Is the kafuffle really over...NOTHING?
(CNN) -- The e-mail messages began filling astrologer Shelley Ackerman's inbox as soon as the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the zodiac chart is off by about a month.
OMG I'm not a Leo help me with that
My daughter and her friends are very upset. Have they changed signs?
I'm not worried I KNOW I'm a true Scorp
Darling, what does this mean in our world? I couldn't be a Pisces
There we go then. The stars that influence your life and everything you do are really about your choice of hemisphere. What a shock to find that astrology fanatics get upset over recycled news, as if they forget that there are cycles and cycles...
Astrology experts say the shift in zodiac signs does not apply to most Westerners, who follow the tropical zodiac, which is fixed to the seasons. In contrast, the Star Tribune article referred to the sidereal zodiac, which is fixed to constellations and is followed more in the East.
After news of the shifting zodiac signs went viral, some people may be rethinking their lucky lotto numbers or reassessing their spouse's compatibility.That last link there? I know it's HuffPo and all, but the slideshow it reaches bears the tags "Comedy News". Also:
Westerners are most familiar with sun signs, which became popular in the late 1800s when newspapers added horoscopes to attract readers, astrologers say. But sun signs alone are not considered reliable tools of prediction. Most astrologers say accurate readings require information such as time of birth, birth place and date of birth.