Why Do Sun Sign Dates Change All The Time? They don’t. But it’s easy to see why you might think that they do.
My response to “The Now Extinct Aquarian” may help to illuminate matters.
Why Does Your Sun Sign Change? I was born at 4.30am in England, on Feb 18th.1947 Although not normally too thick, I still cannot understand why, after some fifty-odd years being quite happy as an Aquarian, I am now – sometimes, but not always – listed as a Piscean. Not that I have anything against Pisceans, but it has left me puzzled. Do you have the time to explain, please?
The Now Extinct Aquarian.
Dear Now Extinct Aquarian,
You are born on the cusp of a sign. ie; right near the very end or beginning. Your Sun is in Aquarius but the reason some scopes list you as Pisces is thus.
Every year the Sun changes signs at slightly different times. eg; people born on March 20 one year are a Pisces but the same birthday the next year would render them an Aries.
Horoscopes can’t work off the individual dates of everyone so they go for the most likely day or use the dates current that particular year.
It is a hot-button issue for some. Once I got an email from a Scorpio furious that she had “become a Sagittarius without my consent.”
She loathed Saggos, found them feckless and unsubtle and could not bear their apparent refusal to face up to their responsibilities. Yes, a particular Sagittarius gentleman had inspired her wrath.
So you are the Sun Sign that you were at birth. The position of the Sun in the Zodiac at the moment you draw your first breath determines your so-called Sun Sign and that does not alter.
No matter what dates you may see on a Horoscope. If you’re not certain of Sun Sign dates, the best way to clarify is to get a natal chart reading, such as my Astral DNA report.
And, b.t.w, the word cusp refers to the border between two signs. It’s incorrect to say you were “born on the cusp” – the Sun was either in one sign or another when you were born.
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