Op-Ed: Has The World Wobbled on its Axis?

Posted Jan 15, 2011 by Joie Maccarone
Have you checked your horoscope lately? Has the day gone by as predicted? Or has your world suddenly gone off the rails? Maybe you’ve noticed you haven’t quite been yourself and you might be feeling like a stranger in a strange land?
Wheel of the zodiac: This 6th century mosaic pavement in a synagogue incorporates Greek-Byzantine el...
Wheel of the zodiac: This 6th century mosaic pavement in a synagogue incorporates Greek-Byzantine elements, Beit Alpha, Israel.
If so, don't panic just yet. According to astrologers, the reason is that the world has shifted its axis therefore the Zodiac calendar has changed. What does that mean? Well if you believe in astrology – you may not be the person you think you are because you may no longer be the sign you were at the time of birth. For example, if you happen to be a Leo, you might now be a Virgo.
Could this all be nonsense? Astrology might be but definitely not astronomy. Scientists at NASA reported that during 2010 the massive earthquake, which struck Chile, might have shifted Earth's axis and created shorter days:
“The change is negligible, but permanent: Each day should be 1.26 microseconds shorter, according to preliminary calculations. A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.
A large quake shifts massive amounts of rock and alters the distribution of mass on the planet.
When that distribution changes, it changes the rate at which the planet rotates. And the rotation rate determines the length of a day.” The earthquake that struck Chile may have shifted Earth's axis and created shorter days."
Astronomer Parke Kundle states: “Because of this change in the tilt, the Earth is over here and the sun is in a different constellation than it was 3,000 years ago when this study of the stars began,"
What does all of this have to do with the Zodiac?
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The ancient Babylonians based the zodiac on which constellation the sun appeared to be in when a person was born. Since then, the moon's has exerted a gravitation pull on Earth, causing a "wobble" on its axis that has shifted the stars' alignment by about a month”
It appears even the world economy has been affected by shift in the world’s axis, for according to William Perks of the Finance World reported; It's official: the world economy is completely upside down. What else is one to think as Europe goes hat-in-hand to developing China and feeble Japan?” Crazy, eh?
Perhaps things aren’t quite in sync? Maybe your mate’s character has changed. Maybe you’ve changed. Therefore, if your life no longer makes any sense to you and you can no longer balance you cheque book and your life has become stranger than it already was, and your world is wobbling - blame the stars. Blame the shift of Earth's axis. Blame your parent's. Blame your childhood. Blame the world. Blame Mother Nature.You can even "Put the blame on Mame." But, don't blame your sun sign.