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How do we really feel about this new Astro Sign Ophiuchus?


I mean we are a little late to the party but NASA may have declared the date ranges by which we define the astrological signs to be all wrong! Meet Ophiuchus, The Serpent Wrestler. Who?? Well, NASA reminds us that there are 13 constellations in the original zodiac not 12. 3,000 years ago, when they were drawing up a plan for the signs of the zodiac that would correspond with the months of year, the Babylonians already had a 12-month calendar leaving Ophiuchus out. We also learned that earth's axis no longer points in the same direction meaning the signs as we know them have completely different date ranges now.

Here are the new date ranges for all 13 signs:

Capricorn: January 20 - February 16

Aquarius: February 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 – August 10

Leo: August 10 – September 16

Virgo: September 16 – October 30

Libra: October 30 – November 23

Scorpio: November 23 – November 29

Ophiuchus: November 29 – December 17

Sagittarius: December 17 – January 20
Phew, I know right it kind of sucks especially after you have finally accepted your Cancer sensitivity or Taurean stubbornness.
Dare we say that astrology was not intended as an exact science. Truth is the most foundational values of astrology can be challenged by astrology's hard-science counterpart, astronomy.

So what  do you believe? It's up to you! Many factors play in to determining signs as well such as the seasons. It's really just a matter of whether you subscribe to the zodiac signs or their corresponding constellations.

Each person has a different relationship with their sign and horoscope so if you'd like this news from NASA to shatter your worldview, by all means, let it. But if you've already invested a fair share of personal meaning into the sign you've believed you were born under all along, that's fine, too.

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