Ophiuchus

Ophiuchus

I was lucky enough to be born under Ophiuchus, the 13th sign of the zodiac. Due to precession of the earths axis, most people aren't born under the constellation that then claim in the newspaper. This has been known since about 130 bc. This precession bothered the ancients, so they definition the observations as being incorrect. The first triumph of theory over data.

Here is a defense of the the different ways of thinking about the constellations from a believer in astrology. It gets the science and the history correct. (While I was looking up links for this article, I came across a much better rant than I would have written myself. But the link is now dead. I hope I can find it again.)