New Astrological Sign Added, Other Signs Are Jumbled

New Astrological Sign Added, Other Signs Are Jumbled

POSTED: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 4:14pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:12pm

MINNEAPOLIS, MN— What was once 12 are now 13. In astrological signs, that is.

Earth has now changed its position in relation to the sun, its equatorial alignment no longer where it was 3,000 years ago when the study of astrology began. 12 zodiacs were assigned to 12 different time sections of the year. Now, there's another sign added, and that means astrological signs have changed for everyone.

An Aquarius is now a Capricorn, a Gemini a Taurus. And those born between November 29 and December 17, the new sign is Ophiuchus. The sign was cut out of the list about 2,000 years ago by ancient Babylonians because they wanted 12 signs, and not 13.

It takes Earth 26,000 years for a full rotation, and now that the Earth is toppling over on its axis, the North Star, Polaris, may no longer point us North. When the pyramids were constructed, the star that aligned with the “North Pole” was actually a star in the constellation Draco called Thuban. In 12,000 years, Earth's newest North Star could be Vega, the brightest star in the constellation.

The “real” dates:

 Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16

Aquarius: Feb. 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-Aug. 10

Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16

Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30

Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23

Scorpio: Nov. 23-Dec. 17

Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

As if this weren't confusing enough, there's talk about adding a 13th sign to the mix -- Ophiuchus, which would span Nov. 29 - Dec. 17. Scorpio would only have a six-day window from Nov. 23 - Nov. 29.

This "new" astrology chart only applies to those born after 2009.

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going by this article, how would it determine my sign, being born 12/17?

obviously, if I am typing this question, the year would be before 2009. (Just thought I'd add that, since most people don't seem to get that point.)

I am and will stubbornly remain a Gemini.

Last sentence of the article reads "This "new" astrology chart only applies to those born after 2009."

Doesn't it say at the bottom the "new" chart only affects people born after 2009? The earths alignment was still the same as it was when we were since the earths alignment has changed it only affects the people born after I wrong? Makes since to me........I was born on cusp of leo and virgo august22. Had my baby girl last sept 9 so according to her new chart we share a sign

Somebody goofed ... Maybe Sept 7 - Sept 15 is yet another Sign ... Maybe there are really 14 Signs ... or maybe there are really only 11 Signs ...

Thanks for that, I fixed my "goof"!

OMG...what happened to Sept.7 - Sept.15th? My birthday is Sept. 9.???

Leo, you're a Leo. I fixed the dates. Thanks for commenting!

Ok! I'm an Ophiuchus, now what do I do? What is the personality, element, etc of an Ophiuchus? I hate to think I am doing things all wrong this late in life. lol
Would be nice to know about the Ophiuchus personality. Any idea's where I look?

Astrology is the “interpretation” of an assumed influence the stars (and planets) exert on human destiny. This is a false belief. The royal astrologers of the Babylonian court were put to shame by God’s prophet Daniel (Daniel 1:20) and were powerless to interpret the king’s dream (Daniel 2:27). God specifies astrologers as among those who will be burned as stubble in God’s judgment (Isaiah 47:13-14). Astrology as a form of divination is expressly forbidden in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). Go

The Bible expressly forbids divination, sorcery, and hidden arts (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God’s people are to heed God only (Deuteronomy 18:15). Any other source of guidance, information, or revelation is to be rejected outright. (See also Acts 16:16-18.) The Bible points to Jesus Christ as the only proper focus of faith (Acts 4:12; Hebrews 12:2). Our trust is in God alone, and we know that He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). Faith in anything besides God is misplaced.

Well thank you for im glad im astrological signless!

You might want to have an editor double-check this article. Those of us with birthdays between Sept 7-15 might otherwise think we no longer have an astrological sign.

I've revised my article! Sorry for the confusion!

There is no way I want to be a Taurus!!!! I love being a Gemini!!!!

Me too. I even have two personalities and all side affects of a gemini and proud of it. I think this is fake anyways.

This is straight up STUPID!!! Im not changing what Ive always gone by, cuz by far I am NO ARIES! I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE A TAURUS!

Wow,is this really new? Our country is at war and our economy is in complete ruins. I wish we could see more news/current events about our over inflated dollar or our umemployment rate witch is stil growing. Thanks for all your great and usless news. Mike Gray...

Oh NO! You mean I have to change my personality from an Aries to a Pieces? Now I need to be deeply empathetic, gentle, patient, sensitive, compassionate, lazy, impractical, unrealistic, fearful, emotionally restrained, and melancholy. INSTEAD of being extremely passionate, believer in miracles, generous, extremely kind, tender, loyal and supportive, romantic, and a loyal friend? UGH! BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just be whoever or whatever you are or have been. It is that simple.

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