So I’m not a Capricorn?

Yesterday was my birthday. Being born the 14th January makes me a Capricorn according to astrology.

Only there is a slight problem. As told in an article on Huffingtonpost an astronomer has kindly remarked that the assignment of signs with the calendar was made thousands of years ago. In the mean time the earth’s orbit has changed, so we should have completely new signs (and personalities?) today.     

I guess astrology qualifies as a data and information quality trainwreck by forgetting one of the most common pitfalls in data quality: Things change.  

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4 thoughts on “So I’m not a Capricorn?

  1. Jim Harris 15th January 2011 / 16:18

    Yes, the Data Quality horoscope says we should always remember that change is the only universal constant.

    Happy Birthday, Henrik 🙂

    P.S. Apparently, according to the new dates . . .

    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 am a Gemini now, which I think I like better than my original sign (Cancer) in part because I always envied the Geminian characteristic of versatility, and also because I always wanted a twin brother 🙂

    • Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 15th January 2011 / 16:45

      Thanks a lot (reborn) Jim for commenting and providing bonus information on the slowly changing dimensions in personality reference data.

  2. vishagashe 15th January 2011 / 17:37


    Happy Birthday.

    My grandfather used to say that people have changed a lot from how it used to be when he was growing up. Now I understand why he was right in his observations…this darn changing of earth’s orbit is to be blamed. 🙂

    I used to be Sagittarius and now I will be Ophiuchus (as per new type II dimension by Jim)….

    Vish Agashe

    • Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 15th January 2011 / 18:02

      Thanks Vish. Ophiuchus is an exciting new personality.

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