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Fringe We lost a planet but gained a zodiacal sign. So we got a constellation prize.

BRiT

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Chaos reigns as addition of Ophiuchus casts doubt over accuracy of all horoscopes.

According to a post on NASASpacePlace, everything we thought we knew about the influence the heavens have over our Earthly lives has been thrown into chaos. NASA has announced that the celestial sphere above us contains not twelve canonical zodiacal constellations, but 13. The heretofore overlooked constellation, Ophiuchus, is purported to guide and command events surrounding humans born between November 29 and December 17—so, if you used to be a Sagittarius, then congratulations: you’ve got a new sign, baby!

The addition of Ophiuchus—the snake bearer, in case you were wondering—has obvious and far-reaching implications for the entire western Babylonian-derived zodiac calendar. For one thing, squeezing it in means changing the effective dates of all the other signs. According to Yahoo News, the new 13-sign calendar plays out like this:

  • Capricorn: January 20-February 16
  • Aquarius: February 16-March 11
  • Pisces: March 11-April 18
  • Aries: April 18-May 13
  • Taurus: May 13-June 21
  • Gemini: June 21-July 20
  • Cancer: July 20-August 10
  • Leo: August 10-September 16
  • Virgo: September 16-October 30
  • Libra: October 30-November 23
  • Scorpio: November 23-November 29
  • Ophiuchus: November 29-December 17
  • Sagittarius: December 17-January 20
Excerpt taken from the ArsTechnica article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/nasa-changed-all-the-astrological-signs-and-im-a-crab-now/
 
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MaxPower

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This is just a case of scientists trolling people so I'll equipped to admit to their own failures and unable to manage their own destiny; they blame it all on outside influences.
 

Sark

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@BRiT too bad you got the dates wrong lol


Sagittarius is from Nov 23-Dec 22nd. All those are offset by one month.


Doesn't matter because asstrollogy is bullshit, but in the interest of being academically correct, i had to chime in.
 

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@BRiT too bad you got the dates wrong lol


Sagittarius is from Nov 23-Dec 22nd. All those are offset by one month.


Doesn't matter because asstrollogy is bullshit, but in the interest of being academically correct, i had to chime in.
You're doing reading wrong Sark. BRiT's point was that instead of the 12 'normal' astrological signs, 'NASA' implemented a 13th one, and adjusted the rest accordingly.
 
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Sark

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and you're not understanding what i should have explained more thoroughly: Even taking into account having squeezed a new sign into the mix (which is bullshit, ask any tropical astrologer) the dates were an entire month off to begin with. Aries begins at March 21st with the Vernal Equinox. This cannot change, as it is the very nature of the Zodiac to follow Earth's seasons. The entire ordeal is just horseshit within pseudo-science. Nothing changed in the astrological world. It was just a media stunt due to proper astronomers giving a constellation an upgraded status. I realize i'm arguing about something that doesn't really matter, but i did study astrology for 6 years very intently, so this irks me.
 

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@BRiT too bad you got the dates wrong lol
Isn't that the whole point lol

Anyway ain't nobody saying I ain't a Libra, I'm not a believer or disbeliever in astrology but I'm a firm believer that life is about balance and I like the symbol of the scales and ying yang (and yong) if I could pick my own I would pick the one I have so I am quite happy to say yes I am a Libra.
 

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Where's the zodiac killer when you need him?!
Isn't that the whole point lol

Anyway ain't nobody saying I ain't a Libra, I'm not a believer or disbeliever in astrology but I'm a firm believer that life is about balance and I like the symbol of the scales and ying yang (and yong) if I could pick my own I would pick the one I have so I am quite happy to say yes I am a Libra.
You're British, no sign is going to be able to unfuck that mess.
 
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Chaos reigns as addition of Ophiuchus casts doubt over accuracy of all horoscopes.

According to a post on NASASpacePlace, everything we thought we knew about the influence the heavens have over our Earthly lives has been thrown into chaos. NASA has announced that the celestial sphere above us contains not twelve canonical zodiacal constellations, but 13. The heretofore overlooked constellation, Ophiuchus, is purported to guide and command events surrounding humans born between November 29 and December 17—so, if you used to be a Sagittarius, then congratulations: you’ve got a new sign, baby!

The addition of Ophiuchus—the snake bearer, in case you were wondering—has obvious and far-reaching implications for the entire western Babylonian-derived zodiac calendar. For one thing, squeezing it in means changing the effective dates of all the other signs. According to Yahoo News, the new 13-sign calendar plays out like this:

  • Capricorn: January 20-February 16
  • Aquarius: February 16-March 11
  • Pisces: March 11-April 18
  • Aries: April 18-May 13
  • Taurus: May 13-June 21
  • Gemini: June 21-July 20
  • Cancer: July 20-August 10
  • Leo: August 10-September 16
  • Virgo: September 16-October 30
  • Libra: October 30-November 23
  • Scorpio: November 23-November 29
  • Ophiuchus: November 29-December 17
  • Sagittarius: December 17-January 20
Excerpt taken from the ArsTechnica article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/nasa-changed-all-the-astrological-signs-and-im-a-crab-now/
WAIT A MIN!! I HEARD about this BUT I AM NOT A VIRGO IM A SCORPIO. ok i fit the bill, AND i didnt get into all that crap on day i looked it up and it was just ME . . . . sigh how could they ;-;