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