Astrology has it all wrong, but not for obvious reasons

Astrology skeptics rejoice: As it turns out, all those stereotypes regarding your personality gleaned from new-age cosmos fanatics are probably wrong, but not for the obvious reasons.

According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Star Tribune:

The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was “in” on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon’s gravitational pull has made the Earth “wobble” around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars’ alignment.

The most upsetting implication of this ‘bump’ is that I’m not actually a Gemini, best known for social flexibility, but a Taurus, noted for having Borderline Personality Disorder.  On the other hand, formerly callous and shrewd Scorpios (probably the most socially damned of all signs) are now either Virgos or Libras, respectively meaning you’re either afflicted with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or unbearably clingy.

Regardless, it seems that everybody got the short end of the stick on this one.  Thanks, ancient Babylonians!

[Globe & Mail ; Image]

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