NASA added a new star sign and it changes everything
NASA just dropped a bombshell in the form of Ophiuchus and it’s a crisis for everyone’s zodiac identities. Confused? Let us explain!
Zodiac signs were originally determined by which star constellation the Sun was in on the day we were born, but constellations have since drifted and the sky has changed. NASA confirmed that the sky is totally different now to how it was when the 12 zodiac signs were first invented 3000 years ago and the sky has shifted because of the Earth’s axis not pointing in quite the same direction…
What this means for us
This means that some of us may have been reading the wrong horoscope this whole time. Some feisty-but-proud Leos have now become Cancers, Taurus babies have become Aries, Pisces have found out they’re actually Aquarius and so on. The world of astrology has been turned upside down!
The big part of the revelation (that’s causing all this horoscope mayhem) is the emergence of a 13th zodiac sign- here enters Ophiuchus! Ophiuchus is “a large constellation straddling the celestial equator.” That might not mean much to you (it definitely went over our heads) so let’s get into the important details.
What you need to know
The dates for Ophiuchus are November 29th- December 17th and the characteristics are supposed to be similar to those of Sagittarius; honest, adventurous, optimistic, independent and philosophical but Ophiuchus are also described as ‘healers and light-bearers’ and curious and passionate.
This new emergence has caused a shift in dates for the 12 original zodiac signs and this is where the identity crisis begins… Check out the dates below to see if your star sign has changed, find out your new character traits if it has and then let us know on Instagram (@carbononcampus) what you think of this new star sign system!
The new star sign dates
Capricorn: 20th January- 16th February
Aquarius: 16th February- 11th March
Pisces: 11th March- 18th April
Aries: 18th April- 13th May
Taurus: 13th May- 21st June
Gemini: 21st June- 20th July
Cancer: 20th July- 10th August
Leo: 10th August- 16th September
Virgo: 16th September- 30th October
Libra: 30th October- 23rd November
Scorpio: 23rd November- 29th November
Ophiuchus: 29th November- 17th December
Sagittarius: 17th December- 20th January
Capricorn: Ambitious, persistent, realistic, sensitive, practical and disciplined
Aquarius: Assertive, analytical, original, humanitarian, independent and easy going
Pisces: Empathetic. mystical, romantic, impressionable, imaginative and pleasure-seeking
Aries: Passionate, motivated, confident and honest
Taurus: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted and responsible
Gemini: Adaptable, outgoing, intelligent and social
Cancer: Loyal, protective, intuitive, caring and sensitive
Leo: Consistent, loyal, affectionate, ambitious and generous
Virgo: Strong, cheerful, perfectionist, observant and sensitive
Libra: Charming, well-balanced, sociable and rational
Scorpio: Determined, brave, ambitious and honest
Ophiuchus: Curious, open to change, passionate and humorous
Sagittarius: Honest, adventurous, optimistic, independent and philosophical
Written by Sophie Corderoy