New Astrology Sign Dates, New Zodiac Sign: Ophiuchus

*Check the bottom of this post for updates*

“Astrological signs are determined by the position of the sun relative to certain constellations on a person’s day of birth. The problem is, the positions were determined more than 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, the stars have shifted in the night sky so much that horoscope signs are nearly a month off.” The moon also caused the Earth to wobble over all these years, thus changing it all.

These are 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. 23-29.

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17.

Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

Originally posted on the Christian Science Monitor.

This is AWESOME for people who have tattoos of their ‘old’ sign if they’re something else now.

(Via: csmonitor)

Also, fun follow-up! Give or take a day or two, these dates and the new sign were actually reported by NASA back in 2005. Ouch.

(Via: NASA via dailywhat)

Follow up TWO: If you’re a Westerner, and thus follow the tropical zodiac, your sign hasn’t changed. “That’s because the tropical zodiac – which is fixed to seasons, and which Western astrology adheres to – differs from the sidereal zodiac – which is fixed to constellations and is followed more in the East, and is the type of zodiac to which the Star Tribune article ultimately refers.”

(Via: cnn)

OK, that’s enough astrology.

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