Since the zodiac periods were established millennia ago, the moon’s gravitational pull has made the Earth “wobble” around its axis in a process called precession. That has created about a one-month bump in the stars’ alignment. The result? “When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” said Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society.
There is no physical connection between constellations and personality traits, said Kunkle, who teaches astronomy at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. “Sure, we can connect harvest to the stars,” he said. “But personality? No.” Astronomers have not respected astrology for centuries, but Kunkle hedged when asked if astrology can bring people to his science.
“Historically, people looked at the sky to understand the world around us,” he said. “But today I don’t think people who are into astrology look at the sky very much.” But they do look at horoscopes. And now they have an explanation for why a day might not have turned out exactly as predicted.
I for one will be keeping my Taurus sign thank you very much. I grew up with it so regardless what you someone says, it’s me.