Post by Flying Pigs on Jul 15, 2020 12:48:09 GMT
After all these years there is a new star sign on the block.
'Millions of people may have been reading the wrong horoscope for years, as scientists have revealed the well-known zodiac sign system could be wrong.
Experts from Nasa say that stars have shifted and have come up with a whole new sign — Ophiuchus, the snake bearer, for people born between November 29 and December 17.
The constellation, which comes from Greek words meaning “serpent bearing” is commonly represented by a man wrestling a snake.
Unsurprisingly, Ophiuchus shares many of the same characteristics as Sagittarius, and people with its sign are described as healers and light-bearers.
Signs are determined by the sun’s position in relation to a constellation on your day of birth — but the night sky today has moved around since the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs more than 2,500 years ago.
12 equal parts, each one of 30 degrees. They studied an apparent relationship between the constellations’ placements in the sky and the movement of the sun.
They saw the constellation of Ophiuchus but it didn’t fit into one of the 12 parts so it was left out of the zodiac.
A Nasa spokesman explained: “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.
"Then they assigned each of those constellations equal amounts of time.
"Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the sun is also aligned with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year.”
The Earth’s changing axis means none of the constellations are in the same place they were.
That, along with the existence of Ophiuchus, means some people believed that the astrological signs we’ve all come to know and love have changed.
The shifting dates have meant that the 13th sign nestles between Scorpio and Sagittarius so every other sign’s dates have moved to make way for it.‘
Your sign Previous dates Revised dates
Capricorn December 22 - January 20 January 19 - February 15
Aquarius January 21 - February 18 February 16 - March 11
Pisces February 19 - March 20 March 12 - April 18
Aries March 21 - April 20 April 19 - May 13
Taurus April 21 - May 21 May 14 - June 19
Gemini May 22 - June 21 June 20- July 20
Cancer June 22 - July 22 July 21 - August 9
Leo July 23 - August 23 August 10 - September 15
Virgo August 24 - September 22 September 16 - October 30
Libra September 23 - October 23 October 31 - November 22
Scorpio October 24 - November 22 November 23 - November 29
Ophiuchus … November 30 - December 17
Sagittarius November 23 - December 21 December 18 - January 18