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I did not enjoy the sudden plunge from Pisces into Aquarius, so I asked my magic sister for a little guidance on the whole changing-of-the-zodiac business. Her reply:

Tis shammery. Check it. All is well and good dear lady fish.
xxo

TIS SHAMMERY!!! Huzzah!

She included a link to this article, in which astrologer Eric Francis explains how the "new" sidereal zodiac "discovered" by Parke Kunkle has been around this whole time, everybody already knew about it, and Kunkle is either a dummy or a troll. He says:

Here in the West, we use a zodiac that follows the seasons. It’s called the tropical zodiac. It’s based on the position of the Sun’s rays and the tropics — that’s why it’s called tropical. There is another one, based on the positions of the stars. It’s called the sidereal zodiac. If Kunkle doesn’t know this, it’s like a race car driver not understanding the concept of a tire.

And:

So, hear ye, hear ye! Vedic astrologers use the the sidereal zodiac, and most Western astrologers use the tropical zodiac. They have different purposes, and different philosophies. Both zodiacs work. Most Western astrologers are familiar with their sidereal chart — it tells a different story, and can reveal deeper tendencies you may have noticed but not named.

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AND:

As for Ophiuchus. This is an old hoax. Historically, Ophiuchus has never been listed as a constellation in the sidereal zodiac. It is a constellation out there, but it’s off the ecliptic (that is, it’s not along the path of the Sun through the sky). I’ve read that Ptolemy mentions it in his literature as an off-zodiac constellation, meaning that the Sun never travels through it. In any event, there are some two dozen constellations that touch the ecliptic; but the sidereal zodiac uses just 12 of them.

BAM. Suck it, Kunkle. I'm a fish.