My astrological sign has apparently changed, along with a lot of people’s, because the gravitational pull of the moon was wrongly interpreted, or so say some astronomers. They have traded my easy to pronounce Sagittarius (Dec. 17 date of birth) with the new, no-way-to-pronounce Ophiuchus (Nov. 27 to Dec. 17 now). Yes, astronomers have told astrologers that their readings were all wrong.
The new chart means that all those times I was told to “Fight the urge to bite more than I could chew” or “Wait for clouds to clear before proceeding on an important task,” I should have been, well, doing nothing, because my sign didn’t exist, or was wrong.
I raise the obvious craziness of the situation only because Allstate Insurance decided to add another layer to the zodiacal chaos. Its staff has analyzed its claims data against the revised astrological chart to determine the safest drivers.
Virgos (Sept. 16 to Oct. 30 birth date now), sorry to tell you, but you must be looking at the stars instead of the road because you are the most apt to crash. In the last year, they were 700% more likely to be in a crash than the old Scorpios, known as determined and aware, and the safest drivers, according to the study. Virgos are known, astrologically speaking, to be critical, meticulous and reserved. No so behind the wheel apparently. Or at least according to Allstate.
Below is the breakdown, again, according to Allstate.
Oh, one more thing. Next to the Scorpios (now Nov. 23 to Nov. 28 birth dates), we Ophiuchus are safe drivers, according to Allstate. It must be our obvious “wise, ambitious and lucky” personality qualities. What can I say? It’s written in the stars, at least until someone else changes it all again.
|Sign||Birthdates||Key personality traits||Drivers in 2010 crashes|
|Scorpio||November 23 – November 28||Passionate, resourceful||26,833|
|Ophiuchus||November 29 – December 17||Wise, ambitious, lucky||83,234|
|Cancer||July 21 – August 9||Compassion, sensitivity||101,539|
|Aquarius||February 16 – March 11||Progressive, independent||106,878|
|Libra||October 31 – November 22||Cooperative, gracious||110,592|
|Aries||April 17 – May 13||Impatience, determination||112,402|
|Capricorn||January 18 – February 15||Responsible, disciplined||128,005|
|Gemini||June 20 – July 20||Short attention span, nervous||136,904|
|Sagittarius||December 18 – January 17||Impatient, idealistic||154,477|
|Pisces||March 12 – April 16||Fearful, overly trusting||172,030|
|Taurus||May 14 – June 19||Uncompromising, possessive||177,503|
|Leo||August 10 – September 15||Arrogance, inflexibility||179,657|
|Virgo||September 16 – October 30||Worry, shyness||211,650|