once a virgo, always a virgo

The universe as wobbled. Astrological signs have shifted. It was dinner time banter last night. Alex said, “But I love being an Aquarius.” And Steve is clearly a Libra. Well, maybe not so clearly (a little Libra humor there).  But we all know that I am absolutely, positively a Virgo. No doubt in anyone’s mind.  For the record, Kate is Pisces. We are all comfortable with our signs, claiming only the positive traits (well, except for me, who views being controlling as a positive thing, just a little reframing there.)

But according to those who know this kind of thing, the  moon’s gravitational pull has slowly moved the Earth in its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars’ alignment. I was fine when I imagined this in theory (Oh, Alex it’s no big deal to go from being an Aquarius to being a Capricorn, says the mom in a slight mocking tone).  But then I saw the list of new dates.

My world has not just wobbled, it has rocked. And not in a good way.

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16
Feb. 16-March 11
March 11-April 18
April 18-May 13
May 13-June 21
June 21-July 20
July 20-Aug. 10
Aug. 10-Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30
Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29
Nov. 29-Dec. 17. (Yes, Ophiuchus…new!)
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

So Alex is now a Capricorn, and Kate is an Aquarius. Not a great match, but not horrifying. But August 31 now places me smack dab center in the land of Leo. Hello? I don’t think so! And Steve, the mellow one in the family, the man who only sees the world without judgment (we call him Mr. Shades of Gray), has swapped his Scorpio status to Virgo. Nope….just. not. right.

I am digging in my heels on this one, and rejecting the moon’s new position. I was born a Virgo, I oriented my world around my Virgoness, and I am staying that way.  And you have my permission to keep your old sign, too. Tell them Kim said so.

About kim tackett

Northern CA marketing consultant, writer of very small stories, and drinker of very strong coffee.
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3 Responses to once a virgo, always a virgo

  1. anniespickns says:

    spoken like the true virgo that your are!

  2. Vertigo B says:

    I saw that this had happened, but willed myself not to read the details.

    I have always been a Leo. Plain and simple. I can’t imagine being anything else. My husband is 7/23, so he was on the cusp, as my grandmother would say. So, yes, we are two Leos married to each other. Potential disaster, but the exact opposite.

    I can’t change that NOW! Now, the moon says we are both Cancers? Seriously? I am with you.

    I reject the moon’s new idea of things. Period.

  3. Penny Hill says:

    People, people, people. It was a slow news day when the “media” picked up that story. That is NOT an astrological point of view. It is astronomy – and some silly scheme devised by an astronomy teacher at a vocational community college.

    It’s not that I reject it. It’s just not relevant. Or new.

    That “argument” is a central point in any debate between opposite camps on the veracity of astrology; I’ve been hearing it since the ’70s. And any star-gazing astrologer knows that the constellations no longer match the the signs because of the precession of the equinoxes.

    Here’s the deal: The Zodiac is an imaginary/invisible “belt” around the earth. The stars are the backdrop behind it, the backdrop as seen from your location on the planet looking up and out. The backdrop out there could be anything. Constellations, glitter, dancing babies, LOL cats.

    Astrology isn’t about stars and what they do. It’s about relationships between the big, chunky stuff in our solar system and the earth, and you, by extension. And by “relationships,” I mean angles and closeness and – okay I’ll say it if it makes you happy – GEOMETRY. In other words, “When the Moon is in the 7th house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars.” No one said “The star HD 85828 is contraparallel quasar 3C 273 in Virgo. Best if you stay in bed all day.”

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