I will admit I am sometimes (often) out of touch with the latest entertainment news of the day, so when a co-worker recently decried the report that our astrological signs may not be as we thought, my response was, â€œWhat? When did this happen?â€
My biggest fear was learning I was something other than a Capricorn. How could I possibly be anything else? I mean, Capricorn is the perfect astrological sign for me. Not only did I use to raise goats on the farm, I have amassed quite a collection of goat knick-knacks, stuffed toy goats, goat jewelry, a goat puzzle and, most recently, a sock goat. A magnet stuck to my fridge even says, â€œLove Me, Love My Goats.â€
Yet, there it was â€¦ in black and white. Astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society claim I can no longer be â€” and more earth-shattering never was â€” a Capricorn. Instead, Iâ€™m a Sagittarius.
What is a Sagittarius? A centaur â€” half human, half horse. The centaur may be grand in Greek myth and legend, but itâ€™s certainly not a sweet, friendly, lovable, beautiful goat.
Now, Iâ€™m not one of those people who lives by the zodiac â€” and Iâ€™ve certainly never dreamed of getting a Capricorn tattoo. Still, I do enjoy reading my horoscope from time to time.
I once owned a Capricorn keychain, with a goat on one side (thatâ€™s why I bought it), and the traits of the Capricorn on the other. Practical, organized, hard working, realistic, strives for perfection â€¦ yep, that would be me.
Sagittarians, according to a website on the astrological signs, are energetic, versatile, adventuresome, enjoy travel and exploration, are ambitious and optimistic, honorable, honest and generous.
Hmm, I wonder if I can claim a new sign for people who are now conflicted?
Or maybe not.
As co-worker Kari wrote in her blog last week, astronomers made a shift in the sidereal zodiac, which she explained is not the zodiac by which our horoscopes in the Daily Globe are based. Apparently we follow the tropical zodiac.
In other words, I can blissfully remain a Capricorn.
Geesh, if only sheâ€™d have explained the difference right away, I could have avoided five minutes of chaos. We Capricorns are too practical, too realistic, too organized and too hard working â€¦ we donâ€˜t need anyone throwing extra chaos into our lives!