The main reason astrological signs fail to line up with the zodiac, though, is a wobble in the Earth’s rotational axis called precession. As a result of its rotation, the Earth bulges slightly at.
When I was writing we ran into the query “Why is my Zodiac sign inaccurate?”.
Another reason your sign may seem inaccurate is if your birthdate is on the cusp of a different sign. This means your birthdate is on the borderline between two signs, and it is more likely you are classified under the incorrect sign.
The next thing we wondered was: is your birth sign in the zodiac wrong?
We discovered if you’ve never been impressed with the accuracy of your astrological predictions, consider this: a late or premature birth might have landed you with the wrong sign in the zodiac. You also may have been born on the “cusp” between two signs, or the path of your life may have affected your fate.
What causes the zodiac signs to change?
A wobbling Earth causes the dates of the zodiac to shift from those established in ancient times. This movement alters the view of the zodiac from Earth, making the constellations appear to slide to the east, roughly a degree per human lifetime. Though slow, precession was discovered with the naked eye by Hipparchus of Nicaea around 150 B.
They are meant to represent, not to portray. The word ‘zodiac’ comes from a Greek phrase that means ‘circle of animals’.
Is the zodiac at odds with the science of astronomy?
The science of astronomy is now at odds with one of the basic organizing principles in astrology – the dates of the zodiac. Over the course of a year, the Sun appears to pass through a belt of sky containing 12 ancient constellations, or groupings, of stars.