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NASA UPDATED THE ZODIAC SIGNS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2,000 YEARS

The stars have shifted their position due to the wobbling effect of the Earth caused by the sun and the moon over the last 3,000 years.

Wait: is there a new zodiac sign now?

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The sky is different than what the ancient astrologers viewed. Now, the constellations are off by about a month. So this means that

The “New” Horoscopes are:

  • Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
  • Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.
  • Pisces: March 11-April 18.
  • Aries: April 18-May 13.
  • Taurus: May 13-June 21.
  • Gemini: June 21-July 20.
  • Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10.
  • Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
  • Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
  • Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
  • Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
  • Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17.
  • Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

Ophiuchus is not new, actually! It seems that Ancient Babylonian astrologers discovered these thirteen constellations but decided to omit Ophiuchus in order to divide the signs equally into twelve due to the 360-degree path of the sun.

While this Wikipedia entry provides a lot of information about this mysterious constellation, essentially it features a man grasping a snake and is more commonly known as Serpentarius, the Serpent Holder. This sign has been adapted into many ancient cultures, but in essence, is the same being.

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In Greek mythology, Ophiuchus is identified as being Asclepius the healer and son of Apollo. Asclepius held the power to resurrect the dead. An enraged Hades persuaded Zeus to assassinate Asclepius with a lightning bolt. In death, Asclepius was placed as a constellation in the stars.

If you are Ophiucus (pronounced ofi-choo-kas) these characteristics may define you better than either Scorpio or Sagittarius:

  • Seeker of peace and harmony
  • Poetic, inventive
  • Seeks higher education and wisdom
  • Intuitive
  • Has secret enemies in family or close associations
  • High achiever
  • Likes to wear vibrant colors and plaid design.
  • Receives favor from authority
  • Attract good fortune for yourself and others

 

Source: TheSpiritScience / Wikipedia 

Meteor Shower Tonight! Find out when it starts in the UK and America

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Set your alarms!!! Get ready for the meteor shower tonight! Scientists say a gravitational nudge by Jupiter will make this meteor shower particularly more intense!

Some researchers are predicting up to 200 meteors per hour in the night sky at the shower’s peak.

The best time to view the event in the UK will be the early hours of Friday.

The Perseid meteor shower is caused by a trail of debris from a comet called Swift-Tuttle which orbits the Sun.

Every year between July and August, the Earth drifts into the comet’s trail and is peppered with meteors which burn up as they hit the atmosphere, disappearing in streaks of light.

For people living in North America, the best time will be around midnight tonight. Set your alarms! Grab a warm cuppa and enjoy the beauty of nature!

The Earth will move through a particularly distinct bit of debris a day early and this clump of material has been nudged by Jupiter’s gravity.

“A rich stream of material is going to move into the path of the Earth as a result, and so Thursday night into Friday we should see a real enhancement of meteors.

“You might perhaps get to see hundreds a day and that will be something to look forward to.”

Normally people viewing from a dark area, away from lights can see between 60 to 100 meteors an hour at the shower’s peak.

The US space agency Nasa believes that could double this year.

“Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of August 11-12,” said Bill Cooke with Nasa’s meteoroid environments office.

“Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour.”
(Please send us footage to girlthingsdotnet at gmail dot com if you take any pictures or video, also send us your stories! thanks!) 

Source: BBC News

Laziness is a sign of intelligence, study finds

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A study has revealed that people who spend more time thinking are less physically active.

A study carried out by researchers from the Florida Gulf Coast University found that intelligent people live a more sedentary lifestyle, as they rarely become bored and spend more time lost in their own thoughts.

They also realised that those who fill their day with physical activity are often ‘non-thinkers,’ and do so to stimulate their minds in order to escape their own thoughts.

The study concluded that those who are thought to be non-thinkers became bored much easier and also experienced the negative effects that comes with it.

Conversely, those with high ‘need for cognition’ were able to provide for their own mental stimulation by themselves.

Thus, individuals with high need for cognition seem more content to entertain themselves mentally, whereas low-NFC individuals quickly experience boredom and experience it more negatively,’ reads the paper.

Source: DailyMail