Why Greta Will Always Be a Capricorn

By Christopher Renstrom

by Christopher Renstrom

Do we need a new astrological sign? Here’s why not—sussing out the susurrus around Ophiucus.

renstromOn January 14, 2011, the general public awoke to find that they were all victims of astrological identity theft. The news went viral on the Internet, infecting everyone with a bad case of horror-scopes.
The perpetrator was Minnesota astronomer Parke Kunkle, who decided the planets needed to be put back in alignment with the zodiac signs and kept there. To do this, Kunkle re-introduced a thirteenth zodiac sign called Ophiuchus, and moved everyone’s sun sign dates back a month. Overnight, Virgos be­came Leos, and Leos became Can­cers, and a whole bunch of Sagitt­arians became Ophiuchans.


This article was originally published on January 27, 2011.