Are you really an ophiuchus?

stickywicket
stickywicket Member Posts: 26,372
edited 17. Jan 2016, 15:34 in Community Chit-chat archive
The astronomical zodiac actually contains 13 constellations – the 12 that we’re familiar with plus another one, called Ophiuchus. Ophiuchus was deliberately left out of the original zodiac, over 2000 years ago, even though the Sun clearly passes in front of it after passing in front of Scorpio and before reaching Sagittarius.

Plus, as a consequence of a wobble in the earth's rotation over the last two thousand years, the dates at which the Sun appears to move in front of each background constellation of stars has altered by a few days so many people who thought they be;longed to one star sign actually belong to another. So, if you thought you were a classic virgo, you might have to think again.

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I informed no.1 son last night that he was now officially an ophiuchus, not a saggitarius. “Great” he replied, “I've always wanted to be one of those :lol:

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,557
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    According to this I'm Aquarius rather than Pisces. I'll do some research about the supposed characteristics of an Aquarian then decide which appeals more :wink: DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,167
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Very interesting..but I am still a Taurean.. :)
  • prefabkid47
    prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    According to this I'm Aquarius rather than Pisces. I'll do some research about the supposed characteristics of an Aquarian then decide which appeals more :wink: DD

    That's easy DD,Aquarians like real ale even more than Pisceans do (I happen to be an Aquarian,but that is pure coincidence........... :D ).
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,372
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ah but we pisceans (I'm still a pisces) swim in it :D

    Mr SW has gone from being a bull to a ram. Still charging at things, then :lol:
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,557
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ron, that made me laugh out loud, thank you!

    And Sticky? You did the same. Laughter is definitely the best medicine. Thanks to you both. DD
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've heard about this before but thought it was something to do with the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is now considered a bit outdated.
    according to this I've been demoted to Aquarius from Pisces. :cry:

    Elizabeth
  • prefabkid47
    prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    tkachev wrote:
    I've heard about this before but thought it was something to do with the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is now considered a bit outdated.
    according to this I've been demoted to Aquarius from Pisces. :cry:

    Elizabeth

    Sorry tkachev was that a typo.......... :!:
    Did you mean PROMOTED to Aquarius from Pisces............ :!: :D
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    They sound similar but I did mean demoted :D

    Elizabeth x

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