong ram who jumped in feet first into everything. Mouth never in gear with the mind, always forever apologetic afterwards. That is me. I wake up this morning and I am someone else. A Pisces! Didn't see it coming, though from what I can gather, neither did half the world. Apparently now I am an understanding (pah!), dreamy, impractical person. Well I have always been impractical and dreamy so I will take those two, but understanding, I don't think my family would be in agreement.
So if you have just got up and haven't realised the world as we know has changed. You may be one of the lucky ones and still be the same, or you may have fallen down the sides and crawled back up with a new star sign pinned like a name badge to your chest.
A thirteenth (unlucky for some) zodiac sign has been added to the original 12 and all the others have had to shift and squeeze out of the way to make room for the mighty Ophiuchus. Why Ophiuchus? Why not something a bit more simple. I keep saying it over and over in my head and I have no idea whether I am pronouncing it right. My children have only just learnt their last star sign, now I have to present them with this. They will think I have either gone stark raving mad, or that April Fools has come early. Personally, I think who ever named it, should stay away from The Matrix films. Anyway, after doing a little research, I discovered that the new star sign has been named after a star constellation which is linked to a real man from Ancient Greece called Imhotep. Now I know he was definitely in a film! The Mummy Trilogy, I think.
So where has the new star sign been seated in the Great Zodiac circle. Well it seems after a bit of a shuffle, he replaced a bit of Sagittarius in December. So if your birthday resides between November 29 and December 17th you are now a Ophichusian ( I think!). Oh how your friends will laugh.
As all the other signs have moved around the zodiac, being pushed and pulled and squeezed dry. My thoughts must go out to the Scorpions, who have seriously been demoted in the Zodiac. The Scorpion sign used to cover the days between October 24th and November 21st. According to my sources, Scorpio is now from November 23rd to November 29th. Scorpions have only a week full of dates in their sign. Will they become an elite group where only the exceptional people reside or will they be scorned and turned upon for being the minority group in the star sign. Whilst they debate their future, the fat cat Virgos (September 16th to October 30th) stalk the planet for world domination as their star sign spreads out and takes over.
The dates are hilarious and need to be laughed at. You have to see the funny side, (unless you are one of those people who lives by your star sign and have just found out that your whole world has gone down the toilet with your star sign, then I seriously apologise for making fun of your situation).
As I read it, I did wander if perhaps our new British government had been involved in these changes. I mean, they are cutting back on everything else, why not cut back on our star signs too. Squeeze them a little, to make room for one more. What next? Will they change the length of the year? Will I discover that a month or two has been taken from the calendar and I am really 50 years old now.
So why has it changed? Well apparently the Earth moved. Didn't notice it myself, but it did. It shifted on it's Axis and changed it's relationship with the Sun, which has caused the star signs to change around. So after 3,000 years and a little shifting around, it was believed that a new star sign should be added.
So I now raise my glass to the new star sign Ophiuchus, who apparently wasn't Neo's leader in the Matrix or the guy from the Mummy films.
Just as one final note, I have absolutely no idea if the changes are true or not, but they have entertained me no end today and made a hilarious conversation starter!