Monday, January 17, 2011

Your Horoscope: NOT

Pamela Tracy here, and no, I'm don't read my horoscope and I'm not convinced that just because I'm Libra, I am easy to get along with. Still, a news story at the New Year did pique my interest. The zodiac has changed.
How does that affect me? Not at all. Still, when I meet newpeople, and they ask me my sign (I usually give them the peace sign) I'll have to think and say, "Either Libra or Virgo, not sure."

It should make for good conversation. Either way, I'm happy because whichever sign I choose, I know how to spell it. The new sign, Ophiuchus, isn't so phonetic.

I guess the reason I'm thinking about it is because of a writers' talk I went to last year on characterization. The speaker used the zodiac to help model her characters' journey. I actually liked the method. See, if I make my heroine patterned after libra traits, then I have an easy-going heroine who is a bit vain, who is very social, and who avoids arguments. I don't need to look a the signs (unless I'm blocked) for my hero. I make him moody, a jeans-and-Tshirt type, who is a loner and who has somewhat of a temper.

Oh, ack, I just described my husband!
So, did you even know about the change? Whatya think?

Capricorn January 20- to February 16
Aquarius February 16 to March 11
Pisces March 11 to April 18.
Aries April 18 to May 13
Taurus May 13 to June 21.
Gemini June 21 to July 20
Cancer July 20 to August 10
Leo August 10 to September 16
Virgo September 16 to October 30
Libra October 30 to November 23
Scorpio November 23 to November 29
Ophiuchus November 29 to December 17
Sagittarius December 17 to January 20


  1. Oh, my. I used to be Aquarius. Now I'm Capricorn?? How does that change my personality??


  2. I'm not a horoscope fan. And now I know why!

  3. I'm with Lyn. I never paid much attention to them. I saw a news report on this the other day, and I was particularly amused with the astrologer who was trying to explain all the mess away.

  4. Lyn,
    I'm not either, but it's hard not to know your sign and what it means. When the story came on the news, though, I just thought how interesting to think of having a change after all this time.
    Truth is, I don't like change. I still call our local baseball field Bob (Bank One Ballpark) instead of Chase Field.

  5. Merrillee,
    Ohhhh, you've given me an idea for a future romance. Thanks.

  6. Wow, I used to be a Libra and now I'm a Virgo. Were my horoscopes wrong all these years?
    I never thought the day someone was born had anything to do with their personality. Point in fact, idenical twins. They may look alike but they rarely are alike.
    Interesting concept for creating characters, though. I may have to try it.

  7. A Celestial Question:

    Has this change been cleared with God?

    Does the fault now really lie in our stars and not in ourselves? Will the past be retroactively changed? Will the history books now say that Caesar survived the Ides of March?

    Have astrologers been wrong for thousands of years without knowing it? Doesn’t this go to credibility? Or does this explain why they were not always correct? Will they be spot on in the future?

    Do we get a refund on our astrological jewelry?

    Will they be changing birthstones next?


    I say, No!

    I’m not changing.

    Both of me like being a Gemini.

    We always have.

    I will no more accept Ophiuchus than I will use a Celsius thermometer!


  8. Vince,
    We truly missed you. LOL. Both of you.

  9. Once a Virgo, always a Virgo. :) Guess I'm just lucky.

  10. Pamela,
    I'm October 1st.
    My older brother is Oct 10th, my youngest brother is Oct 27. Apparently there wasn't a lot of farm work to do in Feb when my folks were young.


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