By Vincent Van Ross

If you are someone who grabs for the magazine section of the Sunday newspaper and reads the astrological predictions for the week before everything else, hold on!

The weekly predictions on the basis of which you may be planning for the week ahead may not be all that accurate.

Astrological predictions are based on 12 sun signs which are basically constellations of stars. These are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Everybody believes that there are 12 sun signs and astrological predictions are based on this. Somebody discovered about ten years ago that there is a 13th constellation. It was named Opheus.

For sometime astrologers debated if they should change their entire system of predictive astrology based on this new finding. The 13th sun sign was squeezed in between Scorpio and Sagittarius. That reduced the number of days allotted to each of the sun signs. It also altered the period assigned to each of the sun signs.

Opheus created a lot of confusion amongst astrologers. Some astrological predications started appearing in newspapers and magazines based on 13 sun signs. That created utter chaos with some astrologers clinging to the old school which believed in 12 sun signs.
Ultimately, everybody fell in line with the old school of thought for fear of bring down the edifice that was built over a long period of time.

The fact is that there are 13 sun signs. Astrologers may ignore the 13th sun sign for their own convenience. They may make their predictions based on 12 sun signs. But, that does not alter the fact that there are 13 sun signs. Don’t you think it is wrong to ignore the 13th sun sign? Would it not have any bearing on the predictions?

If I have six fingers in my hand instead of five, I must take the sixth finger into consideration whenever I use my hand. Simply by ignoring his fact, I cannot begin to live as if my hand is normal like anybody else’s. The fact is that the sixth finger is there. It might make my hand look ugly. But, it would be too painful to cut it off.

The same applies for astrology as well. Don’t you think so?

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