The Logic Behind the Change of Zodiac Signs

The Logic Behind the Change of Zodiac Signs

Unless you've been living behind a rock for the past few months, you've probably heard all the hype about the change of zodiac signs.

Are you an Aries? Think fast! You might be a Pisces now. There's even a new zodiac sign called Ophiuchus for those born between November 29th and December 17th.

So how did this all come about? Well, if we look at the logic behind the change of zodiac signs, it tells us that ancient Babylonians decided that a person's zodiac sign was based on whatever constellation the sun happened to be in on the day that he or she was born.

Throughout the years, the moon’s gravitational pull has gradually changed the tilt of the earth's axis. This has affected the stars alignment and caused the zodiac signs to change. The dates are now about one month off from what they were originally.

Many people in the United States have been thrown off by these changes. It's kind of like finding out that your parent isn't really your biological parent. The zodiac is something that many of us have used since birth to identify ourselves. It serves as a guide to our personalities.

Finding out that you are a different sign could mean that your personality is supposed to be completely different. After reading the description of their new signs, many people felt lost. They simply couldn't identify with their new sign. Others were delighted and said their new sign is a much better fit.

After much discussion and debate, more information surfaced and a better explanation came out. The logic behind it all is that the change only applies to Easterners of the world. Westerners of the world, including those in the United States, traditionally follow Western astrology.

The difference between Western astrology and Eastern astrology, is that Western astrology is based on the tropical zodiac and it is fixed to seasons. Eastern astrology is based on the sidereal zodiac and is fixed to the constellations. Astrologer Jeff Jawer explains that the logic behind the change of zodiac signs is really all about the seasons. He says that astrology relates to life on Earth and the environment.

So logically speaking, the change in zodiac signs really depends upon where you live and your environment. If you're a Westerner, you probably haven't been affected. Go ahead and be that proud Leo the lion that you've always claimed to be. On the other hand, if you're an Easterner, you might be in for a rude awakening! Can we say...identity crisis?!

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