It’s time for another fun Saturday survey, to see if any patterns emerge among those with Mandela Effect memories.
What’s your astrological sign? Let’s focus on the popular, Western version… Aries, Pisces, and so on, at least for now.
I’m not endorsing astrology; I’m just looking, at random, for patterns. At this point, anything is possible.
[A note to skeptical critics: Yes, I do know that astrology and astronomy are two very different topics. I’ve read many scathing attacks on astrology, including the one at Deeper Minds. My approach to topics like this is different. First, I ask “does this work?” Then I question why it does, not necessarily taking commonplace explanations at face value.]
In this poll, I’m looking for two things, both from astrology: Your birth sign (from the date you were born), and your rising sign (related to the time/hour you were born).
Your birth sign is the zodiac sign where the sun was, when you were born. Those signs change about once a month.
Your rising sign is related to the sign on the horizon when you were born, and changes slightly from minute to minute.
You can look this up at Astro.com. For the rising sign, you’ll need the time of your birth; that’s usually on your birth certificate, though your mother may recall it… with more peripheral details than you ever wanted to know. (I’m a mom, so I can say that and laugh.)
Optional: I’m also interested in the sidereal time of your birth. For this, you’ll need the date — including hour & minute — of your birth, and the location, converted to latitude & longitude. Then, you’ll use any historical sidereal converter to get the time. (I repeat: This is optional.)
I’ll start this by sharing my information:
Birth sign: Virgo / Rising sign: Sagittarius.
Sidereal time of birth: 7.19.13
[Reminder: Do not share your exact birth date. For some, particularly those who have (or might in the future) share real names, this could be a privacy issue.]
I’ll expand this topic in a future survey, to include alternate astrological systems that may be even more useful. For now, I’m keeping this fairly simple.