I Think Not, Sir!

I wanted to pretend that the addition of a new astrological sign was not a big deal. Despite my attempt to ignore the change, I was finally compelled to search the web for my “new” sign. I was confident that my beloved scales were still mine. Not so. According to Parke Kunkle of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College I am a Virgo. A Virgo? I think not, Mr. Kunkle.

Perhaps a bit of East Coast snobbery comes into play here. I like to think I’m not a East Coast university snob. I’m not, really…I’m not. But I’m not going to take Parke Kunkle of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s word for it. Exactly who gave Parke Kunkle permission to create this new and unpronounceable sign? 

When the news first came down that I am now a Virgo I balked. I huffed and walked away from the computer with sneer and snort. Of course, I initially listened to the change as if God himself delivered Ophiuchus, the serpent holder unto us. As 2012 approaches, I thought that perhaps Ophiuchus was predicted by the ancient Mayans as well. Perhaps one of Nostradamus’s quatrains hold this long and previously undetected sign of the serpent. That’s what I thought yesterday…back when I (momentarily) believed everything that the (junk) news told me.
I didn’t think I was so attached, but I guess I really identify with my old Libran sign. So first I began to mourn its loss. Then I got pissed. I mean, how dare someone throw this monkey wrench in my path. I pictured spending my remaining years reading my newly assigned Virgo horoscope and jealously looking back at what those new and unappreciative Librans are up to. Then I got pissed and my old Libran self rose from the ashes. My scales tipped back to center and the need to investigate and research the origins of this astrological shift took over. My years of legal research skills made quick work of the task at hand.

So I say this to you, Mr. Parke Kunkle. Bullshit. I am Libran, so hear me roar. Now, GOOD DAY SIR!

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  1. Yup, just try to take Pieces away from me!! (Under the new calendar Kunkle proposes, I miss the Pieces cut off by a single day.) Honestly, I treat astrology with a grain of salt, but I absolutely can not imagine reading the Aquarius horoscope for the rest of my life. Got to say, even as Mr. Kunkle's fellow Minnesotan, I'm not backing him up on this one.

  2. I am a Virgo, a proud virgo, I think that I am everything VIRGO! Now they are saying that I am an effin' LEO! I am with you… Bullshit!

  3. IzzyBsMama says:

    Well, either way the signs go mine is the same. Even if my sign did allegedly changed, I am who I am – compassionate, dependable, loyal, reliable, stubborn, sensitive, aggressive…sounds typical Taurus to me 🙂

  4. As I wrote this, I thought..Jeez, I hope I don't offend Ada! We actually love Minnesota and thought about moving there but Maine called 🙂
    Viva the birth sign!

  5. Really? Does that astrological sign really mean that much??

  6. this whole thing is silly if its true, which i doubt. It would be like them changing all the animals to the chinese zodiac or adding an additional one. When you see four cups on a table you can tell ppl there's five but everyone knows there only four!

  7. Yes I am a new Ophichican too (that's what I nicknamed it) – not fun. I miss being a sag already. I heard anyway that everyone still goes by the old way … so ignore it! 🙂 I think I will too!

  8. moorepartyof5 says:

    AMEN!!! I did not bother to even read anything about it when all the news first came about … but then I was curious if I was still an Aries … or if some other force of nature was taking over me. Nope … no longer an Aries. *sigh*

    I think I am gonna just ignore the whole bit … and pretend like I never knew any difference … and will still say that I am an Aries. *wink*


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