If anyone out there is panicking because there's news afloat that your sun sign has changed! Never fear. Not true.
See here at CNN:
That's worth rephrasing: If you considered yourself a Cancer under the tropical zodiac last week, you're still a Cancer under the same zodiac this week.
That's because the tropical zodiac – which is fixed to seasons, and which Western astrology adheres to – differs from the sidereal zodiac – which is fixed to constellations and is followed more in the East, and is the type of zodiac to which the Star Tribune article ultimately refers.
Two zodiacs. That's nothing new."
Update: More astrology geeky background on this can be found here.
And as I said to my daughter on FB as she was freaking out over her sign changing and expressing outrage that this was spreading when it wasn't true: "Heh--the power of social media/Internet these days means a simple statement, taken out of context, can cause planet-wide panic. Even if it is only about Zodiac signs!"
And on another front.
I admit it. I've been posting on FB more and more. It's just so. damn. easy. And enabling. I swear I'll be back on LJ when Show starts back up on Jan 28 and likely for the SFCON.
I have been reading and commenting on LJ. Just not posting.
But I shall return!
Oh wait. I guess I have returned!