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*Spiral Galaxy

spiral galaxy NGC 3521, NASA

This galaxy is in the direction of the constellation Leo, which is my sign. And it’s considered relatively close. If I travelled for 35 million years at the speed of light, I’d reach it. I like to think of this. It gives me perspective.



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

3 thoughts on “*Spiral Galaxy

  1. Apologies for what is going to be a huge comment, Lilian, but my friend recently sent me this (no link, just the text):

    ‘A Minnesota astronomer confirms what many have suspected: Your horoscope is
    quite possibly wrong.

    Earth’s shifts on its axis over the past 3,000 years have changed the 12 zodiac
    signs. For example, think your sign is Aquarius? You may be a Pisces. (There’s
    also a 13th sign, Ophiuchus, that’s based on a constellation the ancient
    Babylonians threw out for symmetry thousands of years ago.)

    So who’s to blame for this scam on zodiac devotees?

    The ancient Babylonians based the zodiac on which constellation the sun
    to be in when a person was born. Since then, the moon’s has exerted a
    gravitation pull on Earth, causing a “wobble” on its axis that has shifted the
    stars’ alignment by about a month, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

    “Because of this change in the tilt, the Earth is over here and the sun is in a
    different constellation than it was 3,000 years ago when this study of the
    began,” astronomer Parke Kunkle told the Twin Cities’ KARE-TV.

    The shift isn’t new, Kunkle says — the zodiac world just hasn’t taken the
    wobble into account.

    Here’s your new sign below:

    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-Nov. 29

    Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17

    Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

    I thought you might like to check whether you are ‘still’ Leo! I am still Pisces.

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