I’ve always thought I was an Aquarius, always looking up the personality traits to see if it matched with my view of myself. I even had one of those Zodiac sign shirts back in the day. Turns out, I’ve been wrong for 26 years.
According to BBC, 86 percent of people are wrong about the constellation they were born under. This is because the constellations have drifted in the 2,000 years since “star signs” were created.
Here’s another mind bender in this astrological revelation—there’s a 13th sign! It’s called Ophiuchus:
Ophiuchus was deliberately left out of the original zodiac, over 2000 years ago, even though the Sun clearly passes in front of it after passing in front of Scorpius (commonly known as Scorpio) and before reaching Sagittarius. The reason for this is not known, but it may be because ancient astrologers wanted to divide the 360 degree path of the Sun in a mathematically pleasing way – 12 equal parts, each one of 30 degrees.
To help you figure out the real deal behind your sign, BBC created an interactive tool to give you the answer. Here’s what it says your sign really is:
Jan. 21 – Feb. 16: Capricorn
Feb. 17 – March 12: Aquarius
March 13 – April 18: Pisces
April 19 – May 14: Aries
May 15 – June 21: Taurus
June 22 – July 20: Gemini
July 21 – Aug. 10: Cancer
Aug. 11 – Sept. 16: Leo
Sept. 17 – Oct. 31: Virgo
Nov. 1 – Nov. 23: Libra
Nov. 24 – Nov. 29: Scorpio
Nov. 30 – Dec. 19: Ophiuchus
Dec. 19 – Jan. 20: Sagittarius
Thanks, astrologers, but I don’t think I’m ready for such a big change. I’ll stick with Aquarius.
Did your sign change? Will you go with the new sign instead?
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