Month: July 2016
Is there really going to be a 13th sun sign (astrology) added, thereby changing dating pick up lines forever? Somehow, “I’m an Ophiuchus, what’s YOUR sign?” doesn’t have much of a ring to it. However, all research I have done points to this being a legitimate “thing”
The 13 Constellations of the Zodiac
The Zodiac is the ring of constellations that the Sun seems to pass through each year as the Earth orbits around it. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually 13 zodiacal constellations, if you pay attention to the way astronomers define them. In addition to:
Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries,
Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo,
Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, and Sagittarius,
the Sun also passes through
Try getting some astrologer to explain THAT one to you.
ORIGIN:In November 2015 social media users recirculated rumors claiming that the zodiac would be modified in the upcoming following year to include the “new” star sign Ophiuchus. A screen shot of a Time magazine web site page often accompanied iterations of the rumor:
However, the concept of an Ophiuchus astrological sign was not newly introduced in 2015, as we’ve been receiving inquiries regarding this purportedly imminent zodiacal change since as far back as 2002, and a reference to it was published to ask (http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/starfinder3/en/) NASA web page in 2011.
The screenshot circulating in November 2015 stemmed from a Time magazine article titled “Horoscope Hang-Up: Earth Rotation Changes Zodiac Signs,” published on 13 January 2011, which stated that:
If you’re the type of person who relies on mysterious-sounding locations of stars to determine your personality and outcome in life, get ready to be shocked.
The field of astrology, which is concerned with horoscopes and the like, felt a major disruption from astronomers, who are concerned with actual stars and planets. The astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month.
“When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” noted Parke Kunkle, a member of the group’s board. Your astrological sign is determined by the position of the sun on the day you were born, so that means everything you thought you knew about your horoscope is wrong.
Get ready for your world to change forever.
The article included a link at the end which readers were invited to click to “see the counterpoint from American astrologers.” That link opened to a 14 January 2011 article titled “Astrologers Get Their Say in the Horoscope Hubbub,” which carried important information for folks maintaining a belief that stars and their movements through the galaxy influence our dailylives — namely, that all the previous;y reported information about gravitational pull and the alignment of stars won’t affect the underlying system of astrology in the Western world:
But leading astrological experts say this won’t change things at all. That’s because Western astrology strictly adheres to the tropical zodiac, which is fixed to seasons. The sidereal zodiac, observed in the East, is the one affixed to constellations, and is thus the one that would change. The tropical zodiac has been in place since Ptolemy’s in the second century.
“Astrology is geocentric,” astrologer Jeff Jawer [said]. “It relates life on Earth to the Earth’s environment, and seasons are the most dramatic effect, which is why we use the tropical zodiac.”
_*Beautiful letter written by a father to his son and daughter*_👌
*Make sure your children read it too.*
Following is a letter to his daughter from a renowned Hong Kong TV Broadcaster and Child Psychologist.
The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents.!
This applies to all sons & daughters too.
All parents can use this in their teachings to their children.
_I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons…_
_1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody knows how long he lives._
_2. I am your father, and if I don’t tell you these, no one else will._
_3. Whatever written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches._
_*Remember the following as you go through life.*_
_1. Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and I._
_To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move. When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really will be good to you. You have to be careful, don’t hastily regard him as a real friend._
_2. No one is indispensable, nothing is in the world that you must possess._
_Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don’t want you anymore, or when you lose what you wanted the most._
_3. Life is short._
_When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life._
_4. Love is nothing but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one’s mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness._
_Don’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don’t over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love._
_5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life._
_One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags !_
_6. I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support your whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor._
_7. You honour your words, but don’t expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don’t expect people to be good to you. If you don’t understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles._
_8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years , but could never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch !_
_9. No matter how much time I have with you, let’s treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet again in our next life._
_X Y Z_
*Read it twice*
*Ask your son and daughter to read it thrice.*
_*Worth a read.*_