|Because, let's face it, this tat rocks!|
But now it's everywhere - on every news site, on every radio, on tons of new Facebook groups - and I felt the need to say something: "Calm the fuck down!!"
Seriously, if any of these idiots had taken 5 seconds for a quick Google or to look up a Wikipedia article, there wouldn't be any of this ridiculous "panic" I keep reading about. The fact that these people are missing is that there's not one single zodiac calendar; many cultures have their own. The traditional Western zodiac calendar is the Tropical zodiac calendar. What's really interesting is that Ophiuchus, the sign that's causing all the fuss, is not a new sign at all, but has just been largely ignored in modern astrology. Ophiuchus is a sign that is recognized in a variation of the Sidereal zodiac calendar, and even that's not unanimously agreed upon; most Sidereal astrologers use a 12-sign calendar.
I'm not sure how this recent hullabaloo got started, but here's where it ends in my world: I'm a Taurus. My stubbornness on this issue should be a perfect indicator of that.