10 reasons why zodiac signs should not change

Published: January 17, 2011
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Ophiuchus is depicted as a human - a man crushing a serpent or snake

The recently announced change in zodiac signs has caught the world by storm. Interest in the news is not limited to just hardcore followers of astrology.

Ever since the story broke social media has been flooded with protests against the new, thirteenth sign Ophiuchus, as people no longer know what their sign is. If you are wondering which horoscope to read in the morning’s paper check out the ‘new’ astrological signs below.

What’s your (new) sign

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. 23-29.
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17.
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

Here’s 10 reasons why the zodiac signs should stay the same:

  1. Even Parke Kunkle, the person who made the discovery, is not embracing the new signs.
  2. The change in the format of the newspapers horoscope section and the addition of a thirteenth sign, which is also an odd number.
  3. More work! The need for updating zodiac signs of celebrities everywhere, starting with Wikipedia.
  4. The change in compatibility, since now you are compatible with certain zodiac signs you previously were not compatible with. For a hardcore believer in astrology this means lots of changes.
  5. A change in zodiac personality traits equals to a change in zodiac personality perception, which evidently equals to not-easily-digestible.
  6. Astrologists are still debating the usefulness of the discovery and deciding on whether or not it will even have an impact.
  7. Astrology has lost its credibility, and while there have been issues with the science since its inception, this recent discovery is the final blow.
  8. Many twins are now crabs, many crabs are now lions, and many lions are now virgins and its plain weird.
  9. The thirteenth zodiac sign is hard to pronounce.
  10. What are we to do with all the gifts, mugs, photo frames, and panels having our “old” zodiac signs on them?

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Miriam Mehdi

A business student and an instructor, who actively takes part in social activities. Her interests include debate, writing and teaching.

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