Astronomy and Western Astrology just stepped a bit farther apart this week as astronomers announced that not only have the zodiac signs shifted (due to a wobble in the Earth's axis), but we've gained an entirely new sign: Ophiuchus, squeezed between Sagittarius and Scorpio.
But that's only according to what is known as the sidereal zodiac, which is mostly used in the East. Westerners tend to use the tropical zodiac, which is linked more to the seasons and is unaffected by this astronomical update.
Still, its causing plenty of confusion among astrology believers, particularly, I suspect, those who casually follow it but don't know the specifics of the practice.
As for me, who is - according to astronomers - now a Ophiuchus, rather than a Sagittarius, my biggest question is how do pronounce my new sun sign? Because the only pronunciation I have come up with is rather obscene.