Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hey, man, what's your sign?

Have you heard about this business with astrological signs changing?  It seems this ideology has been around for 3000 years, but we are only really hearing about it this week.  It's all well and good for most people, like my friend who has "leo" tattooed on her in runes-her sign is still the leo.  But what about me?!  I'm a Libra through and through...but now i'm a Virgo?  What the flippin' F?!  What about my obsession with this?!

not mine, tho i'd like it to be!

Libra-Idealistic. Affectionate. Expressive. Easy-going. Sincere. Fair. Stylish. Good mediator. Well-balanced. Sociable. Artistic. Romantic. Creative. Charming. Diplomatic. Communicative. Absolutely fabulous.  oh yes, for sure.

Let's look at what a Virgo makes-Observant. Sympathetic. Dedicated. Creative. Reliable. Kind. Organized. Analytical. Sensual. Witty. Efficient. Helpful. Charming. Thoughtful. Industrious. Compassionate. Sexy as hell.  Well.  Guess it's not all bad, but the Libra scale symbol suits me best.
Here's what the new signs are, and notice the addition of one between Scorpio and Sagittarius:

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18- May 13
Taurus: May 13- June 21
Gemini: June 21- July 20
Cancer: July 20- Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10- Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16- Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30- Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23- Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17- Jan. 20

Now, before you go and get laser removal for your body art, the addendum is that this chart is used by astronomers, not astrologers.  But still-why you gotta go and mess with a sure thing?  A thing that helps people define themselves?  A thing that people have felt connected to? And how many "sure things" are there out there, anyway.  Guess now there's one less.

So, does this change things for you?  Do you plan to stick with the sign you've always been?  Or are you off to see what your "new" sign means?  It's also going around that this is only relevant for people born after 2009, but i'm seeing conflicting stories.

Also, I am fully aware there's been a lot of random posts (still fun, right?!) because in the middle of uploading pics for my bedroom reveal, i got the dreaded "you have reached your free photo limit" alert.  And then it proceeded to lose the whole post.  So.  I haven't reuploaded them yet, and you're stuck with random musings!  Blogging ain't easy, fo' sho'.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I hate the new dates for your signs...Since I've gone from being a Gemini to a Taurus, I'm ignoring them. Gosh I haven't reached my dreaded photo limit yet...I hope It's not in the middle of post.

Karie said...

I know what you mean about the birth sign thing. It really upsets me. I am a Capricorn, I don't care what they say. I am a Capricorn! Wow, I haven't hit the photo limit yet on my blog. Hope I don't. I post a lot of pictures. What are we suppose to do about it? Take care and visit often. Karie

. said...

Um, NO! I am not a Taurus...I'm a Gemini!! I will never change. :)

Nita Stacy said...

I'm a cancer through and through and now supposedly a Gemini which does not sound like me at all. When I heard about this...I went and looked up what a Gemini is suppose to be and I am nothing like that. But I have almost all the traits of a Cancer. So I'm sticking with that.

Jill said...

Ok so hadn't heard about all this sign changing business - clicked on the link and started reading, then gave up - realised I don't really want to know. I'm a taurus and it suits me fine! (yeah, stubborn, stuck in the mud, obstinate - don't want to know about anything changing!!)

Allison Shops said...

I am a Cancer through and through. I do not see me changing signs - now or ever!

Thanks for the nice comment on DD2's picture wall.


Kaleena J. said...

Haha.. that 'Blogging Ain't Easy' made me laugh.

I'm a cusp between Cancer and Gemini. I'm definitely more like a Gemini and with this whole new changing signs business, I am fully a Gemini, so I think it's safe to say this girl is a Gemini.

Sandy said...

I'm happy to say "I'm one of the few who's sign did not change,, Aires, (April 19) through and through.
I think everyone will keep their signs just the way they have been for generations anyway..haha

Oona Johnson said...

I was a Capricorn and I NEVER felt it fit me. At all. I was convinced I was born 5 days early (even though I was two weeks late) and I should have been Aquarius. 100%.

However, now I am a Sagittarius, which fits me better than either of the others. So I'm on board. Although I don't read my horoscope or really pay attention to any of that anyway...

Karen said...

I'm sure those who do laser removal of tattoos are pretty pumped up.

Atticmag said...

Once a Leo always a Leo no matter how tilted some planet may be! No change for moi. So glad you liked the bathroom we showed and I appreciate you stopping by. You have a fun blog!

Kerry said...

I'm with you... Libra to Virgo... BS! I have "Libra" and the scales inked onto my left hip... so I'm sticking with it. In the end, it's all just fun, right? :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is so strange, don't you think? I changed from Taurus to Aries.

And, I was so there with the photo limit. That's when I started using Flickr.

Unknown said...

I'm NOT happy about the new signs! Makes me a cancer instead of a leo!

I like the lion!!!

I’m a new follower!


Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..this is the first time I hear about this...It seems like Im still a Leo I was born on the 11th fo August.
I need to read more about it all...Kisses, darling
Have a great weekend

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

: (
I accidentally deleted your super sweet comment on my post. I meant to hit 'publish' but clicked 'delete' instead. Daaang

You could copy & paste it back in there if you *really* wanted to.

how fun to get to know more about you! i love you've got mail, too. that popcorn shape! i can't believe you even noticed it, i don't think i even look at the popcorn i eat before it makes its way into my mouth. the fact that you still have it is 1)hysterical and 2)worrisome that it is still in great shape. what does that mean about the popcorn?!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

And I guess I'm a Libra now!

~former scorpio

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Crap! I have lived my whole life around being leo born on Aug. 8 and now it's moved to aug. 10th. Gee whiz!! What'a girl supposed to do? I just reached my free photo alert last week too, but I didn't lose my post thank goodness! I feel for you!! Angie xo

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

The whole sign changing thing has me confused!

Surely I'm not a!

Savannah Granny said...

I have changed from Aries to Pisces. I am still the same person no matter what. I don't know how to spell my new sign.
Thanks for following me and good luck in the giveaway. I was already following you. Hugs, Ginger

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Random musing are fun :) I haven't read much about the changes. According to the chart I moved from a Scorpio to a Libra...hmmm, I don't like change! lol I hope you get the picture thing sorted out soon (looking forward to seeing the room reveal : ). I have no idea what I'll do when I reach my free limit...

Decor To Adore said...

Well it appears I am still a leo.

Strange though indeed.

Lizabeth said...

I was shocked when I heard about this, but I'm sticking with my Aries label! If you knew me you would know how right on it is!
Random is good!

KLM said...

Lovely... I happen to have the Libra symbol tattood on my shoulder blade [the same symbol as in that first photo]... according to the new charts I am now a Virgo...

It's like having your ex's name tattood on you. Lovely.

Oh well, I look at it this way. I was born AS A Libra, there for I will always be a Libra :)

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

I must have missed this before -- omg lol!

pimping and blogging ain't easy! <3 haha