A thirteenth zodiac sign has been found by NASA, and it’s called Ophiuchus. The sky is totally different to how it looked when the Babylonians inve
A thirteenth zodiac sign has been found by NASA, and it’s called Ophiuchus. The sky is totally different to how it looked when the Babylonians invented the twelve signs nearly 3,000 years ago, so the new sign accounts for these changes. What are the dates for the new zodiac signs?
The snake bearer is the new sign for people born between November 29 and December 17.
Your star sign is determined by where the sun was in relation to a constellation on the day you were born.
Ancient astrologers charted the path of the sun in twelve equal parts of 30 degrees each.
The study of the relationship between these constellations’ placements in the sky and the movement of the sun is what birthed the twelve signs.
The Babylonians noted the constellation of Ophiuchus but it was too complicated to fit into their neat theory.
However, none of the constellations are in the same place now that they were back then.
The night sky has changed, and so have the zodiac signs we all speak about.
The new sign slots in between Scorpio and Sagittarius, meaning every other sign needs to shift to make room for it.
A NASA spokesman said: “The line from Earth through the sun points to Virgo for 45 days, but it points to Scorpius for only seven days.
“To make a tidy match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact the sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12.”
What is Ophiuchus?
If you were a Sagittarius yesterday, you are now an Ophiuchus.
The new constellation’s name roughly translates to “serpent bearing” in Greek.
Just like the scales and the scorpion, this sign will have its own depiction– a man wrestling a snake.
Ophiuchus isn’t too dissimilar from Sagittarius, with people of the sign being described as healers and light-bearers.
Here’s the rest of the new star sign dates.
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Capricorn: January 20 to February 16
Aquarius, you are now a Capricorn. Ambitious, career-driven, disciplined and cool, Capricorn is the father-figure of the Zodiac.
You are a natural boss and know how to work hard and make money.
Aquarius: February 16 to March 11
Watery Pisces, you are now an Aquarius.
You are the brains of the zodiac and a total humanitarian.
You are strong-minded- you make up your mind and stick to it.
While you like being a part of the crowd, you are extremely independent.
Pisces: March 11 to April 18
Aries, you’re now an emotional Pisces. Pisces are creative and thoughtful.
You can be very sensitive and overly emotional, meaning you don’t like criticism.
You can read people well, and use your empathy to help others.
Aries: April 18 to May 13
Earthy Taurus is now Aries. Aries is a fire sign, and an extremely passionate and confident one.
You are energetic, enthusiastic and impulsive.
You speak your mind, and you are loyal and protective.
You know what you want and are determined to get or give it.
Taurus: May 13 to June 21
Gemini is now Taurus, thanks to the new information.
Taurus is all about comfort and luxury– you really love the finer things in life.
You are a great friend because you are reliable, patient and offer stability.
However, you are also stubborn and uncompromising.
Gemini: June 21 to July 20
Home-making Cancer is now Gemini.
Gemini is a gentle and affection sign, able to charm anyone.
You are imaginative, fun, and able to adapt to new situations quickly.
You represent two personalities in one, with one sociable side and another that loves being alone.
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Cancer: July 20 to August 10
Leo is now Cancer- here’s what that means for you.
Cancers are caring, insightful, and always giving great advice.
You are loyal, emotional, and care deeply about other people, but you can be moody.
You are all about you family and home-life, and are able to empathise with other people.
Leo: August 10 to September 16
The Virgo date has been shifted back and Virgo is now Leo.
Leo is the King of the Jungle, and love to be the centre of attention.
You are ambitious, proud, passionate, and know how to have a good time.
You are generous and warm-hearted, which makes you a great friend.
You hate being underestimated and under appreciated, and can be stubborn or self-centred.
Virgo: September 16 to October 30
Libra is now Virgo.
Virgo are perfectionist and work hard at what they’re good at.
You want to be successful, and can come across as fussy.
You are obsessed with small details and love learning new things.
Libra: October 30 to November 23
Scorpio is now Libra after the change.
Libra’s are the scales, and are great at handling people and difficult situations.
You are cooperative and diplomatic, and don’t like confrontations.
While libra enjoys peace and hates injustice, you can carry a grudge.
Scorpio: November 23 to November 29
Some Sagittarius’ will be Scorpios now.
Scorpio is a passionate lover, and a good friend.
They are stuck on lifelong friendships and relationships, and are a super loyal.
People tell their secrets to Scorpios, but Scorpios are secretive about their personal lives.
Scorpios hate dishonesty and big-mouths.
Ophiuchus: November 29 to December 17
The new sign Ophiuchus is the snake-bearer.
You are complicated and sit somewhere between Scorpio and Sagittarius.
You want to be successful, and want the best for everyone else in your life.
You are passionate and magnetic, drawing people in with your charming nature and sexual energy.
Everyone likes you, and you expect this. People notice you when you enter a room.